sraviSThA or or dhaniSThA consists of α, β, γ, δ, and ε-Delphini (called shishumAra or simshUmAra words meaning ‘the gangetic porpoise’; the first of these words seems to mean ‘killer of babies’, but since the latter is found even in the earliest texts in India, the derivation ought to be considered uncertain). β, among these, forms the junction with shatabhiSak

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