Programme on 8 May, at 9:30 am (click)

  1. Universal Prayer
  2. Opening remarks by Ms Marja Artamaa
  3. Talk on H. P. Blavatsky by Dr Revathy
  4. Readings from
    • The Voice of the Silence by Ms Nancy Secrest
    • Bhagavadgita by Mrs Veena Ramachandran
    • The Light of Asia by Mrs Clemice Petter
  5. Closing remarks by Prof. C. A. Shinde
  6. Chanting by Jaishree Kannan
  7. Offering of flowers

The Theosophical Society, Headquarter Hall, Blavatsky Avenue, Adyar

In her will, Madame Blavatsky requested that members meet on the anniversary of her passing and read selected passages from the Bhagavadgita and The Light of Asia. Afterwards, readings from The Voice of the Silence, HPB’s last published book, also came to be included. The name ‘White Lotus Day’ came from an observation by Colonel Olcott that, one year after HPB’s passing, white lotuses were seen to grow in unusual profusion at Adyar. She passed away on 8 May 1891.