My religion is to learn
Željko Krgović was born in Montenegro in 1980 and began practicing Transcendental Meditation at the age of 20. This marked a turning point in his life, as he embraced the principles of Ahimsa and began a spiritual journey that led him to study the Bhagavad Gita with commentary by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Yoga Vaśiṣṭha.
In 2004, he began studying Jyotiṣa śāstra at the Śrī Jagannāth Center in Serbia, where he met like-minded individuals with a thirst for knowledge. From 2008 to 2015, he attended the Mahāṛṣi Jaimini Upadeśa Sutra Program (JSP) under the guidance of Visti Larsen. In 2015, he received the Jaimini Scholar Certificate at the Devaguru Brihaspati Center, an experience that expanded his knowledge of Vedāṅga Jyotiṣa, the Vedic knowledge of Astrology, and deepened his spiritual discipline.
After completing the Mahāṛṣi Jaimini Upadeśa Sutra Program, Željko attended the Advanced Jaimini Sutra Program (JSPA) in Malta, where he explored the many layers of the Sūtras under the guidance of Pandit Sanjay Rath. Meanwhile, in 2013, he finished the Mantra śāstra course I in Serbia, which focused on the foundations of Mantra Śāstra based on the book Śāradā Tilakaṁ. He is presently attending Mantra Śāstra course II, where he is deepening his understanding of the sound, Graha Devatas, and remedies for crucial problems in life.
Since 2006, Željko has been devoted to Jyotiṣa and spirituality. He has published two papers in Jyotish Digest, "Kāṇṭaka Śani" and "Aṣṭa siddhi," and presented works at international conferences in New Delhi and Serbia. He is constantly engaged in teaching Jyotiṣa and doing readings for clients, both in person and online.
Željko finds inspiration in the teachings of Svāmi Vivekananda and the Ramakrishna Mission, and was initiated and received Gāyatrī Dikṣa in 2013. His spiritual Sadhana centers on the worship of Guru, and he views his life as a Seva to Parameṣṭhi Guru. He is married to his wife Ivana and together they have two daughters and a son. They live in Vienna, Austria.
ॐ गुरवे नमः om gurave namaḥ
ॐ नमो देवदेवेश परात्पर जगद् गुरो।
सदाशिव महदेव गुरुदीक्षां प्रदेहि मे॥१॥
कशीक्षेत्रं तन्निवसो जाह्नवी चरणोदकम्
गुरुविश्वेश्वरः सक्षात् तारकं ब्रह्म निश्चितम्॥२॥
om namo devadeveśa parātpara jagad guro |
sadāśiva mahadeva gurudīkṣāṁ pradehi me ||1||
kaśīkṣetraṁ tannivaso jāhnavī caraṇodakam
guruviśveśvaraḥ sakṣāt tārakaṁ brahma niścitam ||2||
Translation: Om! (We pay) obeisance(s) to the greatest spiritual master and the enlightener (deveśa) of the demigods (deva) in the Guru-Śiṣya tradition. (Pray that) the greatest illuminator guides & blesses us with the divine effulgence (insight and knowledge).  His abode is Kaśi (Benares - the holiest of Hindu pilgrimages) where the holy Ganges washes His feet. Lord Viśvanātha is that Guru Who will surely guide the soul in traversing the worlds created by Brahma.