UP varsity aims to save people from fraud astrologers

One must have come across self proclaimed astrologers and fortune tellers who occupy a place on the pavements or under a tree and duping people by telling them about their future, often with the help of trained parrots.

While the fate of the people may not change, these fraud astrologers do sometimes make a lot of money.

A Varanasi based Sanskrit university has taken an initiative to save the innocent people from being duped by such fraudsters and provide the people what it claims authentic astrological advice.

Sampoornanand Sanskrit University, a prestigious state university, is mulling setting up a ‘Jyotish Paramarsh Kendra’ (astrology consultant centre), which would answer the queries of the people regarding their future.

“The objective behind setting up such a centre is twin fold. We want to save innocent people from being duped by fraud astrologers and at the same time prepare future astrologers who could advice people on astrological points,” said prof Vineeta Singh, coordinator of the Career and Guidance Cell at the varsity.

Speaking to Deccan Herald over phone from Varanasi, prof Singh, who teaches French at the varsity, said that she had sent a proposal to the Vice Chancellor of the varsity in this regard.

“The centre will start functioning after getting the nod,” she said. She said that the varsity would start giving astrological advice to the people through the Internet.

“Any one from any part of the world will be able to access our services through the internet. The advice given by the centre will be authentic,” she said.

Prof Singh said that even in this modern age the faith of the people in astrology and ‘vaastu’ had not shaken.

“In fact the number of people believing in such things has only increased over the years,” she added.

“Those indulging in fraud bring bad name to astrology”, she said. She said that the centre would also help in churning out trained astrologers and experts in ‘karmkanda’ (rituals) and will increase their employability.

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