(‘causing welfare’)

Anūrādhā (also ‘Anurādhā’) is the 17th of the 27 nakṣatras or constellations of stars listed in Hindu astronomy. The stars comprising this nakṣatra are beta, delta and pi Scorpii. In Hindu astrology it is considered as benefic. Persons born under this will be good, compassionate, soft spoken and happy. The day on which the moon is associated with this nakṣatra is considered as auspicious for religious rites and good undertakings.

See also NAKṢATRA.