Terms and Conditions

By using the pages in this site, you agree to these terms and conditions. If you do not agree, please do not use this site. These terms and conditions may be changed or updated from time to time.

This website is owned and maintained by Advaita Ashrama, a publication house of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math. Unless otherwise indicated, all information contained in this website is copyrighted. You may not copy, frame, modify, transmit or distribute the material obtained from website, in whole or in part, without the written consent of the copyright owner.

You are welcome to link to this site, provided that in doing so you do not use the names of Advaita Ashrama or Ramakrishna Math or our emblem without permission. Use of the names and emblem of Ramakrishna Math by unauthorized persons, including their reproduction on other websites without appropriate authorization constitutes a criminal offence under the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950, of the Government of India.

You may not link to this site from a site or in a manner which disparages the reputation of Advaita Ashrama and its affiliates.

For permission to use text information or photographs from this website in a manner other than that stated above, please contact us: [email protected]

If you have any questions about this web site, or if you find any errors, please notify us: [email protected]


The material in this site may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Advaita Ashrama may make changes or improvements at any time.

General Terms for Donations

Donations to the Advaita Ashrama are exempt from income-tax under Section 80G (1) (ii) read with Section 80G (4) of the Indian Income Tax Act, 1961. All donations are thankfully acknowledged and the details of income-tax approval order to Ramakrishna Math appear on your donation receipt. When an online donation is made, certain information is collected, including donor’s name, address, phone number, email address and purpose of donation.

For fund donations, the amount would be invested and the interest on donation will be used for the specified purpose.

    Please note Advaita Ashrama reserves the right to refuse/cancel a donation if:

  1. You do not indicate the purpose of the donation.
  2. You do not give your full name, address and other contact details.
  3. You do not give your PAN when donating ₹ 10,000/- or above. When you try to donate but due to slow internet connectivity, bank server failure or technical problem of the website, you do not receive any confirmation message, and find that the money has been debited from your bank account, please contact us: [email protected]. We will check the transaction status and update / inform you the status of the transaction.

Disputes and Refunds 

All complaints, grievances and disputes will be treated seriously, quickly and in a timely manner, having due regard to procedural fairness and confidentiality. All parties are required to participate in the dispute resolution process in good faith. If you believe that there has been an error with your donation, you should notify us directly on (+91) 74396-64481, (+91) 76030-67067​, (033) 2286-6450 and by email at [email protected] as soon as possible so that we can resolve your query quickly.

   Please Note:

  1. Refund of donations will not be allowed if the Section 80G Donation Receipts are already communicated/dispatched to you.
  2. All refund requests must be made by you or by the actual credit card holder.
  3. Refund requests must include your name and order transaction number.
  4. Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment.