What is Jyotish? Jyotish, also called Vedic Astrology, is the astrology of India with its origins in the Vedas, the ancient scriptures of India.
The Vedas were cognized by the rishis (great sages) of India and are the repository of all knowledge. Jyotis, which translates as "light is the eye of the Vedas". It illumines, or brings to lightVedic knowledge and provides the vehicle by which this supreme wisdom can be applied to the life of each individual and to the world at large. Although ancient, this system of knowledge is as applicable to the affairs of men today as it was thousands of years ago when it was cognized by the rishis of India.