The Parāśara Jyotiṣa course is to be taught in the tradition of Puri, India and includes spiritual instructions to develop the mind in order to grasp the entire subject. The student is to develop a keen understanding of Vedic astrology and will master all the śloka of Bṛhat Parāśara Horā Śāstra (BPHS).
The syllabus primarily includes the jyotiṣa classic Bṛhat Parāśara Horā Śāstra as available today. The various chapters are grouped into various “Topics” to be covered in two parts – (A) Jyotiṣa Paṇḍita ( Four Academic Years) and (B) Jyotiṣa Guru (Two Academic Years). Certificate of completion is issued after successful completion of these programs.
The course for each academic year of the Parāśara Jyotiṣa Program (Jyotiṣa Paṇḍita) shall commence from Makara saṅkrānti (about 15 January) and is taught online. These online lessons can be accessed by PJC Members who will also have access to recordings and power-point presentations if they fail to attend the Contact Course.
The contact course shall be for about 30 days (as required for each year, refer syllabus) in the Himalayas, India during the auspicious Tula māsa (Kārtika). Other mentors may choose other suitable locations and are required to announce this well in advance for the benefit of the students. Course Fees for any academic year does not include travel, stay or any other cost associated with the contact course.
All courses are designed and taught by Pt. Sanjay Rath who will be supported by assistant instructor(s) to help with assignments, calculations etc.
Subsequent batches of PJC have a Mentor to guide the students. These mentors are alternately chosen form Asia and World (remaining other parts).