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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 12, 2018
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Devotion

How must I worship? Must I kneel down, bang my head on the floor? Must I fall flat on the ground, or offer a large donation? Do anything you like. What is demanded here is ...

November 12, 2018
Insights & Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — The Yoga of The Bhagavad Gita

We should progress. It is very essential. Life is movement. Growth is expansion. The expansion takes place in nature on two levels. If you contemplate ...

November 12, 2018
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 17: 7-10

There are two important points in these four verses, which should not go unnoticed. The first is: Krishna mentions that certain foods
‘increase life’ – which makes one wonder by what standard the life-span is fixed. Krishna seems to have forestalled the modern biologist by ...