Welcome to the revised Swami Venkatesananda Website.

Both a renowned Sanskrit scholar and yogi, Swami Venkatesananda - like his master, Swami Sivananda - can be regarded as a sage of practical wisdom.

Focusing on issues that concern and unite all branches of yoga, it is our intention to provide materials that will enrich and enliven your understanding and practice of yoga.

Daily Readings

The next three daily readings are shown below. You may also view a complete listing on our Calendar of Daily Readings.

October 23, 2016
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2 - Maya Is Incomprehensible

The substratum for maya is Brahman or God. This supreme power pervades the whole universe. In fact, the universe is just one vibrant mass of whirling energy. But somewhere this whirling vibrant mass of energy takes a ...

October 23, 2016
The Song of God (Daily Readings from the Bhagavad Gita) Chapter XV - 13-14

Soma in the text has been variously interpreted, and in the context of the vedā, it has been taken to mean a kind of intoxicating drink. The sense in which it has been used here makes it clear that ‘soma</e

October 24, 2016
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 15: Sloka 15

Here is a clear-cut statement of the sublime truth that all is God. Memory is from God; knowledge is from God; their absence is also from God! Good is divine, and that which men call "evil"  is ...