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Nakshatras

A Nakshatra is a mansion of the moon.
Each Nakshatra is 13 degrees and 20 minutes.
Divided into 4 padas, each pada is 3 degrees 20 minutes.

Hence, the division of the moon into padas and the sun into amsas reesults in their becoming divided into equal sections of 3 degrees, 20 miinutes

cf.
http://www.vedicastronomy.net/stars_kumbha.htm
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