Shakuntala Devi, Basavanagudi, Bangalore

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5 ratings, 16 user reviews

Category: Astrologer , Vaastu Consultants

Phone:  (080) 26607241, (080) 26607243

Mobile:  9739022990,

Address:   405, Sowmya Springs Apartment, 4th Floor, Deewan Madhavan Road, Basavanagudi, Bangalore- 560004, Karnataka

Landmark:  In Sowmya Springs Apartment



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absolutely right you all people, i also visited yesterday and had same expericence but i avoided getting all remedies which she was in hury to sell. i think she is intelligent but lost her honesty. she is just there to earn money by cheating people

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Read this Article:

Public fury chases out mathematician
By Venkat Raman 01/04/2009 23:09:00
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World renowned mathematician Shakuntala Devi has reportedly left the country in a hurry amidst a flurry of criticisms and accusations that she was exhorting money from clients “to drive evil forces away,” after reading their palms or horoscopes.
Shakuntala Devi gets her calculations wrong
World renowned mathematician Shakuntala Devi has reportedly left the country in a hurry amidst a flurry of criticisms and accusations that she was exhorting money from clients “to drive evil forces away,” after reading their palms or horoscopes.
The Bangalore based woman who has beaten the world’s fastest computer (Indian Newslink, March 15) remains unsurpassed as a mathematician but her prowess as an astrologer has come under serious scrutiny.
Shakuntala Devi apparently got her calculations wrong.
This newspaper has received at least ten complaints from as many people who alleged that they were ‘cheated’ or ‘misled’ by her in horoscope reading.
Five members of a well-known organisation have written to us saying that each of them parted with amounts ranging from $500 to $700 to have ‘black magic’ removed from their lives. This amount was in addition to $101 that she collected from each of them for ‘initial reading of horoscope charts.’
Following is an excerpt of a letter received from ‘Satyam’ (not his real name), which was similar to those from other complainants.
“Many of us were amazed at her ‘mathematical gift’ as we watched her solve long and difficult problems, recite dates and days of any year and remember names and numbers at a meeting organised in her hour by the NZ Kannada Koota (last month).
“Her initial appeal for donations to build her Institute for Mathematics and Research in Bangalore later turned into demand, which irritated many of us. She also invited people to visit her for astrological predictions.
“We called on her separately at her motel and after collecting $101 (from each), she read our palms, and drew our horoscopes.
“A member of our group told her that she was worried about her son, who had fallen into bad company and was becoming an alcoholic. Shakuntala told her that her son was the victim of black magic, that Rahu and Ketu (two of the nine planets taken into account in Indian astrology) were not favourable and that prayers must be performed 108 times daily for 101 days.
“She asked for $700 as fee to perform the Pooja but agreed to settle for $501 (in addition to $101 already paid) and asked her to come back after 40 minutes.
“When my friend returned thereafter, Shakuntala held her hand, gave her a coconut and asked her to repeat a mantra.
“We later discovered that Shakuntala had given the same prediction to each of us, that someone had done black magic and that the specified prayer (the same) will help ward off the evil.
“My spiritual teacher, upon hearing these, said that we must rush to Shakuntala and demand our money back since he suspected foul play.
“My friend went to see Shakuntala on March 20 and told her that she can retain the initial fee of $101 but should return $501. She refused first but when my friend said she would complain to the police, Shakuntala returned the money but asked my friend not to tell anyone.
“The rest of us also visited her and got our money back.”
Mr Satyam said he and his friends were lured by the advertisements appearing in newspapers, radio and (Zee) television, which described Shakuntala as a great astrologer. He said those visiting her motel room were also amazed to see photographs of her with an array of dignitaries and celebrities including former US First Lady and now secretary of state Hillary Clinton, former Indian president Dr Abdul Kalam and Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan.
“We do not hate Shakuntala but pity her because she is losing her respect and credibility among the people of New Zealand,” Satyam said.
Kannada Koota secretary Prakash Biradar said his association had invited Shakuntala to honour a “world famous Kannadiga visiting New Zealand.”
“We were aware of her Institute of Mathematics and Research, which we believe is a good cause but we knew nothing about her activities related to astrology in New Zealand,” he said.
Another reader told us that according to her brother, a UK based journalist, Shakuntala had caused a similar furore in major cities like London and was forced to leave.
“Complaints of “taking money under false pretenses” have been heard in the US as well,” she said.
Shakuntala Devi did not respond to our repeated phone calls and email messages.
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Shakuntala Devi: Wrong calculations

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Clearly a fraud, there is no point in just posting it on the Web, I complained to the Police and got my money back, in fact she begged me not to mention or go to the Press. Suggest that the Press must be told so people like us are not Cheated of our Hard-Earned Money by this evil Cheat!!!
THE SAME HAPPENED IN NEW ZEALAND
Go to this link in India News, she was kicked out of New Zeland: http://www.indiannewslink.co.nz/homelink/3011.html

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Dear All

I provide the free astrology consulting. In case you require any help please write to me on bahlrajesh23@gmail.com . You can read my blog on www.yourastrofuture.blogspot.in

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I visited her as recently as a couple of weeks ago. I visited her without reading any of these reviews and I bitterly regret losing the Rs 2101. Basically the whole meeting is a means of soliciting your money for the 'Thayathu' which will require a pooja for 23K or 30K - depending on the number of grahas you want covered. She was pretty persistent in getting me to pay for that thayathu / sacred thread that she was going to give after performing a mini-pooja then and there. Given the huge cost and her needless insistence, even going as far as to say, she has credit card payment and that my situation urgently needed this fix- I politely declined and deferred her offer for a later date. A few things stand out :
1. She offers precious little by way of predictions
2. She wants your money and she wants it now. After I declined to take up her offer immediately, she didn't seem too in answering further queries
3. All of the above stories by other folks are true - that album showing her many celeb clients blah blah.
Please don't waste your money in going to her.

