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.

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Daily Readings

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

November 15, 2018
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Promoting Peace

A man is known by his companions, for they do influence us, they awaken latent tendencies in us (good or bad, desirable or undesirable). A saint kindles ...

November 15, 2018
insights & Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — I am

Enjoy yourself, stick yourself out when there is some happiness, but when that happiness is threatened, pull the indriyas (the senses) back. For if thought or the mind suggests ...

November 15, 2018
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 17: 15

Have you seen the mild and watery cucumber igniting, by its root, the grass hidden in rags? I have! There sits the cucumber, smooth tongued, smooth skinned, hand-picking his extra polite words ...