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.

Do you usually access SwamiVenkatesananda.org by computer or smartphone?  Please let us know. 

Daily Readings

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

April 23, 2019
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) - Chapter V: 12-13

Whether the doer of all actions is God himself, or whether it is his nature (prakṛti), it is certainly not the individual ego. The individual ego rises and falls with every ...

April 23, 2019
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Something Happens

In the ashram, I had the job of recording Swami Sivananda’s dialogues with visitors, and in the course of my work, as I listened, my doubts were forestalled. Over a period of time something happens within ...

April 23, 2019
Insights and Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — Dhayana, Meditation

The yoga text describes dhyana as containing all thoughts within the framework of what ever hold your attention, without allowing them to stray away. For instance, repeating a mantra in meditation ...