Gaja_Lakshmi_2295There are certain rules which are common for all divisional charts and Parāśara summarises them in the chapter Varga Viveka. He starts by emphasising the importance of strengths, particularly vimśopāka bala, the 20 point strength. In this lesson we learn about karma vipāka, vimśopāka bala, āpekṣika bala i.e. acchādana.

One of the important rules is that planets placed opposite to their svakṣetra, mūlatrikoṇa or uccha rāśi become weak, in that order. For example, Venus has svakṣetra in Taurus and becomes weak in Scorpio being opposite; it is weaker in Aries which is opposite to the mūlatrikoṇa and weakest in Virgo which is opposite to the exaltation sign Pisces.

Varga Schemes

We study the following in depth –

  • Study the effect of the Lagna in the sixteen divisions.
  • What is the implication of the Lagna being in a malefic sign like Aquarius or Scorpio
  • How do some aspects of life always cause trouble?
  • Study the implications of the Lagna and realise that this holds the key to the divisional chart

Division refers to an orderly division of the 30 degrees of a sign into parts called Āṁśa. The charts constructed on the basis of the ownership of these divisions1 are called Divisional Charts or simply D-Charts. The sign is divided into ‘N’ number of parts where ‘N’ refers to the Varga number. Each part is called an Āṁśa and maps into a specific sign of the D-N Chart. If any planet or Lagna is placed within an Āṁśa, then it is also in the mapped sign of the D-Chart.

To understand this, let us consider the chart of a person born on the 7th of August 1963. Some of the planetary positions are Lagna 140 Pisces, Jupiter 260 07’ Pisces, Moon 19057’ Aquarius and Saturn 26050’ Capricorn. The Rāśi (D-1 Chart) will have Jupiter and Ascendant in the first house in Pisces, Moon in the 12th house in Aquarius and Saturn in the 11th house in Capricorn. Let us attempt to determine the Drekkāṇa divisions and D-3 chart. Here ‘N’ = 3 and each sign of 30° longitude is divided into three parts of 10° each. Each of these divisions is called an ‘Āṁśa’ and more specifically a Drekkāṇa or ‘Trine division’. The three Drekkāṇa of all signs would be in the longitude range (1) 0-10°, (2) 10°-20° and (3) 20°-30°. The first Drekkāṇa of a sign is mapped to itself, the second is mapped to the sign in the fifth from it and the third is mapped to the sign in the ninth from it.

Figure 4: D-Chart construction

Thus, Lagna at 140 Pisces is in second Drekkāṇa and is mapped into Cancer the fifth house from Pisces. Jupiter at 260 is in the third Drekkāṇa of Pisces and this is Scorpio in the D-3 Chart. Moon is in the second Drekkāṇa of Aquarius and is placed in Gemini in D-3 Chart. Saturn at 270 is in the third Drekkāṇa of Capricorn and is mapped to the ninth house from Capricorn (i.e. Virgo) where it is placed in the D-3 Chart.


The divisions of the zodiac and the divisional charts constructed on the basis of ownership of these divisions are named on various criteria. These include:

  • The division number: This is the number by which the sign is divided into parts. For example ‘Saptāṁśa’ composed from Sapta meaning seven and āṁśa meaning portion. Thus, this is the one-seventh division of a sign.
  • Other reference numbers: For example, it is well known that there are 27 Nakshatra. Hence the name Nakshetrāṁśa coined from Nakshatra and Āṁśa (portion) refers to the one – twenty seventh (1/27) division or the divisional chart prepared from this division occupied by the Lagna and nine planets.
  • Usage and focus: Every divisional chart (or division) has a specific use and a clearly defined focus on a specific area of activity. For example, Siddhāṁśa is coined from Siddha referring to that body of knowledge which a person learns and achieves perfection in and Āṁśa means portion. So, Siddhāṁśa refers to the division/divisional chart where we study the learning process. This is the 24th division (D-24 Chart). This is also called the Bhāṁśa from the word ‘Bha’ (as in Bha-chakra which is the primary representation of the zodiac as composed of 27 Nakshatra.
  • Multiple names: Divisions (D-charts) can have multiple names from either of the three aforementioned methods. For example the 16th division is called ṣoḍasāṁśa [Shodas (sixteen) Āṁśa (portion)]. This is also called Kalāṁśa based on the 16 Kala’s in a 24-hour day.
  • Standard Method: The nomenclature introduced by modern Vedic astrologers refers to each divisional chart directly by its division number. For example, the Siddhāṁśa is simply called the D-24 Chart or just D-24 when the division in the Rāśi chart is being referred to.

