Ramakrishna Mission, Vijayawada is a branch centre of world renowned Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission having its headquarters at Belur Math, Howrah – West Bengal. This centre has two locations one in Vijayawada city and the other is in Sitanagaram under nearby Tadepalli Municipality. It is a matter of great pleasure that a centre of service in the name of Sri Ramakrishna took shape as early as in 1955.
Sri Bapiraju and a group of ardent devotees of Sri Ramakrishna made their sincere efforts to start a centre in Vijayawada which was fulfilled in 1965 They formed an association called Ramakrishna SevaSamiti and established the present City Centre. They built a Prayer Hall and a School offering both spiritual and educational services to the public. Later they started a school at Sitanagaram. Further, the devoted, earnest and enthusiastic group succeeded in affiliating both these centrese as the full-fledged branch of Ramakrishna Math and Mission. Swami Sashikantananda ji Maharaj became the first head of this branch in 2001.
For the past 55 years the institution has been serving the public at large in various ways while incorporating gradual development and expansion by stages.
Swami Vivekananda’s ‘Plague Manifesto’
How can it help us fight the Coronavirus outbreak?
When the Plague first made its appearance in Calcutta in May 1898, Swamiji, along with other sannyasis including Swami Sadananda and Bhagini Nivedita wanted to start relief operations immediately to help the afflicted.
The plague epidemic that seized Calcutta created mass hysteria. Relief involved nursing the afflicted in segregation camps and improving public sanitation. When Calcutta was again in the grip of a plague epidemic the following year, a relief programme was instituted on 31 March 1899. Sister Nivedita and Swami Sadananda spearheaded the relief operation.
Ramakrishna Mission, Sitanagaram is involved in various educational, spiritual, cultural and service activities in Andhra Pradesh. We earnestly appeal to the generous public to contribute their mite towards any of the schemes or towards the day-to-day running of various service activities of the Mission, either as endowment fund or as general donation.
Insist for Receipt whenever you donate to the Mission or its authorized agent. Donations to Ramakrishna Mission are exempt from Income Tax under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.