RAMAKRISHNA MATH , THANJAVUR
RAMAKRISHNA MATH , THANJAVUR
A Branch Centre of Ramakrishna Math, Chennai Math
  • Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math 

    For one’s own salvation and for the welfare of the world

Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission

Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission are worldwide, non-political, non-sectarian spiritual organizations which have been engaged in various forms of humanitarian, social service activities for more than a century. Inspired by the ideals of renunciation and service, the monks and lay devotees of the Math and Mission serve millions of men, women and children, without any distinction of caste, religion or race, because they see the living God in them.
Headquarters - Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math

Motto

ATMANO MOKSHARTHAM JAGAD HITAYA CHA, “For one’s own salvation and for the welfare of the world”. It was formulated by Swami Vivekananda.

Ideals

Work as worship, potential divinity of the soul, and harmony of religions are three of the noteworthy ideals on which these two organizations are based. It is this ideal of service to man as service to God that sustains the large number of hospitals, dispensaries, mobile medical units, schools, colleges, rural development centres and many other social service institutions run the twin organizations.

Our Emblem

The common emblem of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission is a symbolic representation of their ideology. It was conceived and sketched by Swami Vivekananda himself.  The meaning behind this emblem, in the language of Vivekananda himself:

“The wavy waters in the picture are symbolic of Karma, the lotus of Bhakti, and the rising-sun of Jnana. The encircling serpent is indicative of Yoga and awakened Kundalini Shakti, while the swan in the picture stands for Paramatman. Therefore, the idea of the picture is that by the union of Karma, Jnana, Bhakti and Yoga, the vision of the Paramatman is obtained.”

This symbol is the epitome of Swamiji’s message of harmony and synthesis, leading to life’s fulfilment. 


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