A Nadi Research to predict the year of BRAHMOPADESHAM (Upanayana), Guru Deeksha



By Ramadas Rao


What is Brahmopadesham

Upanayana, also called “sacred thread ceremony”, is commonly known for being a Hindu Sanskar, rite-of-passage ritual, where the concept of Brahman is introduced to a young boy. The youngster is taught during the ceremony the secret of life through Brahmopadesam (revealing the nature of Brahman, the Ultimate Reality) also called the Gayatri manthra.

The hallmark of having gone through the Upanayana ceremony is the wearing of the Yajñopavita (Sacred Thread) on the body. Yajñopavita has three threads (actually only one thread, folded three times and tied together) each consisting of three strands.

These threads represent:-

  • Goddess Gayatri (Goddess of mind)
  • Goddess Saraswati (Goddess of word)
  • Goddess Savitri (Goddess of deed)

Upanayana makes the person receiving it a Dwija, a twice-born! The initiation is done by the Upadesam of the Gayathri manthra. The manthra is a universal prayer that can be used by men of all climes and creeds, for, it calls upon the Glorious Power that pervades the Sun and the three words to arouse, awaken and strengthen the Intelligence, so that it may lead to intense Sadhana and Sadhana may lead to success.

The main ceremonies during the Brahmopadesham are

  1. Nandhi Ceremony: It is performed generally just 10 days before the Upanayana to obtain the blessings of the family ancestors. Nandi in Sanskrit means the beginning, so with Nandi begins the actual rituals for the functions.
  2. Uthakashanth: Uthakashanthi is conducted for the purification of the mind and body and the protection of the child. All names of the deities are chanted in the form of mantras and invoked in water and then poured over the child
  3. Aajyabhaagaantha homam: It is a prayer to the God of Fire, Agni for the child’s long life, intellect, courage etc.
  4. Yagnopaveethadhaaranam: This is the core of the Brahmopadesham. The boy is anointed with the sacred thread. The thread has three strands symbolising the Goddesses Gayathri, Saraswathi and Savithri, combined with a knot symbolising God Brahma.
  5. Kumaarabhojanam: The boy’s mother feeds him before Brahmacharya with five different sweets made by her.
  6. Brahmopadesham: The Gayathri mantra is chanted in the boy’s ear by his father, his first Guru.
  7. Soorya Dharshan: The boy to be taken outside and shown the soorya, the sun god. This assumption here is that he will be protected by the sun god. The palms are clasped in such a way that it makes a peep hole to the sun god.
  8. Biksha-Charanam: The Brahmachari, who is now ready to recite the scriptures, and begins to do so, is offered food and shelter by the mother, householders and other ladies.

Bhrigu and Nandi Nadi leaves are thousand, thousands of years old and we know that our complete past, present and future are written there and with the help of right-hand thumb impression only predictions were made and even now in Kumbhakonam the Nadi readers are doing this as their career. But using traditional or Jaimini methods, it is difficult to predict some important matters like the exact happening of our Shodasha Karmas especially Brahmopadesham, Marriage , childbirth etc.

But Shri R.G.Rao has gone very deep into such palm leaves, discussed with many ancient Nadi Astrologers and decoded the methods of prediction using Nadi leaves.As I am an ardent student of Shri R.G.Rao, from last many years,I was doing some researches on Nadi Astrology and suddenly by the Blessings of our Nadi Guru,my lineage Guru ( Kashyapa Maharshi ),Acharya Shri Madhva,my Kula Devatha and Ishta Devata,I have found the method to predict when Brahmopadesham will take place.I was trying to find out from Vimshottari Dasa and Antar Dasas,Jaimini Rashi Dasa and Antar Dasas was trying to find out when such event will take place.Now by the Blessings of my Gurus and Devatas,I am going to delineate this secret Nadi method.

While making Nadi predictions, as per my studies,the planets’ Karakattwas will be taken and the corresponding events will be checked from transits of low moving planets Shani,Guru,Rahu/Ketu.After the male child’s birth,within 1st round of transit of Guru from natal Guru,the event will take place.1st round means after birth,from natal Guru,till the native reaches 12 years is called Guru’s 1st round.As per shodasha Karma rules, Brahmopadesham should be conducted within 11 years of birth of the male native.

As we know Ketu is the planet of spirituality and Vedic knowledge also.In the natal chart,Guru,the Jeeva Karaka is the native.Ketu is also the Karaka of Sacred Holy Thread ( Yajnopaveet ).So Ketu’s transit over natal Guru will make the native to take Brahmopadesham.Note natal Guru’s longitude and transit Ketu’s longitude.Ketu’s longitude must be within 3-5 Degs.of natal Guru’s longitude.

2nd rule is transit Guru must be in 10th house from native’s natal Guru.The reason is that here transit Guru works like result giver ( Phala Karaka )and 10th house is Karma Sthana.So from native’s Guru’s 10th house must be occupied by transit Guru.

