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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.

August 12, 2020
Insights & Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — Diagnosis, Then Cure

As in disease, so in life: the diagnosis is the most important and the most difficult part of treatment. If we concede that our sufferings spring from ...

August 12, 2020
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) — Chapter XI: 22

The ‘sādhyā’ are a class of deities. However, the term may also imply that it is possible to attain and know them, to propitiate them and to win their grace. The transcendental truth  offers ...

August 12, 2020
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Repetition Of A Mantra

Once the disciple has been initiated into the mantra, he does japaJapa is repetition of a mantra. The disciple<