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.

February 24, 2018
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) Daily Readings Chapter II: 66

‘Peace above all’ should be the wise man’s motto to guide his life. For if there is no peace of mind, one cannot have the least happiness here. Peace cannot be had in ...

February 25, 2018
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) Daily Readings Chapter II: 67-68

Krishna does not encourage us to run away from the world. It is the most unintelligent way of self-restraint, even if it were possible. Nor does he favor violent suppression of the senses and ...

February 26, 2018
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) Daily Readings Chapter 2:69

The worldly man is ignorant. The sage ‘does not understand’ how the worldly man finds his pleasure in the objects of the world, in spite of the fact that the daily deep sleep experience teaches him that all happiness is ...