Ramayana Prashnavali or Ram shalaka is an extract from Shri Ram Charit Manas, authored by the Saint Goswami Tulsidas. Shri Ram Charit Manas, also popularly known as Ramayana is a Holy book of Hindus. Ramayana describes the life and times of Lord Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
Ram-shalaka used to get answers to your questions or predict the outcome of endeavors you want to take. The answers / predictions are based on Chopais (couplets) from Shri Ram Charit Manas or Ramayana.
Ram shalaka is a 15×15 grid. Each square in the grid has one Akshar (Hindi alphabet) from nine Chopais (couplets) of Shri Ram Charit Manas. As per the procedure laid down in Shri Ram Charit Manas, the user has to close his / her eyes and put his / her finger on the grid. The akshars (words) from every ninth square starting from the square on which finger was paced by the user are taken and joined in a sequence. This forms one Chopai from Shri Ram Cahrit Manas. The answer to the question asked is based on the Chopai so formed.
Therefore there are certain points that one need to keep in mind before getting to ask those questions and these are:
- Think of a question. Be as specific as possible, placing the question in a close-ended context: e.g. “Will I get married this year?” – Asking these specific questions will help you to get the precise answer with a yes and no and along with that you can get certain recommendations which will help you to be strong even in the case of a negative response.
- Purify and prepare yourself with serious intent. – It is wise to remember that towards the end of it, it is the intent which matters. Therefore purity in intent has to be maintained before getting down to asking any kind of question.
- Turn your mind inwards and give your heart to the divine power. – All of us know and are even aware that God dwells within each of us in our true hearts therefore channelizing your energies inwards help you to find the replies to most of your question. Bringing the divine light or getting to the core of your true souls will help you to understand the why’s to your questions and ultimately the realization of the mechanism which will help you to shape your thoughts, deeds and actions in the right direction.
- Dwell on the matter, allowing yourself a few seconds of introspection, and then click once anywhere on the “Om” (image above) to view the interpretation. – Our suggestion is get in to an introspective mode look at what the problem/question is why it has happened, when did it start, what led to this situation and what all have I done to get remedies to the problems or answers to my questions. And then precisely ask the question for which you are looking for an answer. And then click once anywhere on the image of “OM” to get your reply.
Remember – Interpretation and working on these responses lies in your hand.