Table 3: Nomenclature

Division Primary Name Other names
D-1 Chart Rāśi Bhagana, Bha chakra
D-2 Chart Horā
D-3 Chart Drekkāṇa
D-4 Chart Chaturthāṁśa Tureeyāṁśa
D-5 Chart Panchamāṁśa
D-6 Chart Shastāṁśa Kauluka
D-7 Chart Saptāṁśa
D-8 Chart Astāṁśa
D-9 Chart Navāṁśa Dharmāṁśa
D-10 Chart Dasāṁśa Swargāṁśa
D-11 Chart Rudrāṁśa Labhāṁśa
D-12 Chart Dwadasāṁśa Suryāṁśa
D-13 to D-15 Charts Not used in Vedic Astrology
D-16 Chart ṣoḍasāṁśa Kalāṁśa
D-17 to D-19 Charts Not used in Vedic Astrology
D-20 Chart Vimsāṁśa
D-21 to D-23 Charts Not used in Vedic Astrology
D-24 Chart Siddhāṁśa Chaturvimsāṁśa
D-25 to D-26 Charts Not used in Vedic Astrology
D-27 Chart Nakshatrāṁśa Bhāṁśa, Saptavimsāṁśa
D-28 to D-29 Charts Not used in Vedic Astrology
D-30 Chart Trimsāṁśa
D-31 to D-39 Charts Not used in Vedic Astrology
D-40 Chart Khavedāṁśa Swavedāṁśa
D-41 to D-44 Charts Not used in Vedic Astrology
D-45 Chart Akshavedāṁśa
D-46 to D-59 Charts Not used in Vedic Astrology
D-60 Chart Shastyāṁśa

Some higher Divisional charts

D-72 Chart Asta-Navāṁśa
D-81 Chart Nav-Navāṁśa
D-108 Chart Astottarāṁśa Nav-Dwadasāṁśa, Dwadas-Navāṁśa, (are the two methods of chart construction),
D-144 Chart Dwadas-Dwadasāṁśa
D-150 Chart Nāḍiāṁśa Chandra-Kala Āṁśa
D-300 Chart Ardha-Nāḍiāṁśa
  • Other systems: There are other totally different Varga Charts based on other criteria. Example – Astakavarga: The Varga charts constructed on the basis of the contribution of Rekha2 and Bindu3 by the eight factors (Lagna and seven planets from Sun to Saturn).

Technical terms

Like every other system, there are various technical terms used in the examination of Divisional charts. Getting accustomed to the verbiage helps in understanding and using the system.
1) Varga: Division or Divisional Chart in general usage.

