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.

July 20, 2018
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) — Chapter X: 8-9

The enlightened ones do not merely repeat these formulae or think about these truths, but what they say and think is flavored by the nature of their ...

July 20, 2018
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Various Forms Of The Guru's Instruction

The guru may be a deity (like Prajapati or the Creator in The Chandogya Upanishad), rarely one's own husband (like Yajnavalkya in The Brhadaranyaka Upanishad dialogues ...

July 20, 2018
Insights and Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — Upanishad

Upanishad takes place as a dialogue between the Guru and the disciple. This is a purely personal adventure; it is not possible to enter into a dialogue when ...