Meet Valerian Saldanha - Professional astrologer from Udupi

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (EP)

Udupi, Dec 9: The profession of astrology, Vastu and palmistry is not restricted to any person or religion. The art can be learned by anyone who is interested and ready to pursue it with committment, dedication and earnestness. Though not every one endorses astrology, there are millions of followers worldwide who firmly beleive in it.

Valerian Saldanha (59) is a true example of astrology having transcended boundaries of religion. A Christian by faith, he has not only mastered the art of astrology, he has even made it his profession. He is today a popular and succesful astrologer, consulted by several people cutting across the religions and regions.

Valerian completed his primary, high school and college education in Udupi. He then pursued his education in Sanskrit and got MA degree in it. Besides studying Sanskrit, he studied the Vedas from scholars and went on to study astrology.  He realized that Vastu Shastra becomes meaningful only when one can grasp astrology and went on to study palmistry and Vastu Shastra from senior experts.  He has groomed several astrologers in astrology training camps held at Geethamandira under the aegis of Udupi’s Puthige Math. 

His knowledge and memory power are excellent.  He is able to recall the lines from the original book according to the context.  He has participated in discussions between heads of Ashta Maths in the presence of scholars has earned appreciation from them for the way he put forth arguments and discussed them.  Besides that he has participated in TV interviews and discussions without making use of facilities like computer or computerized astrological tables for predictions. His way of calmly answering enquiries only with the help of pen and paper and quickly making calculations mentally has been appreciated by one and all.

Though he has grown into a great scholar, he has never thrown his weight around but remained a simple, down-to-earth and humane.  Anyone who approaches him for astrological solutions to problems and business related worries is treated warmly and with compassion.  His attitude is truly praiseworthy.

With vast experience and attractive personality, he suggests simple solutions in a manner a lay person may understand, without expecting rewards in return.  He accepts whatever the people give and sends them back with a smile.

His office, though small, is a reflection of his simplicity.  It is situated in front of Udupi court and is aptly named 'Samparka'. He can be contacted easily by anybody without hesitation.

The personality of Valerian Saldanha can be described by the following words in the Bhagavadgeetha:

Complete in thought, active in business, sincere in duties, clean in thinking, peaceful in life, broadminded, compassionate, soft in speech, serious in walk, affectionate in service, devoted to God, holy in sight, sleeps without worries, hygienic, simple in friendship, united in life and able to recognize the truth.

Valerian has also rendered his valuable service as a panel astrologer for a popular Kannada daily in Karnataka.

He can be contacted at : 0091 - 9845460575


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  • Divya, Hyderabad

    Thu, Jan 05 2023

    Hello I have some family problems plzz let me no how to contact u... I need answers about me and my husband and our children future.... Plzz....

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  • Renuka, Bangalore

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    Sir, Valerian Saldanha, My son's marriage is getting delayed as it is difficult finding a suitable girl. pl let me know if there is any remedy for this. Birth date 6th Aug 1984

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  • Jeevan, Kundapur

    Mon, Jul 03 2017

    I visited him. First he told me about past & Asked my problems.
    I told him my problems.
    He orated 2 Sanskrit slokas. Told meaning of that.
    He challenged about my horoscope
    That you will get answer for all your questions. You suffered for 7 years & will suffer till 2018 January.. Your first class time starts after that & you will achieve something
    Unique in your life.
    You will Travel abroad...
    Actualy now I am abroad as predicted by him.
    I am very much excited about future challenges & opportunities
    Thank you Sir ji

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  • Rajesh Deepak D'Souza, Ferar near Bajpe

    Mon, Jun 26 2017

    Hello sir
    I just found you on Google search
    Firstly we r married for six years no kids ye
    Secondly we have water issue in our land (Beed) water turns yellow after few hours
    Is there any solution for this

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    Sun, Nov 20 2016

    Dear Sir,

    My father wants to construct a house in Bangalore near Kempegowda International Airport. He is very much interested to know the vastu before the construction of his house. Therefore, kindly send your email id so that he will send the building plan to you.

