Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Agartala

Sri Ramakrishna Sevashrama in Viveknagar (formerly Amtali) was founded in 1966 and it was taken over by the Ramakrishna Math in 1989. The centre is since then known as ‘Ramakrishna Math’. It is 8 km to the south of Agartala.

Activities of the Math centre:

  • Daily worship, religious classes, Ramanam Sankirtan, residential spiritual retreats, celebration of the birthdays of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, Swami Vivekananda, and other religious luminaries, and the annual Ramakrishna Mela.
  • Guiding study circles of local youths and devotees.
  • Under the Rubber Tapping Programme, undertaken in collaboration with the Regional Rubber Board, the centre trained 87 youths.
  • Pecuniary help to needy persons.

The Mission centre at Viveknagar was opened in 1989.

Activities of the Mission centre:

  • A higher secondary school (affiliated with CBSE), mainly for tribal children. It had 816 students, including 114 borders. The attached library had 12,289 books and 7 periodicals and newspapers.
  • An Industrial Training Institute with 108 students.
  • A charitable dispensary with allopathic, homeopathic and ayurvedic sections which treated 19,874 cases.  Besides, 2 blood donation camps were held in which 87 persons donated blood.
  • A mobile medical unit, which treated 1678 patients.
  • A unit of Gadadhar Abhyudaya Prakalpa with55 needy children.
  • Welfare work by way of providing scholarships to students and pecuniary help to the poor and needy.

The Mission sub-centre at Gangail Road, started in 1950 and taken over in 1985, was the main centre from 1985 to 1989. Activities of Gangail Road sub-centre:

  • A free students’ home with 14 boys.
  • Six free homoeopathy health camps(treated 433 patients) and a homoeopathy dispensary (treated 157 patients).
  • Weekly discourses on higher values of life.
  • Daily worship, religious discourses, Ramnam Sankirtan and celebration of the birthdays of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda.

The Mission sub-centre at Dhaleswar was started in 1996.

Activities of Dhaleswar sub-centre:

  • A charitable dispensary with allopathic, homeopathic and ayurvedic sections which treated 36,439 patients.
  • A free students’ home with 25 boys.
  • Daily prayer, regular religious discourses, Ramnam Sankirtan, celebration of the birthdays of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda and celebration of festivals such as Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Lakshmi Puja, Christmas Eve, etc.
  • Welfare work by way of the distribution of food and garments to students and blankets to the poor

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Celebration of Independence Day
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Temple at Dhaleshwar Ashrama

Aerial View of the Ashrama

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