Tuesday, July 28, 2015

RAMAKRISHNA MATH, ULSOOR, BENGALURU

Sunday 26th July 2015
On our way back from IndiraNagar side on Old Madras Road, we saw the board of Ramakrishna Math and decided to visit, as we had not been there. I drove inside, as there was ample parking place and walked round the premises.
It's peaceful, quiet and serene atmosphere, with lot of flower plants grown, book store, prayer/meditation hall and few monks walking around. There were also statues of Swami Vivekanada and Ishwara in the gardens. The sad part is, the quiet peaceful atmosphere is often disturbed by the prayer calls on the loudspeakers from the mosque across the road.
Ramakrishna Math is branch of Ramakrishna Mission, Belur, Howrah, WestBengal, established by Swami Vevekananda in 1906.  It was declared independent centre in 1999.

This Ashrama is also a centre for those monks who are retired from active services. These inspiring monks, who have led a contemplative spiritual life of 30-50 years, are the source of invaluable experience and wisdom to the devotees. Spiritual seekers get benefited immensely by their guidance. Such meetings are arranged with prior appointments.
We sat in the meditation hall for some time, as there was a group singing bhajans with accompanying music.
It was a pleasant experience.
Website: http://www.ramakrishnamath.in/index.html
written on Wednesday, 29th July 2015, 5.30am

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