Shri Kalyana Varma, the famous author of Saravali belonged to the 10th century AD. He was the king of a place called Vyaghrapada, believed to be somewhere in Madhya Pradesh. From the verses in this work it is obvious that he has studied the works of Parashara, Varahamihira and Yavana etc before him, and as he felt that they were too brief, he decided to elaborate the principles. Saravali indeed is a monumental work and the study of it is a must for the serious students of astrology.
About the Author
Dr. Suresh Chandra Mishra, Jyotish Acharya is one of the most popular names in Hindi Jyotish having translated the highest number of classics ever done by any modern author along with exhaustive commentary. Apart from his mastery over sanskrit he has studied all branches of astrology and his book in English titled ‘Panchadhayee’ has been considered the rarest book in last 100 years containing not to be found techniques along with applications. He was also a regular contributor in the English magazine Vedic Astro.