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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: 45 new and 395 reprints were brought out
    during the year.

  1. Publication of two monthly journals: The Vedanta Kesari
    (English, 101th year with 13,669 subscribers) and Sri Ramakrishna Vijayam 
    (Tamil, 94nd year with 1,63,032 subscribers).

  1. A girls’ higher secondary school with 869 pupils at Mint Street.

  1. A primary school with 430 pupils at Basin Bridge Road.

  1. A library with a children’s section, having 34,418 books and 180

  1. Vivekananda Youth Forum conducted moral and cultural classes for 30 youths and Balmandir conducted weekly moral and educational classes for about 208 children on Sundays.

  1. LAP rehabilitation programme through which718 Leprosy Afflicted Persons (LAPs) were benefited.

  1. Twenty-nine free coaching centres with 1675 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. 4,76,470 people of 309
    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. 3,08,082 cases were treated.

  1. A weekly mobile medical unit, which treated 24,090 cases.

  1. Regular eye camps in nearby villages (1535 patients were treated;
    196 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


 W S    A R C H I V E

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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