After Mohandas Gandhi was tragically assassinated in his native India, his ashes were scattered throughout the rivers and seas of India, save for a small portion that made their way to Southern California. At the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine, you can find a shrine dedicated to Gandhi. The Self-Realization Fellowship was founded by Paramahansa Yogananda, a longtime admirer of Gandhi. His friend, a publisher and journalist from India, named Dr. V.M. Nawle, sent Yogananda the ashes. Yogananda had the ashes encased in a thousand-year-old stone sarcophagus from China, which cannot be opened without breaking it. The shrine is free of charge to visit and exists as the only place in the world, outside of India, to contain some of Gandhi’s remains.
LOCATION: 17190 Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272