  1. Āṁśa means portion and generally refers to the division of a sign. It also refers to individual D-charts when used in conjunction with the reference to the division. Example: Navāṁśa – Nav (Nine) + Āṁśa (division) refers to the one-ninth portion of a sign and the D-9 Chart specifically.
  2. Yoga means union and refers to the association of two bodies, whether mobile planets/Lagna or static signs in any of the four methods of Sambandha4. Any planet that brings about an association between the Lagna, Horā Lagna and Ghatika Lagna by ownership, placement or aspect is termed a Yogada.
  3. Subhapati: Subha means benefic and specifically refers to the Moon, as it is the sustainer of this life. Subhapati is the dispositor of the Moon and its dignity in the various divisional charts is examined to determine the health and longevity of the native. If the Subhapati aspects or conjoins the Lagna or Atmakaraka, it is elevated to the position of a Kevala. In addition if it associates with the Horā Lagna (HL) or Ghatika Lagna (GL) it is further elevated to a Kevala Yogada and if both HL and GL are also associated with the Kevala, then it is a Kevala Mahayogada.
  4. Karya Rāśi is the house, which is the center of focus of the activity related to a Divisional chart. A D-chart may have many important houses like a Dasāṁśa where the sixth house is examined for service related matters or the seventh house is examined for business, but the focus is the tenth house and for the Dasāṁśa, the tenth house is the Karya Rāśi. The Lord of the Karya Rāśi in the Rāśi Chart should be well placed in the concerned divisional chart for the activity (Karya) to prosper.
  5. Karyesh is the significator of the Karya (activity) and will vary from one chart to another depending on the activity involved. For example, in the Dasāṁśa (profession) a person can have many Karyesh depending on the activities he is involved in. As an example let us consider President Bill Clinton. He is a politician and also a lawyer. The Karyesh for politics is the Sun (note – Moon is for Bureaucracy) and that for a legal profession is Jupiter. Depending on the placement and strength of these planets in the Dasāṁśa, the rise or fall or changes in career can be studied and predicted. The concept of Argala is vital to determine as to which of these Karyesh shall bloom or perish at any point of time as the daśā’s change.
  6. Karaka means significator and are classified into the three categories of Naisargika, Chara and Sthira karaka. Details about Karaka and other basic principles like Rāśi & Graha drishti, Argala etc, can be learnt from any standard book.


Since the twelve sign division is the primary division, it follows that all sub-division of the sign will fall in a sequence that repeats after every twelve divisions. Thus, for example, the D-16 Chart (ṣoḍasāṁśa or Kalāṁśa) will be the first harmonic (or second cycle) of the D-4 Chart (Chaturthāṁśa). This can be expressed mathematically as 16 = (12 x 1)+ (4); where 1 represents the first harmonic. Similarly, the D-40 (Khavedāṁśa) Chart is the third harmonic (or 4th cycle) of the D-4 Chart as 40 = (12 x 3) + (4).

Table 4: Divisional Charts Cycle

Level of Consciousness Cycle/ Harmonic Divisional Charts range
Physical Primary (D-1 to D-12)
Conscious Secondary/ First harmonic (D-13 to D-24)
Sub-Conscious Tertiary/ Second harmonic (D-25 to D-36)
Super- Conscious Quaternary/ Third harmonic (D-37 to D-48)
Supra- Conscious Pentenary/ Fourth harmonic (D-49 to D-60)

