REVERED SWAMI SWAHANANDAJI, a disciple of Swami Vijnananandaji,passed away peacefully on October 19, 2012 at 2:52pm, PST.
He suffered a brain stem stroke on Wednesday morning. After several tests and consultations with doctors it was determined that his condition was irreversible and life support was removed per his wishes. He has blessed us as the head of the Vedanta Society of Southern California since December of 1976.
His body will be on view in the temple beginning Saturday approximately noon until Sunday morning at 8 AM. Devotees who wish to pay their respects may offer a flower at this time. Chanting and singing will continue throughout this period. After a brief visit in his room, please exit to make room for additional devotees. Refreshments will be available in the puja dining room. You may also join the chanting from outside the room.