The Universal Shaiva Fellowship is happy to announce the Mahasamadhi Celebration of our beloved Gurudev Swami Lakshmanjoo. This grand occasion will take place on Wednesday, the 30th, of September 2015, (1st of October for India) at 10:30 am.

Swamiji left his physical frame twenty-three years ago in India, on September 27, 1991. Since that time, each year we joyously celebrate his Divine life and remember him by performing a traditional “Havan” or "Fire Ceremony" along with worship and the recitation of sacred hymns.

Mahasamadhi Celebration Swami LakshmanjooHAVAN (Fire Ceremony): 

This year Swamiji's Mahasamadhi Havan will be performed at the Malibu Temple, 1600 Las Virgenes Canyon Road, Calabasas, CA 91302, U.S.A. The Shaivite priest from the temple will be performing the Havan. The havan will begin at 10:30 am and will last approximately for 1 ½ hours. We will then return to our Culver City Center (10925 Stever St, Culver City, CA 90230) to enjoy prashad (food spiritually blessed by the Master) consisting of very tasty vegetarian Kashmiri preparations and sweets.

There is no charge for attending the Mahasamadhi celebration, but we would appreciate a donation to help cover the ceremonial expenses.

As usual there is always much preparation to be done for this auspicious event. If you would like to help in any way please call Denise Hughes at (310) 837-0402 (Toll free 1 877-594-2516).

Fellowship Group photoRETREAT: 

On the day following the Havan, Thursday, October 1st, thru Sunday October the 4th, the Fellowship will hold its bi-annual four-day retreat at the Culver City Center.

Read more about the retreat here...

Location of Havan CelebrationMalibu Temple,
1600 Las Virgenes Canyon Road, Calabasas, CA 91302, U.S.A.

Location of Retreat: Universal Shaiva Fellowship Center
10925 Stever Street, Culver City, CA 90230
Our Center is within 15 minutes of LAX (Los Angeles International Airport).

Lodging: is available in the local area. Please contact us for more information.

It is a blessing for us to share this wonderful and holy day so please try to come. Swamiji’s Havan celebration and retreat are always an uplifting and memorable experience.

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have at with “Mahasamadhi Retreat 2015” in the subject line.

You can also call on (310) 837-0402 (Toll free 1 877-594-2516).

Jai Guru Dev

John Hughes

The Universal Shaiva Fellowship is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
and all donations are fully tax deductible to the amount allowed by law.

Thank you!


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