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Shri Ramana Maharishi in 1948 (age 69)

Poet * Hymn-writer


Spiritual Explainer of Self-Enquiry

Bhagavan Shri

Ramana Maharshi


a.k.a. Venkataraman Iyer

Earth-birth Wednesday-30-Dec-1879

dematerialization 14-Apr-1950 (age 70)

“Realisation is not acquisition of anything new nor is it a new faculty. It is only removal of all camouflage.”

― Ramana Maharshi


Sri Ramana Maharshi sitting on a tiger skin, undated but likely during the early 1940's.


Poet + Songwriter + Builder + Spiritual Guide * 1879-1950 * Sri Ramana Maharshi

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

charts + graphs + tables = produced by Shri Jyoti Star software * adapted by BP Lama

see also BV Raman's version of this nativity in Notable Horoscopes, p.249

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities


Shrona * Hari * Apramaya * Azvattha

BPL commentary

For Zra-vana births of masculine valence, the condition of reflective, sheltering, undulating, rhythmic, routinized, culturally rooted, boundary-defending, security-seeking, nourishing, parental, matrikaraka Chandra may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Soma-ruled paradigm of Apramaya, mother-figures, protectors, guardians, elemental spirits, natural environments, waters, roots, eggs, gardeners, farmers, fisher-folk, caretakers, foundation-builders, police, schoolteachers, parents, providers of nourishment, and defenders of the root culture, may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Aquila. Their purpose is sensitive, parental leadership and maintenance of the comforting rhythms of the social order.

The Listener * Shaman

Shravishta gentlemen are exceptionally concerned with their social reputation. Parental in their authority style, they adopt organizational caretaker roles and are found in secure positions at all levels of society. Sravana are often found working in the slow but reliable bureaucracies which evoke their characteristic persevering patience.

Apramaya-born are often found operating charitable agencies, teaching school, or protecting their cultural foundations. Although their careers may elevate to the highest ranks of social decision-making, Hari-born remember always the simple family folk and their concerns with property, security, and nourishment.

As fathers, teachers, and social leaders, Shravistha chaps are generally stable and protective. They are blessed with an intuitive understanding of the social law in context of ancient customs. Many are lawyers, judges, social-justice advocates, or teachers of the law. In personal relationships, their comfort-seeking Chandra seeks an equally placid, parental match. Yet, being such peaceful people, these men may find balance with wives who are somewhat more outspoken.

Shravana-born are highly skilled listeners. Due to their exceptional sensitivity to rhythm, pace, and tone, Shravana can be singers and musicians. Sravistha gentlemen are typically superb dancers who delight in the orchestrated flow of gracious dancing. When the occasion calls for careful listening to the beat of the music, their steps may be practiced and elegant.

Measured, appropriate tone

Shravana must combine Shani's mandate to maintain the larger social order with parental Chandra's focus on the local settlement, housing, schools, and farms. Often their focus is property law.

Although public dignity remains important, Sravana fellows are also concerned to maintain the steady life flow [Chandra] of the ethnicity or the nation. Combining Chandra's orientation to the past with Shani's need for reliable rules of conduct, Shrona folks may appear to be rather old-fashioned. They find comfort in the old liturgical rhythms and are often regular participants in the rites of public worship. Their most cherished roles are usually Father and Grandfather.

Themes of social stability, public safety, property rights, protection of the old routines, maintenance of the tribe, and the soothing rhythms of homelife may contextualize Sravana's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Shravana

QUOTATION from: Shil-Ponde(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 86.

"An excellent character, the keynote of which is kind heartedness and generosity,

  • particularly to those less fortunate than himself.

This man will always be able to accumulate the good things of life

  • without injuring anyone else to do so.

He will be disposed to share his belongings with the poor and needy.

  • The extent of his activities in this direction,

  • will of course depend on his station in life.

Many social workers and philanthropists have Shravana rising.

He will also be very religious

  • and will participate in church activities

  • if his environment permits."


