Mrigashirsha Nakshatra - Mrigashirsha is the fifth nakshatra in Vedic astrology ranging from 23° 20' Vrishabha to 6° 40' Mithuna.
Symbol - The symbol of this nakshatra is Deer's head.
Astronomical Name - The astronomical name of this nakshatra is λ, φ Orionis.
Deity of Nakshatra - Soma, the god of Moon is the deity of Mrigashirsha nakshatra.
Ruling Planet - Mrigashirsha nakshatra is ruled by Mangala (the planet Mars).
Others - The word Mrigashirsha was made from the combination of the two Sanskrit words, Mriga means the animal and Shirsha means head or the top of the head. The first Charan or Padas of this nakshatra are part of Taurus or Vrishabha rashi while the latter halves of this nakshatra are the part of Gemini or Mithuna rashi.