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.

November 13, 2018
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Dividing the Yogas Spells Disaster

ou say: "You practice Jnana yoga, I practice Bhakti yoga, and somebody else practices Karma yoga." Stuff and nonsense! Either you practice yoga or not at all. Some people ...

November 13, 2018
insights & Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — Faith, Honesty & Sincerity

In The Bhagavad Gita, Krishna exalts adherence to scriptural injunctions. Even this injunction is not adequate for a sincere, honest and earnest person, because ...

November 13, 2018
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 17: 11-13

This covers all forms of rituals and worships and could eventually be extended to embrace all departments of life itself. It is easy to understand who performs the sāttvika and the rājasa types ...