Saturday, April 9, 2011

Astroguru : Free Online Horoscope and Horoscope Matching Tool

Do you want to generate your free horoscope chart? Astroguru, a free on-line Vedic horoscope tool developed by M/s Ultimate Solutions, Coimbatore, India, ( offers free horoscope charts either in Tamil or English. Soon you will get your horoscope results in other Indian languages like Hindi, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.

Do you want to generate your free horoscope chart? Astroguru, a free on-line Vedic horoscope tool developed by M/s Ultimate Solutions, Coimbatore, India, ( offers free horoscope charts either in Tamil or English. Soon you will get your horoscope results in other Indian languages like Hindi, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.

Horoscope Matching

chartAstroguru also offers another useful tool for matching the horoscopes of boy and girl for marriage purpose. Indian families consider the compatibility between the horoscopes of boy and girl is as very important input for arriving decisions on marriage. Astroguru claims that it employs the combination of traditional Vedic astrology calculations and software programming to develop this matching tool. The report will include either the 10 matches (dasa koota) as per south Indian tradition or eight matches (ashta koota) as per north Indian tradition. The compatibility is reported in terms of 34 match points. The report will also equates manglik dosha or the blemish of mars.

Tamil New Year Day or Varusha Pirappu or Tamil Puthandu : One of the Important Hindu Tamil Festivals

When Sun transits into zodiac Aries (Mesham), the Tamil New Year ‘Kara’ commences. The festival is called as Tamil Puthandu or VarushapirapuTamil Calendar and Tamil astrology (Nirayana astrology) are considered as one of the most ancient astrology system. The solar calendar system follows 60 year cycle and the years are named specifically (not numbers). The new year will be called as ‘Kara’ (25th year) and the last year was called as ‘Vikhruti’ (24th year). The Tamil year has 12 months and they have specific Tamil names like Chithirai, Vaikasi, Aani, Aadi and so on. This sidereal astrology system has 27 constellations duly aligned with the zodiac and there are 108 mansions (padam).

According to the Tamil Panchangam (solar calendar system) the Tamil New Year will begin as per details shown below: 

1.      Date = April 14, 2011;
2.      Time = 11.27 a.m;
3.      Day = Guruvara (Thursday);
4.      Paksham = Shukla Paksham;
5.      Masam (Month) = Chithirai;
6.      tithi = Ekadasi (11th Lunar Day);
7.      Star (Constellation) = Makam (Magha)
8.      Rasi (Moon Sign) = Simha (Leo) sign
9.      Lagna (Ascendent) = Mithuna (Gemini) sign
10.  Navamsa Lagna = Meenam (Pisces) sign
11.  Navamsa Rasi = Mithuna (Gemini)
12.  Dasa = Ketu
13.  Buddhi = Guru (Jupiter)
14.  Andharam = Surya (Sun)
15.  Horai = Chandra (Moon) horai

It is conventional to identify three important planets as king (Raja), minister (Manthri) and commander (Senathipathy or Mekathipathy or Arkathipathy) for the Tamil New year.  For the Tamil  new year 2011 – 2012 the ruler (king) will be Lord Chandran or Moon; the minister will be Lord Guru or Jupiter;  and the commander will be Lord Budha or Mercury . The Hindu mythology marks this day as the day of creation since Lord Brahma commenced his activity of creation on this day.

Tamil New year is an important festival celebrated by Tamils. This festival is mainly observed in Tamil Nadu and all nations with huge Tamil diaspora populations, like Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Mauritius, United Kingdom and United States. Sun is considered as the planet of energy. When sun transits into Aries it becomes exalted and obtains its full potential during this period. There the Tamil month Chithirai is considered as an auspicious month and Tamil New year day as the most eventful day. The prayer to sun god will bring prosperity and health. Malayalam speaking people (follow Kollam calendar system) also celebrate this day as Chaitra Vishu (harvest festival of Kerala). In north eastern India Vishu is also called as Bisu. The transit of sun to Aries also marked as Mesha Sankraman or Mesha Sankranti.

