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.

July 29, 2016
The Kingly Secret Chapter 3 Part 3 (from the Chapter entitled The Kingly Secret)

We need somebody at some time.  We need a teacher and a teaching at some time to turn the whole process upon ourselves. Otherwise, teacher and teaching are unnecessary. We have heard the same teaching again and again. Why is it necessary to listen to the same teaching over and over?

July 29, 2016
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter10: 36-38

We have reached the conclusion of this list of special manifestations, given by the Lord for our meditation in order to enable us to perceive their underlying divinity and eventually, by a process of expansion of our inner vision, to perceive all as God. Krishna also identifies himself as God’s manifestation, as well as the ...

July 30, 2016
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 10: 39-40

Beyond this ‘seed’ is the un-manifest, transcendental godhead. That godhead is clothed, as it were, with this manifestation-potential; even as each isolated, invisible electron coursing through a copper-wire contains the potentiality of the manifestation of its light and power. This manifestation-potential and the consciousness ‘within’ it are ...