Veda Vedanga Gaveshana Parishath (VVGP), was set up in the year 2000 under the patronage of Dr. K.P. Dharmaraja Iyer, a renowned scholar, educationist and social scientist who had served as the Professor and Head of Department of Chemistry in the University College, Thiruvananthapuram, with the objective to impart and treat Astrology as a science for the betterment of society dispelling superstitions.
The organization pursues academic and scientific researches (Gaveshana) in astrology and related sciences, in a modern perspective, to the tune of times.
With in a short span of eight years, Veda Vedanga Gaveshana Parishath had been able to have a building of its own in the heart of the city at Sreekanteswaram and has currently a Life membership of one hundred and eightfive persons from all walks of life.
The main objectives of Veda Vedanga Gaveshana Parishath are
- To conduct research in the field of astrology and allied subjects.
Critically study and experiment with ancient astrological theories given in the classical texts. Compare these theoretical concepts against veritable human experience again and again. Accept those theories that prove to be consistently true and reject the ones that are inconsistent or nonconforming to the actual experiences. Formulate new predictive techniques that are simple, effective and contemporary.
Introduce these ancient sciences to a group of research minded individuals. Motivate them to actively involve in the study of astrology and use their faculties to aid research in these fields.
Expose superstitions and disbeliefs connected with astrology.
Make astrology free from religious boundaries.
Promote awareness in the society of astrology being misused for personal and financial gains by a sect of astrologers.
- To Conduct courses in the areas of astrology and allied subjects
Offer the benefits received from the critical study and research in astrology to the aspiring individuals, both from India and abroad, and guide them to master the art of astrological prediction.
Create a school of scientifically trained ‘new generation’ astrologers, who are capable of applying the knowledge gained, for the benefit of the masses and society in general.
- To Offer services in the area of astrology and related sciences.
- To Establish a reference library to aid astrological study and research.
- Preserve authenticated books on astrology and other vedic sciences and make them available for reference.
- To Conduct seminars for discussing various topics in vedic astrology and related sciences.