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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  AUGUST 2016 & SEPTEMBER  2016

 

DISCOURSES AT CENTRE :

 

Saturdays at 5.30 pm (TELUGU)

Aug      20, 27                               Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrutam  By
Sept     03,10,17,24                              Swami Yogishanandaji

 Aug  06, 13                                        Sri Ramakrishna Life & Message By

                                                                      Swami Dharmanathanandaji

Sundays at 5.30 p.m. (English)

Aug    14, 28,                                    Srimad Bhagavad Gita By
Sep   04, 11, 18,25                           Swami Atmavidanandaji

Jun   26                                                           Uddhava Gita By

  Aug   07, 21                                           Swami Nityayoganandaji

 

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMMES :

Aug 14 & Sep 11 (Sunday) from 9.00am to 1.00pm
‘Antaryogam’ –    Spiritual Retreat

[Programme consists of Vishnu Sahasranama, Vedic Chanting and Bhajans. Guided Meditation,  Reading from the Holy Trio,  Karmayoga practice,  Discourse,  Archana ,  Arati & Lunch Prasad]  *** Entry free***, -Entry after 9.30 a.m not permitted- 

OTHER PROGRAMMES :

18  Aug   (Thu)          Swami Niranjanananda jayanti

25  Aug  (Thu)          Sri Krishna Janmashtami

31  Aug  (Wed)         Swami Advaitananda Jayanti

05 Sep  (Mon)          Sri Vinayaka Chaturthi

24 Sep  (Sat)            Swami Abhedananda Jayanti

30 Sep  (Fri)           Swami Akhandananda Jayanti

Aug : 14 (Sun), 28 (Sun),   Sep : 13 (Tue), 26 (Mon) : Ekadashi – Sri Ramanama Sankirtanam, after evening Arati

Daily Evening : Arati and Bhajans – 6.45 to 7.30 p.m.

                                               

                               ALL ARE MOST CORDIALLY WELCOME