Managing Committee:

Founder:Shri Jivanrao T. Chitnis(Bombay Astrological Society)
Chairman:Dr. Dinesh K. Dafftary
Principal:Shri V.M. Sompura
Senior Vice Principal:
Shri D.V. Thakur
Vice Principal:Shri S.C.Joshi
Hon. Secretary:Smt. Jayshree Borkar
Shri V.V. Bhaskaran
Shri P. N. Santhanagopal
Shri G.B.Forbes
Shri Yogesh Kamdar
Dr. G.B. Jani
Shri K.N. Rao
Contact Address : 
Jyotisha Bharati
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan,
Hazarimal Somani College,
4th Floor,
No. 45, K.M.Munshi Marg,
Chowpatty, Mumbai 400007
Phone: (022) 23623386
Fax : (022) 23630058
(Walkable distance from Grant Road/Charni Road Railway Stations)
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has since 1992, started Jyotisha Bharati
by merging the century old BOMBAY ASTROLOGICAL SOCIETY
(Estd. 18-12-1892 and affiliated to the Bhavan since 1944)
in order to propagate Astrology -A science based on Astronomy, Astro-Physics and Astro Mathematics.


The ancient lore of India is unique, for many branches, its attempt was to probe the mysteries of life and death. Of its lore, the most amazing has been the science of Jyotisha, Astrology.

The lore is doubtless fascinating. From very early days, I have taken interest in friends and astrologers trying their skill on the planetary chart of the heavens at the moment of my birth, for that is what a horoscope is. I have never closed my mind to the science.

In condemning astrology, we shut our face against a science, with a predetermined vision. If explored with patience, honesty and skill, it might perhaps break through the barrier which separates life from death, the present from the future; it might give an insight into man's endeavour and his ultimate destiny.
Dr. K. M. Munshi

Library : Collection of over 5000 rare books of Astrology ancient Vedic Books

Admission to 'Jyotirvid'- Two-year Certificate course in Astrology
The Bhavan's Jyotisha Bharati, a 125-year old Institute of Training and Research in Astrology and Astronomy, is conducting a Two-year Certificate course entitled 'Jyotirvid' in Astrology.
  • Classes are only on Sunday 10.30 to 5.00 PM
  • Medium of instruction English and Gujarati
  • Course for 2 years.
For admission, registration and other details, please contact: -
Contact Person.1. Prof. Sharad C. Joshi (Vice Principal)

Contact Person.2. Ms. Urmi Pasad (Teacher) Mobile Number. 8082318318
Time : 11.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays
Information For New Admissions
Contact Person: Prof. Sharad C. Joshi (Vice Principal)
Ms. Urmi Pasad (Teacher)Mob. 8082318318
Time For Enquiry: 11.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays
Course JYOTIRVID Two-Year Certificate Course in Astrology
Duration TWO Years (Only Sunday)
Subjects Kundali Ganita (Horoscopic maths), Palmistry, Vastu, Muhurta (Election astrology), Sayana Jyotisha, Siddhanta Ganita, Sarvananda-laghava, etc
Medium English and Gujarati
Eligibility HSC or Equivalent
Course Commences on: Sunday, 3-1-2021 at 10:30 Hrs.
Class Timings: 10:30 Hrs. to 17:00 Hrs. (Only Sundays)
Class Venue: Bhavan's Jyotisha Bharati, Bhavan's Hazarimal Somani College, 4th floor, Kulapati Munshi Marg, Chowpatty, Mumbai-400007
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