Interview: Mr. Alok Khandelwal, Founder & Managing Director of Asttrolok

Alok Khandelwal

An interview with Mr. Alok Khandelwal, Astrology & Vedic Science Expert, Founder & Managing Director of Asttrolok

Welcome to an insightful interview with Mr. Alok Khandelwal, an esteemed Astrology and Vedic Science expert, serves as the Founder and Managing Director of Asttrolok. With profound knowledge and experience in ancient wisdom, Mr. Khandelwal has garnered recognition for his insightful interpretations and practical applications of astrological principles.

What initially sparked your interest in the field of astrology and Vedic science? Was there a specific experience or individual that drew you to this path?

Alok Khandelwal: Astrology in India has currently become a subject which has been covered by myths and vague notions. People nowadays do not believe in the astrological solutions to a problem, however effective they may be. This was something that got under my skin.

And it gave me a push to strive in the direction of breaking the stereotypes and myths surrounding astrology, which proved to be much instrumental in sparking my interest in this field, and consequently helping me found Asttrolok.

Asttrolok aims to demystify the misconceptions surrounding astrology. Can you share some of the most prevalent myths you encounter, and how do you address them in your work?

Alok Khandelwal: When I disembarked on my journey, I encountered several myths which gradually were proven wrong. Some of the biggest myths which I encountered were those of the people looking at astrology as a branch of science, or its offshoot, some expected astrology to give them the exact date of the occurrences of events throughout their lives, while some people thought that astrology pronounces a verdict on their fates and destinies.

One such myth that is frequently spread is the idea that borrowing money plant from someone else instead of purchasing a money plant yourself will bring success.

The theory goes that money plants produce a lot of oxygen, which is why people who have them in their homes feel energised and driven. The truth, however, is that, as the name implies, they might bring money or prosperity to some people.

However, I disagree with the statement that money plants shouldn’t be purchased by us. Positive thoughts and feelings will draw wealth, health, and prosperity, all of which will contribute to your happiness.

At the beginning, dusting off this cobweb of misconceptions seemed like an uphill battle. However, with our team of seasoned professionals who are experts in providing the most accurate astrological consultation services, we conducted various seminars and lectures across the length and breadth of the country to break these myths.

And we have even been successful in filling up to our duties, and we look forward to keeping the good work going. 

How do misconceptions about Vedic science create challenges for its acceptance in mainstream education?

Alok Khandelwal: The misconceptions surrounding Vedic science and astrology hamper the consolidation of the people’s belief in these branches. Even the modern system of education keeps astrology at an arm’s length, which further aggravates the plight of this branch of Vedic science.

Moreover this education system does not impart any considerable degree of educational worth in comprehending the zodiac signs and astrological calculations to the students, which have made this branch of sciences an annihilated one.

Similarly, the popular belief too lacks credibility in the astrological services of the present day situation, or it is not ready to accept them under an excessive influence of the western trend. I think these are some of the problems that have made the acceptance of Vedic sciences difficult in modern day education.

How can we differentiate between responsible astrology practices and superstitious beliefs?

Alok Khandelwal: Responsible astrological practices and superstitious beliefs are the opposites of each other. The former term involves different actions like providing the most accurate astrological solutions to one’s problems, breaking the myths around the subject, interpreting the zodiac signs accurately, and predicting the occurrence of events in one’s life.

On the other hand, all forms of superstitious beliefs tend to be factually hollow from within which is a redeeming feature towards spotting them out. These beliefs do nothing else than making the credibility of astrological tools seem difficult. 

What steps can be taken to make astrology and Vedic sciences more approachable to a scientific audience?

Alok Khandelwal: First of all, it is indispensable for us to rope in trained professionals who may be well-versed in comprehending astrological concepts as much as they may be capable of explaining them to others.

Second, I think it is important to bind vedic science with modern day science so as to readily foster an integrated approach towards understanding it. Third, we must, as a collective unit, reach out to larger and larger masses in trying to create an awareness about the methods involved based on empirical research on the field and scope of the subject followed by providing them the right set of consultation services which would establish their brief in the solutions provided.

I think by following these enlisted measures, we may be able to transform astrology into being a most approachable branch of Vedic sciences to the scientific audience.

According to common belief, Astrology and Vedic Science are often stigmatised as a subject that often pushes an individual to the direction of superstitions, especially in India. Can you suggest ways to integrate Vedic principles into daily life to showcase their practicality?

Alok Khandelwal: There are hard-bound ways which may absolutely assure the uprooting of superstitions and guarded misconceptions that revolve around Vedic sciences. However, there are some ways by which, Vedic principles may be incorporated in the everyday lives of common folks.

First and foremost, one should follow a strict routine after leaving the bed which is also called Dincharya as per Vedic terminology, and must carefully sketch out their plans for the day. Secondly, they must indulge in the worship of the highest consciousness, that is the Parabrahma, which would allow the emanation of a synergy of positive vibes in our consciousness. Thirdly, one must follow a vegan diet, that is Saatvik Aahaar, to abstain from developing any degree of animal consciousness.

Fourthly, the individual must follow the path of virtue and righteousness in order to be able to obtain the best results of his actions throughout his life. Performing Yoga on a regular basis too helps a lot in this direction.

These measures should help the individual in integrating the Vedic principles into their daily lives correctly.

What are your thoughts on the growing interest in mindfulness and wellness – can Vedic sciences capitalize on this trend?

Alok Khandelwal: Mindfulness and wellness can effectively be incorporated by the virtue of Vedic Sciences in our everyday lives. This can be done through performing Yoga religiously which would allow positive vibes to get transmitted throughout our bodies.

Similarly adopting the principles of Ayurveda can help us repair the punitive impacts of various lifestyle diseases on our bodies, amidst the deteriorating quality of our lives.

On the other hand we can consult Astrology and Vastu Shastra to combat the problems related to one’s zodiac signs and inharmonious living spaces respectively. I think these are enough to satisfy our purposes.

In your opinion, what is the responsibility of educators and media in promoting a balanced perspective on astrology?

Alok Khandelwal: I think, educators and media personnel have an earnestly crucial role to play in promulgating a balanced perspective on astrology. The former ones have got to fill in the duties of a life coach instead of merely considering their customers to be cash cows out of whom, they may make as much money as possible.

Moreover, they are bound to provide the most accurate solutions to the problems of their audiences from an astrological point of view.

On the other hand, the latter ones need to exhibit a balanced and responsible role while speaking about astrology. The media must also necessarily perform the essential validation and verification of the facts of the subject they are aiming to present to their viewers, so as to justify credibility.

Through Asttrolok, Mr. Alok Khandelwal continues to empower individuals with profound insights drawn from Vedic sciences, offering clarity and guidance in navigating life’s complexities through the lens of astrology. His commitment to bridging tradition with contemporary relevance underscores his influence in the field of Vedic astrology.

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