Ramayana Prashnavali or Ramshalaka 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.
Ramayana Prashnavali is 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". Ramayana Prashnavali or Ram Shalaka is very popular in Northern India.
Ramayana Prashnavali is a 15x15 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 from every ninth square starting from the square on which finger was placed 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.
To facilitate the use of Ramayana Prashnavali, we have programmed it as under: