Virendra Battu

I was born in Sarhala Kalan, a large village in Punjab, India. My late father was an Auditor with the Western Railways, India. He had a transferable job which necessitated moving to another town every three years. My childhood days were spent in Ajmer, and Bharuch. We later shifted to Vadodara, Mumbai, Surat, Anand and then finally back to Mumbai.

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Pic taken @ Chandigarh

I was brought up in a cosmopolitan background and educated in English Medium. I graduated as a Science Student – B. Sc. (Zoology as Primary Subject and Botany as Secondary Subject). While I did my graduation, I also gained a Diploma in Electronics thru distance learning.

I wanted to be an entrepreneur and start my own business, but, much of this had to wait till we moved to Mumbai in 1985. I then learned Microprocessors and computers. I have had a varied experience in professional sphere from being a Recording Engineer to Graphics and Animation and Editing. During these professional years, I have traveled to Ajmer, Jaipur, Indore, Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Hyderabad, Tata Nagar, Kolkatta, Pune, Sangli, Bangalore, Chennai and several other towns wherever my services were needed.

Although I had an interest in Vedic Astrology, a formal education had to wait till late 90’s. My first baby steps in learning Vedic Astrology began with books by Late Dr. B V Raman and several other publications in Hindi Medium. I then decided to join Sri Jagannath group of Vedic Astrologers, learned much from Guru Sanjay Rath and Visti Ji. I have two more Guru’s in Vedic Astrology and Vaastu Shastra (they do not wish to be named in public, prefer anonymity). By 2001 I finally decided to pursue Vedic Astrology as a full time profession and there has been no looking back since.