Siddharth Jain: I am an Electronics and Telecommunication Engineer from Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology. I took to astrology after reading a few books on this subject and found them to be extremely intriguing. More than the predictive aspect of this science, it is the search for the ultimate truth behind it that keeps me going.
I graduated as a Gold Medalist for Jyotish Alankar and Jyotish Acharya(2014,2015) from Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, New Delhi and presently working in Toronto, Canada.
My views on vedic astrology:
I am an astronomy lover who was always fascinated by space, time and planets. I was a non believer of jyotisa as I found it hard to relate how the position of planets in the solar system and our galaxy effect us, I decided to learn palmistry and astrology to discredit it. To my surprise most of the readings and predictions given to my friends and family as a test subject came to be true. I decided to dig deeper. After studying under a few astrologers near my home in Delhi, I was unimpressed by the logic behind readings and connection of strange rituals to alleviate one’s suffering mainly used for commercial purposes and charging Rs 25000/$ 400 for a Kaal Sarpa Dosha Puja/Remedy which does not even exist in shastra. As proven by researchers in BVB.
At the same time I got to know about Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan and Sh. K.N Rao. I browsed their articles online and found their research based astrology model highly logical and scientific. Coincidentally my Mercury antardasha had started. Mercury is the planet representing interest in math, astronomy, finance and astrology. I graduated Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan in 2015 as a Gold Medalist in both years and have been practicing astrology since.
I do not recommend any remedy other than donation to the needy and following spiritual sadhanas as I don’t believe in the fact that you can change your destiny by throwing something in water or by giving huge amount of money to pundits to perform remedies. Jyotisa is based on karma theory and the answers to problems lie in daanam/donation to poor and needy and doing mantras as prescribed in Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra.
Astrology is an old practice of studying one’s horoscope to know different phases in life. It is based on karma theory and re-incarnation. Through this a huge question arisis about Fate and Free-will.
The vedic analysis is based on position of planets when you are born, the place you are born. Uranus Neptune and Pluto are not taken into consideration. The relation between the two is based on belief and something beyond our understanding for now. Sages thousands of years knew about it due to their spiritual sadhanas.
Astrology along with Palmistry was written and spread in the masses so that one could read their own horoscope. Its useful as to know about tough and good times in one’s life. It is like reading your destiny on a time scale. A hand is like a map of your destiny.
Is it true?
Well you can test it on your own horoscope or palm.