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.

September 25, 2016
Venkatesa Daily Readings - The Changing & The Unchanging

Life brings all sorts of situations from day to day. Some of them are the same old things repeated from time immemorial - hunger, thirst, fear and sleep - some of them are new, and some of them are ...

September 25, 2016
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 13: 26

Creation itself involves both the subject (knower) and the object (the field). Creation can be viewed from two standpoints. ‘I think; therefore, I am’ is true, though not in the Cartesian sense of a division, for awareness or consciousness is ...

September 26, 2016
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 13: 24-27

‘Samaṁ’ has been translated ‘equally’; but ‘samely’ would express it better. ‘Equally’ suggests quantitative similarity. ‘Sameness’ is much more than quantitative or qualitative similarity, for it expresses ...