Sanjay Rath

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Sanjay Rath
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Born (1963-08-07)August 7, 1963
Flag of India.svg Sambalpur, Odisha, India
Occupation Bureaucrat, Journalist, Vedic Astrologer
Spouse(s) Sarbani Rath

Sanjay Rath (born August 7, 1963 at Sambalpur, Odisha) is an Indian astrologer.[1] He comes from a traditional family of astrologers from Bira Balabhadrapur Sasan village in Puri, which trace their lineage back to Shri Achyuta Das (Sri Acyutananda).[citation needed] Sanjay Rath studied under his uncle, the late Pandit Kasinath Rath. His grandfather, the late Pandit Jagannath Rath, was the Jyotish Ratna of Odisha and authored many books on Jyotisha.

Sanjay Rath became a graduate of mechanical engineering and joined the Government of India[2] in July 1991. He was promoted to Under Secretary in the Ministry of Defence in October 1997. After the encouraging reception of his translation of Maharshi Jaimini's Upadesha Sutras and the growing number of students, Sanjay Rath resigned from government service in September 2000 to devote himself completely to Jyotisha.[citation needed]

Teaching Jyotish[edit]

Sanjay Rath uses Bṛhat Parāśara Horāśāstra, Jaimini Upadeśa Sūtra, Bṛhat Jātaka and Kalyāṇavarmā's Sārāvalī as the foundations of Jyotiṣa and teaches from various other Jyotiṣa scripture and sacred literature such as the Bhagavadgītā, Upaniṣad, Purāṇa, etc. His holistic teaching and writings span across various schools of thought, although not creating his own brand of astrology.[citation needed] He is a strict follower of the teachings of the ancient seers and is also a keen promoter for research and further development of the subject.[citation needed] To promote the teachings of his paramparā Sanjay Rath has formed a non-profit organization called Śrī Jagannāth Center where his advanced students are helping to spread Jyotiṣa in a way that keeps its spiritual roots. Students learn not only about Jyotiṣa, but also Mantra Śāstra, mudra, prāṇayāma, meditation, and the Sanātana Dharma.

Present work[edit]

Sanjay Rath is presently working on translating the ancient Jyotish scriptures relative to his understanding of their meaning according to his East Indian background.[citation needed]

He is the Chairman of SJC Education & Research Center, Nagpur which offers Bachelors' Degrees and Masters' Degrees in Vedic Astrology under MOU with Kavikulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit University.[citation needed]

He has a paid astrological study course offered through SoHamsa and various workshops available through the Deva Guru Brihaspati Center [1]

Sri Jagannath Center[edit]

Sanjay Rath originally founded the Sri Jagannath Vedic Center (SJVC) in 1998 as a platform for open discussion about the teachings of his Jyotish tradition. Due to differences in opinion among various teachers he left the organization and started the Sri Jagannath Center (SJC) in 2001. The organization's books can be purchased along with a magazine,Jyotish Digest, from Saggitarius Publications.

The Sri Jagannath Center was established with the objective of teaching Jyotish according to the ancient Sanskrit classics written in India by maharishis like Parasara and Jaimini. SJC has created a revival of people working to understand classical Indian astrology.

Sanjay Rath has trained students in the approach taught through the Jyotish parampara of Sri Achyuta Dasa of Jagannath, Puri. His teachers form non-profit SJC study circles which now exist in many countries around the world. SJC uses internet services such as yahoo groups to create forums for international discussion between various astrologers.

At present, Sanjay Rath only teaches at Devaguru Brihaspati and SIVA branch in Serbia, together with his student Zoran Radosavljevic.

