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 Address and Activities of Chennai Math Centre


Ramakrishna Math, Chennai Math

Ramakrishna Math
31, Ramakrishna Math Road
Chennai, Tamil Nadu  600004
Phone : 044-2462-1110 (4 lines)
Telefax : 044-2493 4589
Email :

    Sub Centre(s)  

    Vivekanandar Illam
    (Lady Willington College Campus),
    Kamarajan Salai (Marina),
    Chennai, Tamil Nadu  600005
    Phone : 2859 1232

The centre was started in 1897 by Swami Ramakrishnananda (a monastic disciple of Sri Ramakrishna).

Activities of the Math centre :

  1. Publication of books: 47 new and 338 reprints were brought out
    during the year.

  1. Publication of two monthly journals: The Vedanta Kesari
    (English, 99th year with 12,900 subscribers) and Sri Ramakrishna Vijayam 
    (Tamil, 92nd year with 1,38,000 subscribers).

  1. A girls’ higher secondary school with 821 pupils at Mint Street.

  1. A primary school with 442 pupils at Basin Bridge Road.

  1. A library with a children’s section, having 33,189 books and 180


    Vivekananda Youth Forum conducted moral and cultural classes 
    for 20 youths and Balmandir conducted weekly moral and 
    educational classes for about 280 children on Sundays.
  1. 396 Leprosy Afficted Persons (LAPs) were benefited from the LAP rehabilition programme.

  1. Twenty free coaching centres with 1499 students.

  1. Viveka Murasu, a village awareness programme with the help
    of a mobile unit equipped with an audio-visual unit, pictorial
    exhibits and literature on value education. 1,30,160 people of 212
    villages were benefited.

  1. A charitable allopathic-cum-homoeopathic dispensary with
    dental, eye, ENT, surgical, X-ray, ultrasound scanning, paediatrics,
    ECG, gynaecology, physiotherapy and laboratory sections, and
    clinics for TB and diabetes. 2,63,077 cases were treated.

  1. A weekly mobile medical unit, which treated 8420 cases.

  1. Regular eye camps in nearby villages (878 patients were treated;
    101 of them were operated on).

  1. Daily worship, fortnightly Ramnam Sankirtan, weekly discourses,
    and celebration of the birthdays of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother
    Sri Sarada Devi, Swami Vivekananda and other spiritual
    personalities, as also other festivals.

  1. An exhibition and youth programmes at Vivekanandar Illam
    (Kamarajar Salai, Triplicane, Chennai – 600 005), where Swami
    Vivekananda stayed for nine days on his return from the West in

  1. One-year nursing assistant training to 234 poor rural girls in
    Thiruvallur district.

  1. Free computer training to 266 rural girls in Thiruvallur district.

Additional Photos of the Activities of the Centre:

        Coaching Centre

        Library & Reading Room

        Vocational Training Centre

        Allopathic Dispensary


        Publications (Periodicals)


        Sale of Books

        Religious Activities


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This information on Centre's activities is collected from
The General Report of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, April 2013.
(From April 2011 to March 2012)


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