Welcome to the Swami Venkatesananda Website.  We are currently revising a newer version (but it is not yet posted to the web). 

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.

It with great sadness that we announce that Robert Franke, our long time webmaster,  programmer and host of SwamiVenkatesananda.org passed away at the end of 2021.  We owe Robert much of the credit for this site and also the new site which was he on the way to completing when he was hospitalized and where he remained until he passed away.  This has not only delayed our new version of our website, but currently makes it difficult to update the old site. If you spot a problem or have difficulty with something, please let us know.  

In the meantime, we have added some new audio to our What's New section.  There are four dozen new talks (48), with the latest ones being added on August 15th, 2022.

Thank you for your patience. 

Daily Readings

The next three daily readings are shown below. You may also view a complete listing on our Calendar of Daily Readings.

May 30, 2023
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter VII: 4-5

What is nature? It is God's nature! This long-forgotten truth is revealed here. Its realization opens the kingdom of God to all - scientists, biologists, artists and poets, all ...

May 30, 2023
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — The Light Of Wisdom

Some magicians walk, work and drive blindfolded. Some animals can see even in dense darkness, but some human beings are blind although there is light and they have eyes. Man stumbles from ...

May 30, 2023
Insights and Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2): The Measure of Spiritual Progress

What is the spiritual impact of religious organizations? What purpose do they serve? Do they instantly eradicate all ignorance and evil, bring about peace and harmony, and transform ...