K N Rao, Kotamraju Narayana Rao (Born October 12, 1931) also known as K N rao is a Hindu Astrologer author of many books of Hindu astrology. Born in Machilipatnam village of Andra Pradesh, K .N. Rao Retired from the India Audit and Account Service as Direcgor General in November 1990. He is the Advisor and founder member of the world’s largest school of astrology. Being run in the Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan New Delhi.
K N Rao, fondly and reverently called 'Guruji' by thousands of his students
and disciples, is the God sent 'Messiah of Jyotisha' to reclaim Astrology
from being the vestigial dogma of pseudo pundits and fake practitioners
and giving it a new lease of life as a modern and scientific study with
greater emphasis on empiricism. The 'Mission of his Soul' became the
'Ambition of his Life' when his mother, late Smt K. Saraswani Devi initiated
him into astrology at a tender age of 12. The fructification of God's will
and his soul's mission through his ambitious ventures, clearly prescribed in
his horoscope, was predicted well in advance by his divine Guru and Yogi
Shri Bhaskarananda ji and his spiritual guru Swami Parmanand Saraswati.
His contribution in establishing Astrology as a science, a discipline akin to
Medicine, which could be studied and practiced, by one and all, has been
immense and unparalleled. From founding and spearheading the largest
astrological (study) institute in the world, to waging and winning a lone
battle in Supreme Court to introduce Astrology as a discipline of study in
Indian Universities - it has been a revolutionary and path breaking journey
of a Change Agent a Messiah. With his phenomenal and historic
contribution, Jyotish history will be marked as the Pre - Rao and Post- Rao
Believing that sound research and documentation are the keys to promote a
subject as vast as astrology, particularly when there was scarcity of good
astrological texts, he not only wrote extensively, but also promoted his
students and teachers to conduct research and write, resulting in a huge
body of work which is a boon to posterity.
Besides voluminous works in astrology, Guruji has dwelled on the spiritual
and supernatural, the play of divine forces, revealed to us as mysterious
happenings and magical moments by God's Will. He has brought out a
series of articles on intertwining of destinies and divine play.
The present book is a compilation of Guruji's musings on these spiritual
and supernatural happenings, which have been published from time to time
on the internet. I have only been instrumental in threading the precious
pearls. The book has been long overdue, but I believe nothing happens
without God's will.
Today, as the Institute of Astrology at Bhartiya Vidhya Bhavan celebrates,
25 years of its existence, there cannot be a better occasion to bring out
'Eternal India'. I have the honour to compile these articles and bring them
out in book form, as a tribute to the living legend, on behalf of thousands of
his students all over the world.
Rishis have sung about this Truth in many ways, in various distinctive
chants, in Brahma sutras full of conviction and sound reason.
How many religious books I have read, how many religious practices
I have watched others follow and how I reacted will be difficult to
recount. It all began after a very genuine spiritual experience which
repeated many times. I have never told anyone anything about it and
have not narrated anywhere or will ever do. My agnosticism died
I pursued my professional career as an officer in the government service
of Indian government but deep inside me spiritual quest never died.
I observed life differently after that genuine experience. I watched
life around me, life of people around me, and of those who came into
my life and came to consult me astrologically. Most of them have
been and are Hindus. Deep inside them I caught glimpses of eternal
India throbbing in their bosoms inspite of their crass and even
materialist craze. I decided to write about it. I jotted down these pieces,
wrote on the website periodically. That is compiled here and presented
in a book form by Neelam Gupta, one of my students.
Except Hindus, there is no such thing as deep distrust of fanaticism
in the followers of other religions is what becomes noticeable most
prominently in contemporary world. Not a day passes without the
news of fundamentalist Muslims doing some damage somewhere or
the other in the world. Not a month passes without hearing of
Christian fathers enticing people into conversions. Fanatical fools as
they are, they have no iota of spirituality in them to accept the wisdom
of the Vedic prayer that wise men speak of different paths but that
Truth is One.
God is a metaphor for the materialist west. Allah is the source of
fanaticism for so many terrorists. But Iswhar is that kind, omnipotent,
omnipresent force in the life of the Hindu, baffling but true, invisible
yet ever present ... a belief which is not a nebulous thought, but an
experience based on some incident of one's own or of someone in the
It is because of this tradition that attendance in temples keeps
increasing in India, Shirdi Sai Baba temples attracts crowds and
donations, Tirupati keep growing in popularity, rush in Hindi
pilgrimages is controllable, the gathering in Kumbha mela in 2013
was 12,00,00,000 so brilliantly managed that it becomes a lesson for
management experts who do not understand the cultured, gentle
Compare it with what has been said about England in a survey, "The
2005 Church Survey, assessing the size of congregations in the
country's 37,000 churches, reckoned that only 6.3 per cent of people
showed up regularly. A thousand people joined a church each week,
but 2,500 left one.
Christianity in the west has moved from cultural position of strength
but the dangerous proselytizing church men with their huge funds
converting poor Hindus through allurements and money is a menace
unchecked in India. Muslims increasing their numbers with
uncontrolled population growth, as a policy, are a future menace for
a country already partitioned once. Look deeply into all this and you
find that spirituality is known only to Hindus and others are only
fanatical followers of their religions with no mystical spiritual tradition
developed ever in their very brief history. They are young religions
and therefore fanatical to make their presence felt and noticed. The
eternal message of India is lost on them.
Beneath all these lie the materialism of Hindus also contrasted with
the fundamentalism and the misogyny of Muslims who want Sharia
to be imposed and stone to death women for alleged sexual
transgressions. In the west they roasted women as witches. Compared
to that evil of the dowry system appears so innocuous and yet is an
evil. Sati, as Mahamahopadhyaya Kane has proved, was practised
only by few in royal families of Rajasthan during Moghul times and in
some parts of Bengal. There were very few cases of sati as the
Mahamahopadhyaya has proved through his research but it has been
made to look like a magnificent law because Raja Ramamohan Roy
knew that it was practised in Bengal among the rich who wanted to
deprive the widowed Bengali women of her share of property which
she was entitled to according to the Hindu law (Dayabhaga school
existed in Bengal and Assam only.) then prevalent in Bengal.
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