News Archives 2017

Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi’s Birthday – 9th December 2017

The birthday of Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi was celebrated at Sri Sarada Math, Bengaluru on Tuesday, 9th December 2017 with due solemnity. There was special puja, chandipath, bhajans, homa, vedic chanting and a discourse on the Holy Mother. Smt. Mala Venugopal, clinical psychologist, delivered a discourse on “MAA SARADA – HER VISION TODAY” in Kannada. Afterwards Bhogarati and Prasad distribution took place. Around 600 devotees came during the day for darshan of Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi and received prasad.

Mahalaya and Rev. Amalaprana Mataji’s visit to Bangalore – September 2017

Most Rev. Amalaprana Mataji, General Secretary of Sri Sarada Math & Ramakrishna Sarada Mission, Dakshineswar, Kolkata arrived at Bangalore on 16th September 2017. She visited the rural center at Junjuramanahalli of Tumkur District on 18th September. She was pleased to see the development of the Rural Project there.On 20th September, “Mahalaya” was celebrated at the math. On this auspicious occasion, Rev. Mataji addressed a gathering of about 230 devotees on “Sri Sri Chandi & Sri Sri Maa” for one hour. Devotees chanted “Lalita Sahasranama” and this was followed by bhajans on Maa Durga and Bhogarati. Prasad was distributed to about 280 people.

The discourse given by Rev. Mataji can be found on our Selected Lectures page.

On 20th evening, Rev. Mataji left to Kolkata.

Sri Krishna Janmashtami – 14th August 2017

Sri Krishna Janmashtami was observed on Monday, 14th August 2017. Devotees sang hymns and bhajans on Lord Sri Krishna. Smt.Padmashri spoke on Lord Sri Krishna’s birth, a few incidents from his life and the significance of these in our lives. The programme lasted for more than 2hrs, starting at 4pm and ending at 6:15pm. The lecture can be found on our Selected Lectures page.

Sister Nivedita Cultural Festival – 22nd July 2017

Academic performance alone does not ensure a successful career. Acquiring life skills and development of personality is crucial for long term success in life – both professional and personal. Artistic and literary pursuits not only add to the faculty of the mind but also play a significant role in enhancing the Emotional Quotient of a student.

Pursuant to the above objective, Nivedita Vidya Peetha of Sri Sarada Math, Bengaluru organized “Sister Nivedita Cultural Festival” on 22nd July 2017 to celebrate India’s vibrant culture and tradition featuring various Inter-Primary School competitions for students from Standards I to VIII. Participating in these cultural contests provides an opportunity for the students to discover their creative talents.

Rev. Adityaprana Mataji, In-Charge of Nivedita Vidya Peetha, welcomed the gathering. The programme was formally inaugurated by the lighting of lamp by Rev. Gitaprana Mataji, President of Sri Sarada Math, Bengaluru. Sannyasinis recited the Vedic chanting. 667 students from 18 schools took part enthusiastically from morning 9 am to evening 5 pm in various events like Rangoli, Colouring, Pencil shading, Essay writing, Handwriting in English & Kannada, Gita Chanting, Rhymes, Storytelling, Devotional songs, Fancy dress, Folk dance and Classical dance. Lunch and evening snacks were provided by the Math.

Smt. Madura Ashok Kumar, a well-known social worker was the Chief Guest for the function. She addressed the children, praised their efforts and lauded the schools for their enthusiastic participation. She appreciated Sri Sarada Math for conducting this cultural programme. She distributed trophies, books on Swami Vivekananda & Sister Nivedita and certificates to the prize winners. Participation Certificates were given to all the students who participated in the contests.

A good number of devotees of the Math and staff of Nivedita Vidya Peetha helped in organizing the event in a grand manner.

Guru Poornima – 9th July 2017

Guru Poornima was observed on 9th July 2017 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. There was chanting of hymns and bhajans on ‘Guru’. Pr.Adityaprana Mataji spoke on ‘Guru’ in Kannada. On this auspicious occasion, about 100 devotees visited the Math during the day.

