Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai

Sri Sri Kali Puja Photos 2015

Sri Sri Kali Puja was celebrated in our Math on the night of Tuesday, 10th November 2015. Puja ended with a Homa in the early hours (5 AM) of 11th November and after the Visarjan rituals, Sri Sri Kali’s image was taken to the Beach and immersed in the sea on Wednesday 11th November evening.

Here are some pictures:

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Sri Sri Lakshmi Puja – Oct 27, 2015

October 27 Tuesday: Sri Sri Lakshmi Puja
04.45 pm : Sri Lakshmi Sahasranama Kumkum & Pushpa Archana
06.15 pm : Arati to Sri Guru Maharaj
07.00 pm : Special Puja & Bhajan
08.55 pm : Arati to Sri Lakshmi Devi
09.15 pm : Prasad

Below are the photos taken on the day:

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Durga Puja 2015 – Vijaya Dasami

October 23 Friday: Vijaya Dasami
07.30 am Chandi Puja
09.30 am Pushpanjali by Devotees
09.45 am Visarjan Puja
03.30 pm Immersion
05.40 pm Talk: Srimad Devi Bhagavatam
06.30 pm Arati to Sri Guru Maharaj
07.00 pm Vedic Chanting & Shanti Jal

Below are the photos taken on the day:

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Durga Puja 2015 – Maha Navami

October 22 Thursday: Maha Navami
07.00 am Puja, Chandi Parayanam & Saraswati Puja
10.30 am Pushpanjali by Devotees
04.15 pm Sri Saraswati Sahasranama Kumkum & Pushpa Archana
05.40 pm Talk: Srimad Devi Bhagavatam
06.30 pm Arati to Sri Guru Maharaj
07.00 pm Arati to Sri Durga Devi & Bhajan

Below are the photos taken on the day:

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Durga Puja 2015 – Maha Ashtami

October 21 Wednesday: Maha Navami
06.30 am Puja to Sri Durga Devi & Chandi Parayanam
07.30 am Special Puja to Sri Guru Maharaj
10.00 am Pushpanjali by Devotees
10.15 am Homa
11.55 am Arati
12.15 pm Prasad
04.15 pm Sri Durga Sahasranama Kumkum & Pushpa Archana
05.40 pm Talk: Srimad Devi Bhagavatam
06.30 pm Arati to Sri Guru Maharaj
07.00 pm Arati to Sri Durga Devi & Bhajan

Below are the photos taken on the day:

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Durga Puja 2015 – Maha Saptami

October 20 Tuesday: Maha Saptami
06.30 am Puja & Chandi Parayanam
10.30 am Pushpanjali by Devotees
04.15 pm Sri Lalita Sahasranama Kumkum & Pushpa Archana
05.40 pm Talk: Srimad Devi Bhagavatam
06.30 pm Arati to Sri Guru Maharaj
07.00 pm Arati to Sri Durga Devi & Bhajan

Below are the photos taken on the day:

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Durga Puja 2015 – Maha Shashti

October 19 Monday: Maha Shashti
06.30 am Puja & Chandi Parayanam
10.30 am Pushpanjali by Devotees
04.15 pm Sri Lalita Sahasranama Kumkum & Pushpa Archana
05.40 pm Talk: Srimad Devi Bhagavatam
06.30 pm Arati to Sri Guru Maharaj
07.00 pm Arati to Sri Durga Devi & Bhajan

Below are the photos taken on the day:

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Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam Book Release Function Photos – October 14, 2015

A compilation of the inspiring talks delivered by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam in various centres of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, universities and other organisations has been brought out in Tamil as a book Valarntha Bharathathil Vazhvom by Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam.

Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai conducted the Book release function (Valarntha Bharathathil Vazhvom by Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam) on Wednesday, 14th October 2015 at Narada Gana Sabha, T.T.K.Road, Chennai between 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm.

Dignitaries of this function:
His Excellency Sri V.SHANMUGANATHAN, Honorable Governor of Meghalaya
Padmashri Y.S.RAJAN, Co-Author of various books of Dr.Abdul Kalam
Kalvi Ko Dr.G.VISWANATHAN, Founder & Chancellor, V.I.T. University, Vellore
Benediction: Srimat SWAMI GAUTAMANANDAJI, Adhyaksha, Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai

Photos of the programme:

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September 11 – The Universal Brotherhood Day (Photos)

On September 11, 1893, at World Parliament of Religions held at Chicago, America, Swami Vivekananda gave a revitalizing speech by enlightening the glory of India to the world. This day is marked as The Universal Brotherhood Day. On this auspicious day Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai conducted various programs at Vivekanandar Illam (Ice House).

Students of G K Shetty Vivekananda Vidyalaya started the event with devotional songs, followed by proclamation of Chicago Speech beginning with the lines “Sisters and Brothers of America” by Volunteers and the audience.

Inaugural Function of National Youth Day: Sri Ramakrishna Math has been celebrating National Youth Day every year (12th January) in order to emphasize the point that it is just not enough to read the life and message of Swamiji but to lead a life imbibing them. Under the title “Save & Serve in the name of Swamiji” a scheme wherein students, individuals and organizations save and from that savings will do good for the Society. The best service under this scheme will be honored on 12th January, 2016.

The dignitaries (1) Smt. Sivasankari, a Renowned Tamil Writer, being the student of Sarada Vidyalaya, T Nagar spoke about the values of youngsters life in the present day under the guidance of Swami Vivekananda. She was overwhelmed with joy and mentioned it is worth watching the museum arranged at Vivekanandar Illam. She mentioned that she gets regular inspiration from Sri Ramakrishna Vijayam, the monthly tamil magazine published from Sri Ramakrishna Math, in spite of her busy schedule. She told the modern and Hi-fi technology can be made use for building of one’s own character and to help the society.

(2) Sri Devi Bala, Renowned Tamil Writer, spoke about the modern day Writings, he elaborately told about the attitude of modern day social media and other electronic means which in better ways can be made use in making once self a very good and a voracious reader with vast opportunity of learning and deep study about particular subjects.

(3) Sri Pe-Su-MANI, a well known Writer, gave a comparative study about his younger days and the present day situations. He again and again said that ‘Sri Ramakrishna Vijayam’ is the one such gift to the Tamil people which is beyond all comparison and an immeasurable treasure. Swami Vivekananda’s words were absolutely the need of the modern age, he emphasized the family values and the significance of Indian Tradition.

In the short story contest conducted by Sri Ramakrishna Vijayam, Tamil monthly of Sri Ramakrishna Math, nearly 650 short stories that laid stress on the principles governing noble life were received. The selected short stories received prizes on this day. Prize Distribution Function for Sri Ramakrishna Vijayam Short Story Contest was held. Around 8 winners were felicitated with a memento, cash prize and a citation.

A special address was delivered by Dr. V. IRAIANBU, I.A.S., Swami Vivekananda’s various quotations and his inspiring words just flowed fluently and the audience was spell bound with his attractive speech. His illustrations and references were very appropriate and impressive to mark the occasion in the name of Swamiji.

The Benedictory address was delivered by Swami Gautamanandaji Maharaj

Around 350 – 500 people attended the function

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Sri Krishna Jayanti Photos – September 05, 2015

Sri Krishna Jayanti was celebrated in our Math on Saturday 5th September, 2015 in a grand manner.

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