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National Youth day Celebrated @ Mangalore Ramakrishna Math

National Youth Day was observed in Mangalore Ramakrishna Math on 12th January. Here are some snaps taken during the occasion:

Pouranika Yaksha Vaibhava

Ramakrishna Math in association with “Vibhinna” is organizing Yakshagana on the 17th & 18th December in SWami Vivekananda Auditorium from 2.00 pm to 8.00 pm. Artistes from both Tenku thittu and Badagu thittu will be performing “Lankadahana”, “Ramanjaneya”, “Narakasura Vadhe”, “Garuda Garva bhanga” and “Krishnarjuna” Entry is free. All are welcome.

Seminars for Youths Conducted

Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore conducted Seminars for Youths from 27th to 29th September. More than 600 youths participated on each day in the seminars. The seminar was organized for B Ed students on the first day, Students of Post Graduate Studies in Social Work and Management on the second day and for engineering students on the third day. Lokayukta of Karnataka, Justice N Santosh Hegde, Swami Sarvasthanandaji of Ramakrishna Ashrama, Rajkot, Dr. H N Vishwanath of Mysore, Prof. Swapan Garain of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Sri Hiranmay Mahanta of IIM, Ahmedabad were the resource persons. The purpose of this seminar was to synergize talents and capabilities of our youths to script the great Indian story of inclusive growth – a total regeneration of our country in all the fields of life, encompassing all the sections of the society, as envisioned by Swami Vivekananda. The seminars were organized as a prelude to Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations.

More snaps of the event can be seen in the following link:

Yogasana Camp

Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore is conducting a Yogasana Camp for 15 days starting from 18th October. The camp will be of a duration of 15 days and Sri Mohan Kumblekar will be instructing the interested candidates. The camp will be from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm all the fifteen days.
Interested have to register their names at the Ashrama office and for more details office may be contacted at 0824-2414412.

Free Sanskrit Speaking Course

Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore is conducting a free Sanskrit Speaking Course in association with Samskrita Bharathi, Mangalore. Dr. Shantala of Samskrita Bharati will be conducting the camp. The course will commence from 8th October from 5.30 pm for two hours for 10 days.
Interested have to register their names before hand at the Ashrama office and for more details they may contact Ashrama office @ 0824-2414412.

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