Jaimini is held in very great esteem throughout India not only for his philosophical aphorisms but for his astrological writings also. Jaminisutras as presented in these pages deals with a system of astrology that has no parallel in the existing methods. The profundity and brevity of these sutras comprehend a vast amount of knowledge in the shortest forms possible.
Bangalore Suryanarain Rao was born on 12th Feb 1856 at Chicacole in the Ganjam District of Andhra Pradesh. His astrological instincts were stirred up by Thogaray Ramasastry in Bangalore He picked up knowledge in this science by reading books on this subject. His first work on astrology appeared in a dialect form, English and Kannada in 1882. He published his Astrological Self Instructor in seven vols. He completed 67 books on various subjects including History of Vijayanagar or The Neverto-be Forgotten Empire. Prof. Rao is the only scholar in India to have attempted in English translation of Jaiminisutras. Therefore people should feel grateful to him for having enabled them to have access to system of astrological literature which is unique in its own way.