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.

October 21, 2020
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 15: Sloka 11

The outgoing tendency of the mind and the senses does not permit the ignorant man to turn his gaze within and behold the self. The Kaṭhopanisad describes the supreme effort of the rare hero who averts his gaze from the objects of the senses in order to ...

October 22, 2020
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 15: Sloka 12

The self-realized yogi is not a nose-gazer nor does he live a life confined to the cave, forest or monastery. God is the indwelling light, but ...

October 22, 2020
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2 - Know the Subject; Know the Object

The word 'subject' is subject to all sorts of interpretations. Subject is the one who studies. Subject originally meant ...