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Visakhapatnam has been drawing the attention of people of every stratum since the fifth century BCE. This picturesque city with a beautiful blend of the sea and hills was ruled by many ancient kings and later by the British from the year 1765. At present one of the most important port cities of the country, it is also the Head Quarters of the Eastern Naval Command. The ancient and legendary temple of Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swami,  situated on the hills of Simhachalam,  stands testimony  to the  city’s rich culture and heritage.  In 1940s when Visakhapatnam was still a small town of about 70,000 people consisting mostly of fishermen, Ramakrishna Mission was started, especially to uplift the neglected people of this community.

Sri Ramakrishna, who was destined to brighten the whole world with His spiritual splendor, was born in 1836. Swami Vivekananda, His chief disciple established Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission in 1897 with the headquarters at Belur Math in Howrah district of West Bengal. At present the twin organizations have 211 centres in India and abroad. Swami Shivanandaji (Mahapurush Maharaj), a direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna, visited the city and stayed here for a few days in 1924, thus laying the foundation for future work here.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

 Download for activity brochure→  Telugu Brochure   English Brochure

MOTTO:       FOR ONE’S OWN SALVATION,  AND FOR THE WELFARE OF THE WORLD

METHOD:     WORSHIP  OF GOD IN MAN

OPEN:         TO  ALL WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS OF CASTE, CLASS, CREED OR RELIGION

ACTIVITIES:    

UNIVERSAL  TEMPLE OF SRI RAMAKRISHNA  WITH VARIOUS  SPIRITUAL PROGRAMMES 

  • Opens from    5 am to 12 noon   and   3.30 pm  to 8.45 pm
  • Evening Arati and Bhajans : Apr-Sept  6.45 pm;   Oct-Mar   6.30pm
  • Ramanama Sankirtan on Ekasdahsi Days  after evening Arati
  • Discourses on the birth days of  Direct Disciples  after evening Arati

WEEKLY   DISCOURSES  (in lecture hall):  Saturdays   in  Telugu,    Sundays  in   English

                     Apr – Sept  5.30  to 6.30 pm ;   October – Mar   5.15 to  6.15pm

ANTARYOGAM  (Satsang Programme)   Every 2nd Sunday   from  9am   to  1pm   

YOUTH  ORIENTATION   PROGRAMME   :  Every Sunday  from   8.30 to 10.30 am

BOOK-STALL   : from   9.00am to 12  noon   &   4pm  to  8 pm     (Monday holiday)

LIBRARY, READING ROOM  &  CLAY MODEL EXHIBITION    :  4pm  to  8 pm   (Monday   holiday)       

VIDYA –  VALUE EDUCATION PROGRAMMES :  In Schools  and colleges  on request

FREE  CEREBRAL PALSY CLINIC   : from 9.30am  to  12.30pm   (from  Monday to Friday)

FREE  MOBILE MEDICAL UNIT :   EVERY SUNDAY  (in  rural, tribal areas)

AN  ENGLISH MEDIUM SCHOOL : Classes from  LKG  to   Xth  std. (opposite Zilla Parishad  )

[Please  contact  Ashrama Office  ( Open from 9 am  to 12 noon &  4 to 6 pm)   or  Library  for further details] 

 

PROGRAMMES  FOR  DECEMBER 2017 & JANUARY 2018

DISCOURSES AT CENTRE :

 

Saturdays at 5.15 pm (TELUGU)

Dec.     02,09,16,23,30                        Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrutam  By
Jan     06,13,20,27                                 Swami Yogishanandaji

 

Sundays at 5.15 p.m. (English)

Dec   03,10,24,31                                                   Vivekachudamani By
Jan   07,14,21                                                        Swami Atmavidanandaji

Dec 17                                                                             Uddhava Gita By

Jan 28                                                                Swami Nityayoganandaji

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMMES :

KALPATARU DAY – Jan 1 (Monday) From 3.30 pm  to 6.00 pm

Special  Satsang with Chanting, Meditation and Bhajans

 

 Dec 09 (Saturday) –  Birthday Tithi puja of Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi
Jan 08 (Monday) –   Birthday Tithi puja of Holy Mother Swami Vivekananda
Jan 12 (Friday)     –   National Youth Day (Birthday of Swami Vivekananda as per English Calendar)

OTHER PROGRAMMES :

13  Dec  (Wed)                 Swami Shivananda Jayanti

24  Dec (Sun)                  Swami Saradananda Jayanti

24  Dec (Sun)                 Christmas Eve

01 Jan (Mon)                Swami Turiyananda  Jayanti

19 Jan (Fri)                    Swami Brahmananda Jayanti and Ramanama

21 Jan (Sun)                 Swami Trigunatitananda Jayanti

31 Jan (Wed)                  Swami Adbhutananda Jayanti

Dec : 13 (Wed), 29 (Fri),  Jan: 12 (Fri), 28 (Sun) : Ekadashi – Sri Ramanama Sankirtanam, after evening Arati

Daily Evening : Arati and Bhajans – 6.30 to 7.15 p.m.

                                               

                               ALL ARE MOST CORDIALLY WELCOME