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.

January 17, 2018
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 The Spirit of Religion

To promote peace and lead man to eternal bliss are the very meaning and purpose of religion. Yet, it does not take long for anyone to realize that, on the contrary, religion has been ...

January 17, 2018
The Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) Chapter 2, Sloka 7

This is one of the greatest verses in the scripture. It is the spark that ignites the magazine of wisdom. Much of the perversion that our philosophy has been subjected to of late can be directly attributed to ...

January 17, 2018
Insights and Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — Awareness Itself Is Harmony

You can practice all these postures and breathing exercises for the rest of your life; you'll have very good health, but nothing more. The spirit will still be dull and any little problem in life knocks you completely off balance.    Of primary importance is awareness: if there is awareness, that