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Pemmaraju V. R. Rayudu

Mr. Pemmaraju V.R.Rayudu, BE, M.Tech, a former Senior Scientist and Deputy Director of Defence Research and Development Laboratory of Government of India, has been studying, researching, and practicing Hindu Astrology for the last four decades. Member of the AFA and author of the much acclaimed ‘How to Read A Horoscope’ & ‘How to Match Horoscopes’  is known for his authentic work in rare areas like Nadi Astrology. Though 70 yrs old he has been a mentor to Saptarishis Astrology right from its inception stage. 


Mr. Rayudu, as a member of American Federation Astrologers (AFA). on an invitation from the American Federation of Astrologers, he gave a lecture on his Computerized Research work in their convention held in USA in 1992. This research work was published as a Book titled “How to read a Horoscope — A Scientific model of prediction based on Benefic and Malefic analysis of planets and bhavas as per Hindu Astrology” in 1997. Mr. Rayudu, on invitation, visited Maharishi University of Management in Holland for lectures, discussions, and consultations in Hindu Astrology in 1995. He was again invited by American Federation of Astrologers to give lecture on Hindu Nadi Astrology in their convention in 1998. He also gave lecture on Hindu Nadi Astrology in Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Pennsylvania, USA and gave consultations at various places in USA in 1998.He also traveled many countries.

Titles & Awards

Mr. Rayudu was awarded Daivagna Ratna and Jyotish Aradhakulu by the Star Astrological Research Center, Hyderabad on 6 Nov 1993 & 16 July 1997 in consideration of his meritorious contribution made and distinguished services rendered to the cause of Astrology and Occult sciences. He received Shri Santhanam Award in 2001 for his best article Nadi Astrology – An Overview published in The Times of Astrology magazine Jan 2000. He got Ugadi Award–2006 from Andhra Pradesh State Govt., India for his outstanding contribution to Astrology.Mr. Rayudu is a member of Planetary Gems Association of Thailand. The Planetary Gems Association of Thailand certifies Mr.Rayudu as Planetary Gem Adviser. Presently, Mr. Rayudu continues his research work in ancient Hindu Nadi Astrology.


His books are published by M/s Motilal Banarsidas Publishers, 41 UA Bungalow road, Jawaharnagar, New Delhi 100007 and they are reprinted also.

How to Read a Horoscope:

Theme: Planets are subjected to different influences in a horoscope and they are analyzed scientifically giving suitable weightages for every condition to arrive at the benefic and malefic percentage of each planet. Similarly, bhavas are analyzed. Based on these benefic and malefic percentage analysis of planets and bhavas, broad life & yearly predictions can be given. The whole scheme is computerized. Contents are given in the web site.

How to Match Horoscopes for Marriage

Theme: The book is a scientific methodology based on compatibility on Moon and other aspects evolved for matching the horoscopes for marriage partners. Contents are given in the web site. The psychological and physiological dispositions, mental qualities, character etc are considered for matching. Tables for compatibility points are given along with criteria for matching as poor, fair, good, very good, excellent.

Book Reviews

Reviews on his book “How to Read Horoscope” in ” The Express Star teller” magazine Feb 1999, Chennai, India, in “The Hindu” News Paper, India,  The Indian Express News  paper, India and in “The Astrological magazine” Jan 1998, Bangalore, India. Many other magazines, newspapers and individuals also appreciated his book.

Articles Published

MATCHING HOROSCOPES   FOR MARRIAGE in “Today’s Astrologer” journal Feb 10, 1994 of American Federation of Astrologers, USA.

A NOTE ON NADI AMSHAS  in “Vedic Astrology” Magazine Nov-Dec ‘1998, New Delhi, India.

A NOTE ON PROBLEMS IN PREDICTIONS in “The Times of Astrology” magazine Jan ’99, New Delhi, India.

COMMENT ON TWIN BIRTHS, in ‘Your Views column of “The Express Star Teller” magazine Feb 1999, Chennai, India.

