Why Swarna Prashana on Pushya nakshatra?

Pushya is one among the 27 nakshatras. It is also known as Indrapurohita, Pusya, Pushka, Pushkarya, Pushkararaja, Pushyami, Poosam (Tamil), Pooyyam, Paushakya, Tishya, Taisa and Vutkrta.


Pushya is considered as most auspicious among other stars, they call it “The Star of Nourishment” the word itself translates to “Nourisher” or “thrive”, etc. It means it provided nourishment like a how a mother take care of their kids. No wonder Cow’s udder is one of the symbol for Pushya and if you look closer at the sky its arrangement looks similar to Cow’s udder. As we know cow’s nourishes us by milk, urine for medicinal purpose and cow dung for its bio-gas, natural and most powerful manure for plants. Even when a cow dies its helps others by its flush, skin, etc.. Cow is a true nourisher!  It has a great importance not only in Ayurvedic or siddha medical science, but over all ancient Indian culture. In General it is the day best for following activities

  • to take medicines
  • learn from guru (advice)
  • to prepare herbs
  • to meet spiritual person and learn
  • to learn about ritual & veda /agamas
  • to plant tree
  • if it falls on a Thursday is known as Guru Pushya Yoga or Guru Pushya Nakshatra Yoga and Gurupushyamrut Yoga
    • to learning mantra and tantra
    • higher education from father, grandfather, guru or a great person
    • to possess a master
    • travel abroad
    • in general its good for financial and business gains
  • if it fall on a Sunday it is called as Ravi Pushya Yoga or Ravi Pushya Nakshatra Yoga
    • to learning mantra and tantra
    • its a shopping day! best for shopping for events like marriages, and festivals
    • buy new car or any other vehicle
    • gold and diamond jewelry,
    • domestic and electronic items.
    • new venture can also be started.

It is believed that all new works, started during this time, are fulfilled and give positive results. Over all Pushay falling in Thursday or Sunday it is called as Pushy Amrit Yoga Muhurat.

Did you know?

India Post announced a special 6.5% discount on sale of gold coins on the occasion of Pushya Nakshatra on September 12th, 2012.
India Post announced a special 6.5% discount on sale of gold coins on the occasion of Pushya Nakshatra on September 12th, 2012.

As per Siddha and Ayurveda

Administrating drugs on this day seem very effective in terms of action. Since, Swarna Prasha’s main ingredient is gold it is an auspicious day to buy gold / to prepare / administer the preparations of gold. Some claim that radiation of the medicinal potency is more in gold on this day. that said to be good day to administer any type of medicine.

India was born on a Pushya day. Probably that is why we are the only country to nourishes 1600+ different languages!

Ideally Swarna Prashana should be started from Pushya Nakshatra day and then there after can be given daily early in the morning, but if not possible to give daily at least it should be given on consecutive Pushya Nakshatra days which tends to come after every 27 days.

Author: Velu Jayaprakash

Velu Jayaprakash is a social entrepreneur, product manager, techy, photographer, meditator, father of two angels, ancient wisdom seeker, holistic adviser and Soul coach. You can reach him at velu.jayaprakash AT gmail DOT com