Ram Krishna Mission

CategoryHindu Temples

Languages KnownGujarati, Hindi

AddressRam Krishna Mission, Swami Vivekanand Marg, Opp. Dulit Cricket School, Bhojeshwar Plot, Porbandar, Guajrat.

pincode360575

DistrictPorbandar

About Ram Krishna Mission

History

Swami Vivekananda stayed in Porbandar for about four months in 1891-92 during his parivrajaka days in the Bhojeshwar Bungalow, which was then a state guest house, Swamiji stayed as a guest of Shri Shankar PandurangPandit, the then Administrator of Porbandar, Swamiji is believed to have stayed for about 11 days in the old palace (Darbargarh) also as the then Maharaja of Porbandar late Vikamatji (Raja Bhoj) was very much impressed by Swamiji.

During that period some other direct disciples of Shri Ramakrishna also visited Porbandar. Swami AkhandanandajiMaharaj and Swami TrigunatitanandajiMaharaj met Swamiji at Porbandar while Swami AbhedanandajiMaharaj missed Swamiji by few days only, Later some more direct disciples might have visited Porbandar during their pilgrimage to Dwarka and Somanath but we do not have definite records.

Swami Nikhilanandaji from AdvaitaAshrama, Mayavati came to Gujarat in 1924 for preaching work and for collection of donation, He came in contact with some of the foremost ruling princes of Kathiawad (Saurashtra) and succeeded in making them ” interested in the ideals and activities of Ramakrishna Math and Mission, His Highness RanaSaheb of Porbandar, Maharaja Saheb of Morbi and Thakur Saheb of Limbdi deserve special mention. He stayed as a guest of erstwhile ruler of PorbandarShriNatwarsinhji for about a week. ShriNatwarsinhji was very much impressed by Swami Nikhilanandaji and developed great appreciation for the Ramakrishna Mission after hearing about it from him as is evident from his letter dated 20th August,1924, which is reproduced below.

Shortly after the passing away of Shri Ramakrishna in August 1886, a monastic order bearing his name was first set up by his sannyasin disciples headed by Swami Vivekananda with a monastery (Math) at Baranagar near Calcutta, in pursuance of his own instructions. The first monastery had a very humble beginning in a small rented house. Life in the first monastery was very austere. In 1899, the Ramakrishna Math was transferred to its present home at Belur, on the western bank of the Ganga, about six kms. north of Calcutta. It was registered as a trust in 1901. The Ramakrishna Mission was started by Swami Vivekananda in May 1897 and was registered in 1909 under ActXXI of 1890. The objectives of this ashram are Freedom of the self-land, service of mankind, as the ideal. Practice and preaching of the sanatana dharma, the eternal religion as embodied in the livesand teachings of Shri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda as the aim. Renunciation and Service, Harmony of religions, as the motto.

Famous for

programs on Value Education for managers, executives, teachers and students are organized from time to time in the Ashrama premises and educational institutions. Competitions on Speech, Essay etc are organized every year on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda’s birthday and the prizes are given to successful candidates. Felicitation ceremony for giving prizes to the brilliant students is also held every year. 47 seminars and 12,761 participants benefited as per details given In order to provide value-oriented education, special programs on ‘Total Personality Development’ are organized in the educational institutions, comprising of talk on ‘Personality Development’ followed by question-answer session and meditation session. These programs are receiving great appreciation. 163 Programs were organized through which 62,633 students benefited as per details given in Appendix IV. Pictorial Exhibitions comprising 40 panels on Life and Teaching of Swami Vivekananda were organized in 126 educational institutions through which 1,06,755 persons benefited as per details given in Appendix V Poor students are given financial help depending on the amount of interest received from the endowment created for this purpose.

Best time to Visit

8am – 6pm between this time you can take visit of this place

Best time to Go

There is no special time but you can go in the morning time for visit and outing and must know history of this place.

Distance of nearest cities

  • Porbandar
    to
    Ahmedabad
    412km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Ambaji
    591km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Amreli
    197km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Bharuch
    552km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Bhuj
    407km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Dahod
    583km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Dwarka
    75km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Gandhinagar
    440km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Himmatnagar
    491km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Jamnagar
    275km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Junagadh
    105km
  • Porbandar
    to
    <Mehsana
    486km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Morbi
    504km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Palanpur
    558km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Saputara
    790km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Somnath
    129km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Surat
    648km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Valsad
    715km

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Public Transport to Go

Nearest bus stand is Porbandar and thier inquiry no. is, 02862240959

Nearest Railway Station is Porbandar and Indian Railway Inquiry no. is, 139

Nearest Airport is Jamnagar and thier inquiry no. is, 02882712187

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