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The relics and the daily congregation of devotees make this place vibrant with divinity. This Math was sanctified by Sri Sarada Devi. She stayed here for three days in March, She also sanctified the little hillock at the back of the Math building by sitting there in meditation.
Another valuable possession the Math has, is the stone bench which was used by Swami Vivekananda when he came to Bangalore in Perceiving the divinity in man and serving him is the philosophy behind all the activities of the Ramakrishna math. Shrine and Prayer hall: The activities of this Math centre round the shrine where daily worship of Sri Ramakrishan is conducted.
The evening Arati is accompanied by Bhajans. This provides the devotees with the atmosphere necessary for their spiritual growth. With the object of bringing as many people as possible into contact with the inspiring ideals and values, the Math celebrates the birthdays of Divine Personalities and important festivals.
To effectively spread the religious and ethical principles, celebrations are held annually with programs having mass appeal like Harikatha, devotional music, film-shows and other cultural activities. Library and reading room: To facilitate enrichment of knowledge, the library has books on religion, philosophy, psychology, self-development and various other topics in English, Kannada and Sanskrit languages.
An audio-cassette and CD library is an added attraction. The monastery provided the Marathas with counsel in return as evidenced by over two dozen letters, mostly in the Marathi language and some in Sanskrit using Kannada script. These have been preserved by the monastery. According to the letters and ledger entries, the Maratha rulers delivered gifts and bestowed grants to the monastery between and According to Leela Prasad, after the Maratha ruler Raghunatha Rao invited the Sringeri matha's Jagadguru to visit him and the pontiff accepted the invitation, when Hyder Ali — whose hostility to the Marathas had been legendary — heard about the trip, Hyder Ali sent the Jagadguru gifts and an escort consisting of a palanquin, five horses, an elephant and cash for the travel expenses.
Pindari sacking in [ edit ] After the third Anglo-Mysore war in between the armies of the British and Marathas coalition and those of Tipu Sultan, a part of the defeated contingent of the Marathas, called the Pindaris[note 1] returned through Sringeri. They looted the monastery temples of its gold and copper, statues, killed some Brahmin priests, and destroyed property.
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Tipu Sultan, a Muslim, also sent a letter requesting the Jagadguru to perform penance and Hindu worship for "good showers and crops".
According to Shastri, after the Maratha Peshwa ruler learned about the Pindari sacking, he took corrective action and sent his contingents to locate the loot, the statues, gold and copper, to return it along with compensation.
Along with the Vijayanagara emperors and the Mysore Muslim rulers such as Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan, the colonial British authorities and their Nayak and Wodeyar dynasty appointees considered the monastery to be a strategically important hub for regional politics.
One is dedicated to Shiva and is called the Vidya Shankara temple, the other to Saraswati and is called the Sharada Amba temple.
The earliest version of the Shiva temple was built in the 14th-century, of goddess Saraswati in the 15th-century. Inside the temple is a large mandapa with intricately carved pillars, several antechambers with artwork, a sanctum with linga and a circumambulation passageway around it.
The passageway opens to smaller shrines dedicated to Hindu gods and goddesses from various Hindu traditions. The monastery tradition states that Adi Shankara installed a sandalwood image of Saraswati as Saradamba in a simple shrine, one that was replaced with its current copy in gold during the Vijayanagara era.
Once I got up I thought it was a dream and put my head on the pillow and closed my eyes. Immediately the same feeling started again.
After this I could go to regular sleep. Yesterday the same thing happened with my eyes wide open when I was lying on the bed. I am not sure whether this jerk is physical in nature or it is mental. I am not sure where the jerk actually occurred. Many a time I feel the heart beat in my head and feel my body is shaking as though I have some nervous disorder.
I will be extremely grateful, if you can spend time in answering these queries.
I would like to come over to Ulsoor math and talk one-to-one as I have many more questions to ask. I am not sure whether I have to take appointment. I shall call up the math and fix-up an appointment. Glad to meet you at the ashrama.
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In the meanwhile I have also received your e-mail of 28th. Please follow the instructions, I gave you in person. I shall put down the same for your reference. Do as some simple breathing exercise without Kumbhaka retention. Swami Vivekananda warms the aspirants as to not to do without a proper guide. Continue to do Sandhyavandana with Gayatri Japa. The seat of concentration should be 'heart' not the 'head' - Sahasrara.
Gayatyri Japa is the main thing only in Sandhyavandana. The jerk may be purely physical, connected with nerves. It is advisable to consult a good doctor. You can be in touch with me and visit the Ashrama whenever you can. According to Quran or Bible people have come through Adam, but according to gita they don't tell how people exist in this world, why in this book it is clearly said? Sir I would like to do meditation just like Vivekananda did.
But I couldn't, I understand I am lack of concentration. What can I do sir, I am not getting concentration. According to Hindu scriptures, Brahman - the Divine Supreme - projected this universe - first cosmic, then organic, at various levels of evolution.
He was not satisfied with all these animals, serpents, fish, trees, etc. So He projected the human form in which He could rediscover Himself. This is the greatness and uniqueness of human birth; one can manifest one's divinity. The various paths are described for this purpose. The journey through these paths is known as spiritual life. Meditation is one of the higher steps of spiritual life. You read the following two books, where you can get a detailed idea: I want to join Ramakrishna Math.
Can I know the procedure to join? If you want to join, you have to follow the following rules: You should be a bachelor and with a minimum qualification of SSLC within 25 years of age.
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If you are a graduate, you may join before 28 years. If you are between 28 and 30 years, you need to be a post-graduate.
