Belur Math Festival Calendar : 2014-2015

List of Celebrations 2014-2015  [Download PDF]

List of Celebrations
2014-2015
( According to the Vishuddha Siddhanta Almanac )

BIRTHDAYS

Sri Shankaracharya

Vaishakha Shukla Panchami

4

May

Sunday

2014

Sri Buddhadeva

Vaishakha Purnima

14

May

Wednesday

2014

Guru Purnima

Ashadha Purnima

12

July

Saturday

2014

Swami Ramakrishnananda

Ashadha Krishna Trayodashi

24

July

Thursday

2014

Swami Niranjanananda

Shravana Purnima

10

Aug

Sunday

2014

Sri Krishna Janmashtami

Shravana Krishna Ashtami

17

Aug

Sunday

2014

Swami Advaitananda

Shravana Krishna Chaturdashi

24

Aug

Sunday

2014

Swami Abhedananda

Bhadra Krishna Navami

17

Sep

Wednesday

2014

Swami Akhandananda

Bhadra Amavasya

24

Sep

Wednesday

2014

Swami Subodhananda

Kartika Shukla Dwadashi

4

Nov

Tuesday

2014

Swami Vijnanananda

Kartika Shukla Chaturdashi

5

Nov

Wedesday

2014

Swami Premananda

Agrahayana Shukla Navami

30

Nov

Sunday

2014

Sri Sarada Devi

Agrahayana Krishna Saptami

13

Dec

Saturday

2014

Swami Shivananda

Agrahayana Krishna Ekadashi

18

Dec

Thursday

2014

Christmas Eve

24

Dec

Wednesday

2014

Swami Saradananda

Pousha Shukla Shasthi

27

Dec

Saturday

2014

Swami Turiyananda

Pousha Shukla Chaturdashi

4

Jan

Sunday

2015

Swami Vivekananda

Pausha Krishna Saptami

12

Jan

Monday

2015

Swami Brahmananda

Magha Shukla Dwitiya

22

Jan

Thursday

2015

Swami Trigunatitananda

Magha Shukla Chaturthi

23

Jan

Friday

2015

Swami Adbhutananda

Magha Purnima

3

Feb

Tuesday

2015

Sri Ramakrishna Deva

Phalguna Shukla Dwitiya

20

Feb

Friday

2015

Public Celebration

1

Mar

Sunday

2015

Sri Gouranga Mahaprabhu

Dol Purnima

5

Mar

Thursday

2015

Swami Yogananda

Phalguna Krishna Chaturthi

10

Mar

Tuesday

2015

Ramanavami

Chaitra Shukla Navami

28

Mar

Saturday

2015

 

PUJA CELEBRATIONS

Shodashi Puja

Vaishakha Amavasya

28

May

Wednesday

2014

Snana Yatra

Jyeshtha Purnima

13

Jun

Friday

2014

Sri Sri Durga Puja

Ashwina Shukla Saptami

1

Oct

Wednesday

2014

Sri Sri Kali Puja

Ashwina Amavasya

23

Oct

Thursday

2014

Sri Sri Saraswati Puja

Magha Shukla Panchami

24

Jan

Saturday

2015

Shiva-Ratri

Magha Krishna Chaturdashi

17

Feb

Tuesday

2015

 

EKADASHI DAYS (Rama-Nama-Sankirtanam)

2014

April                    

25

Sep

5,19

 

May

10,24

Oct

5,19

 

Jun

9,23

Nov

3,18

 

July

9,22

Dec

2,18

 

Aug

7,21

 

2015

Jan

1,16,30

Mar

1,17,31

Feb

15

RELIEF WORK : A Brief Report as on 01 April 2014

1.   Winter Relief: The following centres distributed blankets to poor people:          

Sl.

Centre

Blankets

Duration

INDIA

1

Aalo

650

24 December to 23 March

2

Agartala

400

30 November to 28 January

3

Asansol

925

16 November to 13 February

4

Baranagar Mission

150

4 November to 19 February

5

Belgharia, Kolkata

117

February and March

6

Bhubaneshwar

400

23 December to 17 January

7

Chapra

835

3 February to 14 March

8

Contai

450

18 November

9

Darjeeling

222

22 January to 30 March

10

Delhi

700

9 December to 4 March

11

Gol Park, Kolkata

570

1 November to 30 January

12

Hatamuniguda

150

10 February

13

Jamshedpur

300

16 November to 20 February

14

Kamarpukur

500

24 to 31 January

15

Kothar

300

1 and 5 December

16

Narottam Nagar

290

March

BANGLADESH

1

Dinajpur

213

7 March

Total:

7172

Moreover, our Darjeeling centre distributed 71 jackets and 71 pairs of gloves among poor and needy people from 22 January to 23 March.

2.    Drought Relief: Bangladesh: Our Dinajpur centre set up a tubewell in Amoir village of Dinajpur district.

3.    Fire ReliefBangladesh: In order to help 76 families, whose shops had been gutted by a fire, our Dinajpur centre distributed from 20 January to 13 February, a wide range of merchandise to them to restart their businesses.
4.    Distress Relief: The following centres distributed various items, shown against their names, to needy people:

(a)  Darjeeling: 71 pairs of shoes, 71 pairs of socks, and 47 bags from 22 January to 23 March.

(b)  Jalpaiguri: 350 saris on 23 February and 23 March.

(c)  Kothar: 300 saris, 148 adults’ garments, 344 children’s garments and 12 bed sheets on 1 and 5 December.

5.    Economic Rehabilitation: Gujarat:

(a) Our Limbdi centre handed over 46 cows to needy people.

(b) Our Porbandar centre distributed 11 sewing machines among economically backward women on 18 March.

Commemoration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda

The following centres held various programmes to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.  (Main programmes conducted by them are mentioned against their names.)

Centres in India:

Cherrapunji: A value education programme for parents at Shella sub‑centre on 1 March in which 400 people took part.

A regional youth convention at Imphal, Manipur, on 7 March in which about 700 delegates took part.  Sri Vinod Kumar Duggal, Governor of Manipur, inaugurated the convention.

Concluding programme of the state-level youth conventions of Assam state was held at Gauhati University on 14 and 15 March.  It was inaugurated by Sri Janaki Ballabh Patnaik, Governor of Assam, and attended by about 1200 delegates.

Concluding programme of the northeast regional youth conventions was held at Gauhati University on 18 and 19 March.  It was inaugurated by Dr Mridul Hazarika, Vice-Chancellor of Gauhati University, and attended by about 1900 delegates.

A value education programme for professionals in healthcare and education fields was conducted on 21 March.  About 350 delegates attended the programme.

Dehradun (Kishanpur): A music programme on 22 and 23 March which was attended by 400 people on each day.

Hyderabad: Youth conventions in 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh from January to March in which 10,470 youths took part.

Institute of Culture, Kolkata:  A music conference on 1 and 2 March in which leading vocalists and instrumentalists from different music traditions of India such as Hindustani, Carnatic, Folk and Popular took part.  About 1000 people attended the programme on both the days.

A students’ convention and cultural competitions on 23 March in which 1100 students took part.

Jaipur: A classical music programme and a mono act performance from 18 to 20 March which were attended by about 3000 people.

Limbdi: Vivekananda Ratha launched by Rajkot centre visited Limbdi from 16 to 18 January.  On this occasion our Limbdi centre arranged processions, cultural programmes and talks at different places in and around Limbdi.

Lucknow: A state-level seminar on Religious Harmony on 8 & 9 March in which 1100 delegates participated, and a classical music programme from 6 to 9 March which was attended by about 1000 people.

Muzaffarpur: An interfaith dialogue on 23 February in which about 200 delegates participated.

A youth convention on 24 February which was attended by 550 college students.

A music programme on 24 February which was attended by about 300 people.

