The Hindu lunar mansions of the moon, talismanic rings, and more. The Nakshatras are 27 constellations of fixed stars discovered thousands of years ago by vedic Rishis, or seers. The Nakshatras are considered to be the abodes of various gods , and energies that influence the day to day lives of people on earth and even influence weather and harvests. Nakshatras play a very important role in Vedic astrology for predictions and timing events. The most important feature of a Vedic natal chart is the Janma Nakshatra which is the Nakshatra the Moon was posited in during birth. This particluar Nakshatra is believed to strongly influence an individual's character and outlook on life. Many activities and endeavors are carried out according to the Nakshatras ruling certain time periods or days and are closely observed by many people in order to benefit fully from their energies.