The Scholarship application form is required only for those who cannot pay the course fees. Regular students of PJC 2015 Batch do not need to fill this form. Any 2015 Batch student who cannot pay the course fees will have to fill this form to be considered for scholarship

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Who is eligible to join PJC Year-2A
Any PJC Member of the batch of 2015 i.e. who joined PJC Year-1 in the year 2015 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 Himalaya Class
Only those PJC Year-2A Members who have registered for this course online are eligible to attend the Himalaya Class. There are no fees for the Himalaya contact classes.
Joining Options
There are three options to join PJC Year-2A in 2016. The Early Bird Fee option is discounted $900, then there is the Standard Fees $1050 which can be paid in full upfront or a slightly more expensive Subscription option of $105 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 Mrs. Sarbani Rath.
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PJC Year-2A Fees
Early Bird
$900
Before 31 Jan 2016
  • Full Fee for Academic Year
  • Complete Access Online
  • No Monthly Hassles
  • Early Bird Concession
Subscribe
$105
Before 31 Mar 2016
  • Fee for Academic Year
  • Complete Access Online
  • Monthly payment for 12 months
  • Unpaid Subscription = Termination

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An India (Subsidized) Fee offer
The India Fee is subsidized and is offered to enable students to also join PJC. The early bird link is valid till 31 Jan, 2016. Those wishing to join early can pay ₹ 30,000 (Thirty Thousand Rupees) as a one-time full and final payment for the entire PJC Year-2A Fees.
Pay Early Bird ₹30,000 @CCavenue
After 31 Jan, 2016 two payment options are available:
(a) a full payment of ₹35,000 Pay ₹35,000 @CCavenue
(b) a Quarterly Payment of ₹10,000 (₹ 40,000 = ₹10,000 x 4) Request Invoice
Note-1: This is already a heavily discounted rate and should be availed only by those home students having financial hardships
Note-2: If this payment is also beyond your financial abilities, do write to Sarbani Rath (Course Liasion) in private and we shall try to work out something feasible for you.

Contact Class Schedule

D Date Vāra 8:00 AM 1:00 PM
1 21-Aug-2014 Thu Varga Schemes Rāśi Aṁśa – Bhāva Concepts
2 22-Aug-2014 Fri Navāṁśa: D9 Janma, Principles Navāṁśa: D9 Bhāgya
3 23-Aug-2014 Sat Navāṁśa: D9 Notes Navāṁśa: D9 Notes
4 24-Aug-2014 Sun Drekkāṇa: D3 Siblings Drekkāṇa Devatā & Mantra
5 25-Aug-2014 Mon Drekkāṇa: D3-J Karma Phala Dvādaśāṁśa: D12 Principles, Sūryāṁśa
6 26-Aug-2014 Tue Dvādaśāṁśa: D12 Parents Dvādaśāṁśa: D12 Grandparents
7 27-Aug-2014 Wed
8 28-Aug-2014 Thu Siddhāṁśa: D24 Apara Vidyā Dasāṁśa: D10 Profession
9 29-Aug-2014 Fri Navāṁśa: D9 Marriage(s) Caturthāṁśa: D4 Property
10 30-Aug-2014 Sat Saptāṁśa: D7 Pregnancy Saptāṁśa: D7 Children
11 31-Aug-2014 Sun Ṣoḍaśāṁśa: D16 Sukha Ṣoḍaśāṁśa: D16 Comfort
12 01-Sep-2014 Mon Dasāṁśa: Rājayoga Dasāṁśa: D10 Devatā
13 02-Sep-2014 Tue Caturthāṁśa D4 Bhāgya Siddhāṁśa: D24 Para Vidyā
14 03-Sep-2014 Wed
15 04-Sep-2014 Thu Viṁśāṁśa D20 Viṁśāṁśa D20 Devatā
16 05-Sep-2014 Fri Triṁśāṁśa: D30 (Parāśara) Trimśāṁśa: D30-V
17 06-Sep-2014 Sat Bhāṁśa: D27 Ṣaṣṭiāṁśa: D60 Principles
18 07-Sep-2014 Sun Ṣaṣṭiāṁśa: D60 Past Incarnation Viṁśopāka Bala
19 08-Sep-2014 Mon D30 Devatā द da (Datta) क ka (kāla) upadeśa

neelesh-inn2Students are encouraged to participate in the Himalaya Contact classes as there is no real substitute to learning directly from the guru. In addition to the lessons, some mantra initiations are also done during these classes which enable you to be a perfect jyotiṣa paṇḍita. Please note that students opting for certification will have to participate in the contact classes for one week (at least) in the third and fifth academic years i.e. PJC Year-3 and PJC Year-5 respectively.

Venue: Contact Classes are held at Bhimtal, Kumaon, Himalayas annually in September/October.
Bhimtal, Kumaon, Himalayas
Ph. +91-5942-247117/248080/248081, +91-9759292815.
neelesh_inn@rediffmail.com

Cost: Double Sharing is about Rs 1400/- Per person per day including all meals. Single Sharing Rs.2200/- Per person per day. This is an approximate cost for 2011 and is liable to change depending on the size of the group. You will be informed about this cost in advance to plan for the trip (pilgrimage) to the holy mountains. The cost includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, mid-morning and evening tea, wireless internet and taxes. Participants accompanied by spouse can avail of this cheap facility for family/spouse as well. Please book and pay directly to the hotel by getting in touch with Neelesh Gunwant at neelesh_inn@rediffmail.com . Kindly inform Sarbani Rath sarbani.rath@devaguru.com intent and number of family/spouse accompanying.

Payment: By cheque or direct deposit at the following bank A/C nos. favoring “Neelesh Inn”: (a) IDBI Bank, Bhimtal branch, Neelesh Inn A/C No. 404102000000082 OR (b) Axis Bank, Haldwani branch, Neelesh Inn A/C No. 584010200000268 OR (c) PayPal: neelesh_inn@rediffmail.com

 


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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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).

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.

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