Welcome to the Parāśara Jyotiṣa Course (PJC) -India, Batch of 2017. Welcome to the realm of the ṛṣis. As you prepare yourselves to be initiated to the Bṛhat Parāśara Horā Śāstra in the Himalaya Class (31 Aug – 12 Sep, 2017), you need to study deep, read and reflect. The preparation itself entails that the rajas slowly leaves the mind as your life gradually changes over the next five years.

There are several preparatory lessons under the Śubhāraṁbha Sub-Course. These are in a definite order starting from the lesson at the top and gradually progressing down.

You will need to study and discuss the lessons within your group. The assignment will be done by the groups and not by individuals. In the eyes of the Maharṣi, all are equal. You will need to learn to move around your friendship alignments of PJC and work with others. Some will be more active. Others will be pre-occupied. Let sattva prevail.

To get started, please introduce yourself to other members of your group at the Group Forum

Study Groups

Mentor: Sarbani Rath, Guide: Manoj Gupta
Gayatri Group
Shishir Dwivedi
Nitu Sharma
Shankar Sachdev
Umesh Bisht
Sayantan Bose ♚
Srinivas Kiran Kumar
Arun Singh Kranti
Dolly Kumari
Sanjeev Karanan
Deepak Porwal
Usnik Group
Kunal Khanna
Theodore Naicker ♚
Sumesh Sawhney
Prem Gupta
Richard Aldous
Eva Lee
Dr. Atul Shukla
Lalit Sharma
Malavika Sundararajan
Ramakrishna Seelam
Ruchi Sharma
Anustubh Group
Prakash Kumar Rawal
Sanjay Sharma
Usha Gopalan
Ann Hollingsworth
S. Ramkumar
Basavraj Mundasad
Pierpaolo Marras ♚
Apoorv Pathak
Anuradha Mittal
Kaivalya Kulkarni
Dr. Ivonne Lassalle
Brhati Group
Rajni Rathi
Neeti Tamta
Amrik Singh
Sachin Sihare
Brijesh Chokshi
Uday Kumar Vempati
Shriram Deodhar ♚
Tarunn Kummar
Jignesh Jagaria
Gandharv Verma
Mentor: Sarbani Rath, Guide: Twinkle Vijaywargiya
Pankti Group
Karan Chadha
Hemant Kathuria
Biswajit Mishra
Suchismita Mishra
Madhavi Voleti ♚
Narayan Joshi
Prem Gupta
Kaivalya Kulkarni
Gandharv Verma
T Pavan
Tristubh Group
Viacheslav Saifulin
Aleksandra Dumbur
Harleen Sindhu
Rahul Gupta
Ved Arya
Sonal Jain ♚
Supriya Lokhande
Saurabh Sinha
Pratik Hande
Aditya Chowdhary
Jagati Group
Hiren Shah
Rakesh Kumar Rathore
Naveen Ancha ♚
Kumar Bhaskar
Pardeep Singh
Nagu Pilla
Veena Nanda
Vivek Vahie
Enami Chopra
Ranjan Sanyal
Viraj Group
Michael Grobler ♚
D.C. Leiro
Hitesh Kaant Mandora
Siva Sankar P.K.
Dr. Hitesh Parmar
Ravi Verma
Srinivasa Murthy
Abhishek Awasthi
Christopher Voscopolous
Sanjay Rath
Sarbani Rath
Twinkle Vijaywargiya
♚ Group Leaders are responsible for leading group interaction and ensuring that assignments are submitted on time

Some Rules

  • If you are a PJC-2017 Year-1 Member and do not find your name in the lists, contact the mentor immediately sarbanirath@gmail.com
  • There are no rules, just some points about being nice and having some order. Here are a few and we will add more later
  • The members of a study group must use only their own forum or a common forum to write. Do not write inside the forum of another study group of which you are not a member.
  • Mentors also have access to these forums and are watching whether you are active or snoozing. Your activity is a measure of your participation and learning.
  • Don’t use bad words. Discuss, debate – that’s healthy and very good, but just no swear words at all. Harsh statements which do not have swear words are also included as ‘not allowed’. See this example “your mother is going to fall from the third floor for …” Now that’s not a nice thing to say.