Saturday, August 19, 2017

Thambyah Mudaliyar Chathiram - Memorial opening 7-8-2017

Commemoration of Stay /visit/ Use of Thambyah Mudaliyar ChathiramBy Swami Vivekananda & 7 Direct Disciplesof Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Deva. On 7th of August 2017.


The memorial was unveiled on the 7th of August 2017, in the Presence of Hon. D.M. Swaminathan, (Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs) by Rev Swami Goutamanandaji Maharaj (Vice President, Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission and the President, Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai).
All were welcome by Sri J.M. Swaminathan, Attorney-at-Law, a board member of Ramakrishna Mission (Ceylon Branch) and a descendant of the family members who made the address of welcome to Swami Vivekananda & traveled with him in Sri Lanka.

Revered Swami Gautamanandaji Maharaj spoke on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda and Harmony of Religions and also felicitated the present trustees of the Thambyah Mudaliyar Chathiram for continuing the services of Thambyah Mudaliar Chathiram and permitting Ramakrishna Mission to have a Memorial at the historical important place.

The Chathiram was established in Colombo by Sri Thambyah Mudaliyar in 1880 for local & Indian pilgrims of Lord Muruga of the famous temple Kathirkamam (Kataragama), to rest on their way.

Sri Thambaiyah Muthaliyar was a member of the 1st Colombo Municipal Council and relative of the well-known Sir Ponnambalam Ramanathan & Ponnambalam Arunachalam.  The above three together with other prominent members of Hindu Society, assembled at the Chathiram to organize a grand reception, the scale never given to any other person in the history of Sri Lanka, to receive Swami Vivekananda when he visited Sri Lanka on 15th January 1897 on his way to India.

Swami Vivekananda later sent Swami Shivananda in July to Sri Lanka to spread the message of Sri Ramakrishna. He stayed in the Chathiram and conducted classes, lectures, etc. for about 8 months.

 Swami Ramakrishnananda, Swami Abhedananda, Swami Turiyananda, Swami Vijanananda, Swami Triguanatitananda and Swami Niranjanananda visited Sri Lanka on various occasions. The Hindu Chathiram was the only place available at that time for them.


Photos. - Album

Flood Relief - Construction of 7 Houses in Hulandawa Estate, Akkuressa, Matara.

Appeal for Reconstruction of One Room Houses - 7 Nos

Place - Hulandawa Estate, Akkuressa, Matara, Sri Lanka.

Estimated Cost Approximately US Dollar 16,300/-

RAMAKRISHNA  MISSION
Ceylon Branch
40, Ramakrishna Road, Colombo 6
Phone   – 0094 11 2588253
& 5013805
Fax  -     0094 11 2361438
Email:   rkmcey@gmail.com
Website :  www.rkmceylon.org/


Send donations Direct To
“Ramakrishna Mission, Colombo”.
Current A/c No. 009010001222
Hatton National Bank
Wellawatta Branch
SWIFT CODE: HBLILKLX
100, 102, Galle Road,
Colombo 6. Sri Lanka


Particulars about Estate Families and 

Seven Houses Reconstruction and Repairs.




House Design -

 A veranda will be added to the front side.


Photo Albums  - Work done


·         3rd Visit to Sites -  Distributed Goods on 25-6-2017 -    Total Cost Rs. 647,314/-
·         Photo Album

·         2nd Visit to Sites  -  Distributed  Goods on 1-6-2017 –   Total Cost Rs. 535,000/-
Photo Album

·         1st  Visit to Sites -  Assessment of the immediate needs of families.
Photo Album

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Importance of Mantra Diksha - By Srimat Swami Bhuteshanandaji Maharaj



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Visit of Srimat Swami Gautamanandaji Maharaj to Sri Lanka - Programme


SRIMAT SWAMI GAUTAMANANDAJI MAHARAJ


Vice-President of Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission
President of Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai

The Swami had the good fortune of coming into contact at Bangalore with the Late Revered Swami Yatiswarananda, the then Vice-President of the Ramakrishna Order in 1951 and was initiated by him in 1955. Swami Yatiswarananda directed him to join the Ramakrishna Mission at Delhi.  Thus he got his early training (1956-60) under the Late Revered Swami Ranganathananda, the 13th President of the Ramakrishna Order. He was ordained into Sannyas in 1966 by the Late Revered Swami Vireswarananda the 10th president of the Ramakrishna Order. He has worked among the tribals in Meghalaya, in Arunachal Pradesh and in Madhya Pradesh (Bastar Dist.) for about 20 years and has tried to bring the tribals into the main stream of National life through value based yet modern education.  He has also worked in the Mission's Bombay, Calcutta, Raipur and Narainpur centres.  He had been the General and Executive Member of the Central Board of Secondary Education and of the National Council for Educational Research and Training, New Delhi, the two national bodies of Government of India.  He is a Trustee of the Ramakrishna Math & Mission since 1990 and from 1991 he was in-charge of the Saradapitha, Belur Math, which is a vast complex of several Educational Colleges and Technical Institutions.  He took charge as President (Adhyaksha) of Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai, in April 1995.

The Swami has contributed his humble efforts for the establishment of a permanent Exhibition of Swami Vivekananda's life and message and Indian culture at the very house (Ice House) at Chennai where Swami Vivekananda stayed in 1897.  He has also dedicated his efforts in the establishment of a magnificent temple, the 2nd biggest of its kind anywhere, of Sri Ramakrishna, at Chennai, which has become a landmark in that Metropolis.

The Swami is known for his sociable, humorous, soft but firm nature.  He is a linguist with proficiency in English, Sanskrit, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil and Bengali.  He speaks and writes on Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Philosophy and Indian culture.  He is also a singer, mostly of Bhajans both in Hindustani and Carnatic styles.
The Swami has travelled widely, outside India also, to preach Vedanta; visiting U.S.A., Europe, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa.
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Sunday, June 4, 2017

RAMAKRISHNA MISSION (Ceylon Branch) - FLOOD RELIEF - Appeal - 4-6-2017


RAMAKRISHNA MISSION (Ceylon Branch)

40, Ramakrishna Road, Colombo 6
Phone  -  0094-11- 2588253 & 5013805, Fax  - 0094-11-2361438
Email:   rkmcey@gmail.com          
Website      http://rkmceylon.org   http://rkmceylon.blogspot.com
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Flood Relief Work  - Progress Report – From 28-5-2017 to 1-6-2017
AID TO ESTATE FAMILIES IN HULANDAWA, AKURESSA – THE POOREST SECTION OF SRI LANKA
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·         2nd Visit to Sites  -  Distribution of Goods – 1-6-2017

·         1st  Visit to Sites -  Assessement of the immediate needs of families of the visited areas.

·         Distributed essential items to 55 families.
The relief work is being done with the help of local people and volunteers. 


Sunday, May 28, 2017

Hulandawa Flood Relief - 28-5-2017

 Hulandawa Estate Flood Relief - 28-5-2017

Visit to the site by the volunteers of Ramakrishna Mission, Colombo.


Photo Album
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