10th and 11th of September 2022 Bengaluru Astrology Summit 2022, 37th AGM and 124th MCM at Bengaluru
It was the treat of the feast of knowledge and comfort on the 10th and 11th of September during the Bengaluru Astrology Summit, 2022.
The two days were filled with lectures by stalwarts of Astrology: Hon. National President of ICAS Guruvar Prof A B Shuklaji, Hon. Sr National Vice President of ICAS Smt. Gayatri Devi Vasudev, Hon. Sr. National Vice President Pt. Satish Sharma, Hon. Sr. National Vice President Dr. Anjaneyulu M, Hon. National Vice President Sri Narasimha Alse, Hon. National Vice President Dr. Soumya Kumar and Hon. National Vice President Sri Anil Kaushal. They were ably supported by many young enthusiastic students of astrology with scintillating presentations.
|Day 1 : 10th September, 2022|
Bengaluru Astrology Summitt 2022 started with the pleasant sounds of Vedaghosha by Sri Aravind, Sri H N Narasimha Prasad and Sri Venkatesh M ??? all three alumni of Bengaluru chapters. This was followed by an invocation through a beautiful Bharatanatyam performance by Kum. Dishita S. Her performance was dedicated to Bhagavan Ganapati and Devi Lalita.
This was followed by a welcome address by Sri Hitesh Sharma, Chairman, ICAS Bengaluru-3 chapter who welcomed on the dais Hon. National President (NP) Prof A B Shukla, Hon. Senior National Vice Presidents (SNVPs) Smt. Gayatri Devi Vasudev and Pt. Satish Sharma, Hon. National Vice Presidents (NVPs) Sri Narasimha Alse, Dr. Soumya Kumar, and Hon National Secretary (NS) Dr. Revathi Vee Kumar. This was followed by a welcome of all national office bearers and the ceremonial lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries on the dais.
The stage for jyotisha chintana was set by our NP Prof A B Shuklaji who gave his keynote address combined with a fresh perspective on Chandrashtama. Explaining the role of Acharya in a student???s life, guruvar fondly reminisced about his association with Dr B V Raman on the auspicious occasion of his 111th birth year and the extent of our indebtedness to him. He unveiled the Father-Daughter Conversations book compiled by Smt. Gayatri Devi Vasudev. Shuklaji impressed upon the audience about the need to study the book which offers insights about brilliant predictions and conclusions of Dr Raman gracefully. He then explained why chandrashtama is considered Durgama kala and narrowed it down to its most sensitive period of Atidurgama kala. He held the audience spellbound by elaborating on the nature and extent of distress a person experiences depending on how many padas the vadha tara had in the 8th sign from the natal Moon in the native???s chart.
SNVP Smt. Gayatri Devi Vasudevji demonstrated the need for application of mind and judgment while deciding whether yoga is gender neutral or gender specific, provoking us to ask, Are Yogas Gender Specific? She said that her experience has shown that even seemingly gender-specific yogas like visha kanya or vaidhavya yoga are not confined to female charts but show their effect in male charts too. Earlier she elaborated on the hoax of scientific spirit and half-baked attacks on astrology by so-called scientists and fondly remembered the contributions of Dr Raman.
Post lunch session began with a lecture by SNVP Pt. Satish Sharmaji, on the Zonation of Life Tendencies through Vastu Chakra. Based on his vast experience he gave useful hints about the effects of different padas and the deities of Vastu chakra.
NVP Sri Narasimha Alseji spoke on Insight of Nadi System in Predictive Astrology. He explained the basics of Nadi jyotisha and with examples showed how the transit of planets on sensitive points guides us in prediction.
Ayurveda forms the foundation for our understanding of diseases in jyotishya. The fundamental principles of tridoshas and trigunas can be fruitfully combined with significations of planets and signs was shown by NVP Dr. Soumya Kumarji in his presentation on Manovikara: An Astro-Ayurvedic Perspective. He dealt with the causes of psychiatric problems and how it is indicated in horoscopes with examples.
NVP Sri Anil Kaushalji spoke on the astrological combinations that lead to gynaecological problems, especially on PCOS & PCOD: Astrological Approach to Gynaec Problems. He not only explained why PCOS/PCOD occurs but showed how astrology can help in identifying the problem by listing out the combinations and was ably assisted by Smt. Hatinderdeep Kaurji of the Chandigarh Chapter.
The last session of the day saw Sri Nitin Kashyapji of Delhi-6 Chapter presenting a scintillating lecture on Education and D24. Starting with how to see the promise of education in a chart, he demonstrated how D24 gives vital clues about prospects and lines of education.
This was followed by a Management Committee Meeting presided over by the Hon. NP Prof. AB Shukla. Dr. Revathi Vee Kumar, Hon. National Secretary presented operational matters of the organization were deliberated and decisions are taken during the Management Committee Meeting.
|Day 2 : 11th September, 2022|
SNVP Dr. M Anjaneyuluji explained in simple terms the rationale of the calculation method adopted in Tajika Shastra. Also, he explained how the Tajika yogas work and then presented different scenarios of the results of yogas and doshas.
National Joint Secretary Sri D Muralidharji of Chennai presented a novel idea of Etiradai (Opposing) Nakshatra. Humorously he explained the results of planets in certain nakshatras can lead to problems on days having certain nakshatras and also spoke about the most distressing time.
This was followed by the Annual General-body Meeting of ICAS presided over by Hon. National President Prof A B Shuklaji. Dr. Revathi Vee Kumar presented his Annual Report he highlighted the milestones ICAS has reached during the year. Shri Pradeep Gowda, Hon. Treasurer presented Annual Financial statements for adoption. Shri Vishwanath Holla, Hon. Registrar presented the report of COE during AGM.
A video on life events and achievements of the founder President of ICAS Dr. B.V.Raman was screened.
During the Post-lunch sessions, Smt. Shashiraj Mehtaji, Chairperson, Secundrabad-6 Chapter showed her attempts to relate Sadesati with Vipareeta Raja Yoga in her presentation on New Dimensions of Vipreet Raj Yoga through many example charts.
The last technical session of the Summit was a presentation by Dr. TV Srinivas Sharmaji of Bengaluru-3. It was a demonstration of how to utilise Prashna to identify diseases that can???t be explained through the medical field. Agantuka Roga helps us to identify the karma responsible for the disease one suffers but also shows the remedy, he said and presented a few of his experiences.
The Valedictory Address was given by SNVP Smt. Gayatri Devi Vasudevji. She emphasised the qualifications and duties of an astrologer peppered with many anecdotes from her interaction with her great father and her own consultations. Her sagely words to the students of astrology covered advice, caution and admonition to remember the need for Purusha prayatna to achieve success and not to become fatalistic in one???s approach to life.
The Summit was wrapped up by Sri Keshav Kaushik, Secretary, Bengaluru-1 who proposed a vote of thanks. The entire two-day event was beautifully compered by Dr. (Smt.) Sri Srivatsa, Chairperson, Bengaluru-2 Chapter.
This very successful Summit organized jointly by all the four chapters of Bengaluru demonstrated the coordination and cooperation between the chairpersons Sri Swaminathan, Dr. (Smt) Sri Srivatsa, Sri Hitesh Sharma, Sri Shivayogi P and their teams and the guidance provided by SNVP Smt. Gayatri Devi Vasudev, NVP Sri Narasimha Alse, National Secretary Dr. Revathi Vee Kumar, National Treasurer Sri Pradeep Y and Registrar of Examinations Sri Vishwanatha Holla. Excellent arrangements coupled with friendliness made it a wholesome experience for all the delegates.
[Report compiled by Dr. Soumya Kumar]