The first cycle of divisional charts from Rāśi chart (D-1) to Dwadasāṁśa (D-12) rules over the physical plane and covers such matters as physical body (D-1), material wealth (D-2), brothers & sisters (D-3), immovable properties (D-4), children (D-7), authority over others (D-5), spouse (D-9), work (D-10) and parents (D-12). The second cycle or first harmonic rules over the conscious plane. Technically it covers charts D-13 to D-24, but Parāśara has restricted the scope to the three primary areas of mental activity namely ṣoḍasāṁśa or Kalāṁśa (D-16) ruling over matters of general mental happiness, luxuries, vehicles etc; Vimsāṁśa (D-20) wherein spiritualism, occult studies etc are examined and Chaturvimsāṁśa (D-24) for all kinds of learning (which is actually considered a heritage from the society). The third cycle or second harmonic rules over the sub-conscious plane covering charts D-25 to D-36. Parāśara advises us to focus on two charts in this group, namely, Nakshetrāṁśa (D-27) for strengths & weaknesses and Trimsāṁśa (D-30) for all evils. For example if the Moon is exalted and placed in a quadrant in the D-27 Chart, we can infer that the native is mentally very strong. A weak Mercury in this chart can show speaking disorders or a weak speech. The fourth cycle or third harmonic rules over the super-conscious plane covering charts D-37 to D-48. However, the good & bad accruing to the destiny of the individual due to the Matrilineal karma (seen from Khavedāṁśa D-40 Chart [as 40 = (12×3) + 4] and that from the Patrilineal Karma (seen from the Akshavedāṁśa D-45 Chart [as 45 = (12×3) + 9] are considered important in the ṣoḍasavarga scheme of Parāśara. The fifth cycle or fourth harmonic rules the supra-conscious plane covering the charts D-49 to D-60. At this level, the heritage (equivalent of D-12) of the karma from past births is relevant and the Shastyāṁśa (D-60 Chart) is vital. Parāśara gives the highest weightage to this chart in the ṣoḍasavarga scheme. There are much higher planes of Consciousness and some other divisional charts like the Nava-Navāṁśa (D-81), Ashtorrāṁśa or Navāṁśa-Dwadasāṁśa (D-108) and Dwadasāṁśa-Dwadasāṁśa (D-144) are used.

Om Tat Sat

1 The ownership of individual divisions & signs by planets has been mentioned in traditional literature: “Mars, Venus, Merc, Moon, Sun, Merc, Ven, Mars, Jup, Saturn, Saturn & Jupiter are the lords of the 12 Rasi’s reckoned from Aries. These planets (in the said order also) lord the Āṁśa’s (Divisions).” Vyankatesh Sharma – Sarvartha Chintamani (Sloka 1.06); Also Kalyan Verma (Saravali Sloka 3.11)
2 Rekha lit. vertical line
3 Bindu lit. Dots. Thus, Rekha and Bindu refer to marks and dots contributed by the individual planets (and Lagna).
4 Two planets can associate by (a) conjunction (b) mutual aspect (c) exchange of signs or constellations, or (d) aspect/placement in each others signs.

Śloka 3-4
क्षेत्रं होरा च द्रेष्काणस्तुर्यांशः सप्तमांशकः।
नवांशो दशमांशश्च सूर्याम्शः षोडशांशकः॥ ३॥

kṣetraṁ horā ca dreṣkāṇasturyāṁśaḥ saptamāṁśakaḥ |
navāṁśo daśamāṁśaśca sūryāmśaḥ ṣoḍaśāṁśakaḥ || 3||
विंशांशो वेदवाह्वंशो भांशस्त्रिंशांशकस्ततः।
खवेदांशोऽक्षवेदांशः षष्ठ्यंशश्च ततः परम्॥ ४॥

viṁśāṁśo vedavāhvaṁśo bhāṁśastriṁśāṁśakastataḥ |
khavedāṁśo’kṣavedāṁśaḥ ṣaṣṭhyaṁśaśca tataḥ param || 4||

Translation: The most prominent and important [sixteen divisions] are kṣetra, horā, dreṣkāṇa, turyāṁśa, saptamāṁśa, navāṁśa, daśamāṁśa, sūryāmśa, ṣoḍaśāṁśa, viṁśāṁśa, vedavāhvaṁśa, bhāṁśa, triṁśāṁśa, khavedāṁśa, akṣavedāṁśa and ṣaṣṭhyaṁśa.

