What is Vedic astrology?

Known as Jyotish or Jyotirveda, Vedic astrology was born in India more than 5,000 years ago. Considered the 'science of light', there are references to it in the Vedas, Upanishads and other Sutras. Writes Nityanand.

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In ancient times, the Jyotish It was applied by the sages or rishis in conjunction with the Ayurveda medicine, both to make predictions as to restore patients to health, and one of its purposes was to relieve certain experiences or difficult events in life. At that time, each King had his astrologer staff which, in turn, acted as an adviser. Of course, serving and meets a wide recognized academic tradition. Currently, the Jyotish is the practice of study of the movement of the planets and fixed stars, along with the events that we experience in our life on Earth.

There are three main traditional schools: Parashari Jyotishcreated by Maharishi or Sage Parashara Muni, author of the Brihat Parashara hour Shastra; JAIMINI Jyotishcreated by Maharishi Jaimini, author of the JAIMINI Sutras; and Bhrigu Jyotishcreated by Maharishi Bhrigu, author of Bhrigu Nadi Jyotish.

The first is subdivided into: Samhita (on collective forecasts and global annual events), Siddhanta o Ganita (on the mathematical aspects of astrology) and Time (on the Charter Astral or Natal of a person). Parashara Muni, its author, was one of the Vedic scholars most popular at the time of the ancient India. He wrote part of the Rig Veda, the Vishnu Puranathe Dharmasamhita and many more works. Parashara was raised by his grandfather Vashistha, author of the Yoga Vashistha, one of the first treaties Vedic.

The second school is a system not as popular important complexity given its innovative interpretative possibilities, whose study (Sutras or aphorisms) and interpretation aspects do not exist in any other form of astrology, which makes its structure one of the more accurate. It complements the first school and does not contradict it. Maharishi Jaimini was the author of the JAIMINI o Upadesha Sutras, disciple of Veda Vyasa (author of the) Mahabharata, Bhagavad Gita and the Puranas). Some of his works are JAIMINI Bharata and Poorva Mimansa Shastra.

And the third school, based on the concept of Nadis or subtle channels of the body, carries out precise calculations about the past, the present and the future of the life of the person, which were provided by the rishis in ancient times and captured by them in the Nadi Granthas or gra NDES books of knowledge. Maharish Bhrigu He was one of the Sapta Rishis (seven great sages), and compiled one of the first classical texts of predictive astrology. Some of his works are Bhrigu Samhita and Manusmriti.

There are also two other schools of astrology not so popular are Tantric Jyotish, whose origin is unknown, and Taijika Jyotish, more modern and with similarities to Western Astrology, since both use the same set of issues.

Besides the Jyotish, there are numerous types of astrology according to the history of cultures and peoples, such as the Babylonian, Arab, China, Japanese, Egyptian, Mayan, Aztec, Inca, Celtic, Greek, Roman, and even Spanish.

A Vedic Astrology course for self-knowledge


  • April: Saturday 29
  • May: Saturdays 13 and 28
  • June: Saturdays 3 and 17

Opening hours: 10.00 to 14.00 hours

Where: School of Yoga of the tables. c / Isabel Colbrant 10, 12. Madrid


  • Lectures and seminars on astrology
  • Vedic Astrology I: introductory full course
  • Vedic Astrology II: Full course of deepening
  • Vedic Astrology workshops: specific contents
  • Western Astrology: Interpretation and Astrodiagnosis
  • Session of meditation with Mantras and Yoga postures, according to Vedic astrology
  • Remedios de Flores de Bach, according to the chart

Directs the course: AstroJyotish Nityanand

"My first contact with Vedic astrology was during the years that I lived in India, country to which travel regularly and in which he still deepening. He was translating charts for Western visitors, because I understood that all people go through similar stages of suffering, disease and pain, in different proportions. It captured my interest the great help that this tool can offer us for understanding our true nature and recovery.

So, I started my training in the Jyotish in 2007, in the States of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, where I spent three years immersed in the study of this ancient method. On the return to Spain, I deepened my learning of the Jyotish with a great teacher of the order of the Hare Krishna, Ramanuja Das, for several years.

In 2013 I began in Classical Astrology with another recognized master, Sesha, with which I progressed in Astrodiagnosis and Hiperzodiacos. I began to collaborate with different schools and centres in Spain and Europe, offering my knowledge, either through the reading and interpretation of the chart, such as the delivery of workshops, courses and seminars.

In 2015, I I undertook my current and past studies with Pandit Sanjay Rath, in Delhi, India, through the multi-year program Jaimini Sutra. I am currently a specialist in classical astrology and Parashara Jyotish, Jaimini Jyotish.

If you want to receive more information do not hesitate to contact me".

Nityanand T 640 85 57 59 - astrojyotish.nityanand@gmail.com

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