Narendrapur: Five tribal conventions were held at four districts of West Bengal in November and December.  Each convention comprised procession, cultural competitions, seminar, exhibition on tribal and folk art, and narayana seva (feeding poor people).  In all, about 5000 tribal people took part in the conventions.

A series of programmes was conducted on the Ashrama premises from 11 to 16 February.  The programmes consisted of a procession in which 3232 children from five districts of West Bengal took part, cultural events including tribal dance, exhibitions, seminars on Application of Agro Bio Technology and Preservation & Protection of Tribal & Folk Culture, a quiz competition, a mela (fair) and narayana seva.  About 10,000 people visited the mela each day.

Pune: A classical music concert on 9 March which was attended by about 400 people.

Puri Mission: A state-level devotees’ convention on 8 and 9 March in which 182 devotees took part.

Rajahmundry: A music programme on 4 March in which many musicians of repute gave performances.  About 650 people attended the daylong programme.

A state-level seminar on Religious Harmony on 5 March in which around 750 people participated.

Ranchi Morabadi: The Ashrama held the following programmes to mark the conclusion of Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary:

Felicitation of a number of organizations and educational institutions on 25 February for their efforts in celebrating Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary.  Around 1200 people attended the programme.

A children’s rally on 25 February in which 300 children took part.

A district-level youth convention on 25 and 26 February which was attended by 722 youths.

A teachers’ conference on 26 February which was attended by 48 teachers.

Village fairs at three places from 27 February to 1 March; around 1000 people visited the fair in each place.

Cultural programmes from 26 February to 3 March which were attended by about 1000 people each day.

A laser show on Swami Vivekananda on 4 March which was watched by 700 people.

Salem: Valedictory function of the two-year-long personality development programme for college students on 1 March which was attended by 50 students.

Valedictory function of the three-year-long Vivekananda Swasthya Parisheva Prakalpa (VSPP) on 9 March which was attended by 110 students and 5 teachers.

Swami Vivekananda’s Ancestral House, Kolkata: Reenactment of the two lectures delivered by Swami Vivekananda in Kolkata, at Shovabazar Rajbari on 28 February 1897 and at Star Theatre on 4 March 1897.  The reenactments were held respectively at Shovabazar Rajbari and the centre’s premises on 28 February 2014 and 14 March 2014 and were attended altogether by about 1500 people.

On the centre’s initiative, five public meetings were held at different places in and around Kolkata from 23 February to 19 March.  In all, about 2650 people attended the programmes.

Vadodara: A drama on Swami Vivekananda on 5 March which was watched by about 1000 people.

Vivekananda Gujarat Ratha Yatra which was jointly launched by our Gujarat centres and Gujarat Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Bhav Prachar Parishad on 12 January 2014 covered 42 villages in south Gujarat until 12 March.  More than 70,000 people attended the processions and about 43,000 people attended the public meetings.  The entire programme was coordinated by our Vadodara centre.

Visakhapatnam: A youth convention on 28 February in which 1200 youth delegates took part.

Vrindaban: A seminar on Enhancement of Values in Medical Profession – In the Light of Life and Teachings of Swami Vivekananda was held for medical personnel on 23 March.  Nearly 400 delegates comprising doctors, nurses and paramedical staff participated in the seminar.

Centres outside India:

Dinajpur (Bangladesh): A peace rally on 5 March in which nearly 4000 people joined.

An interfaith meet on 5 March which was attended by about 800 people.

A spiritual retreat on 6 March in which 350 devotees took part.

A seminar on value education for teachers on 7 March which was attended by 400 teachers.

Special programmes comprising worship, havan and speeches were organized at 13 places in 9 districts from 4 to 20 March.  On an average 2000 devotees attended the programmes in each place.

Cultural competitions for students in which around 200 students participated.  

Personalia : 01 April 2014

Swami Atmasthanandaji, President, Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission, is keeping well at Belur Math.

Swami Smarananandaji, Vice-President, returned to Belur Math on 23 March after his visit to Jaipur.  He will be visiting Delhi from 5 to 7 April, and Midnapore and Garbeta from 16 to 29 April.  He is in good health.

Swami Prabhanandaji, Vice-President, returned to Belur Math on 25 March after his visit to Malda.  He is scheduled to visit ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Vadodara from 5 to 9 April, Institute of Culture (Kolkata) from 16 to 20 April, and Cherrapunji and Shillong from 22 to 30 April.  He is keeping well.

 

Headquarters : 01 April 2014

 

The birthday (tithi puja) of Sri Ramakrishna was celebrated at Belur Math on Monday, 3 March.  Cooked prasad was served to about 22,000 devotees.  Swami Shivamayanandaji presided over the public meeting held in the afternoon.  The public celebration held on Sunday, 9 March, drew more than a lakh of visitors who thronged the Math throughout the day.  Cooked prasad was served to about 40,000 persons on that occasion.

Photo Gallery :  Sri Ramakrishna (03 March 2014)  Titipuja at Belur Math

Photo Gallery : Public Celebration (09 March 2014) at Belur Math 

Swami Atmasthanandaji, President, Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission, inaugurated Rasik Sadan (staff quarters) near water treatment plant at Belur Math on 28 March.

 

 

 

News of Branch Centres : 01 April 2014

News of Branch Centres (in India)

Shilpayatana of Saradapitha has been converted from a government-sponsored Industrial Training Centre to a self-financing institution with effect from November 2013.

Swami Gautamanandaji inaugurated the newly set-up physiotherapy unit at Bhopal centre on 15 February.

Swami Suhitanandaji, General Secretary, Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission, inaugurated the newly constructed Vivekananda Bhavan, a three-storey building for conducting medical and educational activities, at Karimganj centre on 20 February.

Swami Smarananandaji, Vice-President, Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission, inaugurated the golden jubilee celebration of Shilpayatana (Saradapitha) on 23 February.

Cooch Behar Math conducted a spiritual retreat on 2 March in which 220 devotees took part.

Tamluk Ashrama celebrated its centenary from 3 to 9 March.  Special worship, homa, public meetings, procession and cultural programmes were conducted and a commemorative volume was released.

In a function held at the Institute of Culture, Kolkata, on 10 March, Swami Smarananandaji, Vice-President, Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission, presented two awards of the Institute: (i) Vivekananda Award, comprising a cash award of one lakh rupees and a citation, to Dr Narendra Kohli for his six-volume Hindi novel based on the life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda, and (ii) Vivekananda Medal, comprising a gold medal, a cash award of one lakh rupees and a citation, to Nishtha, an organization working for women’s empowerment in West Bengal.

Swami Smarananandaji, Vice-President, Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission, consecrated the newly built Sri Ramakrishna Temple, with a marble image of Sri Ramakrishna, at Jaipur centre on 20 March, the sacred birthday of Swami Yoganandaji.  Swami Smarananandaji, Swami Vagishanandaji, Swami Gautamanandaji and many other distinguished persons addressed the public meetings.  A procession and many cultural programmes formed part of the three-day function held from 18 to 20 March.  In all, 240 monastics and about 3000 devotees attended the celebration.

Swami Gautamanandaji unveiled the newly installed eleven-foot bronze statue of Swami Vivekananda at Khetri centre on 22 March.

Patna Ashrama conducted a devotees’ convention on 23 March in which 300 devotees participated.

The newly constructed primary school building at Malliankaranai centre was inaugurated on 26 March.

Ramharipur high school received Nirmal Vidyalaya Puraskar – 2013, Bankura District, from the School Education Department, Government of West Bengal, in recognition of its commendable efforts in advancing water sanitation & hygiene.

Five students of Class 11 and two students of Class 12 of Narendrapur school secured the prestigious Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Scholarship – 2013.  (KVPY is funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to encourage students to pursue basic science courses and career in research.)

