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.

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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.

December 17, 2018
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) Chapter 18 Slokas 52-53

The three verses, 51 to 53, may indicate what we should do after establishing ourselves in the perfection mentioned earlier! They may also be construed to indicate the symptomology of ...

December 17, 2018
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 - Sooner Or Later

What is the purpose of life? Is there any purpose or do we merely exist until we die? What is my relation with you? What is the meaning of "pleasure and pain"? Often these questions do not  ...


December 17, 2018
Insights & Inspirations — Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2 — Direct Experience

Scriptures and teachers, fasts and festivals, discourses and dramas serve a very useful purpose. They sow seeds of virtue which even the vicious people occasionally pick up, though they ...