Buddha Poornima – 10th May 2017

Buddha Poornima was celebrated on 10th May 2017 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. There was a discourse on the life and teachings of Buddha bhagavan by Pr.Somadevaprana Mataji. Hymns and bhajans on Sri Buddha were sung by devotees. About 60 devotees attended this function.

Sri Shankar Jayanti – 30th April 2017

Sri Shankar Jayanti was celebrated on 30th April 2017 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. There was a discourse on the life and teachings of Sri Shankaracharya by Rev. Chitprabhaprana Mataji. Bhajans and hymns on Sri Shankar were sung by devotees. About 35 devotees took part in this function.

Summer Camp at Junjaramanahalli – 16th April to 26th April 2017

Summer camp for students from IX Standard to degree college was conducted at Sri Sarada math Nivedita Vidya Peetha, Junjaramanahalli from 16th April 2017 to 26th April 2017. An average of 16 students from 3 nearby villages took part in the camp.Many resource persons from Bangalore and Tumkur took classes on various subjects. Smt N.K. Chaya, State Adventure Commissioner of Bharat Scouts and Guides taught First aid and other activities. Smt. Kantamani, a SBI employee of Tumkur arranged a group discussion on Women Empowerment. Smt. S.K.Prabha, Joint State Secretary (Guides) Bharat Scouts and Guides, conducted a class on Personality Development. Smt. Savita krishna conducted a class on Home maker and art of Management. Smt Pramila Shivanna taught English on almost all the days of the camp. Smt.Chitra Krishnamurty conducted classes on character building. Kumari Pratibha Krishnaiah taught Origami. Kumari Chandrika taught Basics of Computers. Students learnt Yoga, Vedic chanting and Geeta chanting. They also learnt about the present SBI account schemes like Janadhana Yojan and their benefits. There were various art and craft activities like drawing and painting. A video show on the lives of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, Swami Vivekananda and Jago Bharat was screened at the summer camp.

On 26th April, the concluding day of the camp, participants exhibited their skills. The items they made in the camp were exhibited as well. A quiz competition was conducted and prizes were distributed.

Lunch was served to the participants everyday.

Summer Camp – 3rd April to 13th April 2017

Summer camp for children between 10 to 15 years of age was conducted at Nivedita Vidya Peetha from 3rd of April, 2017 to 13th April,2017. 61 children from Nivedita Vidya Peetha as well as other schools in the city participated in the camp.Children were trained in Vedic chanting, Geeta chanting, singing bhajans, drawing & painting, paper-mache, origami, cap making, woollen wall piece making, woollen mats, making of science toys, jewellery making etc. Yoga classes were also conducted. A video was shown on the life of Swami Vivekananda. Classes were conducted on personality development and character building.

On 14th April, the concluding day of the camp, children exhibited the skills they had gained in the camp. The art and craft items they made in the camp were also exhibited. A quiz competition was conducted and prizes were distributed.

Refreshments were served to all the children at the end of each day.

Sri Ramanavami – 5th April 2017

Sri Ramanavami was celebrated on 5th April 2017 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. The programme started with Ramanama Sankeertan and was followed by various bhajans by devotees on Sri Rama. About 50 devotees attended this function.

Spiritual Retreat – March 5th 2017

A spiritual retreat was conducted on Sunday, 5th March 2017 at Sri Sarada Math, Bengaluru from 9:15am to 12:30pm. The retreat started with vedic chanting, reading from Daily Thoughts and Prayers and meditation. Pravrajika Gopeshaprana welcomed the speakers and devotees. Sri Ramakrishna Satsang group sang bhajans. Dr.(Smt)K.L.Prasannakshi, Retd Principal, Maharani College, Mysore spoke on Holy Mother. Rev.Pravrajika Satchitprana Mataji, Senior Sannyasini, Sri Sarada Math Dakshineswar spoke on Sri Ramakrishna. Pravrajika Adityaprana Mataji, Senior Sannyasini, Sri Sarada Math, Bengaluru spoke on Swami Vivekananda. The programme ended with a hymn on Devi. About 100 devotees took prasad.

