Krittika Nakshatra Mansion of the Moon Ring; Krittika Nakshatra is owned by Agni, the deity of fire and sacrifice. Its ruling planet is Surya (Sun). This Nakshatra carries the shakti (divine enrgy) to burn and cut away defilement. Its symbol is an axe, scalpel, or flame. This Nakshatra is useful for carrying out brazen and aggressive actions, for warfare, battle, Brahmin fire rituals and Homam for certain deities, winning competitions, breaking old habits, military strategies, cooking, arguments, and working with metals.