Example chart 1A :


This male native was born on 14/10/1979 and natal Guru is at Simha Rashi 9 Degrees 15 Minutes and the native’s Brahmopadesham was conducted on 24/2/1989 at 9-50 AM.At that time transit Ketu in Transit chart 1B was in Simha Rashi 11 Degs.13’ and transit Guru was in Vrishabha Rashi which is 10th from native’s natal Guru.



If we look into Vimshottari Dasa,it was Budha-Shukra-Guru running.Budha is 5th and 8th house lord placed in 9th house with Shukra who is 4th and 9th house Lord.Guru is the Lord of 2nd and 11th house placed in 7th with Rahu and Shani.By this we can not make out anything clear about the native’s Brahmopadesham.Only Budha,the lord of 5th and 8th house placed in 9th house with 9th house lord Shukra tells us that there will be some auspicious event.But Nadi Astrology tells us what will be that event and when it will take correctly.

Example Chart 2A :



This male native was born on 22/10/2009 and the natal Guru was in Makara Rashi at 23Degs.19’ and is with Rahu.The native’s Brahmopadesham was conducted on 4/4/2018 at 10 : 58 AM.At that time transit Ketu in chart 2B was at Makara 17 Degs.51’.Here the difference in longitude was 5 Degs.28’ only and transit Guru was in Tula Rashi which is 10th from native’s natal Guru thus satisfying the 2nd rule also.

In this chart also,if we consider Vimshottari Dasa, it was Ketu-Chandra-Guru.Ketu is in 6th house with Kuja and Guru is in 12th house with Rahu.Here we can not even guess that the Brahmopadesham will take place at the date mentioned above.But Nadi Astrology helped us to predict the exact date of Brahmopadesham.

ना अहं कर्ता सर्वस्य हरि कर्ता


” BLIND CHART ANALYSIS ” Predicting past and background of unknown people by Guru Rajesh Kotekal



With an immense sense of satisfaction and fulfillment, we are happy to share you with that, the fourth book ” Blind Chart Analysis – Predicting past and background of unknown people ”  has been published by our Guest Scholar and Author ” Guru Rajesh Kotekal “.

‘Blind chart analysis’ is a procedure in which an astrologer predicts the past events and present condition of a native only by looking into the horoscope, without having a prior knowledge about the native.

Astrologers practice this method for many reasons: for birth-time rectification, to bring faith in the client about the efficacy of astrology, to test the astrological techniques, to find out which method suits best for the given case, and to demonstrate his/her predictive abilities.

To do blind chart analysis successfully an astrologer should have very sound knowledge of the subject, vast experience, good intuition and a bit of luck also.

In the Previous Free e-book version author has explained only 10 cases briefly.

This book presents 100 cases of Blind Chart Analysis of people who have approached author for astrological consultation.

This is a book, first of its kind, where the method of Blind Chart Analysis is demonstrated by explaining the astrological reasoning and logic for the queries.

This work impresses the reader about the power and utility of Jyotisha in general and Nandi Naadi methods in particular.


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Sarfarosh- A Naadi Exposition


A Naadi Exposition of the Lives of Indian Revolutionaries

The life events of 108 revolutionaries belonging to the Indian Independence Struggle have been explained in a novel way using the Nandi Naadi principles discovered by the author.Besides the astrological angle, this book presents the biographical details of the revolutionaries, their poignant tales of courage and struggle against a giant colonial power and the tremendous sacrifices they made for the cause of mother India.This book is indispensable for anyone who wants to grasp the application of Nandi Naadi principles to various facets of human life including longevity, mode of death, ill-health, misfortunes, married life, progeny, career and so on.

About the Author

Dr. K. Guru Rajesh has been into the field of astrology since his teens. He contributed many articles on the subject to journals and magazines. He believes in a judicial mixing of tradition and research as the way for the progress of the science. A doctorate holder in Geology by qualification, Dr. Rajesh is also an accomplished artist and trained musician in Carnatic classical music. His other interests include classical poetry in Telugu and Sanskrit.


Since long, I have been trying to write a book on the lives of the revolutionaries of the Indian independence struggle from the viewpoint of an astrologer. That has materialised now due to two reasons – the Nandi Naadi system of astrology, and the availability of the revolutionaries’ biographies on the Internet. Through the method of Nandi Naadi astrology, the analysis of a horoscope can be carried out with just the date of birth of a person, and the timing of life events can

be fixed by studying the transit of planets. 
This makes possible the analysis of horoscopes of revolutionaries wherein details of birth time are not available. This book has been written with two objectives. The lives of many Indian national leaders, who were mostly from the Indian National Congress, are available as general biographies and with astrological analyses. However, the biographies of revolutionaries and martyrs who sacrificed everything, including their lives, for the sake of the motherland are lost in oblivion.

