Lakshmi is a practising astrologer from Tirupati, the world famous temple town in Andhra Pradesh, India. Hailing from a pious, banking family she had the major good fortune of receiving diksha from Bhagavan Shri Satya Sai Baba at the age of one and half years. Due to this rare blessing, she read Ramayanam, Mahabharatam and Bhagavatam by the tender age of 2 and half years and completed the 18 Maha puranas by 7 and half years of age. This backdrop enabled her to have a firm grounding in vedic literature and culture, which is of immense help in understanding and interpreting the finer nuances of Jyotish.
Lakshmi had another great blessing by having the privilege of learning Jyotish in Achyuta parampara from Pt. Sanjay Rath. She qualified as Jaimini Scholar in the 1st batch and also as a Jyotish Pandita. Under the guidance of her Guru Pt. Sanjay Rath, she presented papers in many conferences held in India and UK.
As part of Jaimini India, she was one of the 3 teachers who taught Jaimini Upadesa Sutras at Bhimtal, India. She also teaches Jaimini sutras via Webinars to fulfill the aspirations of those, who desperately yearn for higher knowledge but are unfortunately unable to attend classes in person. She is a regular contributor to Jyotish Digest Magazine through her Vishnu Purana series.
Prior to taking up Vedic astrology, she held various positions with distinction in State Bank of India for 20 years, having joined the Bank as Probationary Officer. She was Head of Research & Development at State Bank Institute for Information & Communication Management and headed the Computerization Department for Hyderabad & Tirupati modules of the Bank.
During her tenure in the Bank, she received wide appreciation for her contribution and was delegated to NASSCOM conferences on behalf of the bank. She was also on the whole Bank level committees for Disaster Recovery Management & Y2K. She was co-author of the Text Book on Computer Awareness & Security for Indian Institute of Bankers. She won recognition at national level for her initiatives in Disaster Recovery Management and was the Editor / contributor of the Bank’s IT in-house Magazine ‘IT Forum’ for 3 years.
After opting for voluntary retirement, she also worked as PS to the Chairman of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams and was a member of Dharmic Advisory Board for 3 years.
She graduated with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as electives. She was University topper and triple gold medallist in post graduation with English Literature. She also graduated in Journalism and Mass Communications.
She also studied music and is an accomplished Veena player. This exposure gave her a precious insight into the upAsana of Naada Brahman, who is the root of all creation.