JEEVA AND SAREERA OF GRAHAS – CONSCIOUSNESS AND ACTIVITIES OF PLANETS in “Today’s Astrologer” journal March 1999 of American Federation of Astrologers, USA

ASTROLOGY AND HUMAN LIFE in “The Times of Astrology” magazine, July 1999, New Delhi, India.

DAILY EVENTS  CHECK WITH HORARY AND BIRTH CHART in “The Times of Astrology” magazine Sept’99, New Delhi.

NADI ASTROLOGY (An Overview) in “The Times of Astrology” magazine, Jan 2000 issue.

A LIFE PATTERN IN THE LIGHT OF MAJOR PLANETS TRANSITS (A Novel Approach) in “The Times of Astrology” magazine May 2000 issue.

NAVAMSAPADA LORDS AND PREDICTIONS in the Annual Issue January 2001 of the magazine “The Times of Astrology”, New Delhi, India.

BENEFIC and MALEFIC PLANETS AND GEMS in the website: http// of the Planetary Gems Association of Thailand.

HOROSCOPE OF SRI SWAMI JNANANANDA – THE SAINT AND THE SCIENTIST in “The Times of Astrology” magazine New Delhi May/June 2001.

TATWA / ANTAR TATWA SIDDHANTA – BIRTH TIME RECTIFICATION is a free English translation from the book ” Jyotisha Siddhantammu” published in 1970 written by my Guru Daivagna Ratna and Vidya Visarada late Shri Divakaruni Venkata Subbarao in the South Indian ‘ Telugu’ language.

NADI ASTROLOGY FOR MARRIAGE – A Case Study in “The Times of Astrology” magazine, New Delhi, Jan 2002.

TWELFTH BHAVA OF TWO KRISHNAMURTHYS – ENLIGHTENED THINKERS in “The Times of Astrology” magazine, New Delhi, Feb 2002.

ANGRY PLANETS is a Lecture given at Indian Council of Astrological Studies, Hyderabad, India.

SOME PREDICTIVE TECHNIQUES is a Lecture given at Indian Council of Astrological Studies, Hyderabad, India.

STELLAR EFFECTS is a Lecture given at Indian Council of Astrological Studies, Hyderabad, India.

NADI AMSHA CHART in “The Times of Astrology” magazine, New Delhi in April 2005.

MARRIAGE AGE – A NADI METHOD is a Lecture given on 3rd June 2005 at Indian Council of Astrological Sciences (ICAS), Hyderabad, India.

ANUKAL VAD VS PRATIKUL VAD is an article is prepared on request by Planetary Gems Association,

Personal Information.

Pemmaraju V. R. Rayudu

B.E., M. Tech., Diploma in Management and French.

Former Senior Scientist and Deputy Director Defense Research and Development Laboratory, Hyderabad 

Date of birth:

7 September 1938

Time of birth:

08:56:16 hrs (after birth rectification by Tatwa/Antar-tatwa Siddantha to match the Lagna, Day of birth, Moon star and male birth and to match the Nadi Amsha).

Place of Birth:

Vizianagram, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Longitude 83:26 East, Latitude 18:07 North


Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering (1959), College of Engineering, Andhra University, Waltair, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Subsequently, Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering by Research from Regional Engineering College, Warangal.A.P., India.

Diploma in French from French Cultural Center, Hyderabad, India.

Diploma in Management from All India Institute of Management, New Delhi, India.

Courses in Project Management from Defence Institute of Work Study, Landour, India.

Human Resource Management from Administrative College, Hyderabad, India.

Musical  instrument Veena from College of Music, Hyderabad, India.

Computer  Applications from Strategic Training Institute, Hyderabad, India.

Vedanta and Sanskrit from Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Coimbatore, India and Self Study of Astrology and Philosophy.


Maintenance Engineer in Paper Mills, Sirpur Kaghaznagar, A.P.India In 1960.

Subsequently, for nearly 30 years worked in Armament Research and Development Establishment, Pune, India and Defence Research and Development Laboratory, Hyderabad, India as Head of Gun Recoil Systems, Solid Rocket Propulsion, Project Mangement, Planning, Human Resource Development, Value Engineering, Safety Engineering and recognized as one of the pioneers of guided missile technology.

