Swami Venkatesananda ji, disciple of Swami Sivananda ji is an amazing personality. Ofourse, I did not get to meet him at all, as I was barely 1 year old by the time he passed away. In my later years, I got to read his books like Yoga Vasishtha and also his compilations of day-to-day wisdom with Swami Sivananda ji. He has made remarkable contributions to the wealth of spiritual knowledge and carried Swami Sivananda ji’s message far and wide to places like South Africa, New Zealand, Mauritius. I have great admiration for him and simply feel spell-bound looking at his photo for his appearance radiates knowledge and peace.
I came across his recitation of all the 18 chapters of Bhagavd Gita including the Gita Dhyanam (meditative prayers on Gita) and Gita Mahatmyam (the significance of chanting Gita). I listened to these slokas sung by him many times and I feel very elevated.
For a person who is familiar with sanskrit and Gita and want to have a rendition to listen and ponder, this is very appropriate. For someone who may not be faimiliar with sanskrit and want to learn Gita chanting along with the audio line by line, then you may think this to be a little quick-paced.
You can download all 18 chapters of Bhagavad Gita here.
I enjoyed it and hope you enjoy it too !
Yours, In Service of the Lord,
Aparna & Hari