How to Find Rashi (Moon Sign) ?

In traditional Hindu families, children are named as per the child’s Rashi and Janma Nakshatra. For each Nakshatra certain letters are considered auspicious and the first letter of the child’s name should start with one of the suitable letters. We can find Rasi/moon singn from Janma Nakshatra / Janma Namam.


The Rashi is the sign in which the moon placed at the time of birth. It’s also called the Moonsign. The Moonsign is one of the most important points in Vedic Jyotish. Considerations like the planetary dasha, transits etc. are made in reference to the Rashi.

How to find Rashi (Moon sign)

How to find Rashi (Moon sign)

Janma Nakshatra (Birth Star)

Every one is born under one of 27 nakshatras (Stars). That Nakshatra is called janma nakshatra or birth nakshatra of that baby. Some also refer to this as the birth star even though that terminology is not quite precise since a nakshtra can be much more than just star.

Birth Name (Janma Namam)

The name based on birth star/ rashi is called as the birth name. It is believed that choosing baby’s name based on her birth star plays a significant role in shaping her life. Namakaranam (Nwaran) is a ritual that is perfomed on the 21st day after the birth of a child. A name is given to the child based on the Janma Nakshatra/ Moon Sign.

Use the following table to find out your rashi from your janma nakshatra / Janma Namam.

First Letter Janma NakshtraRashi (Moon Sign)
Chu, Che, Cho, LaAshwiniMesha
Lee, Lu, Le, LoBharaniMesha
A, E, U, EaKrittikaMesha - 1 Padam
Vrishabam - 2,3,4 padalu
O, Va, Vi, VuRohiniVrushabam
We Wo, Ka, KiMrigashiraVrishabam - 1,2 padalu
Mithunam - 3, 4 padalu
Ku, Gha, Dha, JhaArdraMithunam
Ke, Ko, Ha, HiPunarvasuMithunam - First 3 padalu
Karkatakam - 4 padam
Hu, He, Ho, DaPushyaKarkatakam
De, Du, De, DoAshleshaKarkatakam
Ma, Me, Mu, MeMaghaSimham
Mo, Ta, Ti, TuPurva PhalguniSimham
Te, To, Pa, PeUttara PhalguniSimham - 1 padam
Kanya - 2,3,4 padalu
Phu, Sha, Na, TehaHastaKanya
Pe, Po, Ra, ReChitraKanya - 1,2 padalu

Tula - 3,4 padalu
Ru, Re, Ro, TaaSwatiTula
Tee, Tue, Teaa TooVishakhaTula - 1,2,3 padalu
Vrichikam - 4 padam
Na, Ne, Nu, NeAnuradhaVrichikam
No, Ya Yi, UuJyeshthaVrichikam
Ye, Yo, Ba, BeMulaDhanassu
Bu, Dha, Ea EaaPurva ShadyaDhanassu
Be, Bo, Ja, JiUttara ShadyaDhanassu - 1 st padaam
Makaram - 2,3,4 padalu
Ju, Je, Jo, ShaShravanaMakaram
Ga, Gi, Gu, GeDhanishthaMakaram - 1,2 padalu

Kumbham - 3,4 padalu
Go, Sa, Si, SuShatbishaKumbham
Se, So, Da, DiPurva BhadrapadaKumbham - 1,2,3 padalu
Meenam - 1 padam
Du Uttara BhadrapadaMeenam
De, Do, Cha, ChiRevatiMeenam

One Response to “How to Find Rashi (Moon Sign) ?”

  1. siddappa

    Feb 20. 2013

    I don’t know date of birth but i know only day of Monday before shivratri festival
    my name is siddappa
    I want to know which rashi mine

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