Thirty-four students of Viveknagar (Tripura) school won prizes for their excellent performance in Scholarship and Talent Reward Test (STaRT) – 2014, a national level competition for school students conducted by Resonance Eduventures Pvt Ltd, Kota, Rajasthan.  Besides, the school won the Best School Award (Rs. 50,000/-) and was ranked second in the list of top ten best schools of the country; the Principal of the school was presented with the Best Principal Award (Rs. 31,000/-).

The following centres conducted free eye camps:

Sl.

No.

Centre

Dates

of camps

Patients

checked / treated

Specs given

Surgeries

no.

performed at
   1 Bankura

March

542

85

216

Our eye care centre in Bankura
   2 Chennai Math*

23 Feb & 16 Mar

314

145

31

A hospital in Chennai
   3 Garbeta

March

450

50

42

Our eye care centre in Garbeta
   4 Jamshedpur

11 Feb to 14 Mar

218

129

A hospital in Jamshedpur
   5 Khetri

February

167

38

A hospital in Jaipur
   6 Lucknow

March

1191

 378

Our Lucknow hospital
   7 Madurai

16 March

224

5

38

An eye hospital in Madurai
   8 Mumbai

2 March

306

163

70

Our Mumbai hospital
   9 Rajkot

March

96

58

Our eye care centre in Rajkot
 10 Saradapitha

Jan to March

949

244

A hospital each in Kolkata & Uttarpara
 11 Sargachhi

March

539

17

33

A hospital in Berhampore
 12 Silchar

Jan to Mar

807

15

109

A hospital in Silchar
 13 Ulsoor

March

297

110

A hospital in Bangalore
 14 Vadodara

9 March

164

31

A hospital in Bharuch district
 15 Varanasi Sevashrama

16 to 27 Feb

367

352

Our Varanasi hospital

* through Chengalpattu centre

Lucknow Sevashrama provided Vitamin-A capsules to 374 underprivileged children of 4 schools in 3 districts and free glasses to 12 children with refractory errors in the month of March.

Porbandar Ashrama conducted a free Ayurvedic medical camp on 14 March in which 42 patients were treated.

Darjeeling centre conducted a free medical camp on 23 March in which 116 patients were treated.

News of Branch Centres (outside India)

Several distinguished persons including the Speaker of the Parliament of Bangladesh Dr (Mrs) Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury, Education Minister Mr Nurul Islam Nahid, Cultural Minister Mr Asaduzzaman Noor, and State Minister of Women and Children’s Affairs Mrs Meher Afroz Chumki spoke in the meetings organized by Dhaka centre as a part of its five‑day-long Sri Ramakrishna’s birthday celebration from 3 to 7 March.

Swami Sarvadevanandaji returned to Hollywood (USA) after his six-week visit to India.

Swami Aparokshanandaji, Head of Fiji centre, reached Belur Math on 9 March on a four-week visit to India.

Swami Vedaswarupanandaji, who had been posted to Seattle (USA) centre as an Assistant Minister, reached there on 20 March.

On 2 March, Chicago (USA) centre launched Chicago Calling, a quarterly eZine (electronic magazine).  It can be accessed through the centre’s website < www.chicagovedanta.org>.

Communication Addresses : 01 April 2014

 

Phone numbers:  Patna centre has got two additional telephone connections:

0612-2721512 (central office) and 0612-2721514 (dispensary).

EmailID: Garbeta Ashrama has changed its email id from <rkmgarbeta@gmail.com> to <rkmathgarbeta@gmail.com>.

Websites: The following centres have launched websites with addresses mentioned against their names:

Dinajpur (Bangladesh)

<www.rkmdinajpur.org>
Indore <www.rkmindore.org>
Saradapitha (for its Shilpayatana)  <www.itirkmbelur.ac.in>

Obituaries : 01 April 2014

We are sorry to announce the passing away of three of our brother-monks.

Sw. Asitananda

Swami Asitananda

 

Swami Asitanandaji (Clair Maharaj of San Francisco centre) passed away in Kaiser Hospital at San Rafael, near San Francisco, USA, on 4 March at 7.30 am local time (4 March at 9 pm Indian Standard Time).  He was 88 and had been suffering from various old‑age ailments for several years. Initiated by Swami Ashokanandaji, he joined the Order in 1947 at San Francisco centre.  In 1950-51, he was sent to the newly purchased land in Sacramento, where he stayed until 1966, helping to transform that barren land into a flourishing Vedanta centre with well-equipped monastery, worship hall, library, extensive gardens and other facilities.  In 1966 he was transferred to San Francisco centre’s Vedanta Retreat at Olema, where he undertook many important tasks, such as the supervision of the construction of the women’s retreat house, and the design and supervision of the renovation of the men’s retreat house.  He had Sannyasa from Swami Vireshwaranandaji in 1973.  The Swami used to help spiritual enquirers with encouragement and advice.  He took delight in poetry, which he employed to convey the truths of Vedanta.

 

 

Sw.Shivanathananda

Swami Shivanathananda

 

Swami Shivanathanandaji (Srikanta Maharaj of Rajarhat Bishnupur centre) expired on 8 March at 5 am at Seva Pratishthan owing to cerebrovascular accident.  He was 75 and had been suffering from hypertension for some years.  Initiated by Swami Vireshwaranandaji, he joined the Order at Sarisha centre in 1972 and had Sannyasa from his Guru in 1982.  He was the headmaster of our Sarisha boys’ school for several years.  Besides Sarisha centre, he served at Koalpara Ashrama (for a short period) as an assistant, and Sargachhi and Rajarhat Bishnupur centres as head.  After relinquishing the charge of Rajarhat Bishnupur centre in 2009, he continued to stay there.  Simple and austere, the Swami endeared himself to all by his amiable disposition.

Srimat Swami Gitanandaji Maharaj

Srimat Swami Gitanandaji Maharaj

One of our Vice-Presidents, Swami Gitanandaji (Vasudev Maharaj), passed away at Seva Pratishthan on 14 March at 9.10 am.  He was 90.

He had been suffering from old-age-related ailments for the past few years.  On 8 February he was admitted to Seva Pratishthan, Kolkata, with fever and chest infection which was diagnosed as pneumonia.  He was kept in ICU under expert medical care.  On 16 February, his condition became critical and, despite best available medical treatment, his life could not be saved.

The news of his passing away was broadcast over radio and television on the same day (14 March) and published in several newspapers the following morning.  The body was brought to Kankurgachhi Ashrama on 14 March at about 1.30 pm and to Belur Math on the same day at around 6.30 pm and kept in the Cultural Hall (Sanskriti Bhavan).  A large number of monastics from various branch centres, disciples, devotees, admirers and friends visited the Math premises on 14 March and the day after to pay their last respects and homage.  On the 15th morning at about 10.30 am, the body was taken in a procession to the courtyard in front of the Math Office and kept on a platform for one hour.  The last rites of cremation started at 12.30 pm and were over by 3.15 pm.

Special worship and bhandara in his memory were held at the Math on 26 March.  Prasad was served to about 15,000 devotees.  Swamis Smarananandaji, Prabhanandaji, Shivamayanandaji and Suhitanandaji among others spoke in the memorial meeting held in the afternoon.  An estimated 20,000 people visited the Math that day.

Swami Gitanandaji was born in Arial village of Dhaka district (now in Bangladesh) on 17 April 1924.  An initiated disciple of Swami Virajanandaji, he joined the Order at Chennai Math in 1946, and had Sannyasa from Swami Shankaranandaji in 1956.  Besides his joining centre, he served at the Headquarters and Kanpur centre as an assistant, Ranchi Sanatorium and Varanasi Home of Service as an assistant and, later on, as head, and Kankurgachhi centre as head.  He also served Swami Virajanandaji as a personal attendant, and was a Secretary to Swami Shankaranandaji for some time.  Besides, he served for four years in Swami Vivekananda Centenary Office, Kolkata.

