Branka was born and raised in Gracac, in the valley of the Velebit Mountain in Croatia. In her early childhood years she would witness the signs of spiritually waiting ahead of her. Her mother and mother’s side of the family got initiated into the practise of Transcendental Meditation, whilst her aunt opened the doors to the subjects of Krishna, Ayurveda and spirituality.

At sixteen she was initiated in the meditation practise that ultimately introduced her to the subject of Vedic Astrology as well. In 2001. she began her Jyotish studies at Shri Jagannath center Serbia. Alongside her Jyotish studies she graduated from the University of Natural Sciences in Novi Sad with a degree in Geography and Tourism. In her early years of study she was encouraged to travel and start teaching Jyotish in small beginner groups alongside her friends and colleagues. One such occasion was her journey to the Mumbai SJC Jyotish conference in 2005, where she met her now spouse and fellow jyotisha, Visti Larsen.

Since her first touch with Jyotish in 2001, she has travelled the world, attending courses held by her Jyotish Guru Pt. Sanjay Rath. She is accredited with the degrees of Jaimini Scholar by completing a five year Jaimini program, and Jyotish Pandit by completing Parashara Jyotisha course, and is among the first students of Pt. Sanjay Rath to receive these degrees.

Branka has been part of all major courses conducted by her Guruji including the Mantra Shastra course (ongoing), Shiva Mahapurana course, etc.

Her early love for spiritual books and the subject of Jyotish inspired her to translate five of her Guru’s books to her native language. She is currently working on a commentary to the Jyotish classic Jataka Parijata, contributes to Jyotish magazine The Jyotish Digest and keeps a weekly Jyotish newsletter.

Her ultimate belief is that knowledge is a strength that increases by sharing. She is deeply interested in the self-development and personal growth aspect that the light of this ancient knowledge can provide to one and all. She is greatly impacted by the Vedanta teachings of Shri Ramakrishna Math and Sri Sarada Math, where she took a spiritual diksha in 2019.

Branka is married and lives with her husband Visti and their two sons in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Željko Krgović is born in Montenegro in 1980. At the age of 20, he started practicing Transcendetal Meditation. From that moment, his life starts changing by accepting Ahimsa as a way of life. Goes deeper with the search for spirituality with Bhagavad Gita with commentary of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Yoga Vaśiṣṭha.

At 2004. he started to study Jyotiṣa śāstra at Śrī Jagannāth Center Serbia. There he met so many people with the same desire for knowledge. From 2008. till 2015, he was attending Mahāṛṣi Jaimini Upadeśa Sutra Program (JSP) under the guidance of Visti Larsen.  In 2015. received Jaimini Scholar Certificate at Devaguru Brihaspati Center. That experience brought completely new horizon in Vedāṅga Jyotiṣa which is Vedic knowledge of Astrology in perfect harmony with spiritual discipline. After finishing Mahāṛṣi Jaimini Upadeśa Sutra Program, Željko then attended JSPA (Advance Jaimini Sutra Program) held in Malta. On that course, the layers and layers were added to the Sūtras. On this course, Pandit Sanjay Rath show how deep Jyotiṣa can go.

Meanwhile, in 2013, Željko finished the Mantra śāstra course I in Serbia teached by Pandit Sanjay Rath. The focus of this course was Fondation of Mantra Śāstra based on book Śāradā Tilakaṁ. Presently attending Mantra Śāstra course II, where Pandit Sanjay Rath goes deep into understanding the sound, Graha Devatas and remedies for crucial problems in the life.

Since 2006 all his professional and personal efforts are focused around Jyotiṣa and spirituality. Two papers were published in Jyotish Digest – Kāṇṭaka Śani and Aṣṭa siddhi. Željko presented works on International Conference in New Delhi 2006. and International Conference in Serbia 2005 and 2006.

From 2008 is constantly engaged in teaching Jyotiṣa and doing readings.  Having a regular class in informal way with group of students in person and online.  Apart from constant learning from his Gurus – Pandit Sanjay Rath and Visti Larsen, Željko is also work on Jyotiṣa classic called Phaladīpikā, in which he is trying to connect knowledge received from Paramparā with this work of great Mantreśvara. When it comes to spirituality, great inspiration is coming from the teachings of Svāmi Vivekananda and Ramakrishna Mission.  In 2013, he was initiated receives Gāyatrī Dikṣa. His complete spiritual Sadhana is related to worship of Guru. Like to thinks of a life as a Seva to Parameṣṭhi Guru.

Željko is married and with his wife Ivana has two daughters and son. With his family lives in Novi Sad, Serbia.
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