Some might say it’s in the genes, but the legacy of Adawal men being well versed in metaphysics continues through Shanker Adawal. He attributes his interest to all the days he would spend sitting with his father and his friends while they were discussing the astrological happenings of the time. All the well-known names in the field of astrology would congregate in the living room of his family’s home, surrounded by multitudes of books paying homage to the subject. It was there that he learned that astrology is not about what’s in the stars, but rather what is within us. Simply put, it is just energy.

Today, he has a library of more than 2,000 books that he loves to read when he wants to switch off at the end of the day. They are not just about astrology in a narrow sense of the word, but encompass subjects like mythology, ancient scriptures and philosophy that help him analyze this subject more holistically. He has never commercialized his interest, but rather chooses to take what he learns and write about it. Today, he is consulted by everyone, from politicians to the stars of Bollywood.

As they say, slow and steady wins the race, and by writing a page a day, he is able to churn out a book yearly on various topics like Palmistry, Zodiacs, Vedic Astrology & the technicality behind the theme. Today, he has written over 16 books on the subject and continues to research about the subject that enthralls him so. In the future, Shanker Adawal would like to start a university on the banks of the Ganges, where the subjects that will be taught are all in the realm of philosophy & metaphysics.