Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai

Books

Civilization flourishes with the promotion of culture, but when cultural values decline, civilization breaks down. The great spiritual masters of India, by their superhuman efforts, have time and again revived the philosophical and religious values that India has stood for, and have thereby arrested the deterioration of the culture. In no other literature in the world have these values been so beautifully and exhaustively dealt with as in the sacred books of India. The department of publication of books and magazines both situated within the Math precincts, as well as the Showrooms in the Math and in two Railway Stations, are serving the above cause through the dissemination and transmission of values and knowledge. Swami Ramakrishnananda himself started the Publication Department. Today, the Math has a wellequipped printing press with offset printers and computerized composing section. Our publications include the following:

i. Scriptures, like the Upanishads, Bhagavadgita, Ramayana and Mahabharata

ii. Hymns and stories

iii. Major works on religion, philosophy and spiritual life, such as Yoga and Meditation

iv. Self-development Literature

v. Children’s Literature

vi. Value-oriented Teachings

vii. Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Literature

viii. Audio and Video CDs and DVDs on various subjects

ix. Photos, pictures

x. Gift items

Number of books: About 825.

Tamil – 400, English – 400, Sanskrit – 25

Total Number of CDs, DVDs, Multimedia etc. – 90