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Gopal Bhattacharjee
Vedic Astrologer, Organiser, Lecturer 

Gopal Bhattacharjee is an astrologer, author, teacher, school principal and organiser based in Kolkata, India. 


Gopal Bhattacharjee was born into a traditional Brahmin family of West Bengal and descended from a line of scholars of Sanskrit and astrology.  In his youth, Bhattacharjee was famous for his participation in sports notably the  “All India” diving and swimming competitions and was  national champion several times

Organiser of Major Astrological Conferences

Bhattacharjee is most well-known world-wide as the inspiration and principal behind a series of international conferences in India.  Here, he generously hosts both western and eastern astrologers in an atmosphere of harmony and mutual respect.


These are the first major East-West combined astrological events since the two branches separated some two thousand years ago.  Nothing promotes good will and open communication among astrologers quite like healing an ancient division.


In the 26th Indian Astrological Conference in 2016, there were 17 astrologers from outside India representing 8 countries.  In 2018, 75 overseas astrologers from 20 countries are currently scheduled to speak.  


These conferences are high profile events in India attracting widespread press and attended by celebrities such as Bollywood stars, local and national politicians.  The program is presented in English by a well-known tv newscaster and presided over by a former Indian Supreme Court Judge. 

Robert Currey, Ken McRitchie & David Cochrane

Gopal Bhattacharjee Gopal Bhattacharjee with Bollywood star, Mahaima Chaudhury

Background and other Astrological Roles

In 1998, Bhattacharjee founded Krishnamurti Institute of Astrology (KIA) where subjects such as - Vedic astrology, Krishnamurti methods, Bastu etc. are taught.  The KIA now has six branches covering over fifty faculties.  With around 1,500 students graduating each year, Bhattacharjee is principal of what is now the largest astrological school in India – the country with the most number of astrologers in the world.

In addition to the KIA and organising more than 27 international astrology conferences, Bhattacharjee is a regular contributor to a popular television show on the CTVN TV channel.  He’s also chief editor of the most well-read Bengali astrological magazine “Jyotish O Naksharta”.  As with his consultancy, he is followed by many celebrities.  He also serves as President of Institute of Vedic Culture for Public Welfare.

Awards & Recognition

  • The Best Astrologer” from CASAR Jamshedpur, India

  • Fellowship award from Bangladesh Astrologer Society.

  • “Best promising Astrological profile” from Nepal Astrological Jyotish Parishad

  • “Astrologer of the Year” and “Best Astrological Organizer” (2016) from “Akhil Bharatiyo Jyotish Saraswati Maanch”, India.

  • “Certificate of Excellence” (2015, 2016) from ISAR, USA in 2015 and 2016


  • A perfect guideline to KP Astrology (in English)

  • Ratnakotha (Gem and its utility in Astrology)

  • Kundalini Jagoran and Chakra Balancing

Biographies of Astrology Researchers

Gauquelin and Eysenck's collaborative research

Cutting from a German newspaper confirms Eysenck & Gauquelin's joint research

Charles Harvey, astrologer

Charles Harvey one of the most influential astrologers of the twentieth century. 

Michel Gauquelin
Obituary by Professor Hans Eysenck published in the Independent (1991)

Professor Suitbert Ertel

Sceptical researcher into Gauquelin's claims

Robert Currey
Astrologer, Researcher and Astro*Carto*Grapher
Jim Lewis

The life and times of Jim Lewis Astro*Carto*Graphy pioneer

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