Took Voluntary Retirement in 1990 to pursue the hobbies of Astrology, Philosophy and Music.

Published books and Articles in Astrology.


Wife: Bharati; Son: Kamesh; Daughter-in-law: Sailaja; Grand son: Vijay; Grand daughter: Shiuli


67 Vinayanagar, Saidabad,

Hyderabad – 500059, Andhra Pradesh,


Residence Phone: +91-040-24530210

Mobile: 9347844971

Emails:  ,,

Contents: Book “ How to read a horoscope”:

Chapter I


Some fundamentals

Planetary Ownerships, Stars, Exaltation and Debilitation Signs, Permanent, Temporary and Functional Planetary Relationships, Natural Benefic and Malefic Planets
Lordship Benefic and Malefic Planets for Different Ascendants, Karaka Planets for Different Bhavas, Aspects of Planets, Deities, Jewels, Colors and Numbers for Planets

Chapter II

Benefic and Malefic Analysis Of Planets

Benefic Analysis

Malefic Analysis

Lordship Benefic and Malefic Weightages for Different Ascendants

Chapter III

Benefic and Malefic Analysis Of Bhavas

Chapter IV

Broad Life Predictions

Predictions of Different Ascendants

Temperament and Personality


First Bhava      Body, Health, Temperament and Personality

Second Bhava             Wealth, Speech, Family, Face, Eyes, Food

Third Bhava    Courage, Younger Brothers and Sisters, Throat, Arms, Shoulders, Communications, Relatives, Friends

Fourth Bhava Education, Houses, Landed Property, Conveyances, Mother, Chest, Heart, General Happiness

Fifth Bhava     Children, Wisdom, Intelligence, Stomach

Sixth Bhava    Diseases, Enemies, Debts

Seventh Bhava Marriage, Wife/ Husband, Marital relationship, Business Partnership

Eighth Bhava Longevity, Legacies, Secret Organs

Ninth Bhava    Prosperity, Father, Devotion to Gods and Religious Preceptors, Long Journeys, Hips, Thighs

Tenth Bhava    Profession, Status and Position, Respect, Travels Life and Activity, Knees, back

Eleventh Bhava Gains and Income, Elder Brothers and Sisters, Calves of Legs

TwelfthBhava Losses and Expenditure,Moksha (Enlightenment), Foreign Travels, Sexual

Enjoyment, Confinement or Imprisonment, Teeth

Chapter V


Predictions of Different Planets Influencing Different Bhavas

First Bhava      Body, Health, Temperament and Personality

Second Bhava             Wealth

Third Bhava    Courage

Fourth Bhava Education, Houses, Landed Property and Conveyances, Happiness

Fifth Bhava     Children

Sixth Bhava    Diseases, Enemies, Debts

Seventh Bhava Marriage and Marital Relationship

Eighth Bhava Longevity

Ninth Bhava    Prosperity

Tenth Bhava    Profession

Eleventh Bhava Gains and Income

Twelfth Bhava Losses and Expenditure


Predictions of Different Planets in Different Rasis



Temperament and Personality




Houses Landed Property and Means of Conveyance


Children Diseases



Marriage and Marital Relationship




Gains and income

Losses and Expenditure

Predictions of Different Bhava Lords in Different Bhavas

As First Bhava Lord in different Bhavas

As Second Bhava Lord in different Bhavas

As Third Bhava Lord in different Bhavas

As Fourth Bhava Lord in different Bhavas

As Fifth Bhava Lord in different Bhavas

As Sixth Bhava Lord in different Bhavas

As Seventh Bhava Lord in different Bhavas

As Eighth Bhava Lord in different Bhavas

As Ninth Bhava Lord in different Bhavas

As Tenth Bhava Lord in different Bhavas

As Eleventh Bhava Lord in different Bhavas

As Twelfth Bhava Lord in different Bhavas

Predictions of Influence of Different Other Bhava Lords on Different Bhavas

As different Bhava Lords influencing First Bhava

As different Bhava Lords influencing Second Bhava

As different Bhava Lords influencing Third Bhava

As different Bhava Lords influencing Fourth Bhava

As different Bhava Lords influencing Fifth Bhava

As different Bhava Lords influencing Sixth Bhava

As different Bhava Lords influencing Seventh Bhava

As different Bhava Lords influencing Eighth Bhava

As different Bhava Lords influencing Ninth Bhava

As different Bhava Lords influencing Tenth Bhava

As different Bhava Lords influencing Eleventh Bhava

As different Bhava Lords influencing Twelfth Bhava

Chapter VI

Model Horoscope


Basic Birth Data, Planetary Information, Rasi and Navamsa Charts Cusp and Bhava Degrees and Bhava Chart, Planetary Relationship-Permanent and Functional

