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Vishākhā is a nakshatra in Indian astronomy spread in Tula or Libra (The 7th House of Natural Vedic Astrology). In Hindu mythology, Vishākhā is a daughter of king Daksha. She was one of the twenty-seven daughters of Daksha who married the moon-God Chandra. Vishākhā is the sixteenth nakshatra of the Hindu zodiac, ruled by the planet Jupiter Brihaspati or Guru, It is also the birth star of the Hindu goddess Seetha Devi.[1]

Notable people named Vishākhā

  • Vishakha Singh (born 1986), Indian film actress, producer and entrepreneur
  • Vishakha Raut, a Shiv Sena Politician from Mumbai, former Mayor of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
  • Vishakha N. Desai, an Asia scholar with a focus on art, culture, policy, and women's rights

See also

  • Gopi, Vishaka is also one of the main gopis in Krishna lila, Krishna's muses in Goloka Vrndavana


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