VSNA (Veerashaiva Samaja of North America) of Michigan is a registered charity founded in Detroit, Michigan committed to the doctrine of Veerashaivism, the faith of Lingayats. It was founded in 1978 in Washington D.C. by the immigrants of first generation Veerashaivas settled in the USA. As of today, it has twenty chapters in North America. The followers of the faith meet every year in different venues in Michigan to celebrate festivals like Shivaratri, Basava Jayanthi, Gouri-Ganesh and Deepavali. Sri Basava, Sri Allamaprabhu, Sri Chennamallikarjuna, and Akka Mahadevi are the leading lights of the faith. The VSNA mission is to preserve and foster Veerashaivism (Lingayatism) in North America; and to impart Lingayat spiritual heritage, its universalistic democratic values through the teachings of Basavanna and his contemporaries of the 12th century.