Parāśara Other names Div Bh Re Area of Influence
kṣetra rāśi 1 1 D1 Body, Everything
horā horā 2 2 D2 Wealth, Food
dreṣkāṇa drekkāṇa 3 3 D3 Siblings
turyāṁśa caturthāṁśa 4 4 D-4 Fortune, Property
saptamāṁśa saptāṁśa 7 5 D-7 Children/Progeny
navāṁśa navāṁśa 9 7 D-9 Wife, Dharma
daśamāṁśa, dasāṁśa 10 10 D10 Karma
sūryāmśa dvādaśāṁśa 12 4,9 D12 Parents
ṣoḍaśāṁśa kālāṁśa 16 4 D16 Vehicles, Comforts
viṁśāṁśa viṁśāṁśa 20 8,12 D20 Spiritual Pursuits
vedavāhvaṁśa siddhāṁśacatur-vimśāṁśa 24 4,9 D24 Learning and Knowledge
bhāṁśa sapta-vimśāṁśanakṣatrāṁśa 27 3 D27 Strengths and Weakness
triṁśāṁśa triṁśāṁśa 30 6 D30 Evils
khavedāṁśa khavedāṁśa 40 4 D40 Maternal Legacy
akṣavedāṁśa akṣavedāṁśa 45 9 D45 Paternal Legacy
ṣaṣṭhyaṁśa ṣaṣṭiāṁśa 60 12 D60 Past birth or Karma


Manas is said to be in five levels in every creature and the extent of its manifestation depends on the body of the creature as manas is like a coat fitting the body. A dog cannot have the manas like that of man. Manas is at five levels of increasing subtlety in consciousness.

  1. Physical consciousness: awareness of people and things that have a form or physical body. Normally we group then as our body (D1), wealth of various kinds (D2), siblings and karmic experiences (D3), property and home (D4), children and dependants (D7), spousal relationships (D9), work related objects and people (D10) and family elders (D12). Then numbers in parenthesis relate to divisional charts, hence the prefix ‘D’ which we learn in this course at a later date. [Parāśara – 8 chakra important]
  2. Mental consciousness: knowledge of things like subjects or objects that may not have a form. It is the total knowledge related to anything which can include its nature, attributes, utilitarian value etc. Mental awareness of anything that is of utilitarian value in our lives (D16), spiritual evolution and transformations (D20) and learning and perfection of any material or spiritual knowledge (D24). [Parāśara – 3 chakra important]
  3. Subconscious Mind: gray area or border between awareness and the hidden facets of the mind. It is knowledge of some action or karma as bad and still doing it like drugs or marginal knowledge of things like a vague memory or reason. Diseases and suffering first unravel in this plane before they manifest (D30). Strength and weakness of the body and mind are in this subconscious plane (D27). [Parāśara – 2 chakra important]
  4. Super-consciousness: This is the area of the outside world related to the lineage and provides the background to everything. Of these the parental background is very important and the matrilineal karma (D40) and patrilineal karma (D45) needs to be studied for blessings and curses. [Parāśara – 2 chakra important]
  5. Supra-consciousness: This is the background to previous incarnations of everything including the most important previous incarnation of the self which is impacting the present life experiences (D60). This is the proof of transmigration of soul and the concepts of karma carried over. It is the most important chart for fortune.

Table 2: Overview of Manas Divisions

D Physical D Mental D Sub~ D Super~ D Supra~
1 Body 13 Control 25 37 49
2 Wealth 14 26 38 50
3 Siblings 15 27 Strength 39 51
4 Property 16 Joys 28 40 Matrilineal 52
5 Power 17 29 41 53
6 Disease 18 30 Suffering 42 54
7 Progeny 19 31 43 55
8 Debts 20 Penance 32 44 56
9 Marriage 21 33 45 Patrilineal 57
10 Work 22 34 46 58
11 Battles 23 35 47 59
12 Parents 24 Siddhi 36 48 60 Destiny
Yellow: Parāśara Others: Jaimini etc.
Bāṅka Chūḍā veśa of Jagannātha Mahaprabhu
Bāṅka Chūḍā veśa of Jagannātha Mahaprabhu
Śloka 2
वर्गान् षोडश यानाह ब्रह्मा लोकपितामहः।
तानहं सम्प्रवक्ष्यामि मैत्रेय स्रूयतामिति॥ २॥

vargān ṣoḍaśa yānāha brahmā lokapitāmahaḥ |
tānahaṁ sampravakṣyāmi maitreya srūyatāmiti || 2||

