Mother: Manju Rath
b. 29 Oct. 1943 at 4.55 am IST at Jajpur, India 86 E 25?, 20 N 51? Born Suprabha Tripathi her name was changed to Manjoo Rath at the time of marriage on 23 Feb. 1961. She is the eldest daughter of Dr. Kailash Tripathi and has three brothers and three sisters. An elder sibling was stillborn.
Father: Umakant Rath
b. 12 Nov. 1934 at 6.30 pm IST at Cuttack, India 85 E 50′, 20 N 30′
He was the youngest child of Pt. Jagannath Rath and Chandra Devi.
Sanjay and Sarbani tied the knot amidst blessings from their parents, family and friends. Sarbani has put together some of her published papers, reviews and musings from a long, public stint in environmental studies and community rights and the enriching experiences of her esoteric and hidden self as Tarotist and Vedic Astrologer at her webpage. Publicly, she worked as a social scientist specializing in environment, law, rights and the history of ideas while privately, she collects tarot decks, dabbled in I-Ching and learnt Jyotish.
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Pt. Sanjay Rath belongs to Atri Gotra i.e. the lineage of Brahmarṣi Atri and Anasuyā Devi. Brahmarṣi Atri is the seer of the fifth maṇḍala (book) of the Rig Veda. He had many sons including the three famous ones – Soma, Datta and Durvāsā who were the incarnations of the trimūrti – Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra respectively.
There are no shortcuts, no simple roads, no crash courses nor any magicians tricks for those who seek the true light of God and Jyotish is the means for the blind souls to find some direction in this otherwise dark world. I found myself confronted with the thought that if God is everywhere, in all beings, then how is it that he can have a form? If He did have a form, then how could He fit into these so many bodies simultaneously unless He was so tiny, smaller than the smallest particle or atom ever conceived.
Sanjay Rath belongs to a traditional family of astrologers from Bira Balabhadrapur Sasan village of Puri, Orissa, which trace their lineage back to Shri Achyuta Das (Sri Achyutananda). Sanjay studied under his uncle, late Pandit Kasinath Rath. His grandfather, the late Pandit Jagannath Rath, was the Jyotish Ratna of Orissa and authored many books on Jyotish. He began his studies at a tender age, and received the depth of Jyotish only found among those who have been trained in the ancient traditional way of the parampara.