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.

March 27, 2017
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) - Chapter IV: 4-6

God is omnipresent and omnipotent. He is like the umpire in a football match: he lets the two teams (the divine and the un-divine) play on; he himself remains unnoticed till the  need  arises  and  then  he  suddenly  reveals  his  presence.  The  word  ‘avatāra’  or ‘descent’ is only ...

March 27, 2017
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Dreaming

We dream not only at night while asleep, but during the day as well! Is it possible for us to become aware of this daydreaming, without disturbing its course? If you and I pay more attention to ...

March 27, 2017
Insights and Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — Free Will Verses Destiny

A Tamil proverb warns us: “What you see with your eyes is false; what you hear with your ears is also false; what you hear with your ears is also false." When you go to an ashram, remember ...