The twin organizations - Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission were started by Swami Vivekananda in 1898 in Kolkata (West Bengal), to propagate the teachings of Bhagawan Sri Ramakrishna for the benefit of humanity. Headquartered at Belur, the Mission and Math has over 190 branches spread all over the world serving with the motto
‘आत्मनो मोक्षार्थम् जगद्धिताय च।’
- for the liberation of the self and for the welfare of the world.
The ideology of Ramakrishna Math consists of the eternal principles of Vedanta as lived and experienced by Sri Ramakrishna and expounded by Swami Vivekananda.
The Significance of Kathamrita Bhawan
The residence of "M", famously known as "Kathamrita Bhawan", holds a place in the world of Sri Sri Ramakrishna-Sarada. In this house, the Holy Mother herself installed Durga Ghatam and a photograph of Sri Ramakrishna. She resided here for a month in a corner room on the first floor. Afterwards, in this same room, Sri "M" concluded composing the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna (Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita). Swamiji and his brother disciples have visited the room on the ground floor quite a few times and held discussions regarding the Master with "M". A mention regarding this may be found in the Gospel.
An Appeal for Donation for Repair and Renovation
To all devotees and admirers of Sri Sri Thakur, Sri Sri Ma and Swamiji
You are all aware that Sri M's residential house (Kathamrita Bhavan)
presently is a Branch Centre of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math. With the
touch of the holy feet of Sri Sri Thakur, Sri Sri Ma , Sri Sri Swamiji and other
disciples of Sri Sri Thakur, this holy and spiritual place has become a revered
pilgrimage that has come to be known as Kathamrita Bhavan.
As the space of Sri M's historical house is very small, an adjacent building was purchased by Math Centre. However, this building too is more than around two hundred years old and is in a damaged condition. Immediate repairs and renovation required will cost around Rs.5,00,000/- (Rs. Five lakhs only). Our humble submission to the sincere devotees and admirers of Sri Sri Thakur, Sri Sri Ma and Sri Sri Swamiji for their kind support to donate generously. This will enable us to start the repair work of the adjacent building.
May the blessings of Sri Sri Thakur, Sri Sri Ma, Swamiji and Sri M be
bestowed upon all - is our ardent prayer. Donations may please be sent - by Cash / Cheque/RTGS/NEFT/Draft - stating Name, Address, Mobile Number and PAN number to
Bank: State Bank of India, Branch Srimani Market
A/c No.37162044100. IFSC Code - SBIN0031539.
All donations are exempted from Income Tax under section 80G.
With reverence and salutations to all.
Yours in the service of Lord
Ramakrishna Math (Kathamrita Bhavan)
14, Guru Prasad Chowdhury Lane, Kolkata - 700 006
Mobile: +91 7980391808