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.

May 25, 2020
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter VI: 43-44

In his next incarnation in the house of a yogi, the seeker's spiritual aspiration is rekindled. We have a beautiful synthesis of the theories of individual evolution and heredity. Man is now what ...

May 25, 2020
Venkatesa Daily Readings - Volume 1 Let's Re-cognize

It is hard to define what yoga is in positive terms. It has been described as union, harmony, integration, as God-realization, realization of truth. But who is to say what God is, what truth is? Can we recognize these? Re-cognize means ...

May 25, 2020
Insights and Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — The Inner Meaning

Question: What is the meaning of all this singing and chanting, and the repetition of what you call a mantra?