The answers/predictions in Ramacharitamanas Prashnavali or Sri Ramashalaka Prashnavali (राम शलाका प्रश्नावली) are based on the Chopais (couplets) from 'Shri Ram Charit Manas' or "Ramayana" written by poet-saint Tulsidas. Ramayana Prashnavali is used to get answers to your questions, predict the outcome of new endeavors, overcome double-mindedness, resolve doubts and select the right path since Vedic times.
How does it work:
Ramayana Prashnavali is a grid of 15X15 Hindi alphabets. Each square in the grid has one Akshar (Hindi alphabet) from nine Chopais (couplets) of Shri Ram Charit Manas. Seeker has to select a grid with closed eye. The Akshars from every ninth square starting from the selected square are taken and joined in a sequence. This creates one Chopai from "Shri Ram Cahrit Manas". The answer to the question asked is derived from this particular Chopai.
Things to remember while using the Ramcharitramanas Prashnavali:
Keep your mind free from all negative thoughts Ask only one question at a time You must pray to Lord Rama before asking your question Ask questions that are pertinent to you and your life only Do not ask vague questions The Prashnavali only shows you the path to solve your problem You should use the Prashnavali only if you have devotion and complete faith in it The grid is covered with 'OM' image so that you can select the character with open eyes without looking or knowing the character you select. You can click anywhere on the image below. The prediction for your query/question will be based on the square you clicked, hidden behind the OM image. Never use this as a game or for amusement purposes
Questions-How did this concept evolve?Does it have any basis in any of our Scriptures?