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November 23, 2014

Bhagavad Gita classes (in English) by Swami Sarvalokananda

Start: November 23, 2014 6:00 pm
End: November 23, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Ramkrishna Math and Mission, Khar
Phone: 022 – 6181 8000
Address:
Ramakrishna Math & Mission, 12th Road, Khar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400052, India

November 30, 2014

Swami Premananda Tithi Puja

SWAMI PREMANANDA
Pre-monastic name : Baburam Ghosh
Date of Birth : 10 December 1861
Place of Birth : Antpur, a village 30 miles from Kolkata.

Baburam first heard about Sri Ramakrishna from the great devotee Balaram Bose to whom his elder sister was married. While studying at the Metropolitan Institution, Rakhal (later known as Swami Brahmananda) was his classmate. One day Rakhal took Baburam to Dakshineswar. Sri Ramakrishna recognized Baburam to be an extraordinarily pure soul (“pure to the marrow of his bones”), an ishvarakoti. Soon Baburam lost interest in his studies and came to live with Sri Ramakrishna as his attendant. During the Master’s last illness at Cossipore, Baburam was one among those who nursed him round the clock.

After the Master’s passing, when the new Monastic brotherhood was formed at Baranagar, Baburam joined it. He underwent sannyasa ordination and assumed the name Premananda. Except for short pilgrimages, he spent his days mainly at the monastery when it was in Baranagar and also when it was shifted to Alambazar.

When Belur Math was established, Swami Premananda took charge of worship in the shrine. Later he became the Manager of the Math. The pure unconditional love that he radiated exerted tremendous influence on those who came into contact with him, and hundreds of devotees flocked to see him. He had a motherly interest in feeding people, but he also inspired them with his spiritual exhortations which flowed out from the depths of his heart. Towards the end of his life he went on a tour of East Bengal. There his radiant personality and inspired talks created great enthusiasm, particularly among the youth. On his return, he fell seriously ill, and passed away at Balaram Babu’s house on 30 July 1918.

Source: http://www.belurmath.org/premananda.htm

Date: November 30, 2014

Swami Vireswarananda – Book Release Function

Ramakrishna Math, Mumbai & Swami Vireswarananda Smriti Committee request your gracious presence at the Release Function of the Books – ‘SWAMI VIRESWARANANDA – A Divine Life’ (English Edition) & ‘SWAMI VIRESWARANANDA : A Biography & Pictures’ on Sunday, the 30th November 2014, at 09.30 a.m. in the Vivekananda Auditorium, Ramakrishna Mission, Swami Vivekananda Chowk, Khar (W), Mumbai 400 052.

Most Revered Srimat Swami Vagishanandaji Maharaj, Vice-President, Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math has kindly consented to release the Books and Preside over the function.

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Date: November 30, 2014

Bhagavad Gita classes (in English) by Swami Sarvalokananda

Start: November 30, 2014 6:00 pm
End: November 30, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Ramkrishna Math and Mission, Khar
Phone: 022 – 6181 8000
Address:
Ramakrishna Math & Mission, 12th Road, Khar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400052, India

December 2, 2014

Ekadasi / Ram Naam Sankirtanam

Ekadashi is one of the regular festivals celebrated in all centres of the Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission across the world and Ramnama Sankirtanam is sung by the congregation on this day.

The singing of this Sankirtanam was started by Srimat Swami Brahmanandaji Maharaj who was the spiritual son of Sri Ramakrishna. He was also the first President of the Ramakrishna Sangha.

Once during the singing of the Sankirtanam in the Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama at Varanasi, Swami Brahmanandaji Maharaj had the Darshan of Sri Hanuman

The 108 slokas of the Ramnama Sankirtanam, contain a brief and succinct description of the Divine Play of Maryada Purshottam Sri Rama – as if the ocean has been filled into a small pot! (The cassette/ CD for the Ramnama Sankirtanam is also available at the bookshop.)