The Tamil Hindus attach much importance to Varushapirappu or Tamil Puthandu. As usual the houses will be cleaned and white washed. On Tamil New year day the front court yard of the houses will be adorned with Rangoli kolam. Mango leaf festoons will be tied over the front entry doors. Before night womenfolk will arrange fruits, coconuts, betel leaves, nuts, flower, coins or currency notes, gold jewels in a large plate and will be kept in a common place. Oil lamp will be lit. Viewing the fruit as soon as you woke up in the morning is considered as auspicious, and it is known as ‘Kani kanal’. Elders and other members will have bath and wear new dresses. In some specific families darpanam (holy prayer in remembrance of departed souls) will be offered. Family members prostrate before the elders and seek their blessings.
 The Hindu temples make elaborate arrangements for ‘Panchanga Patanam’ or astrological prediction of the Tamil new year from the new year panchangam. In some temples there will be festivals, processions, lectures and music events.
The lunch on the Tamil New year day will have special menu item called ‘pachadi.’ This dish will highlight  six tastes – Astringent,  Bitter, Pungent,  Salty, Sour and Sweet. People will feed the poor and may also offer new dresses.

Vishu Kani

Rama Navami or Sri Rama Navami : the Hindu Festival with Great Significance

Rama Navami (Sri Rama Navami) is one of the Hindu festivals celebrated with great significance. According to the Vedic Hindu calendar 'Shukla paksha' Navami, (ninth lunar day calculated from Amavasya) in the month of Chaitra marks the birth day of Lord Rama. Lord Rama is the son of the Ayodhya King Dasaratha and Queen Kausalya. Lord Rama is also considered as the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. 

In northern parts of India Rama Navami is celebrated for nine days. The nine days commencing from the first day of the Chaitra month (Vedic Hindu calendar) to the ninth day (Navami or ninth lunar day). The eight lunar day or Ashtami is also celebrated as Durgashtami or the day of goddess Durga. The ninth day is Rama Navami. The festival is also called Chitra Navratra or Chaitra Navratri. In some parts of India Chaitra Navratra is also termed as Vasant Navratri (Basant Navratri). In Sanskrit vasanth ritu means spring season and this festival also marks the end of spring season.
The festival commences exactly on the first day of the Chaitara month Hindu new year and the whole nine days will be marked by Akhand Path (continues recitation (without break) of the Rama Moola Mantra  (Rama nama smaranam), Sankshepa Ramayana Parayanam, Sundarakandam Parayanam, Pravachan or Hindu religious discourse on Ramayana (Ramacharitramanas, Tulsi-krita Ramayana, Ramavataram), music events like naama sangeerthanams,  bajans and so on. The events will also have pujas and aarti. There will also procession on Rama Navami. In some parts of south India, temples will arrange havans (Sankshepa Ramayana homam) and vedic mantras will be chanted by pundits. People as well as temples will offer a kind sweet drink called ‘panakam’ and vadapappu (blackgram dal jaggery  mix).

Rama Navami festival is also celebrated to commemorate the wedding of Lord Rama and Devi Sita and the event is known as 'Sri Sitarama Kalyana Mahotsav.' The celestial wedding takes place in many temples. The wedding event is celebrated in a grand scale at Lord Rama temple at Bhatrachalam, Andhra Pradesh, South India. Important shrines of Lord Rama like Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) Rameshwaram (Jyotir Linga shrine in Tamil Nadu) and Bhatrachalam (Andhra Pradesh) there will be car (chariot) processions (also called as Rath Yatra or Shobha Yatra). Tens and thousands of pilgrims will have holy bath in rivers or sea.

 Ayodhya Sarayu River
Ram Mandir Ayodhya

 Sloka 1: Moola Mantra
Om, Sri Rama, Jaya Rama, Jaya Jaya Rama !
Sloka 2 : Rama (Healing Mantra)
Om Apadamapa Hataram Dataram Sarva Sampadam
Loka Bhi Ramam Sri Rama Bhuyo Bhuyo Namamyaham
The mantra is simple to recite phonetically. If you can, say it 108 times in a sitting.

Sloka 3

Yathra Yathra Raghunaatha Keerthanam Thathra Thathra Kritham Hasthaka Anjalim Bhaashpa Vaari Paripoorna Lochanam | Maarutim Namatha Raakshasa Anthakam

Sloka 4

"' Raamaya Raama bhadraaya Raama Chandraaya vedasey,
Raghu nathaaya naathayah Sitaayah patayeh namah.'''
Sloka 5

Kowsalya ajanayath ramam sarva lakshmana samyutham
vishno: arththam mahabaagam putram jakshvaaga varthanam
Chant this sloka wholeheartedly whenever you can to have a boy baby with all characteristic features of Sri Rama, the destroyer of miseries and the One with beautiful eyes like the petals of Lotus.

You may download Valmiki Ramayan from

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Sri Rama Navami Utsavam-Chaturbhuja Sri Rama (YouTube)

Bhadrachala Kalyanam 2010

Panakam & Vada Pappu for Sri Rama Navami