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I visited her as recently as a couple of weeks ago. I visited her without reading any of these reviews and I bitterly regret losing the Rs 2101. Basically the whole meeting is a means of soliciting your money for the 'Thayathu' which will require a pooja for 23K or 30K - depending on the number of grahas you want covered. She was pretty persistent in getting me to pay for that thayathu / sacred thread that she was going to give after performing a mini-pooja then and there. Given the huge cost and her needless insistence, even going as far as to say, she has credit card payment and that my situation urgently needed this fix- I politely declined and deferred her offer for a later date. A few things stand out :

1. After I declined to take up her offer immediately, she pretty much was done with my session which barely lasted 10-15 minutes. She almost refused to give me any meaningful inputs on questions and even what little she did appeared to be some random gibberish with the intent of driving me out of the room as soon as possible.
2. She offers precious little by way of predictions - she says something abt my height

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she is misusing her fame for astrology business.
she tells everything false...nothing in my past and present matches to what she predicted.... she said you will not have any health problems at all in your life... i said i am already having a few ...then she said i mean you wont have anything major like cancer etc.... she said tell me your wife's name ...i said i am not married.
this was just an example but that lady does not astrology at all ... she has opened this business for looting and cheating ppl.
plese stay away from her... she charges 2100 rs for astrology.

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Hi
Thank you sincerely Mr. Manoj and Jigsawtwo and Ankit. I had called up for an appointment today and was considering meeting tomorrow. I really thank you because bad astrologer can also shake you faith in astrology itself.

Thank you again ..

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If someone is serious about consulting Ms. Shakuntala Devi for Astrology and Predictions, please do read the following and decide,
1. I am not contradicting her knowledge level or ability on the subject matter but on her practices
2. Do not get duped by the high profile photo exhibition on her wall
3. She pays little attention to prepare your 'Raasi Kundali' and I doubt its incomplete
4. Reads your mind through few questions and start talk little meaning very very little about you and predictions
5 Next step jump into selling a 'tayat' and decorated coconut at such huge price of Rs.29,000 (have the facility to take money through your card also)
6. Collects separate money Rs. 2101 for her consultation Rs.1000 for her PA)
7.Finish by blessing you and saying all good is awaiting for you
8. You walk out with 'Tayat and coconut' plus heavy heart whether all good is awaiting or you lost Rs.30K plus in few minutes
9. Finally realizes you lost Rs.31,202

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Though this might be a little silly post and I am sure everyone would
make fun of me consulting an Astrologer for my problems, However, I
would like to give feedback for this Astrologer lady called "Shakuntala
Devi" who is nothing but just an old hag who will make fool of you and
will not tell anything, not even guess work.

She charges 2100/- per consultation , which has to be in cash and she
will not give any receipt for it.

When you ask her something, she will not tell anything related to that,
in-fact she will tell you to go for some pooja which cost you almost
25000/-. She will tell you that without doing that pooja she will not be
able to help . And that the money from this pooja goes to some
Mathematical institute she is building in Bangalore.

Then she will show you her album of pictures, in which she has got her
photos with all the popular politicians and celebrities like Manmohan
Singh, Shahrukh Khan etc etc.

She will say that she has done pooja for all these celebrities too.
But believe me she will not be able to tell you anything from your past,
present or future.

It is a complete wastage of money to go there.

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Hello Ankit
When did you consult her? Is she willing to pay you INR 200000 back when you thretened her of consumer court. I have also paid her INR 31000 and waiting to see the result of her remedy which she suggested me. But surprising as soon as I sat with her, after asking only my DOB she immediately told me the exact problem I am facing without asking any further detail which impressed me.

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Shakuntala devi is real Demon on earth.She cheated me nearly 2,00,000 INR with the promise that my family will be blessed with wealth & happiness.My business ruined & lost huge money in stock market.I demanded her money back with threat that I will drag her to consumer court.Thanks that I gave her cheque.

Dont loose your money on this fraud.Infact spend money on the needy so that God bless u with happiness.

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she is too greedy , she won't tell u anything from ur birth chart , but she will tell that ur so and so planet is not good and wear her tabeez which costs around 21000 , after that she will take 2000 rs also for consultation, she is a fraud lady , don't go to her.

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A rating of 0ne out of five is too much for her.

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she is a cheat and a big time dupe.I havent seen a greater money minded lady than her. Please stay away.

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she is a cheat,greedy for money.....she cheated me of 19000rs by brainstroming me n i like a fool happen to believe this fraudster. she even asked me to give 100rs to her helper because her helper is a needy person...she even said we would see good results in 21 days infact everything has turned to be worse than before after that.

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