When Paramahansa Satyananda abandoned his body in Rikhiapeeth on the 5th of December 2009, he immortalized this sacred place and left a legacy of tremendous tejas or spiritual strength that seekers will continue to benefit from for generations to come. By abandoning his body at his Tapobhumi Paramahansa Satyananda has transformed Rikhiapeeth into an abode of divine beauty where his enlightened and luminous energy is forever enshrined. Thousands of people from all over India and the world come to Rikhiapeeth each year to seek the darshan of his Samadhi Sthal and all experience that the luminosity, warmth, joy, compassion, kindness and spiritual strength of Swami Satyananda is as strong as ever.
A regular feature at Rikhiapeeth is the Guru Bhakti Yoga Anusthan dedicated to Swami Satyananda on the 5th and 6th of every month, to experience his divine presence and receive his eternal blessings. On the 5th is the day Swami Satyananda attained Mahasamadhi here in Rikhiapeeth and on the 6th tribute is offered to the day he was given Bhu Samadhi, sacred burial, by the Panchagni Vedi.