Bodhyan – Vidyaghar

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By grace of swamiji, few partly orphan boys from very distressed family of remote Himalayas have taken shelter in the asharama. Without any specific provisions we are talking care of their needs. They have been admitted in the local school and are now being engaged to participate in the regular activities of the Ashrama, to help in running of the ashrama and continue with their studies.

Health Camp by Rudraspandan Foundation

On 24th may, Rudraspandan foundation of culcutta, (Garia) had organised a health camp in our ashrama. Dr. Probir Sarkar had led the team who him self had been running an institution in Amarkantaka, MP serving the tribal children there. 20 local Children of Devprayag from the nearby Ashrama locality had participated in the camp. Each child was given dress and stationary and after the camp the children were fed puri sabji and sweets and fruits.

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Ashrama Anniversary Celebration and Annual Function 2018

Day 1 : 25th March 2018
1.Installation of an idol of Ganesh Ji at the entrance was done along with some puja rituals  by Swami Sarvatmananda
2. The shodasi upchar puja offered to  Sri Sri Thakur Ma and Swamiji in the shrine
3. in the evening a cultural event was organised in the ashrama in which eminent speakers presented their talks on the lives of such enlightened souls who had dedicated their lives at the holy feet of Sri Ramakrishna.
4. The program concluded  by rendering several soul stirring bhajans
5. The annual magazine Debakshar was released
Day 2 : 26th March 2018
1. Abhishek of Shri Ragunath Ji
2. Chanting of Vishnu Sahshranam and Ram Naam Sankrtan
All the Devotees participated in the functions and partook prasad on both the days
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Installation of the Marble Image of Sri Ramakrishna

Sri Sri Thakur

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On 31st January a small marble image of Sri Ramakrishna was installed in the ashrama and there was also a Vastu Yaga performed. Math pratistha (installation of the Math) was done on the same day and about 16 Brahmins performed the Yaga. On this day a special puja was performed for Sri Sri thakur, Sri Sri Ma and Swamiji along with Homa and many devotees were present on the occasion. It was a veritable mart of joy. Here are some glimpses for those who missed the ceremony and event. Devotional songs (bhajans) were sung and all those present were sumptuously fed with the prasadam.

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Art Workshop with Local Children

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Hena Chakhravarty and Subhas Chakravarty organized an art workshop for local children on 11 Nov 2017 in the ashrama premises. The workshop had participation from eminent artists like Prof. Niren Sen Gupta and Hena Chakravarty, both from Delhi. The children had a wonderful day in depicting their imaginations in paintings in front of renowned artists. All the participants were given horlicks and snacks, sketch book colour pen pencil etc. The young budding artists thoroughly enjoyed the session. Hena studied in the college of art Delhi, studied Museology from Institute of history of art conservation and museology, National Museum Delhi. She is a former curator, restorer and senior artist of Gandhi Smriti & Darshan Samiti, Minster of Culture, GOI and her specialization is in portraiture and thematic paintings.


Prof. Niren Sen Gupta was born in 1940 in Kolkata and graduated from Calcutta University in Science and also Government College of Art and Crafts, Kolkata. He is a former principal, College of Art, New Delhi and has an illustrious teaching career of more than 30 years. He is a member of various notable cultural organizations like India Habitat Centre.

                                                                                                                                                                          Durga Puja was celebrated this year in the ashrama with the usual fanfare. The image of the mother Durga made of eight metals is there permanently. The priest was brought from Tarakeshwdsc_0083ar and all other associated people like the dhakis also came from West Bengal. Devotees came from both Kolkata and Delhi. The locals were fed with sumptuous lunch prasad throughout the event. A news of the event was published in Anandabazar Patrika in Bengali

Report in Ananda Bazar Patrika


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