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KotamrajuNarayanaRao)retiredfromthe
IndianAuditandcountsServiceasDirector
GeneralinNovember1990.Heisthesecond
SpecialOffer ofthefoursonsofthefamousjournalistofthe
preindependenceera,K.RamaRao,the
MARRIAGECOMPATIBILITY foundereditoroftheNationalHeraldand
CHARTMATCHING
editorofmorethanthirtyjournalsinhislong
Price:$147.02
OurPrice:$97.00 journalisticcareer.

Raowasinitiatedintoastrologybyhislatemother,K.
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SaraswaniDevi,attheageoftwelvein1943.Heregards
herasthebestastrologerhehasknownintwoareas,
marriageandchildrenandprashna(horary).

EDUCATION
GUIDANCE/SUBJECT RaowasalecturerinEnglishbeforejoiningthegovernmentservice
SELECTION/EDUCATION throughanallIndiacompetitionin1957.HejoinedtheIndianAuditand
ABROAD AccountsServicefromwhichheretiredasDirectorGeneralin
Price:$99.00 November1990.
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Moreinterestedingamesandsportsthaninastrologyinhisyouth,Rao
wonbrilliancyprizesinchesscompetitionsandtwostatechampionships
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inbridgecompetitions.Heplayedtenothergameswhichiswhyinhis
astrologicalwritingsalsotherearereferencestogamesoften.
JOB/CAREERGUIDANCE35
YEAROUTLOOK Duringhisservicecareer,hewastheplanner,organizerandteacherof
Price:$99.00 threeinternationalcoursesonAuditofReceiptsasajointdirectoronce
OurPrice:$67.00 anddirectortwice.
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Hisinteractionswithforeignershavebeenbothonprofessionaland
astrologicallevelsformorethantwodecadeswhichiswhyhehas,as
anastrologer,alargeinternationalnetworkoffriends.Hewenton
doingallhisfundamentalresearchesinastrologyduringhisservice
RELATIONSHIPQUESTIONS careerbecauseofwhich,hewentoncollectinghoroscopes
Price:$67.00 systematicallyinthousands.
readmore... Hehasinhispossessionmorethan50,000horoscopeswithten
importanteventsofeachindividualnotedwithhim.Itisperhaps,the
largestindividualcollectionofhoroscopesanyastrologerperhapshas.

CHILDREN/CHILDRELATED Thestrainofdoingastrologyasamission,notcharginganyfee,almost
QUESTIONS madehimgiveupastrologymanytimes.ButinDecember1981,he
Price:$99.00 wasforcedoutofhisshelltoparticipateinathreedayseminaron
OurPrice:$67.00 astrologyinDelhi.Afterthisgroundbreakingspeech,therehasbeena
persistentdemandforhisastrologicalarticles.Fromthenonwardshe
hasbeensharingwithhisreadershisoriginalresearchesforwhichhe
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haswonworldwidepraise.

Between1993and1995,RaohasvisitedtheUSAonfivelecturetours.
TopSellers HewastheChiefGuestattheSecondConferenceoftheAmerican
1.RELATIONSHIPQUESTIONS$67.00
CouncilofVedicAstrologyin1993.Hewasrequestedtobepresentin
theThirdConferencealsoin1994ontheopeningdaybecauseofthe
2.JOB/CAREERGUIDANCE35YEAR
OUTLOOK$67.00 crowdshewoulddraw.HisnamewasadvertisedtillNovember1995
3.EDUCATIONGUIDANCE/SUBJECT alsofortheFourthConferencethoughhehadmadeitclearthathe
SELECTION/EDUCATIONABROAD$67.00 wouldnotbeavailableanymorefortheAmericanconferences.Asa
4.CHILDREN/CHILDRELATEDQUESTIONS resultofhisacademicapproach,hehasnowmorethanathousand
$67.00 studentsinIndiaandmorethantwohundredintheUSA.

HeistheAdvisorofAstrologyCoursesintheBharatiyaVidyaBhawan,
NewDelhi.Theteachersontheteachingfacultyoftheastrologycourse
intheBharatiyaVidyaBhawanhave,likehim,neverchargedanyfees
forteachingwhichtheydoinanhonorarycapacity.

