An interview with Karve Guruji By R.G.Krishnan

R. G. Krishnan, USA.

R.G.Krishnan is a professional Vedic Astrologer, based at Murphy, Texas. He is also a featured speaker at various international symposiums held in USA. He has more than 50 yrs experience in Vedic Astrology and more than 21 yrs experience in ‘Financial Astrology and study in Stock Markets & Commodity markets. We congratulate him for his published prediction of the stock market meltdowns in Jan 2008. He is also the author of the book ‘Vedic Astrology–Stock Market Analysis’. He has also been publishing e-books on month to month trends in US Stock Markets every year, since the year 2001. Visit his site or 

Karve Guruji (respectfully called in this manner by his devotees) is a well known person in the astrological world. Along with his daughter Pinky and son Sandeep, he visited our house in Murphy, Texas and stayed with us from May 22nd to May 30th, 2009.  We consider this as our good fortune and a blessing that a highly spiritually elevated person like Karve Guruji could spend his time with us and perform his daily poojas in our house.  This was a second visit to our house.  He had earlier visited our house for the first time in 1995 and stayed with us for a week.

Karve guruji is a blessed soul who received divine vision in his childhood and is also a self realized person.

During his 2009 stay with us, we had several occasions to chat with him when-ever he was free from his daily poojas. On each such occasions, I took the opportunity to ask him as many questions as possible about his early childhood, how he received “Siddhi” (super natural powers), and his high degree of intuition with the help of which he is able to comprehend date and time of birth of any one whom he meets or talks to over the telephone. I also brought forth inquiries concerning his Guru by the whose grace he received astrological knowledge.

Karve Guruji is a very humble person and, as such, did not wish any publicity about him. However we reasoned with him that he owed to the Astrological world that they should know about him and by the same token to spread his message of love to all human beings by bringing to their notice the Divine mantra he got in his divine vision.

He replied stating that all things that happened in his life took place by the will of God and that he did not plan for it nor will he take any credit for the various happenings in his life.

I asked probing questions to him, his daughter Pinky and his son Sandeep. The information gathered from such questioning is given below as I wish to share it with the readers of Saptarishi Astrology magazine.

Below, myself and Karve Guruji


Karve Gurji’s birth and early childhood

Shri Karve was born on an Ashadi Ekadasi day, (the exact year of his birth is not known as he was born in his parent’s home at Pune (old name Poona) in a middle class Brahmin family household. In those days, births that took place in homes were not recorded by the local Municipality. For this reason he did not have his birth certificate. His father and grand father were both pious Vedic Brahmins, devoted their entire time in doing prayers & meditation, and spent a considerable part of their time going to Varanasi [old name Benaras] to do ‘Tapasya’ (penance) there .

In his early childhood, he was guided by his parents to do daily prayers and other Vedic rituals as done in any Brahmin family. When he came of school age, he went to a nearby municipal school in Poona itself. However he did schooling for only two years and then dropped out as school education did not interest him.


His first exposure to astrology

In his early childhood, some time in the year 1938 or 1939, he happened to pick up a used book from an old book shop. He said that something made him pick up this book as it fascinated him from the very beginning. Therein he found that horoscopes of Lord Sri Ram and Lord Sri Krishna were given with some astrological comments. This was his first encounter with Vedic Astrology.  Reading this book was a thrilling experience to him and he felt as if he knew the subject (maybe from his past births). He read the book over and over again with great interest as the two horoscopes made a big impact on his young mind. He soon memorized these two horoscopes along with the astrological comments on them as contained in that book. The details of these two horoscopes are as under:


Sri Rama’s horoscope

Sri Rama was born in Punarvasu Nakshatra in Kataka Rasi (Cancer Moon sign) Kataka Lagna (Cancer Ascendant), with an exalted Jupiter well placed in Ascendant (Lagna). Saturn exalted and well placed in 4th house, Mars exalted and well placed in the 7th house, Venus exalted and well placed in the 9th house, Sun exalted and well placed in the 10th house along with Mercury, Rahu in 6th house and Ketu in the 12th house. Thus lord Rama had 5 planets in exaltation signs and one planet in own sign. He told me that this horoscope made big impact in his mind and it seemed to him that he was familiar with astrology as he could understand the book very clearly.


Sri Krishna’s Horoscope

Lord Sri Krishna’s horoscope has the following planetary placement:

He was born in Rohini Nakshatra in Vrishabha Rasi (Taurus Moon sign), Taurus Ascendant (Vrishabha lagna). Sun strongly placed in own house and in the 4th house in Leo (Simha Rasi), Mercury strongly placed in Virgo (kanya Rasi), Venus strongly placed in own house in Libra (Thula Rasi), Mars exalted and placed in Capricorn, Saturn strongly placed in own sign Aquarius, Jupiter strongly placed in own house in Pisces, Rahu placed in 6th house from the Ascendant and Ketu in the 12th house.  Thus Lord Krishna had in his horoscope 5 planets well placed in own sign (Swagrahee) and 2 planets well placed in exaltation signs.  These two horoscopes made a big impact on his young mind and he read this book with interest over and over again.  Around this time, he felt a deep urge to learn more and more about astrology by reading more books and by discussing the matter with astrology knowing persons. 


Shortly, after this book incident, in the year 1939, he met his first Guru by the name of Hari Bhau Dikshit. This gentleman gave him the initial knowledge in Astrology. Later in the year 1945 he met Shri GaneshViswanath Joshi who was a born blind but knew astrology and was a bachelor. Every day he would sit in a temple, all day long, and tried to guide astrologically the various persons who came to seek his help. By the blessings and guidance

from Shri Joshi, Karve Guruji further developed his knowledge & could also astrologically guide persons who had come to him with their problems.


