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.

March 22, 2018
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) - Chapter III: 36-37

By ‘desire’ is meant selfish desire, which is neither natural to life (as desire for food) nor the uncaused desire for God which is accompanied by wisdom and unselfishness and which naturally ...

March 22, 2018
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Find The Truth

Buddha said: “Be a light unto yourself. Find your own inner light.” That is why my own guru, Swami Sivananda declared: “Within you is hidden God; within you is immortal soul: kill this little ‘I’; die to live, live ...

March 22, 2018
Insights and Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — Be A Hero

When we come into contact with great masters, we listen to their teachings. But that is only the beginning of a great spiritual adventure which is lifelong. Only a spiritual hero can ...