You should have thorough knowledge about Ramakrishna Vivekananda literature and clear ideas as to why you want to join the math. We request you to give your residential address or you can contact the nearest Ramakrishna Math center for further details. I am a young engineer working in a private concern in Bangalore. I want to take initiation from our math.
Kindly inform me about the next initiation program. I want to worship the Holy Trinity in my home. Before taking initiation doing like this is correct. Kindly clarify my doubts. Be in touch with your nearest centre to know when the President or the Vice-President of our Order visit Bangalore.
In order to be eligible for initiation you need to note following points: You should have read at least short biographies of Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Sarada Maa and Swami Vivekananda with their important teachings. Preferably, you should be in touch with some center of Ramakrishna Order and known to some Swamiji.
You need to fill up a form well in advance. Please revert back to us for further clarification. Presently what you are practicing is enough. I would need the answers latest by 23rd, June. The list of questions are as below: Are there any goals that have been assigned at the organizational level? If there are then are there any means of tracking these? Are there any criteria that are used? What is the basis of the completion dates being assigned?
How are the schedules of various projects tracked and controlled? How is the budgeting for projects done? Incase of cost-escalations, how is that controlled - is their a laid out protocol? What are the typical measures that are taken? Is there an heirarchy within the projects? After project completion, is there a post-mortem or analysis carried out to determine the learnings from the executed projects? Are the cost and schedule data for various projects being tracked to determine the performance of the capital that is employed?
Is that data available for past projects as well? If yes, then how is the above achieved? Do you put in any advertisements for various positions? What attracts people to this organization when so many other charitable organizations are present? What are the methods of raising funds? The philanthropic works etc are only of secondary value. This is not an organization like a corporate body or company or any other of type meant with commercial motive to workout the projects.
Visit our Ashrama at New Delhi. You can also discuss the matter with the Swamis there. I was reading the question and answers on your web site. I read the following lines: Author, Book, Volume if any and chapter. Is this portion available on line? If yes, please give me the web address.
This will be of great use to me. The relevant extract is appended. A little more than half of the month of Jyaishtha, B. May 25, had elapsed.
It was the new-moon day, the holy occasion for the worship of the Phalaharini Kalika Devi. It was the day of a special festival at the Dakshineswar temple. The Master had made special preparations on that day with a view to worshipping the Mother of the universe.
These preparations, privately, in his own room at his desire. A wooden seat painted with Alimpana, the pigment of rice powder, for the Devi to sit on at the time of worship, had been placed to the right of the worshipper.
The sun had set. The now-moon night, veiled in deep darkness, had alighted on the earth. Hriday, the Master's nephew, had to perform a special worship of the Devi in the temple. He had, therefore, helped as much as possible in the preparations for the Master's worship and had gone away to the temple.
Having finished the nocturnal service and worship of Radha-Govinda, the first priest, Dinu, came to help the Master in the preparations. It was 9 p. In the meantime, the Master had sent word to the Holy Mother to be present during-the worship.
She came to the room and the Master started the worship. The Holy Mother worshipped as the Deity The articles of worship were purified by the Mantras and all the rites preliminary to the worship were finished.
The Master beckoned to the Holy Mother to sit on the wooden seat decorated with the Alimpana. While witnessing the worship, the Holy Mother had already entered into a divine semi-conscious state.
Not clearly conscious, therefore, of what she was doing, she like one charmed with Mantras, sat facing north to the right of the Master, who was seated with his face to the east. According to scriptural injunctions the Master sprinkled the Holy Mother repeatedly with the water purified by Mantras from the pitcher placed before him, then uttered the Mantra in her hearing and then recited the prayer: Purify her the Holy Mother's body and mind, manifest thyself in her and be beneficent.
He then offered food and put a part of it into her mouth with his own hand. The Holy Mother lost normal consciousness and went into Samadhi. The Master too, uttering Mantras in the semi-conscious state, entered into complete Samadhi. The worshipper in Samadhi became perfectly identified and united with the Devi in Samadhi.
A long time passed. The second quarter of the night was over and the third had far advanced, when the Master, whose delight was, only in the Self, showed a little sign of regaining normal consciousness. Returning to the semi-conscious state again, he offered himself to the Devi. He now gave away for ever at the lotus feet of the Devi his all -- the results of his Sadhanas, his rosary etc. O door of all actions! O the three-eyed One!
O the fair complexioned spouse of Siva! I bow down to Thee, I bow down to thee! The god-man attained perfection in all respects. Please Read my 3 problems, I want to share with you - I have none to tell. You kindly read it and please help me. I am breaking down gradually. I am a girl of 26 yrs old having done my MCA two and half years ago. After that I am finding a job but whatever I got till now, it lost after 3 or 4 months for any reason either I have to resign for the situation created or they left me.
Now I lost again my job just one month ago and suffering from frustration for this repetitive events. I am a devotee of Sri Ramakrishna from childhood and bringing up in a very religious environment of our home.
My parents are also devotee to the god. I never ever face any problem in my life in Education and that's why I believe whatever I try, if Thakur is with me I will get it. But ,from last 3 yrs I get only failure in every respectI just cry near him but there is no light or no way. I have a brother who is already married and living at Mumbai with his family, doing a good job.
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After his marriage, he is totally changed and his wife doesn't like us and want to live detached and hence separated totally from us for 10 years. As I have none to help or stay with me in absence of parents, so in this situation, my parents tell me - "u never get a permanent job, so let get married because after our death nobody will be with you, and a girl alone cant live in our society safely".
My parents told that if I have a job then I need not to marry immediately coz then I can live independently. But if it is not then after their death what will be happen to me, as I am alone and they afraid of my brother's attitude. But, from child hood, I think if I have to marry, I will think of it whether I do or not after being self sufficient.