Parashara Jyotisa Course

ॐ पराशर ऋषये नमः


The Parāśara Jyotiṣa Course (PJC) 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 28 topics to be covered in four years for the certification as Jyotiṣa Paṇḍita.


The course for each academic year will start on 3rd Thursday of January and registration for the course will start on the 21st of September 2021. The course is based on the recordings of live classes given by Pandit Sanjay Rath over a period of 5 years. The annual fee entitles the student to access the website with these recordings according to their academic year. Such access will be available for two years after enrollment and can be renewed after that time for a small fee

Mentor & Options

The Mentor for this batch of students Sanjay Rath & Sarbani Rath assisted by Deepak Kalkoti and Nathan Naicker. Get to know your teachers and mentors.

Sanjay/Sarbani will hold a tutorial/webinar once a month or more frequently if required. Guru Nathan Naicker and Guru Deepak Kalkoti will hold at least webinar on the lessons of PJC-1 as per syllabus on every other Sunday. These lessons will be recorded and made available for review to the students.

There will also be a 10 day (at least) contact class every year. Attendance at the tutorials and the contact class is optional. The contact class will be held in the Himalayas unless travel is restricted. In which case, it will be online.

More Information: The website for the PJC 2022 batch is at and it shall be called “PJC Maheshvara”.The holy name Mahesvara is used by Vishnu/Krsna to address Shiva. We have examples like ‘Rameshvara’ used by Lord Rama. This is mentioned in the Shiva Maha Purana. May you have this jyotisha knowledge and like an arrow, fly from the Bow of Shiva in the hand of Sri Rama …to paraloka.

The entire course will be taught in English although Pt. Sanjay sometimes also uses local languages like Hindi in a line or two.

Devaguru Bṛhaspati Center has opened admissions for fresh batch of students to start its prestigious Parāśara Jyotiṣa Course from the Academic Year 2022. Unlike other colleges where the application is generic, DBC requires that the student should be accepted by a mentor for learning vedāñga jyotiṣa.

A mentor is a jyotiṣa guru who will guide you through the course. Fill out our ‘Application Form’ at the end of this page, to apply for the course.

Register in PJC Year-1 Website ONLY after you are approved and have paid