Spiritual and Cultural Work

Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission are worldwide, non-political, non-sectarian spiritual organizations which have been engaged in various forms of humanitarian, social service activities for more than a century.Inspired by the ideals of renunciation and service, the monks and lay devotees of the Math and Mission serve millions of men, women and children, without any distinction of caste, religion or race, because they see the living God in them.

The organizations were brought into existence by Sri Ramakrishna (1836-1886), the great 19th century saint from Bengal who is regarded as the Prophet of the Modern Age, and Sri Ramakrishna's chief disciple, Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902), one of the foremost thinkers and religious leaders of the present age, who is regarded as 'one of the main moulders of the modern world', in the words of an eminent Western scholar A.L. Basham. Although Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission are legally and financially separate, they are closely inter-related in several ways and are regarded as twin organizations.

These twin organizations have set in motion a non-sectarian, universal spiritual movement which has been silently working for more than a hundred years to catalyze the spiritual regeneration of humanity.. The chief catalyst in this ongoing transformation is India's ancient religious philosophy known as Vedanta. Although several other systems of philosophy arose in India at different times, they were confined to small groups. Vedanta alone has remained the dominant philosophy of India's religious tradition from Vedic times to the present day. In modern times this ancient system of thought has been purified, unified and energized by Sri Ramakrishna, and expounded in the modern idiom by Swami Vivekananda and thus made available to all people all over the world without any distinctions of caste, creed or race.

The Ramakrishna Order does not believe in conversion, nor does it indulge in the occult or the sensational. The Order places utmost importance on personal spiritual enfoldment and selfless service. Inspired by the idea of the harmony of all faiths, its centers encourage adherents of different faiths to meet in a spirit of friendship and mutual appreciation, and to learn from one another without having to give up one's own faith. In the words of Sri Ramakrishna: "God has made different religions to suit different aspirants, lives and countries ... all doctrines are only so many paths; but a path is by no means God Himself. Indeed one can reach God if one follows any of the paths with whole-hearted devotion.

The Math and Mission spread the spiritual teachings and cultural ideals through a large number of public libraries, lectures, discourses and seminars, audio-visual units, exhibitions, museums, retreats and publishing books, journals, etc. Books on Vedanta, the message of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda, spirituality and world religions in almost all the major languages of India are available.

In course of time, the cultural life of Kamarpukur got enriched by the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother and Swami Vivekananda as continually propagated by the monks of the Ramakrishna Order and dedicated devotees making a pilgrimage to Kamarpukur and Joyrambati, the birth place of Sri Sarada Devi and other spots of spiritual heritage. To preserve and promote the rich cultural and spiritual heritage of the nation,Ramakrishna Math undertakes the following activities:

  • Cultural programme mainly by Villages folks such as folks dance, ballads, yatra and musical programmes.
  • Lectures and discourses on cultural, spiritual and educational subjects and held in the nearby village with emphasis on national integration, harmony of religious and universal brotherhood of mankind.
  • The message of Sri Ramakrishna , Sri Sarada Devi, Swami Vivakananda and Vedanta is spread far and wide through out show room-cum-sales outlet.

Daily Worship Time

Carry out daily worship, offering and araties at regular intervals as bellow :

Programme April - September (IST) October - March (IST)
Mangalarati 04:00 AM - 06:00 AM 04:30 AM - 06:00 AM
Morning Prayer 06:00 AM - 06:30 AM 06:00 AM - 06:30 AM
Breakfast 06:30 AM - 07:30 AM 06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Daily Worship 07:30 AM - 09:00 AM 07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Religious Talk 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM 07:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Noon Prasad 11:30 AM - 11:30 AM 11:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Evening Prayer Accoding to the sun set Accoding to the sun set
Religious Discourses and Devotional Songs(Ramnaam and Shyanaam) Upto - 9:00 PM Upto - 08:30 PM
Night Prasad 09:00 PM - 09:30 PM 08:30 PM - 09:00 PM AM