Vimsottaridasa Tables, Planets in Main Periods, Sub Periods and Inter Periods
Natural and Lordship Benefics and Malefics

Benefic and Malefic Analysis of Planets

Broad Life Predictions

General Characteristics of Libra Ascendant

Analysis of Bhavas

Major Significator Planets for Various Bhavas

Yearly Predictions

Main Period of Saturn Sub period of Venus in main period of Saturn

Interperiod of Saturn in the Subperiod of Venus and Main Period of Saturn

Interperiod of Mercury in the Subperiod of Venus and Main Period of Saturn

Interperiod of Ketu in the Subperiod of Venus and Main Period of Saturn


Contents: Book “ How to match horoscopes for marriage”

Chapter I


Some fundamentals-

Planets and own house

Natural benefic planet

Natural malefic planet

Aspects of planets



Rasis, Nakshtras, Padas

Chapter II

Compatibility on the basis of Moon            

Varna, Compatibility points table

Vasya, Compatibility points table

Grahamaitri, Compatibility points table

Rashi kuta, Compatibility points table

Dina kuta, Compatibility table

Yoni kuta, Compatibility table

Gana kuta, Compatibility points table

Nadi kuta, Compatibility points table


Special considerations

Moon position

Moon Ashtakavarga

Chapter III

Compatibility points on the basis of other aspects

Kuja Dosha or Mars evil

Kuja dosha exceptions

Other malefic planets dosha


Ascendants lords

Seventh houses

Seventh house lords

Eighth house lords

Other planets

Ascendants and Moons

Venus and Mars

Venus position

Chapter IV


Chapter V


Rashi chart of husband

Rashi chart of wife

Compatibility points on the basis of Moon

Compatibility points on the basis of other aspects

Total compatibility points







Book Review In The Astrological Magazine

His book review in ‘The Astrological magazine’ January 1998, Bangalore, India (E-mail

How to Read a Horoscope by Pemmaraju V. R. Rayudu (Motilal Banarasidass, 41,U.A.Bungalow Road, Jawahar Nagar, Delhi 110 007, pages 442, Rs250.


The author, a former senior scientist and deputy director of Defense Research and Development of India, claims to have discovered a new approach to analyze benefic and malefic results of planets and Bhavas. New approaches are always welcome and the author’s efforts in this direction are bound to create a new angle in the interpretation. After a brief but lucid review of fundamentals, the author introduces his method, somewhat akin to Dr.Raman’s in his “Three Hundred Important Combinations” of allotting points – benefic and malefic – to different positions and influences planets and Bhavas are subject to. On this basis, he says if the malefic percentage of a Bhava is more than 55, results too would be unfavorable pertaining to the Bhava; 50 to 55% of moderate results and so on. The description of signs, planets, Bhavas, houses is elaborate without being redundant and proceeds along the lines outlined in classical works. A model horoscope at the end serves to illustrate the author’s method of analyzing a chart. Worth perusing from an academic angle, the volume in a useful addition to existing literature on predictive astrology.



Book Review In The Express Star Teller Magazine


His Book Review in “The Express Star teller” February 1999 from Chennai, India  “How to read a horoscope” By Pemmaraju V.R.Rayudu, Pages 442, Price Rs.250-, Published by Motilal Banarsidass.41, U.A.Bungalow Road, Jawahar Nagar, Delhi-110007.