In April 1973, he was appointed a Trustee of Ramakrishna Math and a Member of the Governing Body of Ramakrishna Mission.  In June 1974, he was elected an Assistant Secretary of the twin organizations, and in April 1975, he was elected Treasurer of the Math and Mission.  In 1985 he was re-elected an Assistant Secretary in which capacity he served for a decade.  He was elected a Vice‑President of the Ramakrishna Order in April 2003, which office he held till the end.  During his spiritual ministry, he blessed many devotees with mantra diksha (spiritual initiation) in different parts of the country.  He has two Bengali books to his credit: Sri Ramer Anudhyan (Contemplation on Lord Rama) and Bhagavat Katha (Selections from Srimad Bhagavata).  Simple, affectionate, austere and unassuming, he was known for spending long hours in doing japa, which was his sheet anchor and steadfast sadhana for years on end.  In him the Order has lost a great source of inspiration for monks and devotees.

Srimat Swami Gitanandaji Maharaj Memorial Meeting : Photo Gallery

 

 

Speeches given on Sri Ramakrishna’s Birthday Celebration Day, 2014

Speeches given in the Religious Meeting at Belur Math on 03 March 2014, on the Life and Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna.

Speech by Swami Sarvagananda (in Bengali):

 

Speech by Swami Atmapriyananda (in English):

 

Speech by Swami Vimohananda (in Hindi) :

 

Speech by Swami Shivamayananda (in Bengali) :

Dolyatra (Holi) 2014 : Photo Gallery

Passing away of Revered Swami Gitanandaji Maharaj

Srimat Swami Gitanandaji Maharaj

Srimat Swami Gitanandaji Maharaj

 

Srimat Swami Gitanandaji Maharaj

Srimat Swami Gitanandaji Maharaj

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With deep sorrow we announce the passing away of Srimat Swami Gitanandaji Maharaj, Vice-President, Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission, at Seva Pratishthan, Kolkata, today (14 March 2014) at about 9.10 am.  He was 90.

He had been suffering from old-age-related ailments for the past few years. On 8 February he was admitted to Seva Pratishthan with fever and chest infection which was diagnosed as pneumonia. He was kept in ICU under expert medical care. On 16 February, his condition became critical and, despite best available medical treatment, his life could not be saved.

The body will be brought to Kankurgachhi (Yogodyan) Ashrama today (14 March) at about 1.30 pm and to Belur Math at about 6.30 pm. At Belur Math it will be kept at the Cultural Hall (Sanskriti Bhavan) till 10 am on 15 March when it will be shifted to the Math courtyard for about two hours. The cremation will be held at about 12.15 pm on 15 March at Belur Math.

 

Swami Gitanandaji was born in Arial village of Dhaka district (now in Bangladesh) on 17 April 1924. An initiated disciple of Swami Virajanandaji Maharaj, he joined the Order at Chennai Math in 1946, and had Sannyasa from Swami Shankaranandaji Maharaj in 1956. Besides his joining centre, he served at the Headquarters and Kanpur centre as an assistant and Ranchi Sanatorium, Varanasi Home of Service and Kankurgachhi centres as head. He also served Swami Virajanandaji Maharaj as a personal attendant, and was a Secretary to Revered Shankaranandaji Maharaj for some time.

In April 1973, he was appointed a Trustee of Ramakrishna Math and a Member of the Governing Body of Ramakrishna Mission. In June 1974, he was elected an Assistant Secretary of the twin organizations, and in April 1975, he was elected Treasurer of the Math and Mission. In 1985 he was re-elected an Assistant Secretary in which capacity he served for a decade.

He was elected a Vice-President of the Ramakrishna Order in April 2003, which office he held till the end. During his spiritual ministry, he blessed many devotees with mantra diksha (spiritual initiation) in different parts of the country. He has two Bengali books to his credit: Sri Ramer Anudhyan (Contemplation on Lord Rama) and Bhagavat Katha (Selections from the Bhagavata).

Religious Observances

As regards religious observances to be followed after the Maha-samadhi of one’s Guru-dev, there are no special rites or vows prescribed by Ramakrishna Sangha.  The Sangha’s emphasis is always on spiritual life – leading a pure life and turning the mind towards God through japa, meditation, prayer, chanting of hymns, etc.  However, after the passing away of one’s Guru-dev, the disciple may restrict his / her diet to havishyanna (simple boiled rice and vegetables with ghee and salt) and fruit for 13 days, or at least 3 days.

 

Muktapurush Vivekananda : Mime Act

Muktapurush Vivekananda is a Mime act by Mini Mime Mine performed at Belur Math on 6 March 2014, on the occasion of 179th Birthday Anniversary of Sri Ramakrishna. The act is based on the life of Swami Vivekananda.

 

 

Speeches given on Swami Vivekananda’s Birthday Celebration Day, 2014

Speeches given in the Religious Meeting at Belur Math on 23 January 2014, on the Life and Teachings of Swami Vivekananda.

 

Speech by Swami Kritarthananda (in Bengali) :

 

Speech by Swami Kripamayananda (in English) :

 

Speech by Swami Buddhadevananda (in Bengali) :

Public Celebration 2014 : Photo Gallery

Photos of Public Celebration in connection with the 179th birthday of Sri Ramakrishna.

Shivaratri at Belur Math on 27 Feb 2014

Shivaratri at Belur Math on 27 Feb 2014.

 

Public Celebration on 9 March 2014

Public Celebration in connection with the 179th birthday celebration of Sri Ramakrishna.

Watch live at belurmath.tv on 9 March 2014, 8am onwards.

Public-Celebration-March-2014

Sri Ramakrishna Tithi Puja 2014 : Photo Gallery

 

 

Relief Work : A Brief Report As on 01 MARCH 2014

 

1.    Winter Relief:

(a) The following centres distributed blankets to poor people:            

Sl.

Centre

Blankets

Duration

 1 Advaita Ashrama, Kolkata

209

Dec & Jan

 2 Almora

460

24 Dec to 9 Jan

 3 Baghbazar, Kolkata

445

December

 4 Bankura

800

25 Dec to 12 Feb

 5 Belgharia, Kolkata

283

January

 6 Chandipur

400

23 Nov to 9 Feb

 7 Chapra

4015

2 Nov to 23 Dec

 8 Deoghar

841

1 Dec to 9 Jan

 9 Gadadhar Ashrama, Kolkata

63

February

 10 Ghatshila

400

10 Dec to 6 Jan

 11 Gol Park, Kolkata

2000

8 Jan to 14 Feb

 12 Jammu

450

2 Feb

 13 Jayrambati

2850

2 Dec to 4 Jan

 14 Kankurgachhi, Kolkata

250

11 to 17 January

 15 Kanpur

150

23 & 24 January

 16 Karimganj

260

2 to 20 December

 17 Khetri

42

February

 18 Koalpara (Jayrambati)

500

15 Nov to 2 Dec

 19 Muzaffarpur

400

24 Dec to 29 Jan

 20 Puri Mission

600

24 Dec to 23 Jan

 21 Rahara, Kolkata

721

24 Dec to 5 Jan

 22 Rajarhat Bishnupur

250

24 December

 23 Ramharipur

481

18 Nov to 16 Jan

 24 Ranchi Morabadi

400

28 Nov to 19 Dec

 25 Ranchi Sanatorium

460

11 Dec to 30 Jan

 26 Saradapitha, Belur

650

2 & 3 February

 27 Sargachhi

630

10 Dec to 9 Jan

 28 Sikra Kulingram

400

18 Dec to 19 Feb

 29 Vrindaban

430

24 Dec to 23 Jan

 30 Dinajpur (Bangladesh)

750

         20 Jan to 13 Feb

Total

20,590

(b) Almora centre distributed 26 sweaters and 4 woollen caps from 24 December to 9 January and Garbeta centre distributed 70 sweaters on 25 December.