WhatimpelledRaotodoitiswellexplainedinhisownhoroscope
wherethelagnaandthe10thlordsgetcombinedinthelagna,withan
exaltedJupiterinthe10thhouse.

AllthiswasforeseenbyhisJyotishGuru,YogiBhaskaranandaof
GujaratwhomRaodescribesasthelastoftheRishiastrologersinthe
purestclassicalmould.Hehadtoldhimthathewouldhavetovisit
manyforeigncountriestogivetoHinduastrologythehonour,
recognitionanddignitywhichitdidnothavetillthen.AnAmerican
summeduptheimpactofthefirsteverforeignvisitofRaototheUSA
in1993as,VedicastrologybeforeRaoandafterRao.

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WhatdifferentyogishavesaidaboutastrologyasaVedangawhichhe
mustnotgiveuphasbeenquotedinhisbook,Yogis,Destinyandthe
WheelofTime.Astrologyisillreputedasaprofessionbecauseofits
mercenaryandexploitativenature.

Rao'sdesirenevertoturnintoaprofessionalastrologer,haswonhim
thousandsofadmirersandalsosomeenemiesfromthecommunityof
professionalastrologerswhofeltthreatened,whenaroundhimthere
grewupafineteamofmorethantwohundredacademicastrologers
likehim,forwhomastrologyisnotasourceofliving,butasuper
sciencetodelveintothemeaningandpurposeofhumanlife,whichis
whatastrology,asVedanga,shouldandhastobe.

Bothhismantraguru,SwamiParamanandaSaraswati,andhisjyotish
guru,YogiBhaskarananda,taughthimsomesecretsofspiritual
astrologywhicharenotgivenusuallyinanybookofastrology.Raohas
revealedsomeofthesesecretsinhisbook,"Yogis,Destinyandthe
WheelofTime".

AmongRaosrecentfundamentalandmostoriginalresearchesarehis
twobooks"PredictingthroughJaimini'sCharaDasha"and"Predicting
throughKarakamshaandMandookDasha".Ithasbeenpossibleforhim
toproducesuchresearchesbecausehewastoldbyhisjyotishguruthat
whatwasinparampara(tradition)wasmuchmorethanwhatwas
containedinbooksofastrologywhicharetranslatedliterallyandare
withoutillustrationsgenerally.

Hisownmother,whowashisfirstjyotishguru,knewmanysuch
traditionalsecrets,partsofwhichRaohasrevealedinhisthreebooks
UpsandDownsinCareers,"Astrology,DestinyandtheWheelof
Time"and"PlanetsandChildren".ItwasthemantraguruofRao,
SwamiParamanandaSaraswati,whofirstaskedRaonottogiveup
astrologyasithadtobeanintegralpartofhissadhana.Lateragreat
yogi,SwamiMoorkhanandji,prophesiedin1982thathewouldbethe
architectofagreatastrologicalrenaissance.Whetherthatisalready
fulfilledornotcanbegaugedfromtheimpressivelistofhisresearches
publishedinhiswritings.

Intheyear2000whenK.N.Rao.wasailingseriouslyandwasunable
eventowalk,astrologywasintroducedasasubjectofstudyinmodern
Indianuniversities,(ithasbeentaughtinSanskritinstitutionsformany
decadesandcenturies),itwasrelentlesslyattackedbythepseudo
scientists,pseudointellectualsandthemedia,bothprintandelectronic,
carriedonarelentlesspropaganda.

AcasewasfiledfirstagainstthisdecisionoftheUniversityGrants
CommissioninMadrasHighCourtwhereitwasdismissedon
preliminarygrounds.ThewellknownscientistPadmanabhiahfileda
similarcaseinAndhraPradeshHighCourtwheretooitwasdismissed
onpreliminarygrounds.Surprisingly,notasingleEnglishknowningand
speakingastrologersinthesetwocitadelsofHinduorthodoxyeven
decidedtoappearaspetitionerinperson.Thatspeaksvolumesfor
their"loveandpride"inthegreatancientHinduastrology.