    Also, I would like to know my astrology. I was born on Monday the March 19, 1990 at 1425 hours in Bangalore. Kindly send detailed astrological predictions.

    Awaiting your reply.

    Thanking you,

    Truly yours,

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  • Kwadwo Boakye Dabo, Ghana

    Wed, Aug 10 2016

    Please i would want you tell me more about my life if i have hope in the future because am scared when am alone . Think about so many things

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    Wed, Mar 30 2016

    Iam really impressed about his astro-palmistry. I want to meet him personally.Any visit to Bangalore by him
    K. Ananth Raman

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  • OLAJIDE, Nigeria

    Sun, Jan 03 2016

    Please sir, I really need your help concerning my life. I want to know my present situation and what the future holds for me. I want to know about my future partner sir. My name is Olajide. Born on June 8, 1984. Please sir I will be grateful if you can mail me.

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  • balakrishna, tallur/subramanya nilaya

    Sat, Sep 26 2015

    can I get visa from Canada?

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  • Saima, Lahore, Pakistan

    Fri, Jul 31 2015

    hello Sir! i have read about you and very much inspired by your skills. i want to know about my future as I am suffering from a very tough time. please tell me about my future, what is going to happen next to me in coming days. I will be very grateful to you. thanks in advance

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  • santosh , kerala/ palakad

    Wed, Apr 15 2015

    we would like to get your contact number and the convenient time to talk.
    My number is 00918089273705 i am from palakad Kerala would like to now about me and my family / wife and my daughter and job.

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  • santosh poojari, mumbai

    Fri, Oct 03 2014

    sir having lot of problem in life n home

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  • Anie Fernandes, Dubai * UK

    Tue, Aug 05 2014

    we would like to meet valerian saldanha , could you please give the addresh , please advise for the same , valerianis person down to the earth and everthing comes ture,

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  • Anie Fernandes, UK /DUBAI

    Wed, Jun 18 2014

    more over he good person in heart, i have spoken to many times , but allways busy man , i will goes him in person , all the best wishes for him , Anie Dubai * UK

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  • Preetham, udupi

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    Please let me know, which news paper he right panel astrologer for a popular Kannada daily in Karnataka.

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  • Ashley Fernandes, Goa/Udupi

    Thu, Dec 12 2013

    Absolutely mind blowing, detailed accuracy and predictions. Mr saldahana is a gem of a person. I am definitely visiting him again..

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  • Ravindra Acharya, Kalathur / Muscat

    Wed, Dec 11 2013

    I know Mr.Saldanha last 10 years. He is very humble, calm and welcome with smile. When I am visiting my native first I will go to his office and show my family horoscope. His predictions are very accurate. I have some examples. Eight years back he told me that I will make a house within a year otherwise it is not possible for me to do in next 10 years (myself laughing how it is possible?). As per his prediction I bought a flat in the same year without looking the flat and without sufficient money. It is really amazing for me. Those who believers of astrology please consult him and his office is very close to Hotel Usha/Mallika in Udupi. I wish him all the best and God protect him always. Thanks to my friend Uday who is introduced Mr.Saldanha and special thanks to Daiji for publishing this article about him.

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  • Sankhadeep saha, Kolkata

    Thu, Sep 01 2016

    What is his fees?

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  • Rajendra, Udupi

    Sat, Sep 17 2022

    Can u give me his number

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  • Sudarshan Shetty, Udupi/KSA

    Tue, Dec 10 2013

    I know Mr. Veldrin for many years. He predicted 2008 financial crisis. His prediction is very accurate. He does take care of visitors comes to him like his family member. Very simple, calm but too much accurate in his prediction.

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  • Hemanth, Mangaluru

    Tue, Dec 10 2013

    I have consulted Sri.Valerian Saldanha several times in the past and always found his prediction accurate. He is simple, soft spoken, warm and always smiling which give immense confidence to the visitor

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  • Maurice Menezes, Udupi/Dubai

    Tue, Dec 10 2013

    I have intimately known Valerian for several years with frequent meetings and discussions.Bhagavatgeeta human attributes are very apt for him.May God bless him to attain greater success.

