• Prayers for Vedic Learning - This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series ŚubhārambhaŚubhārambhaPrayers for Vedic LearningFoundation of Vedic AstrologyYuga-Time CyclesLanguage of SeersVedic CalendarNakṣatra: Lunar Houses of Sidereal ZodiacIn the first year you will learn two main directions of mantras and prayers. One is the worship of Guru and Gaṇeśa, while the second is Narasiṁha sādhanā. Listening to […]
  • Foundation of Vedic Astrology - This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series ŚubhārambhaŚubhārambhaPrayers for Vedic LearningFoundation of Vedic AstrologyYuga-Time CyclesLanguage of SeersVedic CalendarNakṣatra: Lunar Houses of Sidereal ZodiacYou must read this to get a broad view of Vedic Astrology. It teaches you the foundations on which this vedic science is built. You need to know the 33 […]
  • Yuga-Time Cycles - This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series ŚubhārambhaŚubhārambhaPrayers for Vedic LearningFoundation of Vedic AstrologyYuga-Time CyclesLanguage of SeersVedic CalendarNakṣatra: Lunar Houses of Sidereal Zodiac Makara Māsa: 14 Jan – 13 Feb, 2010 |Course starts ☉ Makara saṅkrānti Lesson#01: Linear and Cycle Time (1) Classical Greco-Roman Mythology – Greek Mythology : Hesiod, Roman Mythology […]
  • Language of Seers - This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series ŚubhārambhaŚubhārambhaPrayers for Vedic LearningFoundation of Vedic AstrologyYuga-Time CyclesLanguage of SeersVedic CalendarNakṣatra: Lunar Houses of Sidereal Zodiac Lesson#03: Language of Seers Part#1 Language of Vedas, Vedāñga Jyotiṣa, Śikṣā – The Language, Chandas – The Rhythm, Vyākaraṇa – Meaningful Word, Nirukta – The Root, Jyotiṣa – The […]
  • Vedic Calendar - This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series ŚubhārambhaŚubhārambhaPrayers for Vedic LearningFoundation of Vedic AstrologyYuga-Time CyclesLanguage of SeersVedic CalendarNakṣatra: Lunar Houses of Sidereal ZodiacSaṁvatsara Purusha The lessons given in this part are extracts from a forthcoming book on Jyotiṣa by Sanjay Rath. You are not authorized to use this information for any purpose […]
  • Nakṣatra: Lunar Houses of Sidereal Zodiac - This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series ŚubhārambhaŚubhārambhaPrayers for Vedic LearningFoundation of Vedic AstrologyYuga-Time CyclesLanguage of SeersVedic CalendarNakṣatra: Lunar Houses of Sidereal Zodiac Brhat Naksatra $7.53 God has decorated the heavens with constellations like pearls on dark steed. The light of the Sun hides them in the day, and all knowledge of […]
  • Vāra: Weekday - Vāra & Vāreśa: Weekday अथ सप्त वाराः। atha sapta vārāḥ | Translation: We speak of the seven weekdays आदित्यश्चन्द्रमा भौमो बुधश्चाथ बृहस्पतिः। शुक्रः शनैश्चरश्चैव वाराः सप्त प्रकीर्तिताः॥ ādityaścandramā bhaumo budhaścātha bṛhaspatiḥ | śukraḥ śanaiścaraścaiva vārāḥ sapta prakīrtitāḥ || Trasnlation: Sun (āditya), Moon (candramā), Mars (bhauma), Mercury (budha), Jupiter (bṛhaspati), Venus (śukra), Saturn (śaniścara) are the […]
  • Jyotiṣa Scope - In this lesson we learn about what is vedāñga jyotiṣa and its scope. Vedāñga Jyotiṣa Objective of the lesson is to know how big is this subject and to realize that jyotiṣa is as vast as the universe. Everything that is created finds its place in symbols and significations. Please take a printout of the […]
  • Additional Lessons - Concepts Before we begin, we need to study a few sources to understand the importance of Maharṣi Parāśara. The first Lesson in this group was prepared for another course and the original word document is lost. I hope some of you can preserve these file for posterity. There is a nice description of the life […]
  • Question-Answer #01 - Please Note that there are FOUR Slide Presentations. Do not miss them Session 1 | 24 Jul 2010 Please note that in Session 1: First few slides have poor recording as the recorder was away. Subsequently we unconsciously picked up the recorder and you can see that it is better. Question Session 1 | 24 […]