2.      Flood Relief: (a) West Bengal: Narendrapur centre distributed 1000 blankets among an equal number of flood‑affected families of 61 villages in South 24 Parganas, Purba Medinipur and Paschim Medinipur districts from 29 December to 19 January.

(b) Uttarakhand: Dehradun centre distributed 1146 garments, 2256 sweaters, 1677 shawls, 1768 jackets, 3700 blankets, 839 mattresses, 3000 quilts, 233 school bags, 1435 utensils, 1250 solar lamps, 563 torches and 500 doormats among 2371 families of 61 villages and 813 students of 10 schools in Ukhimath and Rudraprayag from 8 to 20 February.

3.      Disturbance Relief: Bangladesh: From 9 to 20 January, Jessore centre distributed 14 corrugated tin-sheets among families affected by the recent disturbance in the country and also handed over to them 6 decimals (2613 sq ft) of land for their relocation at a congenial and safer place.
4.      Fire Relief: Bangladesh: Dinajpur centre distributed 130 saris and 130 utensil sets (each set containing 2 plates, 2 tumblers, 2 bowls, 1 cooking pot, 1 ladle and 1 khunti) among 130 families whose shops / houses had been burnt down by fire in Dinajpur and Thakurgaon in the months of December and January.
5.      Distress Relief: The following centres distributed various items, shown against their names, to needy people:

(a) Baghbazar: 500 chaddars from 15 to 20 December.

(b) Belgharia: 237 saris, 47 dhotis, 170 lungis, 47 uttariyas, 110 shirts and 77 frocks in January.

(c) Chandipur: 61 sets of assorted garments, 126 saris and 250 dhotis

(d) Jayrambati: 4445 saris  from 2 December to 4 January.

(e) Koalpara (Jayrambati): 840 saris from 15 November to 2 December.

(f)   Puri Mission: 1000 saris from 20 December to 3 February.

(g) Rahara: 411 saris, 12 dhotis, 74 lungis, 402 mosquito-nets, 141 bed covers, 54 sets of shirts and pants, 69 frocks, 37 kg baby food, 99 litres of coconut oil and 68 kg biscuits from 24 December to 5 January.

(h) Sargachhi: 171 saris from 16 to 26 December.

6.      Economic Rehabilitation: The following centres distributed various items to needy people as shown below:

(a) Chandipur: 4 sewing machines (1 on 1 August 2013 and 3 on 4 January 2014), 1 knitting machine (on 28 August 2013) and 1 bicycle (on 22 January 2014).

(b) Narottam Nagar: 15 sewing machines (9 on 17 July 2013 and 6 on 23 February 2014).

(c) Rahara: 17 bicycles and 9 sewing machines (from 24 December 2013 to 5 January 2014).

 

Commemoration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda : 01 March 2014

The following centres held various programmes to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.  (Main programmes conducted by them are mentioned against their names.)

Asansol: A two-day state-level seminar on Unity in Diversity on 15 and 16 February which was attended by about 1100 people.

Bhopal: A spiritual retreat on 15 February in which nearly 150 devotees took part.

A state-level youth convention on 16 February which was attended by about 700 youths.

Chandigarh: A symposium on Swami Vivekananda – Friend, Philosopher and Guide on 9 February which was attended by about 300 people.

Chennai Students’ Home: Classical music concerts at three places in Chennai from 31 January to 2 February which were attended by about 2400 people.

Chennai Vidyapith: A special programme comprising speeches and cultural events on 7 January which was attended by about 4000 people.

Cultural competitions from 27 January to 4 February in which around 1000 college students participated.

Cherrapunji: A regional youth convention at Aizawl, Mizoram, on 19 February in which 525 delegates took part.  Swami Suhitanandaji, General Secretary, Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission, presided over the convention.

A value education programme for parents on 22 February which was attended by 515 delegates.  Dr K K Paul, Governor of Meghalaya, participated as the chief guest in the programme which was presided over by Swami Suhitanandaji, General Secretary, Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission.

Coimbatore Math: A public meeting on 22 February which was attended by 460 persons, mostly youths.

Delhi: A two-day workshop on 31 January and 1 February for the 65 students who could reach the final round of the written quiz competition in which about 60,000 students from 160 schools had participated.

A classical dance performance by children on 31 January which was attended by nearly 500 people.

A public meeting comprising speeches by eminent persons and classical instrumental music on 1 February in which more than 800 people took part.

Gadadhar Ashrama, Kolkata: Special lectures on Swami Vivekananda at the Ashrama on 6 and 19  February and at two schools in Bankura on 10 February which were attended by many devotees and students.

Institute of Culture, Kolkata: A two-day national seminar on Swami Vivekananda’s Vision of Future Society on 25 and 26 February.  The inaugural session was attended by 250 people and the academic sessions by 107 delegates.

Kadapa: A workshop on value education from 7 to 9 February in which 104 teachers participated.

Kalady: A youth rally on 13 January in which around 1600 students and teachers took part.

Cultural competitions from 20 to 24 January in which 160 students from 25 institutions in Ernakulam district participated.

The concluding function of Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary celebration on 5 February which was attended by about 500 people.

Madurai: Value education programme for parents at five places from 25 January to 15 February in which altogether 675 parents took part.

A special function on 2 February 2014 to mark Swami Vivekananda’s arrival at Madurai on 2 February 1897 on his triumphant return from the West.  About 600 people attended the programme.

Medinipur: A youth convention on 23 January in which around 600 youths took part.

Nagpur: A zonal youth convention on 19 February at a college in Amravati which was attended by nearly 5000 youths.

Narottam Nagar: A special programme comprising a speech and cultural events on 23 February which was attended by about 550 people.

Raipur: In collaboration with Hind Swaraj Shodhpith, the centre conducted a seminar on Swami Vivekananda and Mahatma Gandhi on 8 February which was inaugurated by Sri Shekhar Dutt, Governor of Chhattisgarh, and attended by nearly 500 people.

A seminar on Religious Harmony on 9 and 10 February which was inaugurated by Dr Raman Singh, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, and attended by about 500 people.

Rajkot: A two-day seminar on Unity in Diversity in India on 6 and 7 February, and a three-day music programme from 6 to 8 February in which eminent vocal and instrumental artistes of Indian classical music gave their performances.  In all, around 3500 people attended the programmes.

National level cultural competitions on 22 and 23 February in which nearly 1200 youths from various parts of the country participated.

Ranchi Morabadi: Seminars on Rural and Tribal Development – Based on the Teachings of Swami Vivekananda and Scientific Agriculture for Empowering India on 11 and 12 February in which altogether 732 people participated.

Ranchi Sanatorium: A football tournament for rural youths from 22 December to 12 January in which 16 teams participated.

A hockey tournament on 9 February in which 16 teams from 16 villages around Ranchi participated.

Salem: The concluding function of Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary celebration on 9 February in which about 770 people, comprising mostly students from 14 educational institutions, participated.

A value education programme on 21 February at a college in Neikkarapatty, Salem district, which was attended by 103 youths.

Sarisha: Youth conventions on 14 and 15 February in which altogether about 2000 youths took part.

Shillong: A meeting on 21 February which was attended by about 400 people, mostly youths.  Swami Suhitanandaji, General Secretary, Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission, addressed the gathering.

Swami Vivekananda’s Ancestral House, Kolkata: On the centre’s initiative, nine public meetings were held at different places in and around Kolkata from 21 January to 20 February.  In all, about 4700 people attended the programmes.

A special talk on Swami Vivekananda on 23 January at the Ashrama which was attended by 800 people.

A five-day classical music programme, named Dhrupad Mahotsav, from 11 to 15 February in which renowned vocalists and instrumentalists gave performances.  Swami Suhitanandaji, General Secretary, Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission, inaugurated the programme which was attended by about 800 people on each day.

