About Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission – Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission are twin organizations which form the core of a worldwide spiritual movement (known as Ramakrishna Movement or Vedanta Movement). It is a non-sectarian and universal spiritual movement that works for the spiritual regeneration of humanity; aiming at harmony of religions, harmony of the East & the West, harmony of the ancient and the modern, spiritual fulfillment, all-round development of human faculties, social equality & peace for all humanity with no distinction of creed, caste, race or nationality with the ideal of ‘Service to Man is Service to God’ being inspired by the Life and Teachings of Shri Ramakrishna, Shri Ma Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda. At present, there are about 200 branch centres of Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission spread all over the world having their Headquarters at Belur Math, District – Howrah, West Bengal – 711 202.About Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Rajkot –It is one of the branch centre of Ramakrishna Math offering its services to the people of Gujarat since 1927 through its various spiritual, cultural, educational, medical, relief and rehabilitation, and other welfare activities. The address is : Dr. Yagnik Road, Rajkot – 360001. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com ; Website : www.rkmrajkot.org; Phone : (0281) 2463000/2465200.
Swami Vivekananda and Ahmedabad – The city of Ahmedabad has been sanctified by the stay of Swami Vivekananda during his days as a wandering monk in 1891. Swamiji stayed as guest of Shri Lalshankar Umiashankar Travadi, then the sub-judge of Ahmedabad, first in his house; now at 36 Amritlal’s Pole in Khadia and then in house which is now in Ellisbridge behind the Town Hall. The two buildings still exist as silent witness to the visit of the great prophet of modern India. The plan is to convert these buildings as befitting memorials of Swami Vivekananda.
Shri Ramakrishna Vivekananda Centre, Ahmedabad – Apart from these, there are more than 1,000 centres dedicated to the ideology of Ramakrishna Vivekananda which are managed as trusts by the householder devotees. These trusts are affiliated to Ramakrishna Vivekananda Bhavaprachar Parishad; an advisory body through which the guidance of the monks of the Ramakrishna Order are made available to the centres. Shri Ramakrishna Vivekananda Centre, Ahmedabad is one such centre started in 1988 which was so long affiliated with Gujarat Ramakrishna Vivekananda Bhavaprachar Parishad. It’s major activities include : 1) Visit of monks of Ramakrishna Order for regular Satsang and other spiritual activities 2) Regular prayers by the devotees in the evening 3) Celebration of Janma Jayanti of Shri Ramakrishna, Ma Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda and major saints and prophets of Hinduism. 4) Shri Ram-nam on Ekadashi Tithi. 5) Viveka-Vihar – a Values Education activity for poor children 6) Narayan Seva – Distribution of food etc. to the poor and needy.
Transfer of properties of Shri Ramakrishna Vivekananda Centre to Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math – The Trustees of Ramakrishna Math have decided to accept the proposal of the transfer of the properties and management of Shri Ramakrishna Vivekananda Centre, Ahmedabad to Ramakrishna Math. This Centre will now be called Ramakrishna Math, Ahmedabad and will be a subcentre of Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Rajkot which is an official branch of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math. The handing over ceremony took place in a public meeting organized on 30th May, 2018 from 7 p.m to 8 p.m at Sindhu Bhavan, Ahmedabad. Swami Suviranandaji Maharaj, General Secretary, Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math remained present in the function and received the documents on behalf of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math from the hands of the Trustees of Shri Ramakrishna Vivekananda Centre, Ahmedabad. Shri Vijaybhai Rupani, Honourable Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Nitinbhai Patel, Honourable Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat and Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, Honourable Education Minister of Gujarat also graced the occasion which was attended by about 800 invitees including various respected monks of other branch centres, eminent citizens, devotees, donors and well-wishers.
The future activities of Ramakrishna Math, Ahmedabad –
- Regular prayers and meditation session, celebration of Janma Jayanti of Shri Ramakrishna, Ma Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda and major saints and prophets of Hinduism, Shri Ram-nam on Ekadashi Tithi
- Regular discourses by monks of Ramakrishna Order
- Sale of Ramakrishna-Vivekananda-Vedanta literature
- Programmes on Swami Vivekananda’s man-making ideas in educational institutions and corporate houses
- Viveka-Vihar – Values Education activities for poor children
- Narayan Seva – Distribution of food, etc. to poor and needy.
- Relief services in the time of various natural disasters
- Other welfare activities