Ramakrishna Math (Balaram Mandir), Kolkata

Ramakrishna Math (Balaram Mandir), Kolkata
Ramakrishna Math (Balaram Mandir)
7 Girish Avenue, Kolkata, West Bengal 700 003, India
Phone: 033-2554 5006; E-mail: [email protected]

Started in 1922 and made a branch centre in 2002, it was the dwelling place 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 — Swami Vivekananda held the historic meeting on 1 May 1897 to finalize his plan for founding the Association in the name of his Master.

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
  • Welfare activities by way of providing scholarships and pecuniary help to poor students, distribution of cloths and blankets to the needy. This year Rs. 3.31 lakh was spent for the welfare activities.
  • A small library with 1900 books and 8 periodicals and newspapers.
Holy Mother Stayed in this room