Shri Manish Kashinath Potdar, is a well known personality, not only in his hometown Pune, but also in many parts of India. He also has to his credit, clients from various parts of the world, like the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, South Africa, Canada, Norway, UAE, Mauritius, Italy, Tanzania, Germany, Singapore, Thailand & Spain. He is a devotee of Shri Sai baba of Shirdi, and believes that that gives him the inspiration and clarity of mind to do his work well. He is an avid reader of the ancient Indian writings on the effects of mantras, use of precious & semiprecious gemstones, Vedic astrology, & palmistry. He integrates modern scientific knowledge like aura scanning with the ancient writings in his practice. He specializes in Vedic astrology & gemmology. He is an expert in Indian 'Vastushastra' and the Chinese 'Feng shui', the art & science of chanellising the flow of energy through a "vastu" or place of work, or dwelling. He is an ISO 9001-2008 Certified Astroconsultant. He has a large clientele, who testify to the miraculous changes that have occurred after following his guidelines. His deep interest in the occult sciences dates back to his childhood days, about 33 years back. Born and brought up in a family with a spiritual inclination, he had an access to valuable books by ancient masters, the 'nathapanthiyas', and had a fruitful interaction with learned persons in the field, and yogis like Shri A.L. Bhagwat. Shri Manish Potdar has attuned to 'Reiki', and 'Mahikari', the methods of chanellising cosmic energy through the body for greater physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. He has learnt the 'Kriya Yog', a method for spiritual development. This has energized his efforts in his field. He has united the knowledge of use of crystals in ancient India, for enhancing the aura, with the help of ‘Crystal Healing ’. He integrates ancient knowledge of yogis, yogic kriyas, Reiki, Agnihotra and use of mantras and has brought immense benefit to a large number of his clientele.
He has completed his mechanical engineering, Diploma in business & Industrial management. He was however always interested in astrology & gemmology, which did not let him be at ease. It was then that he met two great gurus in astrology, Shri V. D. Bhat & Shri M.D. Bhat, who guided him to the completion of the advanced learning in astrology, from the 'Maharashtra Jyotish Parishad, Pune'. His training in Gemmology was completed under the able guidance of Shri K.V.Peshwa from the JRVGTI, located in the Fergusson college campus Pune. His training in palmistry, was fruitful under the guidance of Shri B.B. Shastri, the famous palmist from North India .
People lined up at his residence to seek the advice, even before he decided to formally start his practice. On the friendly pursual of many such people, who derived immense benefit from his knowledge, & expertise, he decided to start his office as a consulting room in Ashok Nagar, Pune, near E Square, and to launch four main websites, www.astrosai.net, www.astrosai.in ,www.manishpotdar.com and www.manishpotdar.net to reach out to the global community at large.
He has clients from the political field in India and media persons from Hollywood as well. Mr. Manish Potdar is actively involved in following activities 1. Writes for over 10 newspares all over Maharashtra. 2. Panel expert for vastu shastra for www.tajonline.com 3. Panel expert on astrology for www.astrolife.com 4. Writes for section on medical astrology for www.kandamool.com 5. Panel expert for crystal healing on www.indiatimesspirituality.com