Devaguru Bṛhaspati Center (DBC) is a subsidiary of Śrī Jagannāth Center (SJC) that was established (1998) in India with the objective of teaching in the tradition (jyotiṣa paraṁparā) of Śrī Acyutānanda Dāsa of Oḍisā. We emphasize and adhere to the wise teachings of the Maharṣi’s like Parāśara and Jaimini. Mentors are called jyotiṣa gurus who are well qualified and participate or head study centres.
SJC attempts to infuse the highest standards of integrity through the strict discipline of yogic practices of Vedic tradition including training in remedial measures.

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Welcome to the Parāśara Jyotisa Course

You have taken a monumental decision to study this great classic of Maharṣi Parāśara. It contains 100 Chapters and although we have planned to complete it in 6 years, we shall do our best to stick to this schedule. However, you can take more or less time depending on the amount of time you have to devote to jyotiṣa every day.

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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).

Syllabus
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).

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Students are encouraged to participate in the 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.

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[caption id="attachment_2153" align="alignright" width="300"] ॐ हंसहंसाय विद्महे सोऽहं हंसाय धिमहि।
हंसः सोऽहं प्रचोदयात्॥
om haṁsahaṁsāya vidmahe so’haṁ haṁsāya dhimahi|
haṁsaḥ so’haṁ pracodayāt||[/caption]

Brahma taught the Vedas and vedāñga (which includes Jyotiṣa) to his mind-born son Nārada. Some jyotiṣa teachings are available in the Nārada saṁhitā. In turn devarṣi Nārada passed this knowledge to Maharṣi Saunaka.

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