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Asterism has several meanings:

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Names of Months from the Chapter "Siksa", in Hindu Dharma : kamakoti.org: (962 words)
Vaishaka is connected with the asterism Visakha; it is "Vaikasi" in Tamil.
Since it is the asterism sacred to Mahavisnu the honorific "Tiru" [equivalent of Sri] is prefixed to its name --thus we have "Tiruvonam".
The full moon falls under this asterism or the one near it in the Tamil month Purattasi which name is derived somehow from Prosthapadi.
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