Who is eligible to join PJC Year-2
Any PJC Member of the Somanath batch i.e. who joined PJC Year-1 in the year 2019-20 is eligible to join
Any PJC Member of an earlier batch who wishes to repeat the year, is also welcome to join
Who can attend the Contact Class
Only those PJC Year-2 Members who have registered for this course online are eligible to attend the Somanath Class. There are no fees for the Somanath contact classes.
Joining Options
There are three options to join PJC Year-2 in 2020. There is the Standard Fees $1080 which can be paid in full upfront or a slightly more expensive Subscription option of $108 per month.
Scholarships
Finally we also have scholarships for many of those deserving students who cannot pay for the PJC Course. Before you choose a subsidized fee, bear in mind that we would need the prior approval of the Course Mentor Kaartik Gor.
Your Mentor will register your email in PJC Year-2 Website ONLY after you are approved and have paid. Do not register before that.

Joining Options Academic PJC Year-2 (2019-23 Batch)

MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS
Early Bird (Dec) Full Fees Subscribe Scholarship
$900 $1080 $108 $600
One-time One-time Monthly One-time
Single ₹67,000
$900Web Access
Optional Contact Class
No Hassles
Single ₹80,000
$1080Web Access
Optional Contact Class
No Hassles
12 Payments
₹8,000/$108 per monthWeb Access
Optional Contact Class
Report Payment to Mentor
Single ₹45,000/$600
Web Access
Optional Contact Class
Prior Approval Must

 

Note: Scholarships and limited and have to be pre-approved by the Mentor Kaartik Gor. Those seeking scholarship/subsidy need to petition him. Petitions can be rejected without giving any explanation. It is the prerogative of the mentor to accept and admission is subject only to her approval only.

Important Notice

  1. The fees are based on the economy of the region as well as the number of days the mentor is likely to spend in contact course. Fees do not include travel and stay costs as well as any incidentals for the contact classes. Contact Classes are (optional).
  2. Students attending the contact classes are expected to give Guru Dakṣiṇa as this is the traditional way. Fees indicate above do not include guru dakṣiṇa. This is optional and is based on the heart of the student and appreciation for all that he receives. It is the vedic way which we must learn.
  3. Contact classes will be held in Locations chosen by the Mentor. Your contact course dates will be announced by your mentor at the forum

Sarbani Rath
sarbani.rath@srijagannath.org
http://sarbanirath.com
JSP India
Head of SJC
15B Gangaram Hospital Road, New Delhi 110060, India
+91-9810449850
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@sarbanirath

Bio: Born on the Thirtieth day of June 1962 in Calcutta, India at seventeen minutes past midnight, to very pious parents Ashoke Kumar Sarkar and Aloka, who were the third generation in the Sarkar family directly associating with the Ramakrishna order. Sarbani had the good fortune of associating with the saṅnyāsins of the Śrī Sāradā Math from birth. When only four years old she learnt how to make the Śiva Liñga with mud from the banks of the Gaṅgā and worship with sixteen offerings (ṣoḍaśa upacāra), mantra and mudra. The grace of Holy Mother Śrī Sāradā Ma flowed as she learnt Sanskrit and vedic literature including purāṇa and various spiritual practises directly from the Math.

Formal education at Loreto House School ensured a healthy balance between traditional vedic learning and modern English public school. She graduated in Political Science from Presidency College in 1985. She completed her Masters degree from University of Calcutta in 1987.

In 1987 she moved to Delhi to work as a social scientist specialising in environmental law and policy, history of conservation, the concept of the nation state and human rights. Based at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) and later at the World Wide Fund for Nature-India (WWF-India), Delhi she worked closely with grassroots organisations, academics, lawyers and judges particularly in the area of national parks and sanctuaries and the conflict area between wildlife and the livelihood rights of forest dwellers. She has taught as a guest lecturer at the M.Sc. programme in Environmental Biology, University of Delhi and at the graduation programme at the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad.

Sarbani - Foundation An intense teacher @SJC Singapore, 2004
Her childhood passion for vedic astrology and other occult sciences like I-Ching and the Tarot led her to gradually move fulltime into this field of work. She was a professional Tarot Reader for 12 years in the 1990’s with a large collection of Tarot Decks, although she primarily used the Crowley and the Rider-Waite decks for her readings. The turning point was in 1998 when Bṛhat Parāśara Horā Śāstra became the principal book on her table. She has been exclusively studying and practicing Jyotiṣa under the able guidance of Pt. Sanjay Rath. After receiving the Bṛhaspati Gāyatrī in 2002 she has been practising jyotiṣa professionally and teaching as a Jyotiṣa Guru of Śrī Jagannāth Center (SJC). She went on to be the President of SJC in 2008. She continues her passion of reading Vedic literature and after finishing a thorough study of the Garuḍa Purāṇa, is currently working on Sāradātilaka Tantra and Skanda Purāṇa.
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L-R: B.Lakshmi Ramesh, Sarbani Rath, Komilla Sutton
In 2011 she successfully completed the 5-year long Jaimini Scholar Programme (2007-11) and is a certified Jaimini Scholar of the First Himalaya Batch of Devaguru Bṛhaspati Center (DBC). On the directions of the DBC-Institute she is currently a teacher and Course Co-ordinator of the 2nd Himalaya Batch of the Jaimini Scholar Programme. As the Managing Editor of Sagittarius Publications, she oversees the publication of the quarterly jyotiṣa journal The Jyotish Digest and other astrology books. She has presented papers at various Jyotish conferences in India, USA, London and Serbia. She is a member of the British Association of Vedic Astrology (BAVA).
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vyasa01Welcome to the second year of the Parāśara Jyotiṣa Course which is divided into two academic years – PJC Year-2A and PJC Year-2B, i.e. two academic years, which can translate into about 3 calendar years. Course fees are payable only for academic years, even if they take longer to complete.
Prārambha: Commencement: This is the introduction to the course and the concerned chapters of Bṛhat Parāśara Horā Śāstra. We intend to cover this from January to March.
PJC2: Varga Charts is the first group/academic year comprising of

Due to time constraints, those of you who register early will get some preliminary material to study and familiarize yourselves with the huge work load. Studying sixteen charts, as well as their variations is a big job indeed. However daunting, it is fun when learnt in the methods of the tradition.