Astrological analysis of their lives is even rarer. The first aim of this book is to impress upon today’s youngsters the selfless sacrifice, patriotism and courage of these revolutionaries and inspire them to develop the noble attributes of patriotism and self-sacrifice. The second aim of this book is to demonstrate the utility of the principles of Nandi Naadi astrology by the analysis of the horoscopes of the revolutionaries. Some of them died young, others lived up to middle age, while some others had a long lease of life. Some died in battlefields, some through weapons, some were hanged to death and some died from natural causes. Some of them lost their parents early in life.

A few were adopted. Some had siblings while some others were single children. Some of the revolutionaries married early, while others had late marriages. There were revolutionaries who married more than once. Some married widows while others had love marriages. Some revolutionaries had progeny while some died childless. Some revolutionaries faced severe physical difficulties including incarceration, deportations and debilitating illnesses, while some others were powerful rulers and held politically important positions. Some of them fought without leaving their native places while some others carried out their struggle from foreign lands.

 Teachers, homemakers, poets, writers, musicians, doctors, lawyers, soldiers, clerks, monks – they were from diverse backgrounds. Hence, I believe that the experience gained by studying the lives of these revolutionaries using the Nandi Naadi method will bestow deep insights that will be of great aid in horoscopic analysis for astrologers.

The advocates of the traditional Parasari and Jaimini methods or the followers of modern methods like K.P. may feel that the Nandi Naadi system applied in this book is too simple, unrealistic and useless. However, believe me, the logic behind this method is superlative, sublime, simple and almost infallible in the hands of an adept.

My views in support of the Nandi Naadi system should not be considered as my disregard for traditional Vedic astrology. I am a sincere student and researcher of traditional Vedic astrology. Readers of my articles on Vedic astrology published in the erstwhile The Astrological Magazine and its successor Modern Astrology are well aware of this fact. In my humble opinion, the Nandi Naadi method applied with conventional astrological analysis would greatly enhance the predictive capability of astrologers.

Keeping this in mind, a separate chapter dealing with the general rules of Nandi Naadi system is included in the beginning of this book to help even novices follow the Naadi astrological discussion given in the biographies. For readers who would like to dwell deep into the application of the Nandi Naadi method to various aspects of human life, I would suggest my other books. To the keen and discerning mind, the astrological explanation provided in this book will give lot of insights into the nuances of Nandi Naadi method.
Book Description :

This book contains the biographies and astrological explanations for the life events of 108 revolutionaries who were active from the 18th century, up to 1947 – the year that India won independence. In fact, there are thousands of revolutionaries in the illustrious history of the Indian freedom struggle. However, for many of them, even the birth date is not available. Hence, for this reason, and keeping in view the size of this work, 108 leading revolutionaries have been selected and arranged in a loose chronological order.

Care has been taken to gather relevant and correct information regarding various events and dates, but I cannot vouchsafe for their accuracy as I have collected them from various sources. While discussing every biography, a brief introduction of the revolutionary with his/her date and place of birth is provided. This is followed by the analysis of the birth chart in the light of Nandi Naadi principles regarding the potential promise in the Horoscope. Afterwards, the life profile of the revolutionary is discussed in detail from childhood to death along with the planetary transits responsible for the unfolding of these events.

All the horoscopic charts are cast for 6a.m. for the required date at Kolkata, my place of residence, while working for this book. The possible alternative position of the Moon in another sign is indicated by placing the Moon within parenthesis – “( )”. In the astrological discussion the planetary combinations are indicated by placing planets separated by hyphenation “-”, such as Sun-Jupiter-Mercury when Sun, Jupiter and Mercury are associated. Whenever reference is made to planets that are involved in mutual sign exchange, they are indicated by a slash “/”. For example, when Mars is placed in a sign of Saturn joined with Moon and involved in sign exchange with Saturn, they are referred to as Mars/Saturn-Moon.
Note from Author : Guru Rajesh 

I have to express my sincere gratitude to late Sri R.G. Rao, whose book Bhrugu Nandi Naadi forms the basis of my research in Nandi Naadi. Secondly, I am thankful to various websites, including Wikipedia, from where I have collected biographies of the revolutionaries. I am grateful to Sri Satyanarayana Naik, renowned author and one of the senior researchers on Naadi astrology in India, for taking out some valuable time from his busy schedule for writing the foreword for my humble work. I express my love and gratitude to my father Sri Krishna Murthy Rao, mother Radha, wife Prathima and daughter Srimayi for their understanding and care. They stood by me though I could not give the time they deserved as I was immersed in writing this book. If this book could awaken patriotic fervour in readers and impress upon them the utility of Nandi Naadi system, I would consider my efforts fruitful. I am enthused to share the opinions and experiences of astrologers who have applied the principles explained in this book.
With Regards,
Dr. K. Guru Rajesh

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