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.

April 12, 2021
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) - Chapter IV: 30-31

Lastly, there are those who are abstemious in their diet. They eat merely to keep body and soul together. When the life-force in them clamors for more, they turn ...

April 12, 2021
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 —

Translations  are always subject to corruption, though unintentional. The two words "Durga Saptashati” can be simply translated into "700 verses concerning ...

April 12, 2021
Insights and Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — Sacrifice

Sacrifice only means 'made sacred', and yoga is sacrifice in that sense. An action becomes yajna or sacrifice only when there is jnana or understanding. If the understanding is not there ...