Ramakrishna Math Baghbazar

Mayer Bari, Baghbazar, Kolkata

   Ramakrishna Math, 1 Udbodhan Lane, Baghbazar, Kolkata, is a branch of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math, (Worldwide headquarter of all RKM centres and sub-centres.) The centre is well known as The Mother's House and also Udbodhan. Udbodhan Office is the premier publishing house of Bengali books of Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission and has immensely contributed to the spread of Ramakrishna-Vivekananda and Vedanta ideology through its publications.

   Apart from the daily worship, publication work and the magazine, Sri Ramakrishna Math, Baghbazar is active in its task of spreading the ideal as preached by Sri Ramakrishna. On every Sunday, Thursday and Friday, regular classes (Monthly Spiritual Discourse) on scriptures and other books of Sri Ramakrishna-Vivekananda literature are conducted for the devotees after the evening arati. Special worship is conducted on the birth days of Swami Saradananda and the Holy Mother, and also on the Maha Ashtami day of Durga Puja. Night-long worship is conducted on Phalaharini Kali Puja, Kali Puja and Shiva Ratri days.

Mayer Bari

Ramakrishna Math, Baghbazar

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   Udbodhan- the only Bengali mouthpiece of Ramakrishna Math and Mission, started by Swami Vivekananda in January 1899, stepped into its hundredth year in January 1998.

   Swami Vivekananda dreamt of Udbodhan to occupy a commendable position in contemporary Bengali literature and to induce the Bengali mind to positive and creative thoughts. His elementary essays - "Prachya O Paschatya" and "Paribrajak" were penned down in Bengali specifically for Udbodhan.Thus, Udbodhan appeared, not merely as another journal of a religious order. Following Swami Vivekananda's wish, various other subjects like philosophy, literature, history, sociology, science and technology, et all, even today, regularly find place in its pages. In its journey covering over a century, it has been the tireless endeavour of Udbodhan to live up to the mission of its founder.

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   Udbodhan Office, the premier publishing house for the spread of Ramakrishna-Vivekananda literature, initially brought out the life and works of Swami Vivekananda and others in article form in the magazine and later on published them as books.

   Swamiji's "Raja Yoga" in Bengali is the first book brought out by the Udbodhan Office in 1899. In early 1900, "Bhakti Yoga" and some months later, "Karma Yoga" were brought out. They were all translated from English. Karma Yoga in English was published in February 1896 from New York and Raja Yoga was published from London in July of the same year. Bhakti Yoga was brought out from Madras in 1896. Immediately after their publication in Bengali, they were published in English too, from Udbodhan. In 1910, "The Master as I saw Him" by Sisiter Nivedita, was brought out simultaneously from England and Udbodhan.

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Ramakrishna Math - (Udbodhan) Mayerbari Baghbazar, Kolkata

Address: 1, Udbodhan Lane,
                        Kolkata - 700 003, West Bengal
Phone: +91-33-2554-2248/2533-9292
E-mail: info@udbodhan.org