Vedanta Society of Sacramento, USA

The Society was started in 1949 and made a branch of Ramakrishna Math in 1952. Swami Prapannananda is its minister-in-charge.


  1. Daily worship and group meditation, and vesper service on Sundays.
  2. Sunday services, classes on Vedanta scriptures and teachings of Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda, and also interviews to students and spiritual aspirants.
  3. Lectures outside the Society.
  4. Celebration of the birthdays of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda, and also a few other festivals.
  5. A library and a reading room, an auditorium and a book showroom.
  6. The Santodyan (Garden of Saints), a beautiful 4-acre retreat located behind the Society, where guest talks and music programmes were arranged throughout the year.
Vedanta Sacramento Main Building
Statue of Sri Shankaracharya, Santodyan