“All that I am, all that the world itself will some day be, is owing to my Master, Shri Ramakrishna, who incarnated and experienced and taught this wonderful unity which underlies everything, having discovered it alike in Hinduism, in Islam, and in Christianity.”

— Swami Vivekananda, CW Vol 5

COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Services

Dear Devotee,

Our affectionate namaskars to you.

In the wake of the national lockdown due to COVID-19 threat, the poor daily wage earners of the country have been the most hard hit. In our humble effort to bring some temporary succour to them, on 1 and 2 April 2020 Advaita Ashrama at Kolkata distributed 110 packets of essential commodities to 110 poor families in the locality. 

In all 550 kg of wheat, 550 kg of rice, 110 kg of dal, 55 kg of mustard oil, and soaps were given away to these families. 

If the situation demands, Advaita Ashrama may repeat this operation again.

Relief photographs have been attached for your kind perusal.

Donors wishing to come forward and lend a helping hand may generously contribute to Advaita Ashrama Welfare Fund using the Advaita Ashrama website.

With our prayers for everyone’s safety and well being, and in our humble attempt to serve God in human beings, we remain the servants of humanity.

Advaita Ashrama Team (Kolkata)

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Dear Devotees,
All Sunday classes of Advaita Ashrama, Kolkata will remain suspended as a precautionary measure against the spread of Corona Virus till further notice.


সুধী ভক্তগণ,
করোনা ভাইরাসের কারণে পরবর্তী বিজ্ঞপ্তি জারি না করা অবধি অদ্বৈত আশ্রমের সমস্ত রবিবাসরীয় অধিবেশন স্থগিত রাখা হল।

Holy Lives


An Appeal

Dear devotees and friends,
Advaita Ashrama is one of the main publication centres of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, Belur Math. It also undertakes other activities like medical, educational, relief, etc. for the benefit of people in need. All these activities are conducted through its two establishments, one in Mayavati (in Uttarakhand), and the other in Kolkata
To run these welfare undertakings as well as the day-to-day activities, the Ashrama has 59 employees (as in January 2020). Most of them are from poor rural or mountain background. Honest and hardworking, some of them have been working with us for as long as 3 decades, and some have even become devotees of our Mission. Each one of them supports a family comprised of wife, children and elderly members. Around 300 persons survive on the income of these employees of the Ashrama.
With the intention to raise the quality of life of these employees and their underprivileged families, we are creating a corpus fund meant exclusively for this purpose. We have a target of rupees 3 crores to be achieved in two phases. The first phase (after the collection of rupees 2 crores) will allow us to start providing these families with financial support for educational, medical or other urgent purposes. The second phase (after the collection of the remaining 1 crore) will enable us to sustain this project on a firm basis. We therefore appeal to our generous donors to come forward and help us, as they have done in the past, by donating munificently towards this noble cause.
You can donate online through our website: https://advaitaashrama.org/donate, or by Bank Transfer to State Bank of India, Branch Lohaghat,
A/C no. 10925686743, NEFT Code: SBIN0002569.
Donations may also be made through A/C payee cheque or DD favouring “Advaita Ashrama”.
All donations to Advaita Ashrama are exempt from Income Tax liability under section 80G (5) of Income Tax Act 1961.
May the choicest blessings of the Divine be on you and your family.
Yours in the service of humanity
Swami Shuddhidananda

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