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.

August 20, 2017
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Unfolding From Within

On the first day of life, all babies look alike, but as they grow, each child begins to look like his parents. At the moment of conception, in that fertilized egg, there is already ...

August 20, 2017
Insights & Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — Spiritual Organizations

When teachings are taught they are not understood, but misunderstood. When someone like my Gurudev said, "Spiritual institutions are a dire necessity," someone else jumps up and says ...

August 20, 2017
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) — Chapter 11: 36-37

 In verse 23, Arjuna said that all the worlds are terrified. Now he says that the world delights and rejoices in God’s praise. This is not a contradiction, but a ...