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.

October 27, 2016
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2 - Dectecting Maya

This thing called 'mineness' or the sense of possession is so pervasive that it is not possible for the human mind, however brilliant it may be, to comprehend it. You give up what you think is an obstacle but carry the obstacle with you. The man who has renounced ...

October 27, 2016
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 15: Sloka 19-20

He who knows the un-obvious sustaining reality knows that God alone pervades all, and that he is beyond all limitations, beyond māyā (illusion) and avidyā (ignorance). God is the substratum of the jīva

October 28, 2016
The Song of God - (Bhagavad Gita) Chapter 16 The Yoga of The Division Between The Divine & The Demonical - 1-3

All these qualities belong to the daivī-prakṛti or divine nature. ‘One born for a divine state’ seems to imply ...