According to Vedic astrology, Purvashada is considered to be the 20th constellation out of the twenty-seven constellations considered important for calculating horoscopes. Purvashada literally means first coming undefeated or first coming invincible and according to this, in Vedic astrology this nakshatra is associated with being invincible and undefeated and many Vedic astrologers believe that the native with strong influence of purvashada nakshatra in his life.