Personalia : 01 March 2014

 

Swami Atmasthanandaji, President, Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission, who had been admitted to Seva Pratishthan, Kolkata, on 1 February with complaints of chills and abdominal pain, was discharged from the hospital on 26 February.  He is keeping well at Belur Math.

Swami Gitanandaji, Vice-President, was admitted to Seva Pratishthan, Kolkata, on 8 February with fever and chest infection which was diagnosed as pneumonia.  He has been kept in ICU under expert medical care.

Swami Smarananandaji, Vice-President, returned to Belur Math on 22 February after his visit to Ghatshila, Jamshedpur and Barasat.  He is scheduled to visit Jaipur and Nagpur from 17 to 31 March.  He is in good health.

Swami Prabhanandaji, Vice-President, returned to Belur Math on 28 February after his visit to Balaram Mandir.  He is scheduled to visit Malda from 19 to 24 March.  He is keeping well.

 

News of Branch Centres : 01 March 2014

News of Branch Centres (in India)

On the occasion of Magh Mela, Allahabad centre organized a medical camp, discourses, devotional singing and an exhibition depicting the lives and teachings of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother and Swami Vivekananda at Triveni Sangam from 13 January to 14 February.  In all, 12,685 patients were treated at the medical camp and nearly 90,000 people visited the exhibition.

Chennai Vidyapith conducted a blood donation camp on 27 and 28 January in which 1335 people donated blood.

On 2 February, Sri V Kishore Chandra Deo, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs, inaugurated the newly installed dental chair at our Rajahmundry centre’s dispensary in Rampachodavaram where the centre conducts weekly medical camps for tribal people.

The newly installed Blood Component Separation Unit at the Blood Bank of Seva Pratishthan, Kolkata, was inaugurated on 3 February.

Chennai Math celebrated Vivekananda Navaratri at Vivekanandar Illam (Vivekananda House), Chennai, from 6 to 14 February 2014 in commemoration of Swami Vivekananda’s nine-day stay at the Illam from 6 to 14 February 1897.  A large number of devotees and youths attended the programme.

Ranchi Morabadi Ashrama held a central kisan mela (farmers’ fair) from 10 to 12 February which was visited by about 28,000 farmers and villagers.

Swami Suhitanandaji, General Secretary, Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission, inaugurated the newly constructed extension to the monks’ quarters at Guwahati centre on 21 February.

A student of our Aalo school has secured the first prize in the All India Drawing and Handwriting Competition conducted by Akhil Bharatiya Nagarik Vikas Kendra, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, in September 2013.

On 26 January 2014, four students of class 10 and two of class 12 of our Aalo school were awarded Chief Minister’s Talent Award, comprising a certificate and a laptop, for securing CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) of 10 in the exams conducted by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education).

Medinipur centre conducted a medical camp on the premises of a school in Chaita, a predominantly tribal area under Salboni block in Paschim Medinipur district, on 6 February.  Ten doctors (which included two pediatricians, an ENT specialist, a gynecologist and a dentist) examined 726 patients, all of whom were treated free of cost.

Narottam Nagar centre held free medical camps at the Ashrama and at Deomali on 15 February.  In all, four specialist doctors treated 236 patients.

The following centres conducted free eye camps:

Sl. No.

Centre

Dates of camps

Patients checked / treated

Specs given

Surgeries

no.

performed at
   1 Bankura

Jan & Feb

663

119

341

Our eye care centre in Bankura
   2 Chennai Math*

26 January

102

46

7

A hospital in Chennai
   3 Khetri

Jan & Feb

271

82

A hospital in Jaipur
   4 Lucknow

February

1545

419

Our Lucknow hospital
   5 Madurai

16 February

197

8

33

An eye hospital in Madurai
   6 Nagpur

9 February

156

87

20

A hospital in Nagpur
   7 Porbandar

21 February

85

30

A hospital in Porbandar
   8 Rajkot

February

191

86

Our eye care centre in Rajkot
   9 Salem

2 & 16 February

200

35

2

A hospital in Tiruchengode, Dt. Namakkal
 10 Sargachhi

Jan & Feb

889

26

54

A hospital in Berhampore
 11 Ulsoor

February

400

155

A hospital in Bangalore

* through Chengalpattu centre

The following centres conducted Child Eye Care Programmes, details of which are given below:

Sl.

Centre

Dates

Children checked / given vitamins and medicines

Specs given

  1

Dehradun

Last week of Dec to Jan

4967 children of 6 schools

191

  2

Lucknow

February

1534 children of 5 schools

84

News of Branch Centres (outside India)

The following heads of our centres abroad who had come to Belur Math to participate in the concluding programme of Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary celebrations in January have returned to their centres:

(1) Swami Aparanandaji (Berkeley, USA), (2) Swami Chetananandaji (St. Louis, USA), (3) Swami Ishatmanandaji (Chicago, USA), (4) Swami Jyotirupanandaji (Moscow, Russia), (5) Swami Kripamayanandaji (Toronto, Canada), (6) Swami Medhasanandaji (Japan), (7) Swami Tyaganandaji (Boston, USA).

 

Communication Addresses : 01 March 2014

 

Phone & Emails: The school campus of Chengalpattu centre has got a telephone connection with number 044-27428349 and email facility with id <srkmvoffice@gmail.com>.

Koyilandy (Quilandy) centre has got an additional email id <rkmkoyilandy@gmail.com>.

Obituaries : 01 March 2014

We are sorry to announce the passing away of five of our brother-monks.

 

Swami Devadevananda

Swami Devadevananda

Swami Devadevanandaji (Chandan Maharaj) passed away on 7 February at 2.35 am at Seva Pratishthan, Kolkata, owing to stomach cancer.  He was 86 and had been suffering from chronic kidney disease, diabetes and hypertension for some years.  Initiated by Swami Shankaranandaji, he joined the Order in 1954 at Karimganj centre and had Sannyasa from Swami Madhavanandaji in 1963.  Besides his joining centre, he served at Saradapitha centre as an assistant, and Shillong, Kamarpukur and Silchar centres as head.  He had been living a retired life for the last three years at Jayrambati and Belur Math.  The Swami had an amiable disposition which endeared him to all those who came in contact with him.  He was interested in music and could not only sing well but compose songs too.  Among his compositions, the song beginning with words Jaya Jaya Ramakrishna, Ramakrishna, Bolo Badane, Emon Madhur Naam Aar Paabi Ne in Bengali has become quite popular.

 

 

Swami Puranananda

Swami Puranananda

Swami Purananandaji (Sunil Maharaj) expired on 12 February at 2.15 am at Seva Pratishthan, Kolkata. He was 84 and had been suffering from chronic kidney disease and diabetes for some years.  Initiated by Swami Shankaranandaji, he joined the Order in 1951 at Belur Math and had Sannyasa from his Guru in 1961.  Besides Belur Math, he served at Patna, Mumbai and Gol Park centres as an assistant, and Kanpur, Mauritius (for a short period), Puri Mission, Cossipore and Barasat centres as head.  He had been living a retired life for about six years at Gol Park centre.  The Swami was a good singer and an impressive speaker and was known for his gentlemanly manners.  Soft spoken and amiable by nature, he endeared himself to all those who came in contact with him. 

 

 

Swami Divyajnanananda

Swami Divyajnanananda

Swami Divyajnananandaji (Uday Maharaj of Narendrapur centre) met an untimely death on 12 February at 5.45 am at Seva Pratishthan, Kolkata.  He was 60 and had been suffering from renal failure, diabetes and hypertension during the last few years.  Initiated by Swami Bhuteshanandaji, he joined the Order in 1982 at Narendrapur centre, had Sannyasa from his Guru in 1992, and spent almost his entire monastic life at Narendrapur centre itself.  The Swami was sweet and affable by nature.  

