What is Lagna?
At the time of birth each person , one particular sign will be rising from the eastern horizon and that sign is known as Lagna or Rising Sign. Your lagna or rising sign rules your first house in the horoscope. The first house deals with the physical stature, color, form and shape, constitution, health, vitality and vigor, natural disposition and tendencies, personality, struggle for life, honor , dignity, and general structure of life as per Bhrigu Sutra.
As per Brihat Parashara Hora shasthra Lagna is the kalpurusha and 12 signs are the limbs of Kalpurusha.
|Aries/Mesha||Head of Kalpurusha|
|Taurus/Vrishabha||Face and Neck|
|Gemini/Mithuna||Arms, Chest, Heart|
|Libra/Tula||Groins and Sexual Organs|
|Scorpio/ Vrischika||Hidden Parts|
During the birth of a person Moon was in a particular lunar mansion and that is our birth nakshathra. And like wise during the time of birth; each planet was in each nakshathra and lagna also in one nakshathra .The lunar mansion where Lagna sits is called Lagna Nakshathra. Lagna nakshathra is also as important as Birth Nakshathra.
Lagna nakshathra can show you what your personality and life aim is., what your career as well. Mostly astrologers look at birth nakshathra, but Lagna nakshathra also can say a lot about the person with help of Lagna lord. Lagna nakshathra can help you to understand the purpose of your life.
Suppose you are born as an Aries Ascendant in 00.00 to 13.20 degrees your lagna nakshathra wil be Ashwini , who is described as the physician to gods. That means you are a healer wherever you go. You tend to heal people. The mode of healing changes according to where the lagna lord sits. The placement of Lgna Nakshathra is very helpful in finding someone’s soul’s purpose too.