Special Importance has been attached for births in Six Nakshtras out of 27 Nakshtras
which are ruled by Mercury and Ketu. They are Ashwini, Ashlesha, Magha, Jyeshtha,
Moola and Revati. If the natal Moon in the horoscope of a child is in one of these
Nakshatras, the child is said to be born in Gand Mool Nakshatras.
They are considered inauspicious both for boys and girls. Gandanta is particularly
bad because it is a double Sandhi, a juncture of two rashis and two nakshtras. Planets
located at these points are very weak and supposed to cause major problems in life
unless proper remedial measures are taken.
If a native has taken birth of in any of Nakshtras, a Shanti Karma is suggested
on the day when same Nakshtra repeats. Shanti Karma may include Shiv Archana, Homam
for the ruler of Nakshtra and full procedure of Mool