Friday, November 19, 2010

Shyampukur Bati now part of the Ramakrishna Order

The House where Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa stayed for 70 days in 1885 during his illness, 'Shyampukur Bati' was handed over to the Ramakrishna Math and Mission at a ceremony according to the report published in 'The Hindu' dated Friday, November 19, 2010. Shyampukur Bati is also associated with the Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, Swami Vivekananda and the personal items used by Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa have been displayed at the Museum in the premises. The Handover ceremony took place in the presence of Swami Atmasthanandaji Maharaj, President and Swami Prabhanandaji Maharaj, General Secretary of the Ramakrishna Order. For further details regarding the event read the full article here:

Sunday, October 31, 2010

96 years of The Vedanta Kesari

'The Vedanta Kesari' a cultural and spiritual monthly in English published by Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai since 1914 is now available in a DVD and for Digital download from the Ramakrishna Math, Chennai website. The magazine started at the behest of Swami Vivekananda, as the Brahmavadin in September 1895 under Sri Alasinga Perumal and later came to be called The Vedanta Kesari: the Lion of Vedanta since 1914 is an Encyclopedic Treasure House of Vedanta. The DVD contains all the articles published from May 1914 to December 2009 a period of 96 years with 14,300 articles by 2,400 authors in 48,000 pages. The DVD can be searched by Articles, Authors, Year wise or using keywords.

The DVD was released at a function on Saturday, October 9, 2010 in Chennai. The photographs of the release function are available here. The DVD has been beautifully produced by Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai with digitization and programming by SriRanga Digital Software Technologies ltd., Srirangapatna, Karnataka.

To purchase the DVD online from the estore click here.

To purchase the digital download from the estore click here.

To read the Vedanta Kesari issues online or for subscription information click here.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Ganesh Chaturthi 2010: Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Mysore

Shri Ganesh Chaturthi 2010 was celebrated at Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Mysore on September 11 - 12, 2010. Here are some photographs taken on the occasion.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Great Thinkers on Ramakrishna-Vivekananda

Great Thinkers on Ramakrishna-Vivekananda published by Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Gol Park, Kolkata 700029, Pages : 210, Price : Rs. 60 is now available for Download (free soft copy) or Read online from Belur Math website.

The book is divided into 4 parts, which can be read online consisting of

This book first published in 1983 as "World Thinkers on Ramakrishna-Vivekananda" containing the thoughts of eminent world personalities and edited by Swami Lokeshwarananda is now made available online for the benefit of all those who want to know more about contribution of the Ramakrishna - Vivekananda to the world civilization.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Voice Recording of Swami Vivekananda: an article in Vedanta Kesari, August 2010

On the Internet these days we find a Voice Recording being circulated purported to be that of Swami Vivekananda. Well, was the voice of Swamiji recorded during his famous Chicago Speech? Is there a recording of Swami Vivekananda available? Is the voice being circulated on the internet that of Swami Vivekananda? We get our answers to all our questions courtesy the following article "Swami Vivekananda's Voice Recording by Shri. M S Nanjundiah" published courtesy in the August 2010 issue of 'The Vedanta Kesari' published by Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai.

For more information on The Vedanta Kesari please visit:

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Swami Vivekanda's Jayanthi celebrations 2010

Swami Vivekananda's Jayanthi/ Janam Tithi celebrations were held yesterday 06-01-2010 at Belur Math the Headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, Kolkata and various other centers including Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Mysore. Here is the link to the photographs of the various events held at Belurmath: and

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