Book for 2024 BAVA Online Conference

Dates 4th-6th October,  11th -14th October

Outstanding speakers:

The Principal speaker will be Sanjay Rath with Andrew Foss, Pandit Samavedula, Sarbani Rath, Dr KS Charak, Komilla Sutton, Sat Siri Khalsa, Vijaya Subramanian, Keiko Ito, Natalia Fedorova, Gordon Brennan, Adam Smith, Steve Hubball and Mariella Cassar.

October 4

12.00-14:30  Pandit Sanjay Rath:  Yogas in Jyotish (in 3 parts)

15:30-17:30  Pandit Samavedula: Devi Puja and Devi Tattvas and remedies


October 5

12.00-14:30 Pandit Sanjay Rath: Sanjay Yogas in Jyotish (in 3 parts)

15:30-17:00 (or 17:30) Plenary with the faculty: Hot topics


October 6

12.00-14:30  Pandit Sanjay Rath: Yogas in Jyotish (in 3 parts)

15:30-17:00 Dr KS Charak: Health and the Trimshamsha Chart

The Trimshamsha is known to have an important bearing on health and in this lecture a renowned  Jyotishi and expert in the medical field will enlighten us with his research.

17:30 Bonus: Shri Jyoti Star software demonstration with Dr Andrew Foss


October 11

13:00-14:30 Sarbani Rath: Gajakeśarī Yoga: The Emblem of Spiritual Struggle

Gajakeśarī Yoga depicts the struggle between the mind and the soul, wherein the native is torn between the pulls of the saṅsāra and sannyāsa.   It takes us deeper into the relationship between Jupiter and Moon, both kings of their realms of the spirit world and the existential world, into the storms of the conflicts between the human mind and the overwhelming pull of the spiritual self. The two grahas beckon us, each to his own path, into the constellation spirals of their respective daśā systems. We will try to analyze this in some noteworthy horoscopes, identifying their struggles, the nature of their mind and the timing of certain events in their lives.

15:00-16:30 Steve Hubball:  Taurus the Triumphant … “victory favours the most tenacious.”

In this lecture, Steve explores some of the key yogas that can make one victorious in various endeavours.  We will also see that the rashi Taurus is highly significant in the charts of super-champions, especially in Grand Slam Tennis Champions.  The above quotation is displayed in the Roland Garros tennis stadium in Paris.

17:00-18:30 Sat Siri Khalsa:  Raja Yoga and the Jyotirlinga Rasi

The sacred imprint of the special sign we find by bringing together the Arudha Lagna and the tides of the Moon is the clue to how and when Raja yogas will manifest. And whether these power yogas will be used for good or futile purpose and how long they will last. We will go into the technical ways of timing and judging Raja yogas from the vantage point of this place of peak spiritual energy.


October 12

13:00-14:30 Keiko Ito:  The Goddess Yogas – how to find Shakti in our chart

Saraswati, Lakshmi and Gauri are Goddesses and their Yoga can all give us a specific power. With example charts, we will explore how the Shakti is managed by people who have this planetary combination in their chart.

15:00-16:30  Adam Smith: Five Signs of a Great Soul
The five Mahapurusha Yogas are famed for creating a noble personality, a Maha Purusha or Great Soul. This talk Looks at some examples of these planetary placements and their role in shaping a life.

17:00-18:30 Komilla Sutton:  Rahu Ketu yogas

The hypnotic Kala Sarpa yoga – it’s impact in the chart. Kala Sarpa is when planets are placed with Rahu Ketu.  the twelve types of Kala Sarpa, importance of Rahu and the differences between  Kala Sarpa or Kala Amrita.


October 13

13:00-14:30 Vijaya Subramanian: Kevala Yogada

When the Moon is disposited by the Atma Karaka, there is Kevala yoga and when this position is connected to Lagna, then it bestows a Kevala Yogada, connecting the mind with the consciousness. Kevala is a term associated with Shiva or Advaita Vedanta representing non- duality, fullness (purnatvam) and ananda. Vijaya will be examining the horoscopes of persons with this Kevala yogada to determine how it functions and facilitates them in their lives.

15:00-16:30 Natalia Fedorova: Vāhana yoga

The word Vahana is generally associated with a vehicle or draught-animal, used for the act of carrying or conveying. Another meaning for the word is the act of making effort, endeavoring, exertion. In this talk we will discuss Vāhana yogas given by Parashara in Sukha-bhāva-phala-adhyāya (Chapter about results of 4th house) including Yanavanta Yoga that allows one person to easily climb to the pinnacle of success while keeping the others stuck with nothing at all in their lives. We will then look at various examples using appropriate Vargas, Kārakas viz. Venus and Moon and the concept of traditional vāhanas of the Vedic Gods.

17:00-18:30 Dr Andrew Foss:  Ananda and other Special  Yogas

Every graha has a special yoga in a group starting with Ananda (bliss). We will discuss this powerful insight and other key yogas especially associated with Muhurta but also with applications for natal charts.


October 14

13:00-14:30 Sarbani Rath: Chāmara Yoga

A divine and royal insignia marking rank and respect, Chāmara Yoga depicts individuals who enjoy royal status in their field of expertise, as uncrowned kings and queens of their domains. This paper aims to analyse the horoscopes of those special individuals who are marked with this rare distinction.

15:00-16:30 Mariella Cassar: Combinations for mental illness and schizophrenia

The subject of mental illness is extensive. Apart from many different types of personality disorders the two most serious illnesses are schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Even within schizophrenia there are several types. We will first look at the combinations that predispose to mental illness and then at charts of schizophrenics to identify common astrological combinations for various forms of this illness.

17:00-18:30  Gordon Brennan: Yogas in the US Election chart

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