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Mariella Cassar

Mariella Cassar, DFAstrol.S., RCAstrol.,
Jyotish Pandita, Jaimini Scholar

I am a practicing astrologer qualified in both Western Astrology and Vedic Astrology (Jyotish). I study Jyotish with Pandit Sanjay Rath and am qualified both Jyotisha Pandita and Jaimini Scholar. I have studied Western Astrology with the Faculty of Astrological Studies in London and obtained the Faculty Diploma in Astrology as well as their post graduate Diploma in Counselling Within Astrology.
I am a Fellow and past treasurer of the Association of Professional Astrologers International (APAI) and a Member of the British Association of Vedic Astrologers (BAVA) and I have served

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Sarbani Rath

Born on the Thirtieth day of June 1962 in Calcutta, India at seventeen minutes past midnight, to very pious parents Ashoke Kumar Sarkar and Aloka, who were the third generation in the Sarkar family directly associating with the Ramakrishna order. Sarbani had the good fortune of associating with the saṅnyāsins of the Śrī Sāradā Math from birth. When only four years old she learnt how to make the Śiva Liñga with mud from the banks of the Gaṅgā and worship with sixteen offerings (ṣoḍaśa upacāra), mantra and mudra. The grace of Holy Mother Śrī Sāradā Ma flowed as she learnt

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Grammar References

Name: theodor Email: thsiaf1@hotmail.gr
shared the following links for Sanskrit Learning …
This is mostly a public domain place hosting electronic libraries, as far as i can judge. The books can be downloaded for free, they are out of copyright since most of them are from the turn of the previous century and older and they are quite heavy in terms of megabytes. They are mostly good quality scans and turned into pdf, although most of them are also in formats suitable for e-readers e.g. kindle,and epub, although not very well converted at least in my Sony e-reader.

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Śrī Gaṇarāja Sādhanā

The Gaṇarāja sādhanā for the first year is to be initiated with the teachings of Maharṣi Mudgala (Gaṇeśa Purāṇa).
Sādhanā Plan
Year-1:
Gaṇeśa – Long life, free from all diseases, removal of all troubles and obstacles in the learning path and life
Parāśara Mantra – digestion of teachings of Parāśara ….you will know all the details of these when we have the contact classes.

Year-2: Sūrya Upāsana – Dasākṣarī mantra for great success and prosperity, Navagraha pūjā

Year-3: Kṛṣṇa mantra sādhanā – Karma Yogi

Simple procedure
ĀSANA
ĀSTIKA MANTRA

Gaṇeśa is the giver of faith and the one who

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2015 Audio Book

The Audio Recordings for the 2015 Himalaya Classes are linked below for your convenience. You can click on them and listen, or just download them and save them to your favorite music player to listen when driving! So long as you are listening, you are learning.

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Webinars

Welcome to the webinars of PJC Year-1

Everytime we have a webinar, we will keep updating this page. So it is a good idea to share your recordings so that they can be made available here.
Use the forum for not only asking questions pertaining to the webinars but also new questions that come to you as you study PJC Year-1

First Webinar 8 Mar 2015 | Sanjay Rath

Second Webinar 22 Mar 2015 | Sarbani Rath

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Expansion of Nārāyaṇa – Directions

In the lesson Foundation of Vedic Astrology, the first division of the body of Nārāyaṇa was divided into four parts. If we consider the entire body to be represented by an endless circle, then dividing by 4 would give quarters of 90° each. Let us use a special word called KENDRA for this. This Sanskrit word केन्द्र (kendra) simply means a center like a focus. If we talk of directions, then we have ONLY FOUR Cardinal directions – East, West, North and South. We call each of these a Kendra because at any point of time, when we face one

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Vidya, Jnana and Mantra

As you know we have a contact class for a short period where we teach some of the topics of the PJC and get an opportunity to meet with the students. The interaction is very beneficial for both as in the end, this is a guru-shishya parampara or ancient Indian traditional method of teaching. The Gurukula system envisaged that the ‘Guru’ or plural ‘gurus’ or female ‘gurvi’ would be like the elders of a joint family system and the shishya would be like the children. Age was never a factor as learning was allowed at all ages and all stages.

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Jyotiṣa Devatā

As a subject, Jyotiṣa has a few major heads which include –
• Lakṣaṇa Śāstra which means study of the omens and signs on the body and around. This includes Hastā-rekhā śāstra or palmistry which is the forte of Subrāhmaṇya or Kārtikeya
• Horā Śāstra is the forte of Gaṇeśa
• Gaṇita Śāstra including Vedic Numerology is another head
…. All these come under the three wings called Gaṇita, Horā and Saṁhitā
Once there was a debate between Kārtikeya and Gaṇeśa and Lord Śiva was the judge. Kārtikeya wrote the entire Lakṣaṇa śāstra whereas Gaṇeśa wrote Horā śāstra. Śiva judged

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Time Required

How many hours by week i.e. how much time is required? Also in which month (approx) the contact program will be held?
Answer: You can study the course at your own pace as each individual has their own time and method of learning a subject. In the vedic studies, it is best advised to wake up early at 4 – 4.30am and start studying at 5am. That way you can put in about 1-2 hours every morning when there is no disturbance and the mind is also well rested and free from the days energy. This early morning has

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