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 in the chapel, and vesper service on Sundays.
  2. Sunday service, Wednesday evening classes on Vedanta scriptures, Saturday evening classes on the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda, and also interviews to students and spiritual aspirants.
  3. Several 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 with 3415 books, an auditorium and a bookshop.
  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