I have seen some posts in Facebook that the Star Aridra,called Thiruvaathirai is dead and that how the Astrologers are going to cast and read horoscopes.
Aridra is the Nakshatra assigned to Lord Siva , more precisely to Rudra, an aspect or Amsa of Shiva,as His Birth Star, much as Sravana and Krithika are assigned to Lord Vishnu and Karthikeya respectively.
The Sanskrit name Ārdrātranslates to “green” or “the moist one”. It is associated with the star Betelgeuse (α Ori).The Ardra nakshatra extends from 06 degrees 40 minutes to 20 degrees 00 minutes of Mithun (Gemini).
The Hinduism myth associated to Ardra is that of Tārakā. Tārakā is an asura who is granted invulnerability by Brahma.
The presiding deity is Rudra, its symbol is a teardrop, the ruling planet is Rahu. In Tamiland Malayalam, Ardra is referred to as Tiruvātirai and Tiruvātira respectively.
:- It lies completely in Gemini and the ruling planet is Rahu, which is the North lunar node hence it is a Mercury+Rahu combination. It can be considered as the combination of intellectual feeling with passionate thinking. The deity is ‘Rudra’, the God of destruction and it renders this quality in the native. ‘Ardra’ means moist or wet. It is symbolized as a teardrop.’ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardra_(nakshatra)
# worth noting that Taraka was killed by Subrahmanya,son of Lord Shiva.
Arudra 🌟 is called Betelgeuse.
It is about seven hundred Light Years away.
I checked up .
The Aridra star ,though dimmed for sometime and expected to go forward to Supernova Stage,has recovered and is shining now.
It may be noted that The supernova explosion big 1054 AD is represented in the form of Dancing Shiva.
‘After weeks of inexplicable dimming, the star Betelgeuse in the constellation Orion is perking back up, suggesting that it won’t go supernova anytime soon…….Rumors of Betelgeuse’s impending death have been greatly exaggerated. The red supergiant star appears to be in no danger of imminently exploding, even though a recent, dramatic dip in brightness hinted that it could be on its last legs. The latest observations reveal instead that the star is starting to regain its former light….Betelgeuse has definitely stopped dimming and has started to slowly brighten,” a team reported on February 22 in the Astronomer’s Telegram. “Observations of all kinds continue to be needed to understand the nature of this unprecedented dimming episode and what this surprising star will do next.”..
Normally a bright, conspicuous red point on the constellation Orion’s shoulder, Betelgeuse is one of the most recognizable stars in the night sky. About 700 light-years away, the star is a young red supergiant, bloated and lumpy, that’s so big it would balloon out to Jupiter if it were parked in place of the sun. The giant pulses regularly, and its surface is a mottled mosaic of massive convective cells that move, swell, and shrink—similar to the bubbling pockets of plasma that cover the sun’s face, but much larger.’