      Around this time, the number of persons from all walks of life seeking astrological guidance from him was increasing day by day and he did his best to help them astrologically. One such person was Shri Teji Bachhan, father of Super star Amitabh Bachan, who had come to Poona to attend one “Kavi Sammelan” (meeting of artists) in the year 1942. He had told Karve Guruji that his wife was expecting a baby and wanted to know about the future of that baby. Karve Guruji told him that a son will soon be born to him and that this son will have a very bright future and become a famous person down the road and be visible throughout the world. Later a son was born to him who was named Amitabh Bachhan and every one knows about the super star of Indian Hindi movies Amitabh Bachhan.


In the year 1943, Lata Mangeshkar then a teenage girl, met him and wanted to know about her future. Karve Guruji told her that she will become a famous person down and that her name will be practically on the lips of every citizen of India. All of us know about the singing sensation called Lata Mangeshkar.


Around this time, many astrology knowing persons used to meet him and discuss astrology with him. In the year 1944, one famous astrologer of that time by name Sahu Modak met him and discussed astrological points with him.


In the year 1944, one Inspector general of Police in then Bombay Presidency (now called Maharashtra State) by name Maruthikar Narainkar Kamte met him and took him to Yerawada Jail to meet Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who was lodged in that prison (jailed by the British Rulers for taking part in freedom movement). Karve Guruji told Mr. Nehru at that meeting that he will be the first Prime Minister of Independent India and that this day is not far of. Everyone knows that India became independent in the year 1947 and that Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru became the first Prime Minister of Independent India.


Around this time the father of Sri Shantaram had met him and told him that he is worried about the future of his son. Karve Guruji told him not to worry as his son will make a big mark down the road and will become very famous all over India. Every one knows about V. Shantaram, a highly successful Movie figure.


Around this time, many Hindu Sadhus and Sanyasis & some saintly persons from Muslim community, used to meet him often and all of them used to tell him that he is a blessed person who he will be able to see God in a divine vision very soon.


Shortly after this, on 8 Aug, 1945, he had a “Divya Dhrishti” (Divine Vision) in a Vishnu Temple in Poona. In that Divine vision, he could see in the Idol, the God Vitthal, God of Pandharpur temple – God Balaji of Tirupathi temple and God Srinathji of Dwarka temple. They all appeared before him as if he was watching a TV screen.


This was his first divine vision during which he experienced a blissful state of mind and a feeling of happiness of the highest order never so far experienced in his life. Soon after this incident, many Hindu Sadhus and Sanyasis used to meet him and told him that he will be able to see many more such “Divya Dhrishti” (Divine Vision) in his life.



 On 18th August 1952 at 7 pm, through the help of one Sanyasi, he could get a grand divine vision in which he could see Lord Vishnu in Vishwadarshana. It was like watching a TV screen and during this Divine Vision, the mantra “OM SHRI VISHVADARSHAN      DEVATAYAI   NAMAHA” was given to him. Since then he has been reciting this mantra in his daily pooja & he continues to do so even now.


He has since asked several persons who sought his guidance to chant this mantra daily as a remedy to overcome their problems as this mantra will help to invoke the blessings of the Almighty God.


Around this time, the number of persons seeking his guidance was increasing day by day and he used to do his best to help them through his intuitive knowledge.


His marriage and family life

Karve Guruji got married in the year 1957. Since he did not have a formal education, he did not work on any job. He used the family’s fortune for his living and his family’s fortune gradually dwindled. His family consists of three sons and three daughters. Although he never worked on any job, by the grace of God he has been running the family comfortably until today without any problem as most of the persons who sought his guidance generally helped the family by giving some donation.


My family with Karve Guruji, his daughter Pinky and son Sandeep

Karve Guruji’s trips abroad

He was invited by Arsha Vidya Gurukulam at Saylosburg PA, USA in the year 1995 to attend an astrological seminar. As part of that trip he visited Texas and stayed with us in our home for about 15 days.

Subsequently, he has been visiting USA almost every year during the summer has also visited countries in the Middle East. During 1997, he was invited by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi to Netherlands and there he was conferred the title of “Satpursuha“ by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

Karve Guruji is a tireless person. It is amazing that at his age (estimated to be about 80 yrs old), he observes fasting on every Monday which means that he will not take even water after he gets up until he finishes his daily pooja after which he will take a small quantity of special food prepared for such fasting days. He observed this fast during his stay in our house and we were amazed to see how his energy level was the same as on non-fasting days. He attributed this to “Daiva Shakthi”, the divine help. I have heard of Sages living in the Himalayas living on pure cosmic energy as they live in caves in remote areas where food and water are generally not accessible. Likewise, maybe Karve Guruji is able to absorb energy from the cosmos (cosmic energy) on such fasting days. It was really amazing.

Karve Guruji’s message to readers of Saptarishi Astrology magazine

He says that the mantra he received in his divine vision namely “OM SHRI VISHVADARSHAN DEVATAYAI NAMAHA” should be chanted for overcoming all problems by each and every one irrespective of the religion they may belong to as this is a universal mantra for all religions and Gods. The flyer given by Karve Guruji is attached for information of all readers.

May God bless Karve Guruji with long life so that he can be a source of inspiration to the younger generations.


For the benefit of those readers who wish to call Karve Guruji, you may call his daughter Pinky Karve in India. Below are the mobile & landline numbers of Pinky Karve in India. Before calling her, the readers are advised to keep a copy of their horoscope with them for ready reference to enable them to double check the placement of planets in the horoscope which they will hear over the telephone during their telephone talk with Pinky or Karve Guruji.

Pinky Karve (aka Sanjivani Karve)—mobile: 011-91-9769753139 ; Landline 91-22-24362998 ; Email: