Krittika Nakshatra - Krittika is the third nakshatra in Vedic astrology ranging from 26°-40' Mesha to 10° Vrishabha.
Symbol - The symbol of this nakshatra is knife or spear.
Astronomical Name - The astronomical name of this nakshatra is Pleiades.
Deity of Nakshatra - The deity of Krittika nakshatra is Agni, the God of fire.
Ruling Planet - This nakshatra is ruled by Kartikeya who is also known as Lord Murugan or Skanda.
Others - Krittika were the six sisters who raised Lord Murugan and thus it came to be known as Kartikeya. Krittika is a very powerful nakshatra as it shows the rising of Sun. Krittika is also known as the "Star of Fire" and is related to a fighter, lustre, glow of power, physical and creative force. Krittika nakshatra is the birth star of Chandra.