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  • Desmond Vas, Udupi

    Tue, Dec 10 2013

    I know Mr. Valerian personally. He apart from being a famous Astrologer is a soft spoken man and a great Philanthropist. His concern for the economically deprived people especially for the poor patient is commendable. I wish him great success in his future.

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  • Vincent Fernandes, Sharjah

    Tue, Dec 10 2013

    Congratulations on your success Valerian. I am your classmate, remember me or not. I am Manohar Rao's best friend.

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  • Basil, mangalore/dubai

    Mon, Dec 09 2013

    Astrology, Palmistry or any spiritual predictions give warnings or indications or possibilities of happenings.
    One can not confirm because it can be prevented.
    For eg. Cold & cough is a symptoms it is not a disease. It is a indication & the possibility of of our body becoming weak and loosing resistance power.

    I have come across people who are survived and escaped death even after strong predictions and possibilities.

    Even in scriptures we find God warns people of punishing them, but later merciful God protects his people when they return to God and ask his forgiveness.

    Many a time I see in TV Fear Files, and my observation is that if a person is good hearted and knows to forgive others he will be protected always.

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  • Jerald Menezes, Venoor / Adelaide

    Mon, Dec 09 2013

    My friend Manohar Rao introduced me to this great gentleman.
    Down to earth man with Amazing knowledge
    My best wishes to Mr Valerian

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  • Rajmohan Rao, Udupi

    Mon, Dec 09 2013

    Valerian Saldanha is my childhood friend, in our friends circle we used to call him with his pet name vallu. In those days astrology was his hobby and we used to take his advice for almost everything. I was sure one day he would become a great astrologer. I am very proud of him & wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

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  • Vasant Raj, Mangalore / Abudhabi

    Mon, Dec 09 2013

    Moreover, he is a good human being & friendly.

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  • jeetendra hegde, mumbai

    Mon, Dec 09 2013

    A good example for brotherhood, cutting across the Religion barrier....,

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  • Amin Bhoja, Patte / Riyadh

    Mon, Dec 09 2013

    I am bit fascinate too about palmistry and a hobby to me to follow sometime .I mostly believe the lines in our palm and it's meaning to one's life and the career path it follows.I wish a great success to Valerian Saldanha and his honesty and the field of astrology.

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  • RonRon, Udupi

    Mon, Dec 09 2013

    Congrats Mr.V.Saldanha,
    I would like to give one message here, please do not ask about your future from anyone coz if any wrong things astrologer predicts, then you will lose your peace of mind. Instead work hard get your goal fulfill,

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  • JNB, Bejai

    Mon, Dec 09 2013

    Numerology will take major part in astrology.
    I studied numerology from a famous Numerologist 'Cheiro'
    From 1 to 9 calculating all numbers related to your life events including your date of birth calculating a single digit and checking the history of same numbers involved in others life you can draw a sketch of your astrology and it will be perfect and right.
    It is nothing but science and mathematics.

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Mon, Dec 09 2013

    Astrology is nothing but Mathematics or Science. It is not DONGI..If you master it,you can predict properly..otherwise you become fake..Congrats Mr.Vlerian,Hope I will meet you on my next vacation..

    Let me tell you one interesting story in my life..Ater struglling in India for a good job despite scoring good marks, I had to come to UAE in 1993. I attended many interviews,but could not get a job.I was staying in my brother's room with his friends.On seeing my face and status,One day,one of his friends (Rony),asked me to show my hand to him..He said "Mr Jaimini,you will get a job and work here for a long time and that too in the same organization"..Everyone started laughing,because Rony(Ronald) was also searching for job !! But believe it or not,I got a job within one month..I have been working in this organization for the past 20 long years !!! still batting....

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  • Bollu, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 09 2013

    God never come in front of we cannot see sunlight from bare about 'Divya Shakti' having hundred times more of 'Light'..
    For that reason God given his duty to angels to look after this world.
    Angels are so swift in there work will reach south africa in a fraction of second..
    Angels are available in many forms - are also not visible..but they look after us and guide us from time-to-time..
    Ronney is just mediator in between you and angel..nothing's word of angel..
    sab ke liye waqt aana chahiye..
    phir sab bahana hai..

