Friday, July 13, 2012

What is Your Zodiac Sign ? (Aapki Rashi Kya Hai ?)

I am almost 100 percent sure that if I ask this question to you, you will calculate the month in which you were born and based on that you will tell your Rashi (Zodiac Sign). There is a bit of ignorance in us regarding our actual rashi that is why I wanted to write this post. 
There are two types of rashis we all know; the sun sign and the moon sign. Most of us are aware about sun sign but are unaware about what moon sign is. If we look at the accuracy of predictions moon sign is a better choice. In Indian/vedic astrology moon sign has the most importance but in western astrology sun sign is given more importance. As in most of the cases we follow westerners blindly, we have done in this case as well.

The basis of moon sign is very subtle and accurate. For finding a moon sign, we need a person's date of birth, place of birth and time of birth. For finding a sun sign we only need to know day of birth and we can find out sun sign based on which range of days it falls in. 
For example all the people who were born between March 21 and April 20 range has sun sign Aries. So, if 100 million people were born in this range, they will all have their zodiac sign as Aries. Do you think weekly predictions that we see in newspapers or magazine based on sun sign can be accurate and same for all those 100 million people ?
In case of moon sign, a person born on 25 july 1977 at 6:00 AM in Ambala, Haryana will have a zodiac sign libra. But a person who was born only 2 hours after this person will have a different zodiac sign. So we can see how subtle and accurate vedic astrology is. 

How to find your vedic zodiac sign :   
1)Go to the "Your Horoscope" section on the left side of this blog.
2)Enter your birth details and click "Submit" button.
3)Another window will open up and you can see your rasi. I am pasting a screenshot below:

Step 1

Step 2

Gaurav Malhotra

About the Author:

Gaurav Malhotra is a B Tech in Computer Engineering from National Institute of Technology (NIT, Kurukshetra) and a passionate follower of Astrology. He has widely traveled across the world and helped people with his skills. You can contact him on his email You can also read more about him on his page.


  1. excellent post , very informative

  2. Gaurav ji
    even i dont Know the every details to check horoscope.
    My birth Place is Pune, Maharshtra.
    DOB : 26-01-1984, Time: 11:45PM-11:57PM


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