Commemoration of Mahasamadhi Divas of Gurudeva and Swami Sri Yuktewarji in Dakshineswar — March 2024

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:


Calendar of Events — 2024



Guruji’s Mahasamadhi Commemorative Meditation

Thursday, March

5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Swami Sri Yukteswarji’s Mahasamadhi Commemorative Meditation

Saturday, March 9

5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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.

To view the Schedule of Events for YSS Dakshineswar Ashram, please visit:

Schedule of Events in Dakshineswar — 2024

For more information, please contact the Reception at YSS Dakshineswar Ashram:

Contact Reception