V.R.K.Murthy (03-10-1946 - 28-09-2005) V.V.Rao
(24-03-1929 - 21-09-2002)
Leo Astro Academy was founded in 1966 to spread the astrology in particular Sayana System. Since founding Sri V.V.Rao single handedly made herculean efforts by imparting direct and postal coaching of astrology. Some of his students are practicing. With the support of his students and clients, Sri V.V.Rao under the banner of the Academy conducted Seminars and conferences of the astrologers from all over Andhra Pradesh as well from other states.
Sri Kishan Kaul, publisher and author of Sri Kishan Ephemeris, who is today championing the cause of spreading Sayana/tropical system of astrology and a crusade against ayanamsa (Raman's is one, Nemani's another so on so forth), appreciated well the Leo Astro Academy's attempt to spread the system. Though many were trained under postal tuition, all are not practicing for their own reasons, but clientele is after for predictions.
In 1980 Sri V.V.Rao started authoring Andhra Bhoomi Panchang in association with Sri Bijumalla Suryanarayana Siddhanti with the unique feature of daily charts depicting planetary positions and daily sunsign forecast, which was not prevalent till then, in panchang and was well received and being patronized even today by many people in Andhra Pradesh.
On his own for some time, he was publishing an astrological magazine JANMATARA to popularize Sayana way of predictive astrology. He was contributing Astrological predictions to Andhra Bhoomi, Deccan Chronicle, Tribune, Asian Age etc. Also Panchang was published in english during 1990, 1991 but later stopped due to marketing restraints.
Sri V.V.Rao was appearing on Gemini TV in Grahabalam & Gruhabalam (Strength of planets and Vastu) feature giving weekly predictions and answering questions with lot of popularity in addition to Panchang Sravanam on Ugadi (Telugu New Year) day.
He is associated with Potti Sriramulu Telugu University as an external examiner for Faculty of Astrology and Vastu once again coming in close association to Sri Kothapalli Veerabhadra Rao, Head of Department of Astrology. A long way from Maharaja College from where Sri V.V.Rao's educated for some time under Sri Veerabhadra Rao in Special Telugu and now associated in astrology. He is a visiting Professor of Telugu University to give special lectures. He prepared lessons in sayana astrology, matching etc. for their students. Sri V.V.Rao was honored for his work and talents by other astrological organizations at Hyderabad and Warangal. Rao's Medical Astrology forecast is appearing in Webhealthplus.com. Andhra Jyothi Panchang Andhra Prabha Panchang are also authored by Sri Rao.
With the help and assistance of his disciples Sri V.R.K.Murthy & T.K.Sastry, the Sayana predictions, Panchang and Muhurats much needed by one and all, could be got computerized taking to its logical end of launching this website, LEOASTRO.COM, to serve and cater the extending demands of clientele and general public,the NRI section in particular.
Sri V.V.Rao was born on 24.3.1929 at Kurdha road Orissa. He was educated in Vizianagaram Maharaja college, a well known center for intellectuals, writers and artists. As conformed by his fifth house of the birth chart, Aries with Sun and Uranus placed, his talents are varied and diversified. His interest in creative writing, acting in dramas, journalism, playwright associating with Nataka Parishats and as a renowned Astrologer can be attributed to his fifth house with exalted Sun and Uranus for diversification and Astrology. His early interest in classical oriental literature made him to choose Telugu special subject under the teachership of renowned academician Sri Kothapalli Veera Bhadra Rao. But the presence of Uranus didn't allow him to pursue the same line of education and shifted him to commerce and cost accountancy. The path of social reformation prevalent during his early days made him to write plays in that line, act and direct dramas along with the prominent people of those days Raavi Sastry, Avasarala Surya Rao and the like. A turn film field as dialogue writer, a career in Endowments Department as Executive Officer, worked with a forest contractor, working in shipyard, for some time served in railways, a career as accountant in a bottling company, and to Palmistry, numerology and Astrology. While in the job as accountant his astrological predictive talents due to placement of Uranus in fifth house, have made him popular. The deep study of the subject and shifting to Journalism in Andhra Bhoomi, sharpened his talents further and After leaving the Andhra Bhoomi he settled down whole time in Astrology to meet the demands of his clients and friends.
V.R.K.Murthy, with tenth Uranus playing its natural role on his profession, made to resign long service in Bank and made to enter construction and other business activity and didnot allow to continue the same line. With the progressed Moon coming to the square from first made him to shift the line to the studentship of Sri V.V.Rao and learnt astrology and the Uranus again played its role to take him to computerise the horoscope, interpretations etc. As a natural inquisitiveness created by Uranus from tenth trining the first lord Mercury, went deeper to computerise the Panchang-Astroguide (Almanac) part, Muhurats part which are much needed for the common man in the traditional Nirayana system and Matching horoscopes and interpretations under Sayana System learnt from revered Guru Sri V.V.Rao. With his blessings he learnt astrology, computerising the same and to the logical end of launching this site. He passed away on Ekadasi, 28th of September 2005
T.K.Sastry, after having done Master of Business Administration. The third and tenth lord's presence in sixth,the house of career, made him to shift to journalism and further to cyber journalism as news editor. With inborn interest in astrology due to 12th lord in first house and first lord in 8th, the house for occult subjects, did his studentship under Sri V.V.Rao and learnt astrology. His 8th lord Mercury is in sextile to 12th lord Saturn helped him to enter astrology career. Along with Sri Rao, he participated and appeared in Gemini T.V's Ugadi Panchanga Sravanam and other associated activity with Sri V.V.Rao. The association with Sri V.V.Rao continued to this web site too.
Bijumalla BinduMadhava Sarma is an associate of Sri. V.V.Rao in Andhra Bhoomi Panchang. He is from a Vedic family and family of Astrologers. From childhood he studied Krishna Yajurveda and today he is practicing astrologer of his father's seat. He is also publishing his traditional family Bijumalla panchang every year. He is also translating and preparing Calendar and Panchang in Telugu for Positional Astronomy Center (Govt. of India) which organisation is publishing panchang and calendar in different languages in India including Urdu.
Kishore Kumar Das a B.A (Hons.), a journalist from Eenadu and desciple of Sri. V.V.Rao, is associated with our site as Vastu consultant and undertaking all the field work needed. He is an expert in traditional vastu and in recognision of his efforts he is awarded titles VASTU RATNA, VASTU SIROMANI. A 12th Venus gave him the flair for acting and now a days he is appearing in movies as well T.V. serials and Ads.
The Leo Astro Academy owes a lot to the young energetic students of software Mr. Paramatma Sirnam , Mr. Narsimha Sastry Telikepalli, Mr. Subramanian V for their concerted, relentless and untiring efforts in developing the Astrological Package and the design and development of www.leoastro.com .In due acknowledgment of our gratefulness,we wish them all success and blessings for their prosperity.
With a fond hope that every guest of this site will take best advantage of the services being extended and enable us to expand the site more and more to meet the needs and requirements, a humble beginning is being made with a request to you all to send in your valuable constructive comments.
V.R.K.Murthy email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph +91 40 23398957
T.K.Sastry email: email@example.com Ph +91 40 27717250
Kishore Das for Vastu Ph +91 40 56642454
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