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Sri Ganesha Chaturthi @ Ramakrishna Math

Sri Ganesha Chaturthi will be celebrated at Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore on the 11th September, Saturday.

Lord Ganesha will be worshipped in the idol at about 10.00 am. There will be bhajans from 10.00 am to 11.20 am followed by Arathi, Arghya Pradan and Prasada Distribution. In the evening Arathi and Special offerings to Lord Ganesha will start at 6.45 pm followed by Bhajans.

On the 12th September Ganesha will be worshipped at 10.00 am followed by Bhajans. Evening after Sandhyarati there will be a procession followed by immersion of the idol.

Lord Ganesha

Antaryoga at Ramakrishna Math on 22nd August

Ramakrishna Math,Mangalore conducted a spiritual Retreat on Sunday, the 22nd August. About 275 devotees attended the day long retreat.
The programme consisted of Bhajans, Lectures by Swami Shivakantanandaji of Ramakrishna Sharadashrama, Ponnampet, by Swami Jnanayoganandaji of Ramakrishna Ashrama, Mysore in the forenoon. Forenoon session was followed by lunch.
In the afternoon session there was a special programme Gamaka Vachana-Vyakhyana by Vidwan Sri Hosahalli Keshava Murthy and Vidwan Sri Mattur Markandeya Avadhani. Swami Jitakamanandaji delivered a lecture after tea.

Public Meeting on the 15th August 2010

A Public meeting was organized by the managing committee of the Ramakrishna Mission in the Ashrama to felicitate Swami Purnakamanandaji and to welcome Swami Jitakamanandaji as the new head of the centre.
The programme began with devotional songs by Sri Dattatreya Velankar, an alumnus of our Balakashrama followed by invocation by the students of Balakashrama.
Sri U V Bhat, President of the managing committee welcomed the gathering and dignitaries. Swami Purnakamanandaji introduced Swami Jtakamanandaji to the assembled devotees and well-wishers. Later many devotees from different parts expressed their opinions and thanked SWami Purnakamanandaji for his selfless service and dedication. They honored him and welcomed Swami Jitakamanandaji Mj and pledged their support in all the endeavours of the Ashrama. Swami Jagadatmanandaji and Swami Sureshanandaji too spoke in the meeting.
About 25 Sadhus from different parts of Karnataka and more than 600 devotees, friends and well-wishers of the institution had attended the public meeting.
In the morning in an informal function Swami Jitakamanandaji took charge of the centre from the hands of Swami Purnakamanandaji Mj.

Swami Jitakamanandaji is the new head of Mangalore Ashram

Srimath Swami Jitakamanandaji is a senior monk of Sri Ramakrishna Mission. Having been inspired by the life and teachings of Sri Ramakrishna, Vivekananda, and other saints, he joined the Order in the year 1973.

In the beginning years of his monastic life he served the Mission at Thrissur and Kalady in Kerala.

Later, after his ordination in to Sannyas, he served for 18 years, as in-charge of Ramakrishna Mission Balakashrama (Students’ home) at Mangalore, where he helped many rural poor students to get higher education.

Prior to taking charge of mangalore centre he was serving as the Director (Correspondent), Ramakrishna Institute of Moral and spiritual Education, Yadavagiri, Mysore, which trains the in-service and pre-service teachers in Value Education. He has given a number of talks on value education and personality development in different educational institutions throughout India.
He has conducted many value orientation programs to rural teachers, rural students, J.N.V. Principals, Officials, K.M.F staffs executives, directors, Parle group, Vikrant tyres, Mahajana students every year for 9 yeras in RIMSE. He has lot of experience in the field of education.
He is a powerful orator and a prolific writer in both Kannada and English.

Student Retreat @ Ramakrishna Math

About 60 students studying in 10th Std belonging to Chinmaya High School along with their teachers visited Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore to attend a retreat on the 30th July 2010.

They were addressed by Swami Purnakamanandaji, Swami Muktipadanandaji and Swami Trilokatmanandaji. Retreat consisted of Prayer, Bhajans, Guided Meditation, lectures on Value Education & Personality Development followed by Question and Answer session. The students went around the campus after the programme and took food in the ashrama.

Students attending the retreat

Swamiji addressing the students

Spiritual Retreat @ Mangalore Ramakrishna Math

Mangalore Ramakrishna Math has organized a Spiritual Retreat for interested devotees on the 22nd August, Sunday from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Entry is free. Interested people can contact Ashrama office for more details and have to register their names before 20th August in the Ashrama Office.

