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.

September 17, 2019
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 13: 10-11

Unswerving devotion to God is not possible without non-attachment to the world and non-identification of the self with son, wife, and so on – qualities mentioned in the previous verse. Such attachment and identification are ...

September 18, 2019
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 13: 12-13

Now Krishna describes the knower of the field, the subject. One should know what this subject is. Such knowledge is twofold: parokṣa (indirect and intellectual) and aparokṣa (direct and intuitive). The for

September 19, 2019
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 13: 14-15

These verses are not for discussion or rationalization, but for meditation. When you say: “I see that” (pointing to an object) you are really ...