Join the congregation in singing hymns to Lord Rama and partake of the Ekadasi Prasada (before the Arati)

Start: December 2, 2014 5:30 pm
End: December 2, 2014 7:00 pm

December 7, 2014

Bhagavad Gita classes (in English) by Swami Sarvalokananda

Start: December 7, 2014 6:00 pm
End: December 7, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Ramkrishna Math and Mission, Khar
Phone: 022 – 6181 8000
Address:
Ramakrishna Math & Mission, 12th Road, Khar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400052, India

December 13, 2014

Sri Sri Ma Sarada Devi Tithi Puja

The hundred and sixty second birthday (tithi) of Sri Sarada Devi, the Holy Mother, will be observed at the Ramakrishna Math on Saturday, December 13, 2014.
You and your friends are cordially invited to attend the function.

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Date: December 13, 2014

December 14, 2014

Bhagavad Gita classes (in English) by Swami Sarvalokananda

Start: December 14, 2014 6:00 pm
End: December 14, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Ramkrishna Math and Mission, Khar
Phone: 022 – 6181 8000
Address:
Ramakrishna Math & Mission, 12th Road, Khar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400052, India

December 18, 2014

Swami Shivananda Tithi Puja

SWAMI SHIVANANDA
Pre-monastic name :
Taraknath Ghoshal
Date of Birth : 16 December 1854
Place of Birth : Barasat, east of Kolkata

Tarak was the second son of his father Ramkanai Ghoshal who was a lawyer and Tantrik adept and also very charitable. In accordance with the custom of those days Tarak was married in his teens but, with the consent of his young wife, he lived an absolutely chaste life. Years later, when Swami Vivekananda came to know of this, he called him ‘Mahapurush’ which meant ‘great soul’, and since then he came to be known as ‘Mahapurush Maharaj’.

After completing school final, Tarak took up a job in order to help his father. But he used to practise spiritual disciplines. He saw Sri Ramakrishna for the first time at the house of Ramachandra Datta in May 1880. A few days later he went to Dakshineswar and surrendered himself fully to Sri Ramakrishna. From then on he began to practise intense prayer and meditation under the Master’s guidance. Three years later his wife died; Tarak renounced hearth and home and started living sometimes in a devotee’s house and sometimes in lonely places.

After the Master’s mahasamadhi, when Baranagar Math was started, Tarak was one of the first to join the brotherhood. With sannyasa ordination he received the name Shivananda. He, however, spent several years leading an intensely contemplative life at different places in north India, and returned to Math in 1896.

When Swami Vivekananda founded the Ramakrishna Mission in 1897, he sent Swami Shivananda to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) to spread Vedanta there. A year later Swami Shivananda returned to Math. In 1902, just before Swami Vivekananda’s mahasamadhi, he went to Varanasi to start the Advaita Ashrama there of which he remained the head for seven years. In 1910 he was elected Vice-President of Ramakrishna Mission. In 1922, after the passing of Swami Brahmananda, he became the second President of Ramakrishna Math and Mission. He travelled to different places blessing sincere seekers with spiritual initiation. Like Swami Brahmananda, he stressed meditation along with work. He gave great importance to prayer as a form of Sadhana. He was full of love and compassion, and sincere seekers flocked to him.

In April 1933 he suffered a stroke and developed paralysis of one side. On 20 February 1934, a few days after Sri Ramakrishna’s birthday, Mahapurush Maharaj left the body for the heavenly abode. His memory is kept alive at Belur Math in the small room adjacent to the Old Shrine.

 

source: http://www.belurmath.org/shivananda.htm

Date: December 18, 2014

Ekadasi / Ram Naam Sankirtanam

Ekadashi is one of the regular festivals celebrated in all centres of the Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission across the world and Ramnama Sankirtanam is sung by the congregation on this day.

The singing of this Sankirtanam was started by Srimat Swami Brahmanandaji Maharaj who was the spiritual son of Sri Ramakrishna. He was also the first President of the Ramakrishna Sangha.

Once during the singing of the Sankirtanam in the Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama at Varanasi, Swami Brahmanandaji Maharaj had the Darshan of Sri Hanuman

The 108 slokas of the Ramnama Sankirtanam, contain a brief and succinct description of the Divine Play of Maryada Purshottam Sri Rama – as if the ocean has been filled into a small pot! (The cassette/ CD for the Ramnama Sankirtanam is also available at the bookshop.)

Join the congregation in singing hymns to Lord Rama and partake of the Ekadasi Prasada (before the Arati)

Start: December 18, 2014 5:30 pm
End: December 18, 2014 7:00 pm
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