 

 

Swami Samatmananda

Swami Samatmananda

Swami Samatmanandaji (Prabir Maharaj of Jayrambati centre) breathed his last at Seva Pratishthan, Kolkata, on 16 February at 10.25 am owing to ischemic cerebrovascular accident.  He was 98.  Initiated by Swami Shivanandaji, he joined the Order in 1940 at Kankhal centre and had Sannyasa from Swami Virajanandaji in 1950.  Besides his joining centre, he served at the Headquarters and our centres in Kolkata (Gol Park and Baghbazar), Belur (Saradapitha), Patna, Dehradun, Ranchi (Sanatorium), Mysore and Deoghar.  He had been living a retired life at Jayrambati centre for twenty-six years.  The Swami maintained the habit of regular study of Ramakrishna‑Vivekananda literature throughout his monastic life and was meticulous in his monastic routine, especially in attending evening Arati, even in his advanced age.  He was loved by all for his affectionate, austere, jovial and childlike nature. 

 

Swami Sarvahitananda

Swami Sarvahitananda

Swami Sarvahitanandaji (Satish Maharaj), former head of Bhopal centre, passed away at Seva Pratishthan, Kolkata, on 22 February at 4.50 pm at an early age of 53.  While in Bhopal, he had a cerebral hemorrhage on 20 May 2013 and was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital in an unconscious state.  After a few days, he was shifted to a better hospital in Indore.  On 13 June 2013 he was brought to Kolkata from Indore by an air‑ambulance and admitted to Seva Pratishthan.  Despite best available medical care, his life could not be saved.  An initiated disciple of Swami Gambhiranandaji, he joined the Order at Raipur centre in 1988 and had Sannyasa from Swami Bhuteshanandaji in 1998.  Besides his joining centre, he served at Narainpur centre as school headmaster for 23 years and Bhopal ashrama as its head for one year.  The Swami was cheerful, enthusiastic and unassuming by nature.  In his untimely demise, the Order has lost a promising young monastic member.

 

Celebration of Shivaratri at Belur Math on 27 February 2014

Celebration of Shivaratri at Belur Math on 27 February 2014.

Sri Ramakrishna Birthday Celebration 2014

Watch live at belurmath.tv on 3 March 2014, 8am onwards.

Thakur-Tithipuja-March-2014

 

Listen & Download : Swamiji’s 150th Birth Anniversary – Concluding Programme [19-30 January 2014]

We are happy to share the links of the audio files of the Concluding Programme to commemorate Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Birth Anniversary, at Belur Math from 19 – 30 January 2014.

[To download MP3s from the audio links, Right Click the link and click Save Link as...]

Inaugural Function 2014

http://vivekananda150.belurmath.org/inaugural-function-vivekanandas-150th-concluding-program-2014-403

Devotees’ Convention 2014

http://vivekananda150.belurmath.org/devotees-convention-2014-vivekanandas-150th-celebrations-belur-math-469

International Seminar 2014

http://vivekananda150.belurmath.org/international-seminar-2014-vivekanandas-150th-celebrations-belur-math-508

Youth Convention 2014

http://vivekananda150.belurmath.org/youth-convention-2014-vivekanandas-150th-celebrations-belur-math-564

All the MP3s have been ID3 tagged (Title, Speaker/Singer, Album, Genre), so that you can transfer it to your Apple/Android Mobile Devices and MP3 Players readily.

The complete list of MP3s are given below for your reference:

19 January 2014 : Inaugural Programme

20140119 01ChantingTC 3.9 MiB
20140119 02WelcomeAddress SuhitanandajiMj 8.0 MiB
20140119 03Speech SubrataMukherjee 13.5 MiB
20140119 04Speech SmarananandajiMj 11.8 MiB
20140119 05Speech PrabhanandajiMj 7.4 MiB
20140119 06Song DivyanathanandaMj 6.7 MiB
20140119 07Inauguration 6.1 MiB
20140119 08Hymn StavapriyanandaMj 4.6 MiB
20140119 09Blessings RevSwAtmasthanandajiMj 11.1 MiB
20140119 10VoteOfThanks GirishanandajiMj

25 January 2014 : Devotees’ Convention : Day 1

20140125 01 Chanting Monks 5.1 MiB
20140125 02 Song SrikantaAcharya 7.0 MiB
20140125 03 Reading SrikantanandaMj 4.6 MiB
20140125 04 WelcomeAddress SuhitanandajiMj 9.7 MiB
20140125 05 Reading NityajnananandaMj 6.4 MiB
20140125 06 Speech JusticeAltamasKabir 14.6 MiB
20140125 07 Reading RitanandaMj 6.4 MiB
20140125 08 Speech MdIdrisAliKhan 17.5 MiB
20140125 09 Speech VimalatmanandaMj 16.6 MiB
20140125 10 Reading BodhamayanandaMj 6.2 MiB
20140125 11 Speech LilianaMalkova 17.3 MiB
20140125 12 Blessing RevSwAtmasthanandajiMj 8.1 MiB
20140125 13 Presidential Address RevSwSmarananandajMj 8.9 MiB
20140125 14 VoteOfThanks SarvalokanandaMj 8.8 MiB
20140125 15 Song DurganathanandaMj 5.9 MiB
20140125 16 AudioDrama Yuganayak 47.4 MiB
20140125 201 Song DivyanathanandaMj 5.3 MiB
20140125 202 Speech B Rajakamala 16.9 MiB
20140125 203 Speech KushalChowdhury 20.1 MiB
20140125 204 Speech OmPrakashVerma 18.2 MiB
20140125 205 Song EkavratanandaMj 5.0 MiB
20140125 206 Speech HarshaDutta 22.9 MiB
20140125 207 Speech IshatmanandaMj 22.1 MiB
20140125 208 Presidential Address SwShivamayanandaMj 13.6 MiB
20140125 209 Song SwatmaramanandaMj 6.4 MiB
20140125 210 RudraVeena PtAsitKrBanerjee 64.4 MiB

26 January 2014 : Devotees’ Convention : Day 2

20140126 101 Song TC 5.2 MiB
20140126 102 Reading TattwasaranandaMj 5.4 MiB
20140126 103 Speech BalabhadranandaMj 20.7 MiB
20140126 104 Speech AbhiramanandaMj 18.9 MiB
20140126 105 Speech NikhilatmanandaMj 21.3 MiB
20140126 106 Song TadyuktanandaMj 5.5 MiB
20140126 107 Speech PremaNandakumar 19.5 MiB
20140126 108 Speech SusmitaGhosh 20.1 MiB
20140126 109 Presidential Address RevSwPrabhanandajiMj 11.9 MiB
20140126 110 Song AsimDutta 6.4 MiB
20140126 111 Bhajans DivyavratanandaMj 37.5 MiB
20140126 201 Song Debashis Dutta 7.6 MiB
20140126 202 Speech DivyanandaMj 19.4 MiB
20140126 203 Speech MuktidanandaMj 20.8 MiB
20140126 204 Speech SatyamayanandaMj 21.5 MiB
20140126 205 Speech MonaCleary 20.5 MiB
20140126 206 PresidentialAddress RevSwAmeyanandajiMj 9.2 MiB
20140126 207 Song ShankarGhoshal 6.7 MiB
20140126 301 Song SantanuRoychowdhury 5.5 MiB
20140126 302 Reading VishwanathanandaMj 8.9 MiB
20140126 303 Speech SuhitanandajiMj 9.4 MiB
20140126 304 Speech RameshP Ishwarlaal 11.3 MiB
20140126 305 Speech RS Mooshahary 20.0 MiB
20140126 306 ChiefGuestAddress JusticePinakiChandraGhosh 13.9 MiB
20140126 307 PresidentialAddress RevSwAtmasthanandajiMj 6.4 MiB
20140126 308 VoteOfThanks GirishanandajiMj 10.5 MiB
20140126 309 Song NarendranandaMj 6.3 MiB
20140126 310 BhatialiSongs BrSukantaMj 24.8 MiB

