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.

Daily Readings

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

June 24, 2018
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Motivated & Goal Oriented

Why do people practice yoga? This question arises in the minds of the practitioners themselves, unfortunately! Because we have come to accept that every action is invariably motivated and ...

June 24, 2018
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 8: 21-22

Being beyond the intellect and definition, the absolute (eternal godhead) is attainable only by devotion. Faith, love and total self-surrender are the only means here; not intellectuality, reasoning or ratiocination. Intellect is but a creature of the  ...

June 24, 2018
Insights & Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — Source of Prayer

From where does prayer spring? I am praying – to whom? To God. What is God? "I think that God is…" Etc. The rest of the sentence is unimportant.