Details of the programme are as follows:

9.00 – 10.15 am – Sri Ramakrishna Ashtottara Archana, Bhajans by Swami Muktipadanandaji
10.15 – 10.30 am – Break
10.30 – 11.30 am – Discourse by Swami Shivakantanandaji on “Swami Vivekananda & Hindu Dharma”
(Ramakrishna Sharadashrama, Ponnampet)
11.30 – 12.30 pm – Discourse by Swami Jnanayoganandaji on “Adhyatmika jivanakke mahaapurushara prerane” (Ramakrishna Ashrama, Mysore)
12.30 – 1.30 – Prasada Distribution
1.30 – 3.30 pm – “Kumaravyasa Bharata – Shri Krishna Sandhana” – Gamaka Vaachana – vyakhyana
Vidwan Hosahalli Keshavamurthy &
Vidwan Sri Markandeya Avadhani

3.30 pm – Tea
4.00 – 5.00 pm – Discourse by Swami Jitakamanandaji on “Mukundamala”

Swami Jitakamanandaji to take over the charge of Mangalore Ramakrishna Math

Swami Jitakamanandaji Maharaj, presently Correspondent of Ramakrishna Institute of Moral & Spiritual Education, Mysore will be taking over the charge of Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission at Mangalore.

Joining the Ramakrishna Mission in 1973, he has served in various educational institutes of the Ramakrishna Order in different capacities at Trissur, Kalady, Mangalore and Mysore. He was the Warden of Ramakrishna Balakashrama for nearly 20 years.

Swami Jitakamanandaji is arriving in Mangalore on the 13th August evening and will be taking over the charge of the Ashrama on the 15th August.

Swami Purnakamanandaji Maharaj, present In charge of Mangalore Ashrama will be leading a retired life in contemplation at Mangalore Ashrama itself after handing over the charge to Swami Jitakamanandaji.

The Managing Committee of the Ramakrishna Mission, Mangalore has organized a function in the evening of 15th August to felicitate SWami Purnakamanandaji and to welcome Swami Jitakamanandaji.

The Details of the programme are as follows:

3.30 pm – 3.45 pm – Tea
3.45 pm – 4.30 pm – Bhajans by Sri Dattatreya Velankar
(Disciple of Pandit Vinayak Torvi & Alumnus of Ramakrishna
4.30 pm – 4.35 pm – Welcome by Sri U V Bhat
(President, Managing Committee, Ramakrishna Mission,
4.35 pm – 4.45 pm – Introduction of Swami Jitakamanandaji by
Swami Purnakamanandaji
4.45 pm – 5.15 pm – Few words by Members of Managing committee
and devotees
5.15 pm -5.20 pm – Felicitation to Swami Purnakamanandaji
5.20 pm – 5.25 pm – Welcoming Swami Jitakamanandaji
5.25 pm – 5.35 pm – Address by Swami Purnakamanandaji
5.35 pm – 5.45 pm – Address by Swami Jagadatmanandaji
5.45 pm – 5.55 pm – Address by Swami Jitakamanandaji
5.55 pm – 6.10 pm – Address by Swami Sureshanandaji
6.10pm – Vote of Thanks
6.15 pm – Closing Song

Spiritual Retreat on 27th June @ Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore

Spiritual Retreat was conducted at Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore on the 27th June. Features of the programme included Bhajans, Lectures and special programme, “Jago Hindusthani” by Sri Adarsha Gokhale and Party from Karkala.

Lectures were delivered by Swami Purnakamanandaji & Swami Vireshanandaji, Editor, Viveka Prabha, Ramakrishna Math, Mysore.

About 300 devotees participated in the full day retreat.

Jago Hindusthani by Sri Adarsha Gokhale & Party

Reorientation Camp for Yoga Teachers of Dakshina Kannada Dist.

One day reorientation camp for Yoga TEachers of Dakshina Kannada Dist.  was held in Ramakrishna Math Mangalore on 25th June. About 225 Yoga teachers from different parts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi dist participated in the programme. The programme was jointly organized by Ramakrishna Math with Education Department and Shantivana Trust, Dharmasthala.

The programme started at about 10.30 inaugurated by Swami Purnakamanandaji. Swamiji delivered the inaugural address which was followed by guest lectures by Dr. Sonda Bhaskar Bhat and others. Sri Shashikant Jain of Shantivana Trust and other office bearers were present during the occasion.

