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.

December 7, 2019
Insights and Inspirations —Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2 — Is Life A Battlefield

Is life a battlefield of problems, unhappiness, sorrow? Has whoever created this made it inevitable that we should all be born here to suffer? It doesn't sound logical to me at all - I don't know if ...

December 7, 2019
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) - Chapter 18: 33-35

The classification and the description of each category is very explicit. But a great thought is hidden in a simple expression in the last verse. It leads us ...

December 8, 2019
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 18: 36

Whatever a man does, he seeks happiness through it. In fact, this pursuit of happiness is one of the fundamental motive-forces of evolution. Intuition of this truth has given rise ...