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.

November 28, 2020
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol. 2 (Insights and Inspirations) - Look Within

Is it possible to learn our lessons directly from the only teacher that we really have - life? 
Instead of looking to someone else for a theoretical diagnosis, to look directly at the problem itself? Theories are born of man's quest for a solution to the immediate problem of sorrow. But who creat

November 28, 2020
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) Chapter 18 Sloka 13-14

Look at it from any point of view you like; you cannot escape the conclusion that the self is not the doer or the enjoyer. However, the doubter says: “But, I do feel the pain” or “But how can anything be done if I don’t want to do it?” That ‘but’ is a dangerous conjunction which muffles the voice

November 28, 2020
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 - Harmony In Life

Why is there no harmony in our life? Why is there this perpetual craving for this and that?