We regret not including the Sanskrit transliteration from the published edition of the Bhagavad Gita.  In the coming year,   we expect  to add Adobe PDF files with the Sanskrit embedded in the file. In the meantime, please take advantage of the fact that you have an excellent English translation provided by Swami Sivananda, and Swami Venkatesa’s practical and provocative commentary.

Swami Venkatesananda always intended the translation be used in the daily readings format. We are certain that both Swami Venkatesananda and his guru, Swami Sivananda, would be enormously pleased to see that the Internet has been made use of in order to bring “the nectar of the Vedas” to a wider audience. 

We thought it only natural to include the acknowledgements, dedication, editor's note, and both forwards (by H. H. Swami Chidananda and H. H. Sri Swami Chinmayananda) from the original publication.  Nalini Ramji has been more than diligent with proofing. All of  her additional suggestions have helped to enormously. She continues to assist on a daily basis, making dailyreadings much improved over last year's version. Thank you,  Nalini!


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