Swami Venkatesananda's Centenary Celebrations

100 years since his birth


Swami Venkatesananda was the first yogi to come to Australia – certainly Western Australia - where he came in 1961 as the guest lecturer of the University of Western Australia (UWA) Adult Education programme.

“His public tour was a tremendous success culminating in the Physics Theatre which was packed to the highest tier to hear his discourses on Yoga and Christianity”. He held and won the hearts of everyone present with his clear and lucid explanation of this difficult subject, also his wonderful sense of humour which had the audience rocking with laughter.” 

At these lectures were those whose lives changed direction and who would never lose contact with the Swami. Foremost amongst these was Nancy Horwood (Swami Lakshmiananda) who was pivotal in the founding in 1972 of the first non-residential John Street Ashram in North Fremantle and in 1976, the residential Sivananda Ashram Beacon Yoga Centre in Fremantle (Beaconsfield). 

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Mahasamadhi Celebrations

Swami Venkatesananda's

Centenary Year 2021



Morning and Evening Program

Join us anytime!

Please be seated 5mins prior to commencement


Donations welcome


We are social distancing according to Government requirements, please bring your own towel to place over Ashram chair/cushion.

Swami Venkatesananda: Experiences and Lessons

The Ananda Kutir Ashrama in Cape Town, South Africa is hosting monthly talks by disciples and devotees of Sri Swami Venkatesananda Ji Maharaj (Guru of Ananda Kutir Ashrama) in which they will share with us their experiences and spiritual lessons learnt through their contact with Swami Venkatesananda.


Speakers will be from all over the world.

The talks will take place online on the 29th of every month.

Yours in Prem and Om,Vidyananda

Mother Yogeshwari shares her experiences with her Guru

Sri Swami Venkatesananda Ji and the lessons she learnt. 

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Our Beloved Mother Yogeshwari is now resting at the feet of God and her Guru Sri Swami Venkatesananda Ji.

She left the body with her mind fixed on the Highest Truth on 12 November at 14h27 on the sacred day of Gopashtami and the Punya Tithi Aradhana of Sri Swami Krishnananda Ji.

May God bless you!
Yours in Prem and Om

Dr Veena Sharma shares her experiences and lessons learnt with her Guru Sri Swami Venkatesananda Ji. 

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Swami Ambikananda Mataji shares her experiences and lessons learnt with her Guru Sri Swami Venkatesananda Ji.  

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Narayan Becker shares his experiences with Swamiji.

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Amrita Mataji's talk on Swami Venkatesananda

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Swami Parvathiananda's talk on Swami Venkatesananda: Experiences and Lessons.

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Talks by Geoff Barkley and Rukmini Miller:

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Talks on Swami Venkatesananda by Shobha Day:

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Talks on Swami Venkatesananda by Pasquale D'Adamo and Geraldine Hoare:

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Talks on Swami Venkatesananda by Swami Sushilananda's

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