  1. Chairman: Brendan Feeley
  2. President: Sarbani Sarkar Rath
  3. Europe Head Organizer: Zoran Radosavljevic
  4. America Head Organizer: Brendan Feeley
  5. Africa Head Organizer: Swee Chan
  6. Asia-Pacific Head Organizer: Sarajit Poddar

Books by Sanjay Rath[edit]

  1. Jaimini Maharishi's Upadesa Sutra, (1997) A translation of the original Sanskrit work of Maharishi Jaimini. This text decodes the teachings hidden within the numerical correspondence of each Sanskrit letter relative to the meaning of the verse.[3]
  2. Crux of Vedic Astrology: Timing of Events, (1998) Detailed information on the various houses in Vedic astrology and an introduction to the use of Divisional charts, Narayana Dasa, Shula Dasa and other Jyotish tools. An important text to understand Sanjay Rath's style of horoscope interpretation.[4]
  3. Vedic Remedies in Astrology(2000) This book explains various principles of remedial measures in Hindu astrology. The astrological relationship between deities, mantras, yantras, gemstones and many other tools are explained. Well known for the large section on mantras as well as many case studies.[5]
  4. Narayana Dasa, (2001) This book is a definitive explication of Narayana dasa which is a Vedic timing technique utilizing the signs of the zodiac.[6]
  5. Varga Cakra, (2002) This book is a collected work of various students of Sanjay Rath presented at the Vyankatesha Sharma Varga workshop in 2002. Each chapter focuses on a different divisional chart with multiple case studies.[7]
  6. Vimsottari and Udu Dasa's, (2002) This book explains the multitude of conditional naksatra dasas mentioned in Brhat Parasara Hora Sastra.[8]
  7. Collected Papers in Vedic Astrology, (2006) Sanjay Rath traveled extensively between 2002 and 2006 teaching workshops through the Sri Jagannath Center. This book is a collection of revised and expanded workshop presentations given during that time period. Topics included: badhaka, ghataka chakra, hora lagna, sarvatobadra chakra, kalpadruma yoga, pancha mahapurusha yoga, naksatra techniques, nadiamsa, manduka dasa, rudramsa, longevity and dream interpretation.[9]
  8. Brihat Nakshatra, (2008).[10]
    Brihat Nakshatra
  • Contents
    1. Introduction
      1. Naksatra mandala
      2. Naksatra tattva
      3. Navatara chakra
      4. Special naksatra
      5. Naksatra sight
      6. Sula chakra
    2. Naksatra Devata
      1. Saptarsi naksatra
      2. Naksatra devata
      3. Knowing the devata
      4. Puranic lessons
    3. Naksatrasyagunah
      1. Sunay naksatra
      2. Graha janma naksatra
      3. Antaranga - bahiranga naksatra
      4. Sanjana chakra
      5. Pata naksatra
    4. Naksatra Purusa
      1. Naksatra Purusa
      2. Naksatra Purusa Vrata
    5. Naksatra Yogah
      1. Teachings of Sri Narada
    6. Appendices
      1. Special Naksatra tables
      2. Sri Aurobindo - Uttapara speech of May 30, 1909


  1. ^ "Vedic astrology lessons in ‘guru-sishya parampara’ - Times Of India". Indiatimes. December 9, 2002. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  2. ^ CSL No.3285
  3. ^ Rath, Sanjay (1997). Jaimini Maharishi's Upadesa Sutras. New Delhi, India: Sagar Publications. p. 421. 
  4. ^ Rath, Sanjay (1998). Crux of Vedic Astrology (Timing of Events). New Delhi, India: Sagar Publications. p. 589. 
  5. ^ Rath, Sanjay (2001). Vedic Remedies in Astrology. New Delhi, India: Sagar Publications. p. 451. 
  6. ^ Rath, Sanjay (2001). Narayana Dasa. New Delhi, India: Sagar Publications. p. 241. 
  7. ^ Rath, Sanjay (2001). Varga Cakra. New Delhi, India: Sagar Publications. p. 320. 
  8. ^ Rath, Sanjay (2002). Vimsottari and Udu Dasa's. New Delhi, India: Sagar Publications. p. 264. 
  9. ^ Rath, Sanjay. Collected Papers in Vedic Astrology. New Delhi, India: Sagittarius Publications. p. 385. 
  10. ^ Rath, Sanjay. Brihat Nakshatra. New Delhi, India: Sagar Publications. p. 241. 

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