Our Publications

Our Publications

The Ramakrishna Math and Mission is one of the major publishers of books in India. Through its books the Ramakrishna Movement disseminates some of the highest and noblest ideals and ideas to the modern world. ‘A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master-spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life’ — this famous statement of Milton is literally true of the books published by the Ramakrishna Movement. Since its books are published without any commercial motive, they are priced very low. In recent years books have become very expensive, beyond the reach of the common man. By keeping the price of books low, often by subsidizing them, the Ramakrishna Math and Mission make quality books available to people all over India.

Three main categories of books are published by Ramakrishna Math and Mission :

1. Scriptures : Most of the important scriptures of Hinduism such as the Upanishads, the Gita and Brahma-sutras, along with commentaries, and several Prakaran-granthas, Stotras, etc have been translated into English and several Indian languages.

2. Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Literature : Books on Sri Ramakrishna, books by and on Swami Vivekananda, books on the life and teachings of Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi and on the lives and teachings of the disciples of Sri Ramakrishna, form a class by themselves, and have been categorized as ‘Ramakrishna-Vivekananda literature’.

3. Books on general topics : mostly pertaining to spiritual life, religion, philosophy, culture, value education, etc.

Location - StateCentreLinkMajor Languages
West BengalAdvaita AshramaBuy OnlineEnglish, Hindi, Bengali, Nepali
Tamil NaduSri Ramakrishna Math, ChennaiBuy OnlineTamil, Telugu, Kannada, English
West BengalUdbodhan, BaghbazarCatalogueBengali, English
West BengalRamakrishna Mission Institute of CultureBuy OnlineBengali, English
MaharashtraRamakrishna Mission - NagpurBuy OnlineHindi, Marathi
West BengalRamakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur MathCatalogue Bengali (CD)
Tamil NaduSri Ramakrishna Math, ChennaiBuy OnlineEnglish E-books
TelanganaRamakrishna Math, HyderabadBuy OnlineTelugu, English
KarnatakaSri Ramakrishna Ashram, MysoreCatalogueKannada
KeralaRamakrishna Math,ThrissurBuy OnlineMalyalam
GujaratShri Ramakrishna Ashrama, RajkotCatalogueGujarati
OdishaBhubanaeshwar CatalogueOriya

Magazines published by Ramakrishna Math and Mission

Swami Vivekananda was very much interested in starting journals to spread the ideas of Practical Vedanta and the message of Sri Ramakrishna. He inspired Alasinga Perumal of Chennai to start journals in English and encouraged his own brother-disciple Swami Trigunatitananda to start a journal in Bengali. Among the journals started during the lifetime of Swami Vivekananda were: Brahmavadin, Pacific Vedantin (from USA), and Prabuddha Bharata, all in English, and Udbodhan in Bengali. Some of these journals are still thriving after 100 years. The table gives the list of periodicals being published by the centres of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission along with other relevant details. Special mention must be made of the journals Prabuddha Bharata, Vedanta Kesari and Udbodhan. Prabuddha Bharata was started by Alasinga Perumal and Dr. Nanjunda Rao at the instance of Swami Vivekananda with B. Rajam Iyer as the editor. It was published from Chennai from July 1896 to June 1898. Then the journal had to be discontinued because of the untimely death of its editor. Later, with the help of Capt. Sevier, the journal was republished from Almora in August 1898 where it continued till March 1899 when the editorial office was shifted to the newly started Advaita Ashrama in Mayavati. Since April 1899 it has been published from Advaita Ashrama, Mayavati. It is the oldest journal in English of its kind being published in India. The Vedanta Kesari was started in 1914 and is being publi­shed by the Ramakrishna Math, Chennai. Udbodhan, a journal in Bengali, was started in 1899 by Swami Trigunatitananda, a brother monk of Swami Vivekananda.

(Bulletin)
English Monthly

Published by
Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture
Kolkata

(Global Vedanta)
English Quarterly

Published by
Vedanta Society of Western Washington
Seattle, USA

(Jyoti)
English Quarterly

Published by
Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa
Durban, South Africa

(Nirvana)
English Quarterly

Published by
Ramakrishna Mission
Singapore

(Prabuddha Bharata)
English Monthly
Published by
Advaita Ashrama
Kolkata

(Vedanta)
English Bi-Monthly
Published by
Ramakrishna Vedanta Centre
Bourne End, UK

(The Vedanta Kesari)
English Monthly
Published by
Ramakrishna Math
Chennai

(Vivek Bhaskar)
Assamese Quarterly
Published by
Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama
Guwahati

(Samaj Siksha)
Bengali Monthly
Published by
Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama
Narendrapur

(Udbodhan)
Bengali Monthly
Published by
Ramakrishna Math
Baghbazar

(Ramakrishna Jyot)
Gujarati Monthly
Published by
Ramakrishna Ashrama
Rajkot

(Ashramvani)
Hindi Monthly
Published by
Ramakrishna Mission
Indore

(Divyayan Samachar)
Hindi Monthly
Published by
Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama
Ranchi

(Vivek Jyoti)
Hindi Monthly
Published by
Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Ashrama
Raipur

(Viveka Prabha)
Kannada Monthly
Published by
Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama
Mysore

(Prabuddha Keralam)
Malayalam Monthly
Published by
Ramakrishna Math
Thrissur

(Jivan Vikas)
Marathi Monthly
Published by
Ramakrishna Math
Nagpur

(Vivek Prabha)
Odiya Monthly
Published by
Ramakrishna Math
Bhubaneswar

(Ramakrishna Vijayam)
Tamil Monthly
Published by
Ramakrishna Math
Chennai

(Ramakrishna Prabha)
Telugu Monthly
Published by
Ramakrishna Math
Hyderabad

(Vedanta)
French Quarterly
Published by
Centre Vedantique Ramakrishna
Gretz, France

(Fumetsu No Kotoba)
Japanese Bi-Monthly
Published by
Nippon Vedanta Kyokai
Kanagawa ken, Japan