Women's Monastic Organazation

Swami Vivekananda regarded the neglect of the masses and neglect of women as the two main causes for the downfall of India. He believed that the life and message of Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi had great significance for the uplift of women. In one of his letters to a brother monk, Swamiji wrote: ‘Mother has been born to revive that wonderful Shakti in India; and making her the nucleus, once more will Gargis and Maitreyis be born into the world.’ On several occasions he expressed the wish to have a separate women’s monastic order on the lines of Ramakrishna Math, with Holy Mother as its ideal and inspiration.

In August 1959 Sri Sarada Math was formally separated from Ramakrishna Math, and has since then been functioning independently with its own Board of Trustees.

In May 1960 the Sannyasinis established the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission. Both the institutions carry on spiritual, cultural, educational, medical and charitable activities among women and children.

Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth. - Swami Vivekananda
The winds of God's grace are always blowing, it is for us to raise our sails. - Sri Ramakrishna
The grace of God is the thing that is needful. One should pray for the grace of God. - Holy Mother Sarada Devi