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.

July 25, 2017
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter10: 21-23

All these names of gods deserve deep study and research. We do not recognize the existence of many gods. We are not polytheists. We are not even pantheists, believing in one deity somehow enveloping all. Indeed, we are not even monotheists, believing in one God. We are monists, believing that

July 25, 2017
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 - Bringing Out Ahimsa

The Guru, if He is ahimsa*, has the most vital role to play in the life of the disciple. Being the light (Guru), the light itself being ahimsa, the Guru can ...

July 25, 2017
Insights & Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — The Enlightened One

 It is by watching the actions of an enlightened person that we realize that our images of an enlightened person are mostly wrong. Krishna in The Bhagavad Gita specifically cautions ...