Importance of Divisions

Vedic Astrology is known for its wide scope encompassing a multitude of systems each comprising of intricately worked paradigms that are synchronized with clockwork perfection.

भवनादिपैः समस्तं जातक विहितं विचिन्तयेन्मतिमान्।
एभिर्विना न शक्यं पदमपि गन्तुं महाशास्त्रे॥
bhavanādipaiḥ samastaṁ jātaka vihitaṁ vicintayenmatimān,
ebhirvinā na śakyaṁ padamapi gantuṁ mahāśāstre. [Kalyāṇavermā, Sārāvalī 3.12]

Kalyāṇavermā opines that Varga’s (divisions and divisional charts) are the lamps that provide enlightenment about the Bhava’s (houses) and without these (brilliant Jyotish tools) it would be impossible to venture a step into this great subject (of Vedic astrology). It is evident that the divisional charts hold the key to predictions and understanding the horoscopes.

The birth of twins provides the greatest challenge to all astrologers. The general concept that the Rāśi chart is the be all and end all of Jyotish takes a beating as the Birth Chart and sometimes even the Navāṁśa charts of twins are invariably the same, yet their fortunes, looks etc are totally different. It becomes amply clear that there is yet another chart that is far more important than the Rāśi & Navāṁśa Charts. This is the Shastyāṁśa Chart (D-60) as Parāśara gives the highest weightage to this chart under the Vimsopaka Bala scheme (20-Point strength based on divisional dignities). We must respect the teachings of the Maharishi’s for this knowledge to unfold and attempt to look beyond what our mind believes to be the final truth.

Every facet of life finds place in one of the twelve signs of the zodiac and the twelve houses of the horoscope. This results in the clubbing of many aspects in a particular house or sign thereby making the interpretation very subjective. Assigning natural lordships to planets over individual matters (Naisargika Karakatwa) supports this. For example, the fourth house rules over properties, mother, home, happiness, vehicles, formal education etc. While the examination of the Bhava may not be able to give a clear-cut picture and additional examination of the natural significator like Moon for mother, Venus for vehicles, Mars for properties, Ketu for home etc. will make the reading easier, but definitely not affirmative. This is where intuition steps in and the gifted astrologer is bailed out. If the invaluable tool of divisional chart were added, the reading would not only be accurate, but quite detailed. In fact, the ‘intuitive’ element can never be fully divorced from Vedic Astrology. But then such brilliant tools like the Varga’s work like a microscope showing the astrologer various hidden facets of the chart as well as many facts and details that would otherwise be invisible in the Rāśi Chart.

Scope of PJC Year-2

The popular ṣoḍasavarga (lit. sixteen divisions or divisional charts) is based on the hypothesis that Man (Rāśi Chart) is not divorced from his environment (Divisional charts). This primary model along with smaller schemes of Daśā Varga (ten chart model), Sapta Varga or Shad Varga has been dealt with in this course. The Vimsopaka scheme and other mathematical tools to estimate the strength of the planets, their dignities by placement in strong divisions etc, have been included in PJC Year-2A. There are various methods for drawing these Divisional charts and each of these has a different usage depending on the principle behind its construction. I have attempted to cover every possible deviant model (including the various suggestions of scholars on Jaimini) along with the primary model and have also attempted to bring out their usage.

Not Included

The Divisions and D-Charts, which are outside the standard 16-Chart paradigm of Parāśara, have not been fully dealt with in this course. For example, you will learn the five types of D2 Chart (Hora Chakra) but not all types of other DCharts. The Divisional charts used by the Tajaka Astrologers in preparing the Annual (Varsha Pravesh) Horoscopy [Tajaka Varga], the Kauluka’s, Shastāṁśa and Rudrāṁśa taught by Jaimini along with the special daśā’s the Maharishi proposed for these divisional charts [Jaimini Varga], the higher divisions used in the Nāḍi works [Nāḍi Varga] as well as many other divisional charts or just divisions like the Mrityu Bhaga that I have encountered in this endless journey into Vedic Astrology has not been included in this course. There is the Jaimini Scholar Program where all these advanced models have been taught in very great detail. Students would do well to find a Jaimini Scholar to learn from in the future.

Another kind of Varga is the Astakavarga system that uses dots and dashes from the natal placement of planets to determine the relative strength of signs and planets and goes into elaborate calculations to determine their good and bad results. This is another marvelous tool for examining transits as well as Vaastu Śāstra[1]. I have touched on the subject with the hope that this knowledge leads to happier homes and better lives. This will be taught in great detail in a later year of PJC.


[1] Vedic architecture.


Pt.Sanjay Rath
Sanjay Rath belongs to a traditional family of astrologers from Bira Balabhadrapur Sasan village of Puri, Orissa, which trace their lineage back to Shri Achyuta Das (Sri Achyutananda).
Students: sanjay.rath@...
Readings: sanjay@srath.in

Mentor

  • Nitin Bhanap

    nbhanap@gmail.com +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

    kaartik@kaartikgor.com +971555532511 www.kaartikgor.com 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!