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.

June 18, 2021
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter VIII: 11

Kṣara is something which 'causes to flow', 'pour out', according to the vedā. Akṣara in the vedā is that which is not thus involved in 'flowing out', 'pouring out', i.e., that which ...

June 18, 2021
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Transcendence Of Ego

The word mantra can be interpreted in many different ways. “Om Namah Sivaya" can be said as a mantra and some people believe that the very structure of these w

June 18, 2021
insights & Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — The Path of Love

Worship of an image of God, singing kirtans, repetition of the divine name, etc., all have their places in our sadhana. But we should not forget that the goal is realization, not ...