Maharṣi Parāśara teaches:
Maitreya do listen to my benevolent monologue of [the knowledge of] sixteen divisional charts (varga) which has travelled from the creator (Brahmā) who is the grand-sire of the seven worlds.


vargā – divisions, divisional charts; ṣoḍaśa – sixteen; yānā – journey, travelled; brahmā – creator; loka – seven regions of light, sapta-loka; pitāmaha – grandfather, grand-sire, figurative for Jupiter; tāna – mono-tone, monologue; ahaṁ – I (Parāśara refers to himself); sam – benevolent; pravakṣyāmi – from प्रवक्तव्य (pravaktavya) meaning to be announced or imparted or taught or explained


That one which is the rāśi chart is now expanding into sixteen charts with each chart like one of the rays of the Moon (Moon has sixteen kalā). This expansion leads
to the complete understanding of the manifested universe influencing the individual. It is called viśvarupa (universal form). (1) This expansion is shown by Śrī Kṛṣṇa to Arjuna in battlefield of Kurukṣetra as taught in the Bhagavat Gītā.
It also refers to (2) A name of the Śiva, (3) The yoked horses of Bṛhaspati, (4) Tri-siras the three-headed son of Tvaṣṭṛ-Āditya, and (5) One of the seven tongues of Agni (fire god)

Viśvarupa Importance

Importance of this Viśvarupa form has been taught by Lord Śiva in the Padma purāṇa. Read the teachings and importance of reciting the eleventh chapter of Bhagavad Gītā seven times every day. You must understand why you are doing this. So download and read the teachings of Lord Śiva.

As a jyotiṣa you need to develop the purity to be of help to the people who are suffering and in order to have the spiritual purity, you need to do the Viśvarupa sādhanā. Yogi Karve of Maharashtra worshipped Śrī Viśvarupa (Kṛṣṇa universal form) and developed the vision to see the birth time of any person who had only the birth date to start with. The particular form of Śrī Jagannāth is called dāru-brahma (wood-universal form) as the idol of Jagannāth is made of wood only. Jagannāth is a synonym for Jagat-Iśvara which has been used by Lord Śiva. The Viśvarupa sādhanā is required to develop the vision to fathom the universe as it expands through the ṣoḍaśa-varga. One chart is enough to make the mind of a good astrologer perplexed, then what to talk of the capability required to fathom the depth of the sixteen divisions. You are born in a human body with this capacity which is in a latent form. Unleash your potential by doing the Viśvarupa sādhanā.

Viśvarupa Sādhanā

Step 1: Recite Guru vandanā, light lamp for Jagannāth. Get a picture or wooden idol of Jagannāth Mahāprabhu. Those who can, should do pūjā of Śrī Jagannāth Kṛṣṇa.
Step 2: Recite Bṛhaspati Gāyatrī [10 repetitions minimum, 108 preferred]

वृषभं चर्षणीनां विश्वरूपमदाभ्यम्। बृहस्पतिंवरेण्यम्॥३।६२।६
vṛṣabhaṁ carṣaṇīnāṁ viśvarūpamadābhyam| bṛhaspatiṁvareṇyam||3|62|6

Step 3: Recite Viṣṇu Gāyatrī [10 repetitions minimum, 108 preferred]

तद् विष्णोः परमं पदं सदा पश्यन्ति सूरयः।
दिवीव चक्षुराततम्॥
tad viṣṇoḥ paramaṁ padaṁ sadā paśyanti sūrayaḥ |
divīva cakṣurātatam ||

Step 4: Recite Bhagavat Gītā Chapter-11 [7 repetitions] Seven repetitions of the Bhagavat Gītā are also indicated by Parāśara in the word ‘lokapitāmahaḥ’ [sapta-loka] i.e. one repetition for each loka will remove sins of all seven loka.

