Of late, many people have been claiming astrology as a pseudo-science. There is no rationality behind it. There was a hue and cry to accept astrology in UGC in India. However, the science of astrology was accepted in university curriculum at last.
The study of astrology was included in the university curriculum by then HRD minister Murli Monohar Joshi during the reign of prime minister Atal Bihari Vajapayee.
Astrology and people’s belief in this across the world
Astrology is such a subject, the people from all over the world do believe. I have the clients from all over the world from different walks of life.
Although most of the believers belong to Hinduism and Hindu origin people abroad, I have seen clients coming to me from different religion such as Christian and Islamic people.
In this articles, I am going to tell you some stories about astrology that is simply incredible.
#1 Muhurta for the date of Indian Independence
Very few of us are aware of the fact that the date August 15, 1947 was fixed according to auspicious Muhurta decided by a famous astrologer named Pt. Suryanarayan Vyas.
Pt. Surya Narayan Vyas was a popular astrologer during Indian independence. Dr. Rajendra Prasad the first president of India was eager to get an auspicious Muhurt. Hence, he sought the advice of fixing the Muhurt from Pandit Surya Narayan Vyas.
Pandit Vyas Ji fixed the Muhurt on either 14th or 15th of August 1947. He decided the night of the August 15th will be highly auspicious and the independence and democracy of India will remain immortal.
The parliament was cleaned in the night of the 15th August 1947. Pandit Suryanarayan has made many successful predictions such as the death of Lalbahadur Shastri and Sardar Ballav Bhai Patel.
The government of India has awarded him Padma Bhusan the 3rd highest civilian honor for his contribution to astrology in 1958. The Indian post has issued a postal stamp as a commemorative in his name.
#2 Jacke sroff father was an astrologer
Many of us are the fan of Jackey Shroff and his son Tiger shroff. However, very few of us know about the parental background of Jackie Shroff.
Jackie Shroff father was a Hindu Gujurati, while his mother was a Uyghur Muslim from Xinjiang. As per the interview with the Rajya Sabha TV in 2017, Jackei revealed the story as to how his parents came to Mumbai.
In fact, his grandmother Uyghur from Xinjiang reached Ladakh as a refugee due to a coup in her native land. His grandma was having 7 daughters. They kept on travelling to difference places like Lahore, then Delhi and finally to Bombay.
His mother met his father in Bombay who was an astrologer. He used to give astrological advice to Dhirubhai Ambani and Nattulal Ambani.
His father Kakulal Hiralal Shroff met his mother when both were teenagers and they fall in love and tied the knot eventually.
#3 Mughal dynasty and their love towards astrology
The history of Mughal dynasty has remained always amazing. No one can deny the ready wit of Birbal and mellifluence of Tansen.
During the Akbar’s reign in India, he believed both in conquest and culture. Hence, the Akbar’s reign is quite popular towards his support to Hindu people and Hinduism.
The Emperor Akbar’s ministry was full of intellectuals like Birbal, Tansen and Khan-ikhanan. They were not only ministers but also highly intellectual. The Khan-ikhanna was the most popular army commanders in the Akbar’s army. He was not only known for his administrative post but also his writings on astrology and poetry.
He was well versed in the Sanskrit language.
#4 Nehru insisted to Indira to make Rajiv’s horoscope
There are many controversies about the family and cultures of the Nehru family. Indira Gandhi got married to Feroz Khan. Nehru family also got converted to Gandhi family.
Rajiv Gandhi got married to Sonia an Italian lady.
Sanjay Gandhi is known for his hooliganism.
However, very rare people know about Jawaharlal Nehru’s love for astrology. As a grandfather, it was natural to be happy. He was ecstatic after Rajiv’s birth to Indira.
He wrote a letter to his sister Krishna Hutheesing to guide Indira to make a Kundli (birth chart) for Rajiv by a qualified astrologer.
The story of Nehru’s love towards astrology came to light during a debate in the parliament. The then parliamentary affairs minister M. Venkaiha Naidu got the information by the help of parliamentary research wing.
Mr. Venkaiha Naidu did this to defend the visit of HRD minister Smriti Irani for the astrological consultation with Nathulal Vyas.
#5 Astrology and Narendra Modi
You know Narendra Modi as a tea seller, chowkidar and an influential prime minister as well. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is popularly known for his brinkmanship. He is known for his Visa denial due to Godhra massacre.
However, he is also known for his yoga feats and social media acumen.