Biographical data matched to Vimshottari dasha calendar:

Guru Mahadasha * age birth until age 1.2

30-Dec-1879 Earth-birth in Tiruchuzhi, Virudhunagar (Tamil Nadu) India * Guru-Rahu chidradasha

Shani Mahadasha * age 1.2 until age 20.2

18-Feb-1892 (RM age 15) * grieved the unexpected decease of father * Shani-Surya bhukti * Surya-yuti-Rahu * Surya produces effect of Rahu-12

1892 following the unexpected death of his father, the family disperses to several locations * Shani-Surya bhukti * Surya-yuti-Rahu * Surya produces effect of Rahu-12

1896 (age 16) near-death-experience exposes life-force current (avesam) recognized as true-self and Ishvadevata (ishwara) * Shani-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-12-interiority, meditation, private visions

Budha Mahadasha * age 20.2 until age 36.2

1902 first recording of the method of self-inquiry * Budha-Budha svabhukti * Budha communication, texts

Ketu Mahadasha * age 36.2 until age 43.2

Janma Sade-Sati Karkata Aug-1916 until Sep-1918

19-May-1922 grieved the decease of mother * Ketu--Shani bhukti * Shani activates 7th-from-Chandra ++ Sade-Sati

1922 following mom's decease, beginning encampment near her tomb becomes Ramanasramam * Ketu--Shani lagnesha Shani-3 parivartamsha Guru-2 * gives effect of Guru-rules-4 settlements

Zukra Mahadasha * age 43.2 until age 63.2

Surya Mahadasha * age 63.2 until age 70

Janma Sade-Sati Karkata Sep-1945 until Jul-1948

Feb-1949 excision of cancerous arm skin performed by ashram physician. Complete amputation of the arm, physician preferred to save the life, is declined. * Surya-Ketu bhukti * Ketu excision, amputation

Aug + Dec 1949 * second and third tumor surgeries but these fail to prevent advance of the disease * Surya-Zukra bhukti * Zukra-yuti-Budha * Zukra produces effect of rogesha Budha disease. Treatments Generally, ineffective due to Ketu in classroom-6

Chandra Mahadasha * age 70.2 until decease age 70.2

14-Apr-1950 dematerialization (RM age 70) * Chandra-Chandra svabhukti * Chandra maraka rules-7

MaharishiRamana_teenage.jpgDistinctive features of the nativity

Surya * pitri-karaka (father) * jyoti-karaka (light)

* Sarala Yoga

  • Purva-azadha-Surya-Dhanuzya * Aditya * the unsplit, undivided * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the preaching-teaching philosophical rashi of Brihaspati
  • Surya in bhava-12 * center of Other-Worlds * brightly contemplative * focus on seclusion * invisible light-source provides private guidance * intuitive entitlements * brilliant in research * backroom politics * intelligence for interior prayer * eye on creative imagination * sparkling center of the sanctuary * radiant clairsentient drama * father may be isolated or unavailable
  • Surya-yuti-Rahu * confidently opportunistic * bright mesmerizer * passion for creative culture-mixing * boundary-breeching entitlements * craves important center-stage roles * ambitious father-figure * adventurously aligned with the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly risk-rewarding


Dad = Sundaram Iyer (1848-1892) worked as a special pleader within the English-law portion of the court system. When young Venkataraman was age 12, Dad died suddenly . Surya in bhava-12 often indicates that the father-figure is known primarily in the astral form, as in a clairsentient image or in a dream.


Surya in bhava-12 + Surya-Dhanuzya-Purva-azadha + Surya-yuti-Rahu

Fame for spiritual radiance of personal truth, self-directed meditation, confidence of opinion, independent from: the Math system, self-inquiry method . Surya's independence is amplified by Rahu

* Sarala Yoga protects against the potentially untoward consequences of engaging in psychic activity, mystical initiation, and exploration of the cycles of birth and death

Chandra * matrikaraka (mother) * garha-karaka (village)

  • Chandra in Punarvasu * soothed by restoration of abundance * protectors of sensitive wise instruction * needs descriptive explanation
  • Chandra-Karkata * comforted by maternal soothing * settled into tidal rhythms * needs to protect
  • Chandra in classroom-7 * comfortable with arrangements * familiar with bargaining * needs harmony * soothed by match-making * feels the pulse of deal-making * allied to the mother * accustomed to adjudication * habitual negotiator * rhythmic rebalancing * needs fair contracts * sheltered by a parenting partner * nourished by agreements * undulating equity


Mom = Azhagammal Iyer (1864–1922). As the Ramanashramam was developed, she managed the kitchen and became an iconic spiritual figure within the burgeoning community. Chandra in classroom-7 = 4th-from-4th = kitchens, housekeeping, familiar rhythms of the settlement, housing, encampment


