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.
Students 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.
The tentative schedule of Himalaya Classes for PJC Year-3 is given below.
Devaguru Bṛhaspati Center announces its program titled “Śiva Mahā-Purāṇa Course” (SMP) to be taught online and through contact classes during 2014-15. We believe that the holy name ‘Śiva’ means ‘all auspicious’ and refers to ‘jñāna’, the perfect state of complete knowledge which gives omnipotence. Without knowledge men are simply animals leading an animal existence.
Language: Medium of Instruction for the Śiva Mahā-Purāṇa Course is English and Sanskrit words, phrases and mantra shall be used with translation and explanation in English.