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.

December 9, 2016
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 - Yoga Has No Need for Likes & Dislikes

Yoga does not prohibit people from enjoying life. It does not demand that one should cut oneself completely away from all the pleasures of life. We have a weakness for surrounding ourselves with ...

December 9, 2016
The Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) Chapter 18 Slokas 37-39

There is a declaration in the upaniṣad that all the pleasures of this universe are a drop in the ocean of bliss that is God. Yet, tāmasa pleasure is ‘delusive of the self’, i.e. it prevents us from arrivin

December 9, 2016
Talks On Bhagavad Gita