ButPadmanabhiahpursuedthedismissedcasefurtherandappealedto
theSupremeCourtwherethelegalluminary,ShantiBhushan
succeededingettingthecaseadmittedtobeheardonmerits.

Recoveringslowlyfromhissickness,notyetfittositforlonghoursin
acourtoflaw,RaoappealedtoastrologersofDelhiandofother
centrestoappearinpersonanddefendthecauseandcaseofastrology
intheSupremeCourt.Atleasttwentyofthempromisedtodosobut
notoneofthemcameanywhereneartheSupremeCourteventohear
proceedingsofthecasewhenitwasbeingheardforadmission!Later,
whenitwasheardonmeritson4November2004,tohisconsternation,
Raofoundthathewastheonlypetitionerinpersontodefenditand
prayingtoGodtogivehimstaminatodefendthecase,henotmerely
defendedthecasebutevenwondemolishingalltheargumentsofthe
famouslawyer,ShantiBhushan.

Readanaccountofallthiswithevidencesandthecourtjudgement
togetherwiththegreatresearchRaohasdoneonthereligioscientific
sociallegacyofIndia'scompositecultureinASTROLOGYTHESUPER
SCIENCE.InthisbookmanyoftheremarkablepredictionsgivenbyRao
inmundaneastrologyaregivenalongwithsomenotablefailuresabout
whichhehadalwayshadthesterlinghonestytowriteasanideal
teacher.

Thesamemedia,somewellknownEnglishnewspapersandweeklies
andthepsudointellectuals,scientistswhoneverstudiedastrologybut
attackeditthrowingbehindtheirignorancetheweightoftheir
reputationsand,thetelevision,everreferredtothetriumphof
astrologyinthehighestcourtofIndia!!!Thecriticsofastrologythus
sufferedahattrickofdefeatsbuttherearesometelevisionchannels
whichstillcarryonthisattackslylynotknowingthattheycanbesued

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forcontemptofcourtsincethethejudgementoftheSupremeCourtis
onthemeritsofthecase.

Televisionchannelsknownasidiotboxesaretabloidinapproach,and
commercial.

Ifthemediahasanhonestintentionofcontributingtosocialcauses
whydoesitnottakeupafightagainstfraudulentastrologerswhomake
fortunesinthenameoffraudulentandnonexistentyogaslikeKAAL
SARPAYOGAandcostlyremedialmeasuresthroughwhichtheycheat
peoplealloverIndia?

Raoiswellknownallovertheworldforsomenotableachievements,
thegreatestbeingasthefoundermemberoftheworld'slargestschool
ofastrologyintheBharatiyaVidyaBhawan,NewDelhiwherethereare
in2006,morethanninehundredstudentsandtwentysixteacherson
theteachingfacultyoftheInstituteofAstrology.

NotmerelyisRaoahighlysuccessfulteacherbutistheteacherof
teachersbesidesbeingaveryrationalandscientificastrologerwho
wantssanityandmodernizationtoasciencewhichotherwisewill
remainarchaicandlooklikethevestigalremnantofadogmaandnot
thesuperscienceitreallyis.Allthemembersoftheteaching
facultyoftheBharatiyaVidyaBhawanarehisownformerstudents.
Hehasencouragedallofthemtowritebookswiththeiroriginal
researchesandfifteenofthemhavedoneitsofar.

Singlehandedly,Raohasencouragedandproducedmorewritersand
researchersthananylivingordeadastrologer.Healsoeditsthe
JournalofAstrologywhichisthebestastrologicalthreemonthly
carryingthebestresearchesoftheworld.

Togivetojyotishathroughrediscoveryandresearch,Raohaswritten
nearlythirtybookssomeofwhichhavebeentranslatedinRussianand
Japanese.HehastaughtastrologytothousandsofstudentsinIndia,
USAandRussiaoveraperiodofnineteenyearsnowsincethefounding
theBharatiyaVidyaBhawan.

KartikPoornima2006.

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