Chandra in classroom-7 Generally, indicates that one's primary relationship is with one's Mother. Combined with Shani-Mula in 7th navamsha, the marriage pattern prefers to avoid marriage while engaging in an emotionally balanced and philosophically (Punarvasu) expansive partnership with the mother-figure.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka (brother) * virya-karaka (virile)

* Ruchaka Yoga

  • Mangala-Meza * moolatrikona 0-18 deg. * vigorous pursuit of dominance * straightforward dynamic actions * competitive winner * propulsive battering weaponry * push toward conquest * pioneering vitality * hot yang-energy * thrusting force * forward-driving movement * champion of innovation
  • Mangala in bhava-4 * Kuja Dosha * promotes local transport * champion of construction * mechanized vehicles * underground dig-drill-dive-mine * lively push toward fast driving * school bully (nichha only) * builds foundational infrastructure * invigorating patriotism * domestic conquests * pursues home ownership * defensive action * restless in school * energized farming * tillage-plowing-plunder * fights in marine defense * pushy parents * competitive force in the childhood home

Ruchaka Yoga ** Mangala in bhava-4 * occupies the high-visibility, iconic 10th-from-Chandra

  • Ramanashram, various encampments, building projects, infrastructure which arose surrounding his sitting places, drilling his psychic tap-roots into Earth vibratory patterns, houses of worship, energetic rituals

Navamani Malai 1879-1950 Bhagavan Shri Ramana Maharshi founded (4) a famed ashrama (4) in Arunchala that came to house (4) a devoted international spiritual community. RM moved [Mangala] from place (4) to place (4) tapping into various energy columns (4 infrastructure). Where he took the seating, there formed a settlment surrounding him. The lifestyle of this internationalized village followed local customs of food, dress, worship, and other routine behaviors (4 local customs, habits, meals).

Budha * jamayah-karaka (sibling) * sandeza-karaka (message) * zisya-karaka (student)

  • Budha-Vrizchika * secretive communications * articulation of transformative process *  emergency pronouncements * delivers  messages about dangerous situations * describes mystical initiation * discusses  undisclosed information * mysterious handcraft * articulately defined masking * gives instruction for penetrating procedures * expertly detailed disguise * hands-arms-shoulders make occult gestures
  • Budha in bhava-11 * narrative of information systems * describes ecological gridwork * calculates economic profit * reports on revenues * describes distributive networks * talks about social participation * sibling-type friendships * conversations about voluntary connections * announces achievements * delivers interlinking instructions * discussion in large assemblies * defines the webworks of community
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * explainer of balanced arrangements * diplomatic conversations * parity-seeking discussions * manual adjustments * enjoys words * sweet descriptions * delivers instruction about relationships * articulator of equity in agreements * message of fairly bargained contracts * skilled in songwriting * talkative sister-cousin-cohort * detailed lyricist * attracts chatty partners

Guru * dhava-karaka (husband) * bahuta-karaka (variety)


  • Guru-Kumbha * much networking * many marketplaces * optimistic about big associations * permission to connect * scientific beliefs * doctrine of economic linkage * distributed guidance * expands the scope of social participation * multiple communities * diversity of friendships
  • Guru in bhava-12 * svabhava * great interiority * many meditations * much divination * many hospitalizations * many spiritual retreats * numerous psychic way-showers * many large private spaces * extensive trance guidance * a patron of sanctuary enclosures * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be benevolently invisible
  • Shani-3 parivartamsha Guru-2

Guru resides in the emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing, discovering, revealing, danger-seeking 8th-from-Chandra

No-Death philosophy of terminal illness * lagnesha Shani-3 parivartamsha Guru-2 (philosophy)

Guru-Kumbha indicates expansion of the skin

Kahala-parivartamsha yoga between lagnesha Shani-3 ++ Guru-2 indicates celebrated song, writing, poetry, speaking

Zukra * svadu-karaka (sweet) * kalatra-karaka (wife)

