March 7 & 9: Mahasamadhis of Gurudeva & Swami Sri Yukteswarji

In the hundred years since the birth of Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda, this beloved world teacher has come to be recognised as one of the greatest emissaries to the West of India's ancient wisdom. His life and teachings continue to be a source of light and inspiration to people of all races, cultures, and creeds.

On March 7, 1952, the great guru entered mahasamadhi, a God‑illumined master’s conscious exit from the body at the time of physical death. He had just finished giving a short speech at a banquet honouring India’s ambassador to the United States, Dr. Binay R. Sen, at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.

The Mahasamadhi anniversary of Gurudeva is commemorated on March 7 every year, through various programmes across YSS ashrams and meditation centres in India. On March 9, the Mahasamadhi anniversary of Swami Sri Yukteswarji is commemorated through meditation and satsanga programmes.

The programme on these occasions will comprise of Meditation, Satsanga, Pushpanjali and Prasad:

Commemoration of



Place & Address

Sri Sri Paramahansa Yoganandaji’s

Mahasamadhi Divas

March 7, 2019

5:30 pm—8:00 pm




21, U. N. Mukherjee Road,


Kolkata-700 076

Phone: 2564-5931, 2564-6208

Sri Sri Swami SriYukteswar Giriji’s

Mahasamadhi Divas

March 9, 2019

5:30 pm—8:00 pm


Sri Sri Swami SriYukteswar Giriji’s

Avirbhava Divas

May 10, 2019

5:30 pm—8:00 pm


Mahasamadhi Divas of Gurudeva &

Parama Gurudeva

March 10, 2019

10:00 am—12 noon


Sri Sri Swami SriYukteswar Giri

Smriti Mandir

3A, Buro Bibi Lane, Serampore–712 201

Phone Nos: 2662-6615

Please Note: Similar programmes will be conducted at the Garpar, Dihika and Telary Kendras on these
commemoration days too. Please contact Dakshineswar ashram for details of programmes.