People generally approach the astrologers to know about their future regarding health, education, property, children, marriage, longevity, prosperity, etc. All these topics are vividly and easily explained in a unique book by the great scholar Sri P.V.R.Rayudu. Enabling even a beginner to refer to the particular topic and make the predictions himself. He has served as the Deputy Director of Defense Research and Development Laboratory of Government of India. A new methodology for predictive purpose has sprung from the author’s research oriented scientific bent of mind. A cursory look at the Rasi chart cannot result in any fruitful predictions. It is also not really quite easy to calculate through Vargas, shadbala strengths etc. The author has struck upon a via media solution by analyzing the benefic and malefic tendencies of each planet. These tendencies differ as per its placement in exaltation/debilitation rasi, own rasi/star, friendly/enemy rasi/star, different bhavas as per its own lordship and as per its associations and aspects by other friendly/enemy planets etc. In this book, a new methodology is delineated to find out the benefic and malefic percentage of planets and bhavas, giving suitable weightages for each type of influence over them. After analyzing the benefic and malefic percentages for each planet and bhava, the predictions can be given on all important aspects of life as per the concerned ruling main, sub and inter-period planets. Of course, the transit results of the planets may be subsequently coupled as given in any classical texts. This whole system of analysis for a particular horoscope has also been computerized.

Separate chapters are assigned for broad life predictions and yearly predictions and yearly predictions. The general characteristics of each ascendant with respect to appearance, health, temperament, personality traits and the benefic, malefic and moderate predictions of each bhava are given. In the chapter on ‘yearly predictions’, the author has clearly stated that the inter-period benefic and malefic percentage is to be worked out taking the average of the benefic and malefic percentages of the main period planet, sub-period planet and the inter-period planet.

The author again and again reiterates that the predictions should be picked up judiciously, diligently, cautiously and intelligently pertaining to one’s own social, environmental, economical and cultural circumstances. For ready reference, the fundamentals and weigtages for lordship benefic and malefic planets for different ascendants are clearly tabulated. there is another very useful ready-reckoner which explains the deities, jewels, colors and numbers which should be used to strengthen the benefic tendencies or to lessen the malefic tendencies of the planets during their periods. The sixth chapter ‘Model Horoscope’ will clarify all the doubts the readers may encounter. It gives a computer print-out of a model horoscope specially programmed for the benefic and malefic analysis of planets and bhavas along with predictions. The intention of the model horoscope is to give a clear idea of the application of this new theory and subsequent readings of the predictions accordingly. The book under review is a worthwhile presentation throwing valuable information on a new system of analysis of a horoscope.

Book Review in “The Hindu” Newspaper, Chennai, India.


With self help books being the order of the day, here are two more to the pile that crowd bookshop shelves. The additions this time round are P.V.R.Rayudu’s How to Read A Horoscope and Rajesh Talwar’s How to Choose Your Lawyer When You Need One. Despite his job as deputy director of the Defense Research and Development Laboratory, Rayudu has devoted his free time to studying, researching and practicing Hindu astrology for the past three decades. And now he has come out with a book that aims at supplementing the existing literature on predictive astrology. He has also added his own scientific model of prediction based on benefic and malefic analysis of planets and bhavas as per Hindu astrology.

Rayudu’s book is for specialists in astrology.

How to Read a Horoscope, Pemmaraju V. R. Rayudu, Motilal Banarasidass Publishers, Rs. 250/-

Review of book “ How to read a horoscope” in “The Indian Express” News paper  November 15,1997 

Handbook for astrologers

No book on astrology can ever be complete. It is the totality of observations made by savants, observations on methods of calculation and interpretation. It is believed that 27 stars guide the destiny of the world. These are in turn divided among 12 constellations, which are again governed by seven planets. In “ How to read a horoscope”, the writer has gathered almost all the information on the permutations and combinations of planets and constellations and spelt out the consequences. It is a good handbook for an astrologer. The book also contains details on individual positions and methods of forecasting. The writer has lucidly explained all the changes indicated in the basic principles of astrology, and that is what makes the book worth reading.

Review on his book “How to Match horoscopes for Marriage” published in “The Times of Astrology” magazine, July 2000 issue, New Delhi, India.


