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.

June 23, 2017
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 8: 19-20

All this coming and going, according to one school of thought (amply supported by The Bhagavatam which contains highly colorful stories of such creation), takes place in the mind of ...

June 23, 2017
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — What We Know

We have been taught that we have acquired a great amount of knowledge without which our life would be unbearable. I doubt this. Looking at the achievements of the most ...

June 23, 2017
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2 - Prayer

Prayer is not only a religious exercise. Prayer is resorted to by people all over the world, in all walks of life, for all sorts of reasons, with all sorts of motivations. Prayer in that sense covers requests, pleading, begging and such other means of o