In Memoriam – Shakti Parwha Kaur Khalsa: 1929-2023

It is with both sadness and joy that we write to let you know of the passing of our beloved mother of 3HO, Mukhia Sardarni Sahiba Shakti Parwha Kaur Khalsa. Shakti Parwha Kaur was resting peacefully and comfortably in her home when she left her body this morning in the Amrit Vela, Wednesday November 8, 2023. She was 94 years old.

You can read her obituary here.

On Saturday, November 18, cremation and a memorial service will be held at Hollywood Forever Funeral Home, followed by a memorial Gurdwara at Guru Ram Das Ashram in Los Angeles. Time and location of Saturday events are in the PDF below, with clickable links.

Shakti Parwha Kaur Details for Memorial Events .pdf

In this attachment you will also find details on how you can participate in the 17-day recitation of Kirtan Sohila happening now, and the global online International Celebration planned for Shakti Parwha Kaur on December 2nd.

We welcome you to participate in the memorial service and Gurdwara in person. If you decide to come to Los Angeles to share in this occasion, kindly RSVP to the sangat community coordinator, Karan Nam here: so that we may have sufficient food for everyone.

These two events are a wonderful opportunity for seva. If you are coming to Los Angeles and want to offer some of your time, Karan Nam can provide you a list of tasks to choose from. You may reach him by Friday, at [email protected] or call 310-201-0954. This is an office phone, so no texting is available.

For those honoring this occasion at home, links to the live stream of both the Memorial Service at Hollywood Forever and the Memorial Gurdwara will be posted on the memorial page as we have them. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Shakti Parwha Kaur may be made to Guru Ram Das Ashram Los Angeles at