VSNA Georgia

Veerashaiva Community of Georgia

About Us

The VSNA is a non-profit, tax-exempt religious organization (US Tax Exempt ID# 51-0245255) in the USA.

The Veerashaiva Samaja of North America (VSNA) is a non-profit religio-cultural institution totally dedicated to the preservation, protection, and propagation of the Lingayat-Veerashaiva way of life depicted by Basavanna and his contemporaries. The 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 as time passed. At its central level, the organization operates via two major branches – the Board of Directors (BoD) and the Board of Regents (BoR). Under the central branch, VSNA consists of 26 local chapters. Over 1000 families participate in year-round programs via local chapters, conduct linga-puja, vachana recitals, spiritual disclosures, kayaka and dasoha (charity work). VSNA also organizes an annual convention where  members around the world gather to celebrate and learn the philosophy of Basava and other contemporary sharanas.

VSNA Mission

To preserve, to protect and to propagate for the present and posterity and to instill, to imbibe and to impart the Lingayat (Veerashaiva) heritage, legacy and way of living and its universal values as exemplified in the pronouncements (Vachanas) of the Sharanas and to popularize, to practice the exalted principles of Dasoha and Kayaka through service to humanity at large.

About VSNA – Georgia Chapter

VSNA – Georgia Chapter established in 1990 and has about 30+ active members. Members regularly meet every month.  During the meetings, chapter members actively participate in Linga Puje, meditation, Anubhava Ghosti and perform Dasoha in the form of donations to needy families, other charities, survivors of natural disasters,  etc.

Become a member

Why become a member?

  1. To create awareness within the family, especially within the youth
    about the values of Basava Philosophy
  2. To help your community and energize your life
  3. To get a sense of belonging to the Veerashaiva community
  4. For eligibility to vote and contest for the VSNA elections
  5. Tax deduction on contributions to VSNA and other charitable
    organizations via VSNA

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