Swami Sunirmalanandaji of Vedanta Society Brazil visits Mangalore

Swami Sunirmalanandaji Maharaj of Vedanta Ashrama, Brazil visited Mangalore for three days from 22nd June to 24th June.

During his stay here he addressed the students of Karnataka College of Ayurveda on the topic, “Mind And Its Control” on the 22nd evening. About 250 students attended the lecture. He addressed the students of Canara PU College on the 23rd morning on the topic, “Vivekananda & the Youth”. About 75 students were benefitted by his thought provoking lecture. He addressed the devotees on the 23rd evening on Spiritual Life.

After paying a visit to Sringeri, he moved to Mysore on the 24th evening.

Swami Muktipadanandaji introducing Swami Sunirmalanandaji to the audience
SWami Sunirmalanandaji addressing the students and devotees

New batch of Vivekananda Coaching Centre inaugurated on 30th May

Swamiji addressing the gathering
Inauguration of the coaching classes by Swamijis and guests
Dr. Ramagopal Shetty, Chief Guest addressing the gathering
Chief Guest distributing free study materials to poor students

The new batch of Vivekananda Coaching Centre was inaugurated at Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore on the 30th May.

Dr. Ramagopal Shetty, M.D. M V Shetty Educational Institutions, Mangalore and Sri Mallya M M, Retd. AGM, Syndicate Bank were the chief guests during the occasion. Both of them addressed the students and their parents gathered during the occasion.

Free study materials worth more than one lakh rupees were also distributed among 150 poor students of the coaching centre during the occasion.

Spiritiual Retreat @ Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore on 27th June

A full-day Spiritual Retreat has been organized in the Ashrama on the 27th June, Sunday. Entry is open to all free of cost through prior registration. More details about the programme can be had at the Ashrama office @ 2414412.

Special features of the programme:

8.30 am to 9.00 am – Registration

9.00 am to 10.15 am – Sri Ramakrishna Ashtottara Archana, Bhajans and meditation

10.15 am to 10.30 am – Break

10.30 am to 11.30 am – Discourse 1 by Swami Vireshanandaji (Editor, Viveka Prabha kannada monthly, Mysore)

                                                   Topic: “Sri Ramakrishnara Jivana mattu Sandeshagala Prastutate”

11.30 am to 12.30 pm – Discourse 2 by Swami Purnakamanandaji

                                                Topic: “Atmanivedane”

12.30 pm to 1.30 pm – Lunch Break

1.30 pm to 3.45 pm – “Jago Hindusthani” A special programme by Sri Adarsha Gokhale (Renowned orator, Karkala)

3.45 pm to 4.00 pm – Break

4.00 pm to 5.00 pm – Discourse 3 by Swami Vireshanandaji

                                              Topic: “Bhagavat Smarane”

6.45 pm – Sandhyarati

Distribution of free study materials to poor students

Ramakrishna Mission @ Mangalore is running Vivekananda Coaching Centre for the past few years, giving free tution to poor and needy students. About 150-200 poor students from neighbouring areas daily attend the tution classes held in the Ashrama premises. Tution class is held for two hours in the evening from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm for 5th to 9th std students. They are also given milk every day.

Every year we distribute school bags, uniforms, note books, umbrellas, stationery items and other study materials worth Rs. 1,00,000/- to all these students at the beginning of the academic year.

This year on the 30th May, a small function has been organized in the Ashrama auditorium from 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm. Dr. Ramagopal Shetty, Chairman, M V Shetty Educational Institutions has consented to inaugurate the new academic year of the coaching centre and distribute the study materilas among the students. Sri M M Mallya, Retd. AGM, Syndicate Bank, will also distribute the materials to the students. On the occasion he will also address the students and their parents for few minutes followed by the benedictory address by Swami Purnakamanandaji, secretary, Ramakrishna MIssion, Mangalore.

Yogasana Camp

Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore is conducting a Yogasana Camp for 15 days starting from 10th May to 25th May. Sri Mohan Kumblekar will be instructing the candidates. Participants will be taught yogasana, pranayama, jalanei etc. Camp is open to all irrespective of caste, creed or sex. There is an entry fee of Rs. 100/- per head. Interested participants have to register their names before 8th May at the Ashrama office. For more details please contact (0824) 2414412

Ramakrishna Mission Balakashrama invites application from students

Ramakrishna Mission @ Mangalore is runing a Balakashrama, free hostel for students from 8th to 10th std. Students who have passed 7th std with first class marks and are coming from rural background, irrespective of caste or creed, are admitted into the hostel after an entry test. They will be provided free boarding, lodging and educational facilities here though out their stay.