27 January 2014 : International Seminar : Day 1

20140127 101 VedicChanting VedaVidyalaya 5.0 MiB
20140127 102 Song ShubhakaranandaMj 7.9 MiB
20140127 103WelcomeAddress SuhitanandajiMj 7.4 MiB
20140127 105 InauguralAddress MK Narayanan 11.3 MiB
20140127 106 KeynoteAddress JawaharSircar 17.1 MiB
20140127 106 PresidentialAddress RevSwSmarananandajiMj 11.7 MiB
20140127 107 VoteOfThanks SuparnanandaMj 8.8 MiB
20140127 201 BhajananandaMj 26.2 MiB
20140127 202 ProfAmalKrMukhopadhyay 16.4 MiB
20140127 203 AtmarupanandaMj 21.2 MiB
20140127 204 PresidentialAddress RevSwPrabhanandajiMj 11.3 MiB
20140127 205 Bhajans SarvaganandaMj 40.9 MiB
20140127 301 AtmapriyanandaMj 24.8 MiB
20140127 302 NiveditaRBhide 22.0 MiB
20140127 303DrChandranathPoddar 20.4 MiB
20140127 304 DrSomnathBhattacharya 20.0 MiB
20140127 305 TattwamayanandaMj 23.7 MiB
20140127 306 JefferyDLong 21.1 MiB
20140127 307 AtmajnananandaMj 21.4 MiB
20140127 308 PresidentialAddress RevSwGautamanandajiMj 18.8 MiB

28 January 2014 : International Seminar : Day 2

20140128 401 AllFaithPrayer 38.6 MiB
20140128 402 KeyNoteAddress FrFrancisClooneySJ 23.9 MiB
20140128 403 PritpalSingh 13.6 MiB
20140128 404 Ven PSeewaleeThera 24.7 MiB
20140128 405 ProfArabindRupani 22.0 MiB
20140128 406 KP Aleaz 19.5 MiB
20140128 407 SkMakbulIslam 21.5 MiB
20140128 408 PresidentialAddress RevSwChetananandajiMj 23.0 MiB
20140128 409 Bhajans KripakaranandaMj 65.0 MiB
20140128 501 Prof ZhichengWang 24.2 MiB
20140128 502 TattwavidanandaMj 17.1 MiB
20140128 503 TyaganandaMj 18.9 MiB
20140128 504 SarvadevanandaMj 18.5 MiB
20140128 505 Prof TsyuoshiNara 14.5 MiB
20140128 506 MichaelLisyuk 19.1 MiB
20140128 507 PresidentialAddress RevSwHarshanandajiMj 17.2 MiB
20140128 508 VoteOfThanks ShantatmanandaMj 5.0 MiB
20140128 509 Song AnimeshanandaMj 7.3 MiB

29 January 2014 : Youth Convention : Day 1

20140129 101 Chanting TC 4.0 MiB
20140129 102 Song KalyaneshanandaMj 6.0 MiB
20140129 103 Reading GunakaranandaMj 4.7 MiB
20140129 104 WelcomeAddress SuhitanandajiMj 14.9 MiB
20140129 106 VishwatmanandaMj 14.0 MiB
20140129 107 BP Singh 22.7 MiB
20140129 108 ChandreshKumariKatoch 17.3 MiB
20140129 109 SekharDutt 17.5 MiB
20140129 110 PresidentialAddress RevSwGautamanandajiMj 26.5 MiB
20140129 111 VoteOfThanks SuviranandaMj 9.5 MiB
20140129 112 Song StavapriyanandaMj 5.1 MiB
20140129 201 Reading ChandrakantanandaMj 5.7 MiB
20140129 202 PurnatmanandaMj 20.6 MiB
20140129 203 AtmashraddhanandaMj 23.5 MiB
20140129 204 JusticeAsimKrBanerjee 17.4 MiB
20140129 205 DrSuruchiPande 20.6 MiB
20140129 206 SarvapriyanandaMj 18.9 MiB
20140129 207 DrShivaniSingh 14.5 MiB
20140129 208 PresidentialAddress RevSwJnanadanandajiMj 5.6 MiB
20140129 301 Song SayanBhattacharya 9.5 MiB
20140129 302 ShivaniNadineDeswasiere 11.1 MiB
20140129 303 Delegate NarendraPatil Mysore 4.6 MiB
20140129 304 Delegate ParijatGhosh Bolpur 5.5 MiB
20140129 305 PresidentialAddress RevSwBodhasaranandajiMj 11.6 MiB
20140129 S01 Orchestra BlindBoysAcademy 6.1 MiB
20140129 S02 Orchestra2 BlindBoysAcademy 8.8 MiB
20140129 S03 WelcomeAddress SwSuhitanandaMj 4.0 MiB
20140129 S04 ChiefGuest MamataBanerjee 28.0 MiB
20140129 S05PresidentialAddress RevSwAtmasthanandajiMj 4.2 MiB
20140129 S06 VoteOfThanks SuviranandaMj 5.4 MiB

30 January 2014 : Youth Convention : Day 2

20140130 401 VinayakLohani 16.2 MiB
20140130 402 TV Muralivallabhan 10.4 MiB
20140130 403 DrSarupPrasadGhosh 19.7 MiB
20140130 404 TarunGoswami 13.8 MiB
20140130 405 ProfBasabChoudhury 16.2 MiB
20140130 406 ShrinathaDeviPremananda 14.7 MiB
20140130 407 Delegate IshitaBiswas WestBengal 7.8 MiB
20140130 408 Delegate SankalpWadhwa Delhi 4.9 MiB
20140130 409 Delegate Catherina Switzerland 8.3 MiB
20140130 410 Delegate Rahul Pune 4.8 MiB
20140130 411 Delegate PrachiSingh Delhi 6.7 MiB
20140130 412 Delegate NitishBharadwaj Hyderabad 5.7 MiB
20140130 413 Delegate AnanyaPal WestBengal 3.7 MiB
20140130 500 QA Session 7.2 MiB
20140130 501 TyagarupanandaMj 17.6 MiB
20140130 502 ShastrajnanandaMj 16.7 MiB
20140130 503 SarvaganandaMj 15.9 MiB
20140130 504 DrTGK Murthy 15.0 MiB
20140130 505 Song Atmajnananda 7.9 MiB
20140130 506 DipaliKhanna 9.4 MiB
20140130 507 PresidentialAddressRevSwSuhitanandajiMj 20.9 MiB
20140130 508 VoteOfThanks SuviranandaMj 12.5 MiB
20140130 509 Song BrahmacharinsOfBelurMath 7.8 MiB

Speeches given on Holy Mother’s Birthday Celebration Day, 24 Dec 2013

Speeches given in the Religious Meeting at Belur Math on 24 December 2013, on the Life and Teachings of Holy Mother.

 

Speech by Swami Shuddhidananda :

 

Speech by Swami Atmalokananda :

 

Speech by Swami Devarajananda :

Ramakrishna Mission Nivedita Educational and Cultural Centre : A Memoir and Making

This is a short video.

A special documentary ‘A Road to A New Hope‘ is coming soon.

The documentary will be an exceptional tale of Sister Nivedita, an Irish lady who dedicated her entire life for India and Indians and became the first ever western woman to be accepted in any Indian monastic order. The documentary revolves around the life and teachings of Sister Nivedita, Swami Vivekananda’s most adored disciple and her connection with Roy Villa, presently known as Ramakrishna Mission Nivedita Educational and Cultural Centre. Also, the documentary captures the hope, a new beginning for Darjeeling and its people. It shows the wonderful memories and future prospective of this historical building are soon going to add a new destination to the picturesque city attracting national and international tourists.

Saraswati Puja Visarjan : 2014

 

 

Saraswati Puja 2014 : Photo Gallery

Celebration of Saraswati Puja at Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math and other educational centres in Belur Math.