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  • Nitin Bhanap +19195392537 Nitin Bhanap is an IT professional turned Vedic astrologer by the grace of Guruji (Pt. Sanjay Rath). Nitin is originally from Bombay, Maharashtra and now based in Raleigh USA. Nitin comes from a family of astrologers and Jyotiṣa was part of his early life because of his father and grandfather who had a career in corporate world, however practiced Jyotisa to help and guide people. Nitin pursued his interest in Jyotisa by reading many books, however after meeting Guruji (Pt Sanjay Rath), at the Someshwara Shiva temple prāṇa pratiṣṭhā in Ashveille NC, USA, Nitin found his Jyotiṣa Guru (Pt. Sanjay Rath). Nitin’s early life was spent in boarding school and then in Mumbai, where he completed his Master’s in Mathematics and then left for USA at the age of 23 to pursue career in IT and is still living in USA with his wife and one daughter. Nitin worked for many large corporations in USA and now has taken up Jyotisa seriously by volunteering to leave his professional career at Verizon to pursue Jyotisa studies further under guidance of Guruji (Pt. Sanjay Rath). Nitin joined Parāśara 5-year course under tutelage of Pt. Sanjay Rath in 2012 and completed his Jyotisa Paṇḍita certification in 2016 and now in the 3rd year of Jaimini Jyotisa under Pt. Sanjay Rath. Nitin has also currently enrolled Mantra Shastra course and continuing pursuing his Jaimini studies. Nitin continues to practice Jyotisa by guiding many young and middle-aged adults about their careers, marriage, children and many other areas of life. Nitin does the Jyotiṣa practice as an offering to Mahadev as Shiva is Parameṣṭhi Guru and the ocean of all knowledge Nitin is also learning Advaita Vedanta from Chinmaya mission and is currently serving as President of Chinmaya mission Raleigh Durham. As a part of Chinmaya mission, Nitin teaches Vedanta to young high school children on Sunday’s and organizes many spiritual discourses on Vedanta by inviting Chinmaya mission Swamiji’s from different US centers as a part of his seva to the Raleigh Durham community

  • Kaartik Gor +971555532511 Kaartik Gor is a professional Vedic Astrologer, originally from Somnath, Gujarat and now based in Dubai. Kaartik comes from a family of priests and Jyotiṣa was part of his life since early days though he got interested after meeting his Gurudev. His early life was spent in Gujarat and later Mumbai where he completed his Engineering and later worked with corporate giants in their Sales and later as a Project Manager in Mumbai & Dubai. He later migrated to Dubai in 2002 and is now based there, though he consults and teaches globally via his webinar, conferences and personal contact classes. He also writes for leading publications and was instrumental in many positive changes related to Vedic scriptures in the GCC region. Kaartik Gor considers himself to be very fortunate and takes pride to be amongst the first direct students of his Gurudev (as he like to address him) Pt. Sanjay Rath. He strongly feels “Knowledge is Shiva” and takes pride in being associated with a tradition which dates back to 2500 years! He strongly feels that Jyotiṣa is his road to attain moksha since it gives him an opportunity to heal souls and make his life worthwhile. Teaching Jyotiṣa is something he enjoys a lot and being a young Turk likes to make it easy for Beginners to understand and implement the knowledge in their day to day life. He is a firm believer that knowledge should be applicable else its waste of time! Kaartik has been part of all major programs conducted by his Gurudev and has been associated with him for approx. 2 decades during which he is now a Jaimini Scholar, Jyotiṣa Pandita (Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra), Mantra Shastra among others. He still likes to call himself a Beginner and strongly advocates what his Gurudev told him “Knowledge is an Ocean, Start Swimming”. He truly believes that best Gurus are those who make best friends and likes to be grounded and approachable. His mission is to spread this brilliant Vedic knowledge globally and work tirelessly to achieve it, no mood to rest On a personal note he loves taking care of Cows and does his bit for them. He also loves music, singing, watching movies and playing squash!