  • Nakṣatra - A Nakṣatra or lunar mansion is one of the 27/28 divisions of the sky, identified by the prominent star(s) in them, used in Vedic astrology. Historical (medieval) Hindu astrology enumerated either 27 or 28 nakṣatras depending on the system of usage. It is generally always 27 unless sarvatobhadra or such chakra is being used. Each […]
  • Viśeṣa Lagna - Viśeṣa lagna are enumerated by Maharṣi Parāśara and we start with understanding the meaning of the word ‘viśeṣa’ which means special, having a peculiarity. These viśeṣa lagna are different from the lagna in that they have a completely circular motion at uniform speed. It is the speed, relative to the average speed of the lagna […]
  • HL and GL - The word horā is derived from aho-rātra by removing the first (a) and last (tra) syllables. The word aho means day and rātra means night thereby referring to the division of the day into the two parts of day and night. The day is lorded by the Sun and the night is lorded by the […]
  • Sūtikā Lesson - Morning shows the day …that’s the basis of the Sūtikā Adhyāya of Parāśara. The detailed circumstances around the birth of the child speaks volumes about the destiny and blessings (or otherwise) that surround the birth of the child. With modern lighting systems, it may not be possible to make use of things like “direction of […]
  • Riṣṭa (Evils) - Bala-riṣṭa » 12 Years | riṣṭa associated with Moon as significator Yoga-riṣṭa » 20 Years | riṣṭa associated with Jupiter as significator Janma-riṣṭa » 24 Years | riṣṭa associated with Sun as significator Duṣthāna Chandra Duṣthāna Vakra-Graha Durmantra Tri-pāpa and Catur-pāpa Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna Other Combinations explained Tamas Chandra Vināśa Yoga Ardha Chakra Shadow of […]
  • Riṣṭa Others - Riṣṭa is not just restricted to the native. It extends to mother, especially at the time of delivery, to siblings and parents and elders. Parashara teaches us various principles in the combinations to determine the evils for parents. Of particular interest is the durmantra combination in the previous lesson where the afflicted Moon in the […]
  • Avatāra - Mahāṛṣi Parāśara speaks of the dasa avatāra at the beginning of the work Bṛhat Parāśara Horā Śāstra and dedicated a whole chapter titled avatārakathana adhyāyaḥ [Chapter 2] to the study of the incarnations (avatāra) of Viṣṇu. Of the list of eleven avatāra, Parāśara omits Balarāma as, strictly speaking, Balarāma is an incarnation of Vāsuki, the […]
  • Kṛṣṇāṣṭakam - To be recited everyday morning. Mantras given at the end वसुदेवसुतं देवं कंसचाणूरमर्दनम् देवकीपरमानन्दं कृष्णं वंदे जगद्गुरुम्॥ १॥ vasu-deva-sutaṁ devaṁ kaṅsa-cāṇūra-mardanam devakī-paramānandaṁ kṛṣṇaṁ vaṅde jagadgurum || 1|| आतसीपुष्पसंकाशम् हारनूपुरशोभितम् रत्नकण्कणकेयूरं कृष्णं वंदे जगद्गुरुम्॥ २॥ ātasī-puṣpa-saṅkāśam hāranūpura-śobhitam ratna-kaṇkaṇa-keyūraṁ kṛṣṇaṁ vaṅde jagadgurum || 2|| कुटिलालकसंयुक्तं पूर्णचंद्रनिभाननम् विलसत्कुण्डलधरं कृष्णं वंदे जगद्गुरुम्॥ ३॥ kuṭilālakasaṁyuktaṁ pūrṇa-caṅdranibhānanam vilasat-kuṇḍala-dharaṁ kṛṣṇaṁ vaṅde jagadgurum […]
  • Śrī Kṛṣṇa Aṣṭaka - By Śaṅkara Bhāgavatapāda, this Śrī Kṛṣṇa Aṣṭaka is to be sung every evening to remove the evils. This was taught by Sarbani Rath at PJC-1 Batch 2, 2013 Himalaya Class. We hope that future batches will also learn this song of Kṛṣṇa which protects us through the turmoil of Kali Yuga. भजे व्रजैकमण्डनं समस्तपापखण्डनं स्वभक्तचित्तरंजनं […]
  • Initiation - Mṛtyuṅjaya Mantra त्र्यंबक्कं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टीवर्धनम्। उर्वारुकमिव बन्दनाम् मृत्योर्मोक्षीय मामृतात्॥ tryaṁbakkaṁ yajāmahe sugandhiṁ puṣṭīvardhanam| urvārukamiva bandanām mṛtyormokṣīya māmṛtāt|| Understanding the subtleties of this mahā mantra as taught by Maharṣi Vasiṣṭha, the grandsire of Parāśara. Mṛtyuṅjaya Mantra Initiation Initiation | Download and Print
  • Foundation - All of you must have read the preparatory lesson titled Foundation of Vedic Astrology. Now, when you have the time, please listen to these 36 CD quality recordings of the foundation lecture. For your convenience, a ready link for the paper is also provided. You are allowed to download these MP3 audio files, burn them […]
