Let us salute to the energy that governs this universe andmanifestations of that energy that enable us to learn this divineknowledge – Goddess Saraswati, Lord Brihaspati and LordHayagreeva. Let us salute to the presiding deity LordDakshinamurthy and to Swami Dayananda Saraswati whofounded this Gurukulam.
Let us salute to illustrious astrologers, seers and sages – fromMaharshi Parasara and Maharshi Jaimini to Kalidasa andVarahamihira to Prof. B.V. Raman and Mr. K.N. Rao – for unselfishly and generously bringing this divine knowledge downto us, mere mortals.
Let us salute to the power of
, who, at the time of thislecture, occupies own rasi, own constellation and exaltednavamsa. The teacher of Gods occupies his own sign in
6 out of 16
vargas (divisions) and his exaltation sign in
other vargas!More importantly, he is
exalted in D-24
, the varga for "
". From Guru lagna in D-24, at the time of this lecture,1
lords have a parivartana (exchange), indicating goodcommunication in learning-related activities started at this time.May Jupiter and Mercury, conjoined in D-24 in Cancer, awatery sign, bless this class with fertile imagination, logic,discretion, vision and an alert state of mind!
Before We Proceed …