Monday, December 25, 2006

Christmas Eve at Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Mysore

Christmas Eve was celebrated at Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Mysore on 24-12-2006 with readings from the Holy Bible and the Life of Swami Vivekananda along with Bhajans and Carol singing.

For some more photographs related to Christmas Eve celebrations do click on the following link on Flickr

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Installing the LOVE Software.....

Dear Friend, Are U in Search of LOVE? Would u like to Install the LOVE Software on your system... Then you have come to the right place. All you need to do is just log on to the December 2006, online issue of The Vedanta Kesari, the spotlight of the cover story dealing with 'Nurturing Inter-Personal Relationship' which mentions that...

"No man is an island. We are all interdependent. This interdependency finds its expression through the numerous relationships one comes to form through his or her life. This fact has been portrayed through the puzzle like sketch with some representative line-drawings in the boxes. The relationships-puzzle has loose ends, signifying the ever-happening process of human relationships. But the mere fact of human relationships can be a sheer bondage if the inner spiritual potential of a man does not bloom forth. The lotuses on the wrapper symbolize this spiritual growth. Inter-personal relationships can be nurtured only through cultivating spiritual values in one's daily life."

This Issue contains a very interesting and informative article on 'Installing the LOVE Software'. I found this article amusing and interesting in various respects and I would like to share the same with you all.....

Just follow the link below to 'Install the LOVE Software' and I am sure you would also like to share this software with all your near and dear ones....

For details regarding subscription to 'The Vedanta Kesari' (a Cultural & Spiritual monthly of the Ramakrishna Order), or to read the select articles or archives online log on to the following website....

Friday, November 17, 2006

The Story of Ramakrishna Mission

The Story of Ramakrishna Mission" will be released shortly in December 2006. For availing it at pre-publication price and other details, please see details given below courtesy Advaita Ashrama website.

"With great pleasure we inform our readers about our forthcoming new book
'The Story of ­Rama­krishna Mission'. It is a tribute to the 108-year-old Mission’s outstanding role in fostering religious harmony, universal peace, and total human well being. Having imperceptibly begun in the solemn temple precincts of Dakshineswar in the second half of the nineteenth century, Ramakrishna Movement gradually carved out a niche for itself at different levels of India’s socio-cultural fabric. Even abroad it has left its mark in distinguished circles.
The book presents a retrospective view of Ramakrishna Mission’s genesis, growth, trials and tribulations, and success. It also delves into its ideology and contributions in different areas of human life in India and abroad. ­Ramakrishna Mission has pioneered many a venture aimed at the socio-economic and spiritual uplift of Indian masses, especially the tribal and poor people. Its programmes for education (mainly women’s education) and medical service have set new trends in India.
There are 65 articles written by eminent thinkers, both monastic and lay. Some of the prominent names that grace the book include Swami Bhuteshananda, Swami Ranganatha­nanda, Swami Atmasthananda, Swami Smaranananda, Swami Prabhananda, Swami Bhajanananda, Prof Sankari Prasad Basu, Prof Amitabha Mukherjee, and Prof M Sivaramkrishna. Their illuminating articles narrate the inspiring saga of the Mission’s silent, selfless, dedicated service to humanity during the past century.
This massive book of 1260 pages is divided into five sections viz. Sources of Inspiration, Historical Perspectives, Contributions of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Ideological Perspectives, and Epilogue. More than 130 colour pictures stud these pages, which further enrich the book.
The book has been nominally priced Rs. 350/- only (US $7) intending to make it affordable to the many. The postage charge will be Rs. 50/- for India and US $16/- for foreign countries. We are ­offering the book also at a special pre-publication rate of Rs. 300/- (US $6), plus postage, to those who place their order prior to the book’s release. We hope to release the book in December 2006. Those interested in getting the book at the pre-publication rate should forthwith contact."

Advaita Ashrama
5 Dehi Entally Road
Kolkata 700 014

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


Sri Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Belguam has uploaded files on ESnips
(share & upload upto1 gb storage free) for the benefit of the devotees of Holy Trio.
Just click the Tinyurl link below.
The link contains 4 public folders the most famous being PrarthanaPushpanjali by
Swami Purushottamanandaji maharaj.

Jai Sri Ramakrishna

Monday, October 09, 2006

Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Mysore Website

Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Mysore now has a website of its own.
The url is as follows:
U can also perform Virtual Arati on the site.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

How to overcome Mental Tension: Google Video

'How to Overcome Mental Tension' and other Lectures delivered by Most Revered Swami Gokulanandaji at Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi Auditiorium.

Other Video Links posted on Geocities and on The Holy Trinity Group on Google Groups.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Days in an Indian Monastery - Sister Devamata

Today we will be able to view a partial Solar Eclipse which would be visible in India after 4.30 p.m. Coincidentally, yesterday I came across this wonderful paragraph about an Eclipse in a book by Sister Devamata titled "Days in an Indian Monastery" published by
Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai. Talking about Spiritual practices and Religious Observances being followed in India Sister Devamata writes and I quote:
"A slight eclipse called forth from Swami Ramakrishnananda the mention of another interesting religious custom. "An eclipse," he said, "means that the Cosmic Mind is a little clouded. When we know that this Universal Mind is overclouded we should be watchful. At the time of an eclipse we are enjoined by our Scriptures to take a bath, repeat some holy name, pray and meditate, being careful to allow no frivolous thought to cross our mind." p.98 - 99.

Days in an Indian Monastery is available at Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai. 'It is a Spiritual Diary of Sister Devamata replete with spontaneous and pregnant comments of the great ones whose presence she avidly absorbed.'

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

National Youth Day

In India, January 12th of every year is celebrated as National Youth Day. It is the Birthday of Swami Vivekananda, the patron of Youth. Swami Vivekananda's Biography by Swami Nikhilananda is available online on RamakrishnaVivekanada , this site also has got a link to the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda.

Quotations from the Works of Sw. Ranganathananda

Today, I came across the Quotations of
Swami Ranganathanandaji Maharaj (1908 - 2005), 13th President of the Ramakrishna Order culled from his works available on the website of the Vedanta Society of New York (Westside).
Swami Ranganathananda was a great orator and scholar of repute, a brief biography of Swami Ranganathananda is available on the official website of the Ramakrishna Math & Mission President.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Photo of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa - Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Mysore

Photo of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa taken on Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi's Jayanthi on 23rd December 2005 at Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Mysore

Kalpataru: Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

Yesterday, 1st January 2005 was a Day of great significance for the Devotees of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhamsa, it is the day on which Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa blessed all those present thus: "Be Illumined!" at the Cossipore garden. Since then, this day is being celebrated as 'Kalpataru Day'.