Thursday, December 10, 2009

Holy Mother's Jayanthi 2009 at Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Mysore

Holy Mother's Jayanthi was celebrated at Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Mysore on December 8, 2009. Here are some photographs taken on the occasion courtesy 'Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama,Mysore'.

More Photographs of Holy Mother's Jayanthi celebrations held at Belur Math:

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sri Ramakrishna Math and Mission center links

For the past many days, I have been going through the Belur Math website Ramakrishna Math and Mission for information on the various branch centers addresses and activities . Being a Library professional I felt the need for consolidating all the websites under one link so that it would be easier for me as well as for others to go through all the branch center sites in one window. At the same time, I came across which lets one add as many as 30 links to get a single link for them all. So I have put across all the links available about all the Branch Centers of Ramakrishna Math and Mission under the following 3 links for easy follow up. The links are given below: or or or

I hope it will be useful for the Devotees of Holy Trio to access all the websites from one single link.

Jai Sri Ramakrishna

Friday, October 09, 2009

Ramakrishna Mission Relief work

The Ramakrishna Mission is carrying out extensive relief works for the affected people of the recent floods in the Tungabhadra - Krishna basin. Report of the various flood relief activities carried out by the centers in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh are given below.

Report of Flood Relief Works - Karnataka
On Tuseday, 6
th Oct, 09, Swami Raghaveshanandaji Maharaj (Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Belgaum) & Swami Nityasthanandaji (President, Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Mysore) visited
Bellary district & surveyed some badly affected villages. At one place hearing that a village, named Matur in Siruguppa taluk, has been totally washed off, they visited the village & were surprised to find that the villagers were staying on the main (tar) road making their own make-shift arrangements with plastic covers, etc just like nomads putting up a tent. There were about 150 families. On being asked what they need, the villagers requested to be provided with tent material.

Immediately thick plastic tent materials (LDPE tarpaulin sheets) & coir ropes were purchased & were distributed on the next day (Wed, 7th Oct, 09). In all about 150 tarpaulin sheets & coir ropes worth Rs. 40,000/- were distributed.

Both the Swamijis are moving about surveying badly affected areas in Bellary, Koppal & Bijapur districts & trying to arrange whatever services possible, depending on the immediate needs of the people.

Few photographs of the Matur Village are attached herewith.

Report of the Flood Relief works being carried out by Ramakrishna Mission, Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh...

Report of Flood Relief Works - Andhra Pradesh
Dear Friends,

Because of the sudden inundation of the areas adjoining the river Tungabhadra whole areas were submerged suddenly making it difficult for the people residing in those areas to shift and lost most of the items of their use. The damage to property is very huge. Ramakrishna Mission, true to its tradition has started the relief with limited resources at its disposal in Kurnool area as follows.

1. We have procured food articles like rice, dal,oil etc. and also needed cloths like lungi, saree, bedsheets etc. With one of our Monks and volunteers they have transported the materials to kurnool (about 200kms from Kadapa) on 4.10.2009 (As all shops also were inundated materials were not available there or they were very costly). After due survey they have selected one interior village - Sultanpura in Mahaboob Nagar District, about 40 kms from Kurnool. That village of 650 families was surrounded by water and houses were also in waist deep water. people were living on roof tops and no other agency had gone there to render any service. In this scenario, we selected that village and are distributing food articles, drinking water pouches and cloths.

2. The second team with another monk and volunteers have gone with food articles for distributing in E.Tandrapadu village and cluster of villages in kurnool District which was totally cut off from the road connection because of washing away of bridges and breech of railway track. They have distributed about 5000 drinking pouches and 3000 cooked food packets on 6th Oct. The relief is continuing in a similer way as the areas are still full of slush though the flood water has some what drained off.

More villages will be added and service in these two above villages will continue as it will take quite some time for normalcy to return to these villages where every thing is out of gear because of the damage due to floods.

With best wishes and Namaskars,

Yours in the service of the Lord

Swami Atmavidananda, Secretary

(courtesy: S. Sudarshan, Devotee, Bangalore)

For making contributions or to get more information on the relief work activities contact:
Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama,
Karnataka, INDIA
Ph: 91 821 2417444 / 2412424
Fax: 91 821 4288842
Email: info at srkmys dot org

Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama,
Karnataka, INDIA
Ph: +91 831 2432789, 2430789
Email: rkmissionashrama at gmail dot com

Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission,
Putlampalli, Near RIMS Hospital,
Kadapa 516002, A.P.,
Phone 08562 - 200120, 200633
Email: rkm dot kadapa at gmail dot com

Monday, March 30, 2009

SRK Temple, Polali Consecration Photos....

Recently on Wednesday March 11, 2009 Sri Ramakrishna Temple was consecrated @ Ramakrishna Tapovan, Polali near Mangalore.

Photographs of Ramakrishna Tapovan, Polali and article
courtesy Shri. S Sudarshan, Devotee, Bangalore

On the eve of the Temple's inauguration, Sri H V Vishwanath of Sarada Gurukula, Bangalore wrote a small introductory article - "Paschimateerada Nava Dakshineshwara" (the New Dakshineshwar of the Western coast) for publication in Viveka Hamsa (kannada magazine)...

for more on Ramakrishna Tapovan, Polali visit:

Swami Vivekananda Stone-Bench Monument consecration: a report

Consecration Ceremony Photographs:
courtesy Shri. S Sudarshan, Devotee, Bangalore

Dear devotees, Namaskar.

By the grace of the Lord, the consecration of the Swami Vivekananda Stone-bench Monument function went off smoothly on Friday the 27th March 2009.

We are herewith sending a brief report of the event along with a few photographs as attachments.

With good wishes,

yours in the Lord

Swami Harshananda

Ramakrishna Math, Bull Temple Road,

Bangalore - 560019 Ph # 080 - 2661 3149, 2667 1010


On Yugadi day i.e. Friday the 27th March 2009, Swami Vivekananda Stone-bench Monument was consecrated by Srimat Swami Bhaumanandaji Maharaj (President, Ramakrishna Math, Pune). The consecration was done at 7:15 AM followed by special puja, homa, mangalarathi and prasad distribution. The morning session was concluded at 12:30 PM. Around 1200 devotees attended in the morning session.

In the evening there was a public meeting where Srimat Swami Bhaumanandaji Maharaj presided and Dr. Gururaja Karjagi (Director, International Academy for Creative Teaching, Bangalore) was the main speaker. Swami Harshanandaji addressed the gathering explaining the significance of the Stone-bench. Mementos were distributed for the devotees and members who worked for this Stone-bench project. There were about 1600 devotees in the evening session.

Brief report of the Monument

When Swami Vivekananda arrived in Bangalore during December 1892 from Belgaum, he stayed at the Kalappa Choultry in the Majestic area for a few days. During that period he sat and rested quite a few times on a stone- bench attached to the front wall of the house of Sri Sugappa, a jeweller by profession. After discovering later that the sannyasin was none other than Swami Vivekananda, Sri Sugappa and his descendants preserved it carefully with all respect, as a valuable monument. This stone – bench – slab, which was sanctified by Swami Vivekananda, was officially handed over to Ramakrishna Math in January 1997