Gayatri Devi Vasudev

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Gayatri Devi Vasudev is the daughter of famous astrologer Dr. Bangalore Venkata Raman, who edited The Astrological Magazine since 1936. She became Editor of the Astrological Magazine after the death of her father in 1998, and remained as Editor until Jan 2008, when the magazine closed operations permanently.

Vasudev has been involved in writing and research work on traditional Indian astrology (Jyotisha) and has produced a number of works dealing with different aspects of astrology and the influence of planets on worldly affairs.

Gayatri Devi has time and again opposed and argued against attempts by scientists to discredit astrology and has expressed her views on the issue in several of her works. She believes that astrology deserves an unbiased scientific scrutiny and no attempts should be made at disparaging the subject without studying the same.

Gayatri Devi is currently the editor of Modern Astrology Magazine (India), which was launched by her September 2009. Gayatri Devi is also one of the National Vice-Presidents of Indian Council of Astrological Sciences as well as Ruling Committee member of the Graha-anukul-ratna-visheshajna-parishad[1]

Publishing career[edit]

She held the position of Assistant Editor of The Astrological Magazine for years before assuming the position of Editor after the demise of her illustrious father, and has continued promoting the study and practice of Indian astrology with her active involvement in the field. The magazine went out of publication from January 2008 to February 2009 and was relaunched as The New Astrological Magazine in March 2009.[2][3][4][5] Subsequently, the name of the publication has been changed to "Modern Astrology", beginning Vol. 1, No 1 on September 2009.[6]

Predictive Ability[edit]

She predicted the assassination of Indira Gandhi and the end of "Rajiv's Era" months before both of the events. She also has anticipated several earthquakes and the tsunami of December 2004. She predicted the death of Jordan's King Hussain and the execution of Saddam Hussein.[citation needed] She is also said to have predicted the 9/11 disaster which was published in the January 2001 issue of the Astrological Magazine.[7] The actual prediction goes like this, "Mars will be in opposition to Rahu on 14-09-2001 and warns against a nuclear disaster or gas tragedy.".[8]

Published books[edit]

  • The Art of Matching Charts[9]
  • Advanced Principles of Prediction[10]
  • Vastu, Astrology and Architecture[11]
  • Astrology and the Hoax of Scientific Temper[12]
  • Practical Horary Astrology and How to Judge a Horoscope – Volume II
  • Astrology in Predicting Weather and Earthquakes[13]
  • Planets and the Next World War[14]
  • Astrology and pseudo scientific criticism[15]


  • Jyotisha
  • Indian Council of Astrological Sciences


  1. Planetary Gemologists Association Ruling Committee Weblink
  2. ""Daughter of famed astrologer B.V. Raman reasons with doubting scientists" article in Hinduism Today Sept 2002". Archived from the original on 9 November 2006. Retrieved 3 March 2007.
  3. "Gayatri Devi Vasudev – Noted Astrologers". Archived from the original on 22 October 2007. Retrieved 3 March 2007.
  4. "Gayatri Devi Vasudev – Editor of Astrological Magazine". Retrieved 3 March 2007.
  5. "Relaunch of "The New Astrological Magazine"". Retrieved 17 February 2009.
  6. Vasudev, Gayatri Devi. Modern Astrology, Vol. 1, No. 1, dated September 2009. Search this book on Logo.png
  7. "Gayatri Devi Vasudev – 9-11 Prophecy in Astrology Weekly". Retrieved 3 March 2007.
  8. The Astrological Magazine, "World Trends And Tensions in 2001–2002," January 2001, p. 5
  9. Gayatri Devi Vasudev (2004). The Art of Matching Charts. ISBN 81-208-1847-4. Search this book on Logo.png
  10. Gayatri Devi Vasudev. Advanced Principles of Prediction. ISBN 81-7476-385-6. Search this book on Logo.png
  11. Gayatri Devi Vasudev (2001). Vastu, Astrology and Architecture. ISBN 81-208-1605-6. Search this book on Logo.png
  12. "Gayatri Devi Vasudev – Astrology and the Hoax of Scientific Temper". Retrieved 3 March 2007.
  13. Dr. B. V. Raman (1992). Astrology in Predicting Weather And Earthquakes. ISBN 81-85674-53-1. Search this book on Logo.png
  14. Dr. B. V. Raman; Gayatri Devi Vasudev, eds. (1994). Planets and the Next World War. ISBN 81-86112-63-4. Search this book on Logo.png
  15. "Gayatri Devi Vasudev – Astrology and pseudo scientific criticism". Retrieved 3 March 2007.

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