Book Review on the book “How to Match Horoscopes for Marriage” by P.V.R.Rayudu, published in “The Times of Astrology” magazine ,New Delhi July 2000. (Paperback pages 56, Rs.60, Published by M/s Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Private Ltd, Delhi)

The name of P.V.R.Rayudu is well known to the readers of “The Times of Astrology”. Those readers who do not have access to all time great compendium on Marriages in Astrology by the name of “Predicting Marriage” published by Nishkaam Peeth Prakashan, should certainly not miss the little 56 paged book “How to match Horoscopes for Marriage”, wonderfully written and organized by P.V.R.Rayudu.The author has been honest enough in his confession while he had written about the book in his preface: –

“I know that I have considered in my approach the Rashi charts and certain important aspects only for matching the horoscopes for marriage, without going into the details of the other Varga (divisional ) charts particularly the Navamsa charts,Bhava charts, other connected bhavas such a 2nd,5th,12th bhavas,Dasas(periods)etc.,because these are likely to change more frequently depending on the variations in the Ayanamsas,epemeris of Drik and Vakya Siddhantas,birth times etc.I feel that my approach in Sthula (gross) level with Rashi charts and Nakshatras (constellations) for matching the horoscopes for marriage is important first before going further into the Sukshama(subtle) level analysis if necessary…..”

The book is rich in all useful tables, which are beautifully presented in the book. The book also contains almost all primary principles related to matching the horoscopes for marriage prevalent in North as well as South of the Indian Sub continent.

The Publishers “Motilal Banarsidass” are one of the pioneers to publish all important literature on Indology including Astrology.One must read this book which is presented in a very much reader friendly manner.

Shri Santhanam Award 2001 AD 

(For his best article on “ Nadi Astrology- An Over view)


Let us forget for a while the artificial controversy of astrology being science or art and start enjoying the great moment of its supremacy over the other disciplines of knowledge. The Times of astrology is presenting here a great soul of scientist who deserted the useful branches of science for the cause of the divine science, the astrology, the Jyotirved wilfully by seeking the voluntary retirement from Defence Research and Development Laboratory in Government of India where he had already contributed much as a senior scientist under high voltage environment of physical sciences including Value, Armament and Space engineering.

This noble soul descended down in Andhra Pradesh in his present incarnation of P. V. R. Rayudu at Vinayanagar, Saidabad on 7th September 1938 and started his educational sojourn with brilliance from the very beginning. That brilliance started appearing in his academic career of school days transgressed not only to his career in Engineering colleges of Andhra Pradesh but also to other prestigious institutions of Management, Computer learning, Vedanta Sanskrit; and South Indian classical instrumental music where he chose to learn to play Veena, the divine instrument attached to all images of Goddess Saraswati, the only mother of all types of knowledge. This brilliance coupled with a scientific temper he acquired during his disciplined studies and researches thereafter in his work field, has garnished with richness of deep thought and enlightenment, his scholarly articulations in the field of astrology, the divine science, the Jyotirved. His article “Nadi Astrology: An Overview, appeared in Annual issue 2000 AD of the Times of Astrology, the bilingual monthly of Jyotirved, has demonstrated his all skills of writings as well as the quest of divine knowledge of Jyotirved.

Nadi Astrology has been popular since time immemorial in South India, as is the case of Bhrigu or Ravana Samhitas etc in North India. There have also been tremendous efforts to dig out the underlying principles of delineating horoscopes by eminent scholars including the late Dr B.V.Raman and Shri Divakaruni Venkata Subba Rao, the admitted Gurus of Mr.Rayudu. Shri K.N.Rao and Mr.R.G.Rao have also many things to their credit for working in this field of Nadi astrology However, it is the article “Nadi astrology: An Overview” by Shri Rayudu that gives the clearest picture of Nadi astrology in its totality and a fair, honest and almost exhaustive review of the same. The approach of the scholar in this article has been very scientific This approach has been devised by our great seers while teaching Vedanta Darshan in general.