Sri Ramakrishna Jayanti – February 28th 2017

Sri Ramakrishna’s birthday was celebrated on 28th February 2017,Tuesday at Sri Sarada math, Bengaluru with special puja, homa, chanting of Vishnu Sahasranam and Bhajans by devotees. Smt. Dr.Saraswati, Ex-Professor and Ex-Head of Department of Anatomy at Mysore, Bangalore and Bellary Medical College, spoke on Sri Ramakrishna as Jagadguru and Parabrahma, Parashakti. The Gospel Of Sri Ramakrishna was read by Pravrajika Gopeshaprana. It was followed by Bhogarathi and distribution of prasad. About 250 people attended this function.

Mahashivaratri – February 24th 2017

Mahashivaratri was celebrated on 24th February 2017 at Sri Sarada Math, Bangalore from 7:00pm to 10:30pm. It started with a pooja. Bhajans and hymns on Lord Shiva were then sung by devotees. The Shiva temple located in the middle of the pond was open to the public from morning till night for worship. About 90 devotees attended the pooja and took prasad.

Most Rev. Ajayaprana Mataji’s visit – February 19th to February 23rd 2017

Most Rev. Ajayaprana Mataji, President of Sri Sarada Math, Thrissur, Kerala and Trustee of Sri Sarada Math & member of Governing body of Ramakrishna Sarada Mission, Dakshineswar, Kolkata arrived at Sri Sarada Math, Bengaluru on 19th February 2017. On the same day, she delivered a lecture on “Holy Mother” from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. About 120 devotees attended this programme.On 20th February 2017, she inaugurated the newly built auditorium, dispensary for regular medical camps and library for students at Sri Sarada Math Nivedita Vidya Peetha, Junjaramanahalli, Koratagere Taluk, Tumkur District. In her benediction address she expressed her happiness to see Swamiji’s work being done at the village and she stressed the point that Sri Ramakrishna will be much more happy to be moving among the villagers as he hailed from a village, than when we take him around the cities and towns. She expressed her wish that the rural development project that is taking place at Junjaramanahalli should grow to be one of the most beautiful centers of the Ramakrishna Order of Men and Women. Mataji also presided over the School Annual Function. School children performed a brilliant cultural programme. Lunch was served to about 400 people.On Tuesday 22nd February 2017, Rev. Mataji initiated 20 spiritual seekers at Sri Sarada Math, Bengaluru.

Swami Vivekananda’s Birthday – 19th January 2017

The 154th birthday of Srimat Swami Vivekananda was celebrated at Sri Sarada Math, Bengaluru on Thursday, 19th January, 2017 with due solemnity. There was special puja, homa, Vedic chanting, bhajans and discourses on the life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda. Smt. Tejaswini Umesh, Special officer, Karnataka State Higher Education Council, Bangalore spoke on Swamiji and women. Pravrajika Chitprabhaprana spoke on Swami Vivekananda as a world teacher.

National Youth Day – 16th January 2017

The National Youth Day was duly observed on Monday, 16th January, 2017, at Sri Sarada Math, Bengaluru. About 612 students and teachers from 18 educational institutions, 68 devotees and volunteers participated in the event.The day began with registration of students and breakfast. The students then went on a procession in the neighbourhood of Sri Sarada Math, Bengaluru. Chanting various slogans from Swami Vivekananda’s messages, the girls imbibed strength from the messages while spreading awareness about the same.This was followed by skits and elocution competitions. Students from different schools performed skits on the topic of “Self Confidence of the students in the light of Swami Vivekananda”. Students from different colleges expressed their viewpoints through elocution on the topic of “Spirit of Competition among the students in the light of Swami Vivekananda’s work.” Trophies were awarded for the best performances in the various categories such as Best Slogans, Orderliness and Overall Performance for the colleges and schools which participated in the procession. Prizes were distributed for the best performances in the skit and elocution competitions.There was free distribution of books on life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda to all the participating students and teachers. All participants were fed sumptuously with both breakfast and lunch.