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.

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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.

February 20, 2020
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) Chapter II: 59

Which shall we restrain first – the mind or the senses? If we starve the senses, they temporarily lose their keenness for sense-enjoyments. But the complacency is deceptive and often ... 

February 20, 2020
Insights & Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) Message of Mahasivaratri

Mahasivaratri is one of the holy days that My Guru, Swami Sivananda, observed with great intensity and devotion.There are numerous stories in our myths and legends to illustrate ...

February 20, 2020
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 - The State of Meditation

In our attempt to find what constitutes right action and right relationship, we find that one of the vital processes is meditation. This is not merely sitting on the floor morning and evening - but it means  keeping up ...