Ramakrishna Math (Balaram Mandir), Kolkata

The centre was started in 1922 in the house of Sri Balaram Basu, one of the chief lay disciples of Sri Ramakrishna. The place has been sanctified by the numerous visits of Sri Ramakrishna,    his disciples, and Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi. It was here that  the Ramakrishna Mission Association was born, when Swami Vivekananda held the historic inaugural meeting of the Association on 1 May 1897. The centre was made a branch in 2002.

Activities:

  • Daily worship, bhajans and fortnightly Ramnam Sankirtan.
  • Lectures and discourses.
  • Celebration of the birthdays of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda, and the Ratha-Yatra festival.
  • Welfare activities by way of providing scholarships and pecuniary help to poor students, distribution of cloths and blankets to the needy. This year Rs. 3.14 lakh was spent for the welfare activities.
  • A small library with 1848 books and 7 periodicals and newspapers.
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Holy Mother Stayed in this room