  • Auspicious Commencement - om gurave namah The time allocated for each topic is about 15 days and the dates indicated are the last date for the topic to be completed and assignment submitted. If you are late, please do not submit the assignment. Students will be graded on the basis of their assignments and tests. However, we have […]
  • Rāśi Information - राशिनामानि। rāśināmāni | मेषो वृषोऽथ मिथुनः कर्कटः सिंहकन्यके। तुलाऽथ वृश्चको धन्वी मकरः कुंभमीनकौ॥ meṣo vṛṣo’tha mithunaḥ karkaṭaḥ siṁhakanyake | tulā’tha vṛścako dhanvī makaraḥ kuṁbhamīnakau || Translation: Popular names of the Rashi are Meṣa (Aries), Vṛṣa (Taurus), Mithuna (Gemini), Karkaṭa (Cancer), Siṁha (Leo), Kanyā (Virgo), Tulā (Libra), Vṛścika (Scorpio), Dhanus (Sagittarius), Makara (Capricorn), Kumbha (Aquarius) and […]
  • Creation of Signs - नक्षत्रपादैः राशिविचारः। nakṣatrapādaiḥ rāśivicāraḥ | Translation: The signs were created from the pada of the nakṣatra (constellations). Every nakṣatra has four pada each measuring 3°20’. The span of nakṣatra is 4×3°20’=13°20’. The span of a rāśi is 30°. Nine nakṣatra-pada join to create a rāśi 9×3°20’=30°. The important concept explained here is the power of […]
  • Lords of Signs - राशिस्वामिनः। rāśisvāminaḥ | मेषवृश्चिकयोभौंमः शुक्रो बृषतुलाधिपः। बुधः कन्यामिथुनयोः प्रोक्तः कर्कस्य चन्द्रमाः॥ स्यान्मीनधनुषोजीवः शनिर्मकरकुंभयोः। सिंहस्याधिपतिः सूर्यो राश्यधीशाः प्रकीर्तिताः॥ meṣavṛścikayobhauṁmaḥ śukro bṛṣatulādhipaḥ | budhaḥ kanyāmithunayoḥ proktaḥ karkasya candramāḥ || syānmīnadhanuṣojīavaḥ śanirmakarakuaṁbhayoḥ | siṁhasyādhipatiḥ sūryo rāśyadhīśāḥ prakīrtitāḥ || Translation: The lordship of the signs. Aries and Scorpio have Mars as their lord; Venus lords over Taurus and Libra; […]
  • Drawing Charts - There is another slide on drawing charts. You also need to study this and make a list of the spiritual practices discussed therein. It is important that you practice drawing the charts, even if you have a computer to do so. You MUST learn how to draw them correctly by habit Drawing Charts Slides Various […]
  • Rāśi Flaws - We also learn about the 12 signs of the bhā-chakra (zodiac). It is noteworthy that of all the names of Sūrya, the Sun god, the name Bhāskara specifically means creator (kara) of the bhā-chakra. You will need to start making notes as you study this lesson so that you understand the various names of each […]
  • Māsa: The Month - मासश्चैत्रो थ वैशाखो ज्येष्ठ आषाढ संज्ञकः। ततस्तु श्रावणो भाद्रपदाथाश्चिनसंज्ञकः॥ कार्तिको मार्गशीर्षश्च पौशो माघोथ फाल्गुनः। एतानि मासनामानि चैत्रा दीनां क्रमाद्विदुः॥ māsaścaitro tha vaiśākho jyeṣṭha āṣāḍha saṁjñakaḥ| tatastu śrāvaṇo bhādrapadāthāśvinasaṁjñakaḥ || kārtiko mārgaśīrṣaśca pauśo māghotha phālgunaḥ | etāni māsanāmāni caitrā dīnāṁ kramādviduḥ || Months are called māsa and there are twelve months in a year (saṁvatsara, varṣa). […]
  • Navagraha: The Planets - Navagraha 301 301 Navagraha Slides 301A Samyoga 301B Case Studies
  • Significations - Navagraha Significations 302 Graha Guna Svarupa Slides 302A Graha Guna Svarupa Slides 302B Graha Guna Svarupa Slides 302C Graha Guna Svarupa Slides Navagraha 302
  • Exaltation of Planets - Exaltation & Debility Know the exact exaltation and debility longitudes of the navagraha. What is the implication of the exaltation of the Sun in the 10th degree of Aries which is Mesha Rashi and Mithuna Navamsha. ‘Mithuna’ becomes the uccha soochaka rashi for the Sun while ‘Dhanus’ becomes the nicha soochaka rashi for Sun. Sun […]
  • Introduction to Navagraha - This preliminary material requires diligent study and includes (1) Names of Navagraha and (2) Slide presentations. The Introduction should be read first and digested before you enter the names. The PDF has the introduction as well, so that you don’t miss anything. The assignment is very straight and those groups who are sharing their workload […]
  • Ashwini - Ashwini is the first nakshatra of zodiac having a spread from 0°-0′-0″ to 13°-20′ and ruled by the node Ketu. Entire Ashwini nakshatra falls in the Mesh, which is ruled by the aggressive and fiery planet Mars. Though generally the qualities like aggressiveness are prominent in natives born in this sign and nakshatra, the occurrence […]