  • Zukra-Vrizchika * appreciation of penetrating discovery * likes mysteries * attracted to danger * aesthetic of exploration * pleased by covert power * prefers a healing partner * undisclosed arrangements * phoenix aesthetic of rejuvenation * beautifying rebirth * negotiates pleasantly in threatening conditions * seeks equity during sudden upheavals * balanced approach to emergencies * enjoys hidden assets * conducts secret diplomacy
  • Zukra-11 * seeks pleasure via social connectivity * pleasant participant in scientific communities * balances large exchange systems * seeks network equity * association with artists * values friendly financial connections * likes knitting-and-knotting * pleasing designs to adorn the skin * graceful ankles * appreciation of friendships * aesthetic of fair deals in marketplace * enjoys attractive friends * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be a socialite
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * sweetened messages * gracious explanations * talented in singing-songwriting * articulate negotiations * advocates for reasoning process * talkative feminine-figures * pleasant conversations * bargaining for business * sibling-cohort communicative harmony * enjoys the company of students * detailed contracts * prefers logical arrangements

Shani * duro-karaka (endurance) * jara-karaka (years)

lagnesha for Makara-Draco radical lagna

  • Shani-Meena * heavy old dreams * socially responsible imagination * fear of vast waters * mandatory dreamwork * aging affects the bedroom * structural compression upon aching feet * strictly imposed sanctuary * endures proletarian prayer * slow elder diviners * limited access to ancient ancestor guides * pragmatically constrained intuition * must sustain the astral vision * scarce contemplative resources
  • Shani in Bhava-3 * steady time-structured dialogue * heavy responsibility for business * obstructionist younger siblings * disciplined writing * must message * obliged to explain * cautious instructions * orderly teamwork * tense interactions * communicative fatigue * chronic sadness * required handwork * stops spontaneous announcements * mental depression due to old repeating thoughts * may limit the hearing * tight time management * regulated schedules * elders preserve materialistic mentality
  • Shani-3 parivartamsha Guru-2

Kahala-parivartamsha yoga between lagnesha Shani-3 ++ Guru-2 indicates celebrated song, writing, poetry, speakings

Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka (ambition) * picchala-karaka (slippery)

  • Rahu-Dhanuzya * shimmering illusion of wisdom * craving for philosophical principle * mirage of generous patronage * extraordinary theory * extravagant preaching * unorthodox approach to higher truth * mask of global humanism* fascinating doctrine * over-reaching catechisms * fabulous proselytism * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of philosophical belief * seeks privilege via guru-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-12 * passion for privacy * in svabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous retreat * culturally mixed guidance * outsider who cleverly insinuates into visionary roles * thrilling psychic adventures * seeks importance via enclosures * exciting invisible events * opportunities via mother's beliefs * extraordinary spirits * self-promoting dreams * exceptional results from imaginative research * mesmerizing Other-Worlds * trespasses the cultural boundaries of private inspiration * may pose as a dream-interpreter * may appear as a magician from distant lands
  • Rahu-yuti-Surya * amplified ambition for center-stage roles * magnified confidence * passion for exotic display * trickster with dramatic flair * opportunistic father * creative pursuit of social mobility * fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of exceptional intelligence * thrilling political genius * hypnotic charm * seeks privilege via bright celebrity * sparkling center of cross-cultural pollination

Rahu in bhava-12 * NDE reports

Shri Ramana of Arunachala was said to be fully conscious at the time of mahasamadhi- dematerialization from cancer age 70. He had reported a number of near-death experiences (NDE) throughout his life, recorded by his biographers.

Ketu * * kavandha-karaka (headless) * chidra-karaka (gaping) * vasana-karaka (vacuum)

  • Ketu-Mithunaya * dissociates from conversation * incomplete messages * empty instructions * absent from discussion * wandering mentality * fragmented signals * not limited by conventional talk * dialog of liberation * ignores normal business * forgives the sibling-cohort * incoherent scripts * releases a plant-green cloud of explanatory gestures into the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-6 (beneficial)* ungrounded enemies * disregards criminal boundaries * absentee maternal relatives * dissolves limits on medications * ambivalent toward exploitations * disinterested in disagreement * disregards accusations * ignores the physicians * walks away from sickness * abandons suffering * vacuous conflicts * liberation via surrender of guilt-and-blame * unless other graha in 6, may prefer to live free from mother's relatives

Ketu in classroom-6 * disregards medical treatment

Navamani Malai 1879-1950 Bhagavan Shri Ramana Maharshi * observers of the guru reported several occasions of fits (generally diagnosed as epileptic seizures) during which his life-force energy would suddenly halt and vital signs cease. He was partially able to observe this process consciously, and apologized for scaring people who thought he was dead. Most of his adult life was lived in meditative retreat, which helped to reduce the difficulties of this pairing.
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