After introducing his subject in his article, Shri Rayudu has narrated the history of Nadi Granthas ab initio before describing the part of procedure to operate with these Granthas or leaves.. Thereafter he has tried successfully to indexify the contents of Nadi Granthas as per their different chapters or Kandams. The learned author has also put forth the Toll claims of Nadi astrologers and examine the same dispassionately with his comments for almost all popular Nadi readers of South India with live illustrations there from covering all aspects of General, Profession, Shanthi or Parihar Kandams therein. He has also included his personal experiences of consulting Kowmara Nadi ,Vasistha Nadi, Maha Siva Vakya Tulya Nadi, Kaushika Nadi Kashyap Nadi, Shuka Nadi, Viswamitra Nadi, Vyasa Nadi, Agastya Nadi and Skanda Nadi in Chennai, Salem, Kancheepuram, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Secunderabad and Tirupati from 1968 onwards. Like an ardent student of this science, he has also enumerated some doubts and questions more than 100 in number in Para 54 of this great article, exhaustively.

Before concluding his article with earnest advice and request to all serious researchers in astrology including Nadi astrology to come together exchanging their information freely on the subject through internet and e-mails etc and rich individuals, trusts, government and private agencies Swamis and Ashrams to help financially for researches, he had also set a path with pointing out the concrete issues for required further research on Nadi astrology in Para55 of the article.

The articulations of such an article involving the highest degree of dedication, commitment, perseverance and hard work could not have been possible by an author other than the outstanding scholar and exalted soul with the divine grace from our great seers and savants of Astrology and Vedic Traditions.

Let us commemorate the great modern savant of astrology, late Shri R. Santhanam, the founder Editor of TOA and welcome and honour the Great soul known to us by the name of Shri P. V. R. Rayudu for his valuable as well wonderful article “Nadi Astrology : An Overview”, though he has equally useful other articles published in the Times of Astrology, The Astrological Magazine, Express Star Teller, Vedic Astrology and Today’s Astrologer along with his books, “How to read a Horoscope” and “How to Match Horoscopes for Marriage” to his credit after being well received by the readers throughout the globe.

We pray to Almighty and our Gurus for his all-round success, bliss and longevity.

Live! Long!! P.V.R.Rayudu!!!Live! Long!! Jyitirved!!!Live! Long!! Astrology!!!

Live! Long!! The Times of Astrology!!!

                                          UGADI  AWARD- 2006

 By Andhra Pradesh Government 

The Department of Culture, Andhra Pradesh State Government (India), during the “Ugadi- 2006 (Telugu New Year) Celebrations on 30 March 2006, has given an Award to Shri Pemmaraju V.R.Rayudu for his distinguished services in the field of Jyotish (Astrology) from Dr.Y.S.Rajasekhar Reddy, Andhra Pradesh State Chief Minister and Shri M.Satyanarayana Rao, Minister for Culture.


Daivagna Ratna & Jyotish Aradhakulu Shri Pemmaraju V.R.Rayudu was born on 7 September 1938 in Vizianagaram. He retired as Senior Scientist & Deputy Director from Defense Research & Development Laboratory (D.R.D.L.).

He has been doing research in Hindu Astrology for the last three decades. He was a member of American Federation of Astrologers. He wrote a book  “ How to read a Horoscope”.

In 1995 he worked as a consultant in Maharishi University of Management, Holland.

His articles were published in many prestigious astrological magazines.

He got Santanam Award in 2001.


Media coverage:

Northern India news papers, Deccan Chronicle, Vartha,  E- TV

 From Deccan Chronicle May 18, 2001:      

Knowledge Bank: Pemmaraju V.R.Rayudu took voluntary retirement and devoted himself full-time to Nadi Astrology. Vidwan of ancient Nadi Astrology:

Pemmaraju V.R.Rayudu, former senior scientist and deputy director, Defence Research and Development Laboratory, is now dedicating all his time to what has been his passionate interest of over three decades – astrology. Two books, many articles and the Santhanam Award 2001 later, he is still the explorer looking for clues which will help him decipher the relationship between the cosmic powers and human life pattern. Rayudu, born in 1938, took voluntary retirement to devote himself  full-time to developing mathematical models in astrology. And his research area is ancient Hindu Nadi Astrology which is the study of nadi amsha- the 150th part of the rashi, amounting to 48 seconds in time, if two hours duration is taken for rashi.