Hindu Mythology

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ARDRA

Hindu Bad Luck Goddess

Celestial Goddess of Moist Misfortune

Just call her Betelgeuse. She is one of the Nakshatras, astro-daughters of Daksha married to Chandra the moon.

If you want to see her, this is easily done — just look out for the bright reddish lady in the constellation of Orion.

However, we don’t recommend you draw much attention to yourself as she is not a friendly goddess. Her name means ‘the Moist One’ and she is notorious for bringing showers of demoralizing rain.

Ardra Facts and Figures

Name: Ardra
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Bad Luck
Area of expertise: Misfortune
Associated with: Betelgeuse

Good/Evil Rating: BAD, best avoided
Popularity index: 823

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Article last revised on November 04, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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