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  • walter d souza, Ambalpady, Udupi

    Mon, Dec 09 2013

    Congrats Mr. Valerian Saldanha, wish you all the best in your mission

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  • suresh, mumbai

    Mon, Dec 09 2013

    I guess Vastu shastra is easier than Astrology & Palmistry. But when a person masters all the 3 his predictions are extraordinary.Mr. Valerian Saldanah you are great! Wish you all the best.

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    Mon, Dec 09 2013

    Self belief and hard work and that is our astrology.

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  • San, Manipal

    Mon, Dec 09 2013


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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore

    Mon, Dec 09 2013

    Really good to know the art of astrology developed by Valerian Saldanha of Udupi.Hope to meet him when we visit our native place.I suggest why can't you try for your regular show in TV because most of the astrologers are becoming famous because of their regular TV shows in Bangalore.All the best.Thanq.

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  • John Carlo, Loretto/Bantval/Muscat

    Mon, Dec 09 2013

    First time in history I hear a Christian is an Astrologer by profession. I agree, this knowledge or profession is not restricted to any individual or religion. I am sure many people will approach him and will be benefited through his service.

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  • Cliffy, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 09 2013

    Congrats Mr.Saldhana. Great Achievement.

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  • Mohandas Kapikad, Mangaluru

    Mon, Dec 09 2013

    In Udupi we can see some interesting things. I had seen a foreigner learning Veena(Classical) & on enquiry I found that few of the foreigners had already learned Classical - Vocal & Instrumental, Astrology, Sanskrit & Ancient texts-Literature. Even I have a heard a Muslim person from Udupi is surrounding who is skilled in doing Ornaments-Kavacha-Keerita for Idols in Temples, Kavacha for Sanctum door, who already have done to few of Temples in undivided D.K. district & also to some mutt's.

    I had studied in History in my College days, wherin a foreigner called Max Muller, studied Sanskrit-Ancient Scriptures & literature, & later called himself as Moksha Mullara Bhatoham.

    I appreciate all of them in their learning view, & their service to society. I wish all of them a good future.

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangalore

    Mon, Dec 09 2013

    A foreigner christian lady learnt yakshagana at Saligrama few years back.
    Another worth noting thing that happened at Udupi few decades back...Late Mr.Khan Bahadur Abdulla Saheb a businessman from Udupi was the ardent worshipper of Lord Krishna and before going to his shop he used to pay respects at Kanakana Kindi in Sri Krishna Mutt every day.He was the founder of Corporation Bank.He had close rapport with all seers of Asta mutt and in those days temple revenue was sufficient to meet the daily pooja expenses.When ever there was a paucity of materials in mutt godown like oil,rice etc., seers used to sent message to Mr.Saheb who in turn sent required materials immediately with out taking money.
    He was such a great soul.State government should include his life in the primary school subject.
    Incredible India......

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  • Raja Koppal, udupi

    Tue, Dec 10 2013

    Its good to read your comment atleast someone remember Mr.Abdullah as founder of cooperation bank and he have also given many more things like maternity hospital,Mosque,help for needy people but its very rare someone remember him these days..!

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangalore

    Wed, Dec 11 2013

    I have 61 agrees and 23 disagrees.This speaks mindset of few of the commentors/readers here.Can anybody disagree for the principles/way of life the great/devine soul of late Haji Abdulla Saheb lived in and 'annadaatha' for lakhs of people in the country today through his great institution founded by him.
    I would have happy if somebody pointed out what is unwanted in my comment.

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  • Ronald, Mumbai

    Mon, Dec 09 2013

    I know Valerin since many years. He is a down to earth person. I found his prediction is so perfect that, I got the job same day what he has mentioned. His astrology/predictions purely comes out from research from books.

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  • Rons Bantwal, Mumbai

    Mon, Dec 09 2013

    Congrats Sri.Valerian Saldanha
    Rons Bantwal

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