Swami Gurupremanandaji Burial Ceremony

After the passing of Swami Gurupremanandaji on February 5, 2009, her mortal body was taken from Cuttack to Jagatpur Ashram and then onwards to the Balighai ashram, with a stop for darshan at Jagannath Temple in Puri. Upon arriving at Hariharananda Gurukulam, where her body was to be laid to rest, many devotees came to pay their respects and have her last darshan. Her body was then carried in a procession of devotees to Gurudev Paramahamsa Hariharananda's samadhi mandir and then to her samadhi place. The traditional burial ceremony for monks (bhu-samadhi ceremony) was performed under the guidance of Paramahamsa Prajnananandaji in the early evening in the presence of many monks and devotees. There was chanting of the Bhagavad Gita, devotional chanting, and vesper.

On February 20, 2009 there will be a traditional monk celebration at Hariharananda Gurukulam in which many monks will congregate to offer their prayers. In this grand celebration, devotees and villagers in the surrounding areas will also gather to remember Gurupremanandaji's many great contributions. The event will conclude with devotional chanting and feeding of the monks and other guests.