2015 VSNA Convention will be hosted by the NY-NJ Chapter on

Friday, July 3 & Saturday July 4, 2015 at Hanover Marriott, Wippany, NJ

For more details see: 2015 - VSNA Annual Convention Site


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Veerashaiva Samaja of North America (VSNA) was founded in 1978 by Asian Indian immigrants of USA and Canada. Though it started off on a small scale, today VSNA has 21 chapters spread across USA and Canada, and includes 275 life-members and 1500 families who participate in local chapter activities. 

The VSNA is a non-profit, tax-exempt, charitable, spriritual organization (US Tax Exempt ID# 51-0245255) in the USA. The VSNA is dedicated to the preservation, protection and propagation of way of life depicted by Basaveshwara and his contemporariesThe VSNA’s mission is succinctly stated in its preamble to its constitution. VSNA operates in the framework of its constitution which was framed in 1979 and amended from time to time. At its central level, the organization operates via two major branches – the Board of Directors (BoD) and the Board of Regents (BoR). VSNA consists of 21 local chapters where most activities occur. The chapter members participate in year-round programs with activities comprising of vachana recitals, spiritual disclosures, performing istalinga-puja, performing  kayaka and dasoha (charity work), and conduct Anubhava Gosti. The Central VSNA also organises an annual convention where more than  500 members gather to celebrate and learn the philosophy of Basaveshwara and contemporary sharanas. 

Please browse though the contents of this site to gain an understanding of the organization and how you can be part of it.

- The Central VSNA Executive Committee