But, how many of us know his love for astrology. Let me show his video while releasing a book written by India’s hotshot astrologer Bejan Daruwala.
#6 Muhurta for Emperor Saha Jahan’s marriage
We have already talked about Khan iKanna a popular Sanskrit scholar during the reign of Akbar. Now, you will come to know the love of astrology and astrologer during Shah Jahan Era.
I was just reading about Mughal Empire in India on the internet. I stumbled upon the story of astrology that has played an important role in Shah Jahans life.
Shah Jahan had to wait five years to get married. Since the court astrologer ensured the auspicious date that will make the marriage happy and prosperous. That was an unusually long time for Shah Jahan to tie the knot.
Finally, Shah Jahan got married to Mamtaz Mahal on an auspicious date that was fixed by court astrologer.
#7 Sultan of Oman and Astrology
You might have known Sultan of Oman who suffered from colon cancer. As I have said that the people from all over the world do believe in astrology. Qaboos bin Said al Said, the Sultan of Oman could not but invited 22 Hindu Pandits to perform Yagya for his recovery.
The Puja was played out in Muskat, the capital of Oman. The lead astrologer Chandrashekhar Swami flew to Oman with his team to perform the prayer. The 22 Pandits hail from Karnataka performed the Yagya on 9th November, 2017.
The family member also took part in the rituals. The Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said do believe that the Homa will help to recover him from health hazard.
#8 Smriti Irani made a controversy by visiting astrologer Nathulal Vyas
Gharki Bahu Smriti Irani was a household name for her artistic feats during the release of “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi” from 2000 till 2008.
Smriti Irani was extremely capable of making vicarious to anyone. Her pleasing personality and histrionic gestures tells all about her artistic gear.
However, her fate had kept something else in store for her. She Joined in politics and became HRD minister in the Narendra Modi led Government.
She loves astrology and astrologers. Few years ago, there was media hype that Smriti Irani visited astrologer and palmist Nathulal Vyas in Bhilwara, Rajstan.
The minister had a 4 long hours of discussion as to her personal and political future. The Pandit Nathulal Vyas has prognosticated that one day Irani will be president of India.
#9 J P morgan invests money as per astrologer’s advice
Many people do visit me for the astrological consultation from J P morgan company in Mumbai. Even some of them are my students. They are eager to learn astrology.
J P Morgan was a strong believer in astrology. He used to apply astrology in investing money.
J.P. Morgan once famously said that “Millionaires don’t need astrologers, but billionaires do”.
#10 ISRO does believe in astrology and performs Puja
Indian space research organization do performs puja before lunching any space projects.
Many space projects have been launched on 20th April. ISRO official simply believes that 20 April is a lucky day for the space agency.
Apart from this, ISRO directors do visit Tirumala, abode of Lord Venkateswara to perform puja for the success of space projects.
The ISRO’s directors Diwakaran, Kunumbu and Sethuraman visited Lord Venkateswara at Tirumal before launching of PSLV C-39 rocket.
#11 Baba Ramdev and his hateful speech on astrology
No one denies the Ramdev Baba’s physical fitness and his yoga feats. His yoga fits has been enticing millions of hearts across the globe.
He has great contribution to the Indian health industry by developing awareness among the people through Yoga.
Although Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed about “International Yoga Day” in his speech at the UNGA, on 27 September 2014, the Yoga was extremely popular due to Baba Ramdev.
Although, he is a Yoga Guru, he does not have knowledge of astrology. He openly rubbishes the astrology and astrologers.
He talks against Mangal Dosh for which the people afraid of. He openly talks against astrologers and he thinks the astrologers are simply looters.
He also tells against the Puja of black rock as a Shani. Unfortunately, he does not have knowledge of astrology. He has never gone through the books on astrology and palmistry. It is also beyond his intellectuality.
As a Babaji, it looks he knows only exercise. He has no spiritual power. If he had spiritual power, then he would not have come out with a female dress with congress government attack.
#12 Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev opinion on astrology
Jagi Vasudev is extremely popular across the globe for his versatility and spiritual sermon. The best part of his speech is that he has a gift of eloquence. He answers any queries of the people almost instantly.
In one Video on YouTube, he has answered the people if astrology works.
What I understand from his speech, he does not have knowledge of astrology. However, he has neither denied the influence of planets nor accept the facts fully.
He simply says to use your intelligence and will power. Sadguru says to simply ignore the influence of planets.
He claims that no one can say what will happen in the next moment. It is not necessary to know the future as it can block your path of progress.