In the Balakashrama, the boys are encouraged to cultivate virtuous tendencies, acquire the art of social duty, develop refined tastes, cultivate self-respect etc. One of the important features is that the boys are allowed to manage the affairs of the Balakashrama, including the up-keep of premises, inculcating thereby the spirit of self-reliance, dignity of labour, co-operation and personal effort. They participate in the daily routine of the Math such as morning and evening congregational prayer.

Students who have written 7th std exams in March 2009 and are awaiting their results can contact our Balakashrama for more details and application form. The contact no. is 0824-2414216

Personality Development Camp

Ramakrishna Math @ Mangalore is organizing a Personality Development Camp for interested students from 16th April to 30thy April. The camp will be from 9.00am till noon and special features of the camp include Vedic Chanting, Gita Chanting, Bhajans, Guided Meditation, Valued education programmes etc. Entry to the camp is free of cost. Interested participants have to register their names at the Ashrama office by filling up a form before 14th April.  For more details please contact our office @ 0824-2414412

Website of Mangalore Ramakrishna Math Launched

Globe ActivitiesMangalore Ramakrishna Math launched its website on the 1st February.

In a simple function held at the Math office Sri Sujeer Prabhakar, DGM, Syndicate Bank, Mangalore launched the website of the Ashrama. He was accompanied by Sri Mohan Kini, AGM, Syndicate Bank. All the monks of the Ashrama along with some of the committee members were present on the occasion.

Swami Veetamohanandaji, Head of Vedanta Society of France visits Mangalore

Swami Veetamohanandaji, In-Charge of Vedanta Society of France visited Mangalore along with some French devotees and stayed in our Math for 5 days.During his stay he addressed the Mangalore devotees on the 24th evening for about 45 minutes on the topic, “Spiritual Life”

He also visited some pilgrim places nearby Mangalore like Polali etc with the devotees.

Swami Veetamohanandaji addressing the devotees

Samskrita Sambhashana Shibira Concluded

Samskrita Sambhashana Shibira that started at Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore on the 16th January got concluded on the 29th. About 48 people participated in the camp and got benefitted. The Camp was organized in association with Samskrita Bharati, Mangalore. Sri Santosh, Lecturer, Sharada Vidyaniketan, Mangalore taught the participants Conversational Sanskrit. All the participants were very happy and wanted to attend more such camps in future.

Seeing the genuine interest of the participants a series of classes will be held on every Thursday evenings in our Library hall from 6 to 7.30 pm. Interested can contact Ashrama office for more details.

Dr. Vishwas, Samskrita Bharati, Mangalore addressing the gathering

175th Birthday Celebration of Bhagawan Sri Ramakrishna @ Mangalore Ramakrishna Math

Mangalore Ramakrishna Math is observing the 175th Birthday of BHagawan Sri Ramakrishna in the Ashrama on the 16th February Tuesday.


8.00 am – Special Puja

9.00 am – Vishnu Sahasranama Chanting

9.30 am – Bhajans

10.45 am – Homa

11.45 am – Discourse by Swami Purnakamanandaji on the “Life & Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna”

12.45 pm – Prasada Distribution

1.30 pm – Film Show on saints

3.30 pm – Tea Break

4.00 pm to 6.00 pm – Bhajans by the members of Sharada Mahila Vrinda
6.30 pm – Sandhyarati and Bhajans

Special Discount will be available on Ramakrishna Vivekananda – Vedanta Literature on the day of the programme.

All people are invited to attend the programme.

Holy Mother Sri Sharada Devi Birthday Celebration @ Mangalore Ramakrishna Math

Mangalore Ramakrishna Math is observing the 157th Birthday of Holy Mother Sri Sharada Devi in the Ashrama on the 8th December Tuesday.


8.00 am – Special Puja

9.00 am – Lalitha Sahasranama Chanting

9.30 am – Bhajans

10.45 am – Homa

11.45 am – Discourse by Swami Purnakamanandaji on the “Life & Teachings of Sri Sharadadevi”

12.45 pm – Prasada Distribution

1.30 pm – Film Show on saints

3.30 pm – Tea Break

4.00 pm to 6.00 pm – Bhajans by the members of Sharada Mahila Vrinda
6.30 pm – Sandhyarati and Bhajans

Special Discount will be available on Ramakrishna Vivekananda – Vedanta Literature on the day of the programme.

All people are invited to attend the programme.