Nakshatra Van is a park created by using the Jharkhand Forest Department in front of the residence of the governor of Jharkhand in Ranchi, the capital of the Indian state of Jharkhand. A Nakshatra or lunar mansion is one of the 27 or 28 divisions of the sky that the Moon passes via all through its monthly cycle, as used in Hindu astronomy and Hindu astrology. Each Nakshatra is recognized via its prominent megastar and is related to a Zodiac. Hindu astrologers agree with that each constellation of the zodiac is associated with a tree. Those timber are of medicinal, social, aesthetic or monetary cost.
The foundation stone for the park became laid by way of Sri L. K. Advani, Deputy Prime Minister of India in 2002. He planted a Vikankat on that day. The responsibility for making plans and developing the park became given to Social Forestry Division. Department officials visited a Zodiac Park in Bangalore to have a look at the concept. Scientists from the Indian Institute of Astro-Physics were consulted in the making plans method. It took round two years to finish the construction of the park. The park turned into opened after a colorful programme at the occasion of Van Mahotsav in 2004. The park became inaugurated by Governor M. Rama Jois and many different dignitaries. The administration and management of the park changed into transferred to Jharkhand State Forest Development Corporation in 2004.