  • Kendra: Quadrants - None of us can feel it, but Britain rises and falls by centimeters every 12 hours and 25 minutes as a great bulge of ocean water washes around the country. Jonathan Amos reports at BBC Lunar Tides The Moon’s gravity imparts tremendous energy to the Earth, raising tides throughout the global oceans. What happens to […]
  • Bhava Chakra: The Houses - Lesson: Bhāva Chakra Examining the 12 houses of the chart. These are houses reckoned from Ascendant (Lagna) reckoned as 1st house. Bhāva Chakra PDF Bhāva Chakra Slides Lesson: Judgment of Results Understanding the principles involved in the judgment of the houses. Includes the well-being and destruction of houses – the causes. Judgment of Results PDF […]
  • Rāśi Svarupa - Rāśi – the zodiac signs The sidereal zodiac is an imaginary belt of 360 degrees (like the tropical zodiac), divided into 12 equal parts. Each twelfth part (of 30 degrees) is called a sign or rāśi (Sanskrit: rāśi, ‘part’). Jyotiṣa and Western zodiacs differ in the method of measurement. While synchronically, the two systems are […]
  • Graha Sādana - Calculations of the graha longitude and lagna Graha Sādana Graha Sādana Slide
  • Bhāva: Houses - Bhāvas – the houses In Vedic astrology, the natal chart is the bhāva chakra (Sanskrit: chakra, ‘wheel’.) The bhava chakra is the complete 360° circle of life, divided into houses, and represents our way of enacting the influences in the wheel. Each house has associated karaka (Sanskrit: karaka,’significator’) planets that can alter the interpretation of […]
  • Graha Dṛṣṭi - Graha Dṛṣṭi Graha Dṛṣṭi Slides Graha Dṛṣṭi Extended Slides Tattva There are five principal elements or states of existence of all material bodies called TATTVA. These are (1) the Solid state called Pṛthvi or Earth, (2) the Liquid state called Jala or Water, the Gaseous state called Vāyu, the Vacuum state called Ākāśa or the […]
  • Rāśi Dṛṣṭi - Rasi Drsti Rasi Drsti Slides
  • Aprakāśa Graha - Aprakāśa means without light and refers to the FIVE points which destroy the light from the pañca tattva. In total there are twelve dark sub-planets of which five are aprakāśa graha and the other seven are the upagraha. A very detailed explanation about the aprakāśa graha, their calculations and how to use them in charts […]
  • UpaGraha - Upagraha is derived from graha with ‘upa’ implying inferiority as in a child, considered a minor planet and child of one of the seven planets. Kāla and other upagraha are but the seven children of the graha having similar genetic traits but in a more extreme manner. It is said that one of these upagraha […]
  • Tanu Bhāva: First House - The first house is also called the Lagna in jyotiṣa. It is the sign that is rising at the eastern horizon at a specific time and location on the earth. While it includes the entire sign of the zodiac, a bhāva is composed of nine-pada each measuring 3°20’ (9 × 3°20’ = 30°). This can […]
  • Bhāveśa-I (Bhu Loka) - The four houses related to bhū loka (earth plane) are the Lagna (1st), Dhana (2nd), Sahaja (3rd) and Sukha (4th). Learn the meanings of these words well else you can never really understand the meaning of these houses. It is important to learn the principles involved in judging house results when the lord of a […]
  • Bhāveśa-II (Bhuva Loka) - The four houses related to bhuva loka (intermediate plane – solar system) are the Suta (5th) meaning progeny, Śatru (6th), Dārā (7th) and Mṛtyu (8th). Learn the meanings of these words well else you can never really understand the meaning of these houses. It is important to learn the principles involved in judging house results […]
  • Bhāveśa-III (Svarga Loka) -   The four houses related to svarga loka (higher heavens – nakṣatra, stars) are the Dharma (9th), Karma (10th), Lābha (11th) and Vyaya (12th). The bhāveśa (lord of bhāva) is the real kartā (doer) for that bhāva (house). If it is well placed from (a) lagna as well as (b) that bhāva, it generally, augers […]
  • Webinars - This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series WebinarsWebinarsWebinarsWelcome to the webinars of PJC Year-1 Everytime we have a webinar, we will keep updating this page. So it is a good idea to share your recordings so that they can be made available here. Use the forum for not only asking questions pertaining […]
  • 2015 Audio Book -