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 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 ...

October 28, 2016
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2 - The Lord's Maya

  Sure enough we (the pleasure-loving ego or the salvation-seeking soul) resent the bondage; and we loudly protest that Maya is a terrible power of illusion. Lord Krishna Himself gently cautions us: "You cannot overcome Maya, for Maya is My own (Power or Energy)."  Maya is not illusion (a non-existence); but it is a different kind of ...

October 29, 2016
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2 - Brahman

he Infinite is That which cannot be measured. Not only in the sense of measuring by some kind of instrument like a scale, tape or a test-tube, but that which cannot be measured even by the intellect or the mind. That which can be measured is naturally ...