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Puja, Aratrikam and Bhajans

  • Daily morning puja and evening aratrikam and bhajans
  • Special bhajans after evening aratrikam on Sundays and festival days and Ramanama Sankirtana on Ekadashi days

Discourses and Lectures

  • Weekly Discourses in Kannada and English are held at Vivekananda Centenary Memorial Auditorium
    • Lectures in Kannada: Thursdays and Saturdays
    • Lectures in English: Sundays
  • Interviews concerning spiritual life


  • Celebrations of the Birth Anniversaries of Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Sarada Devi, Swami Vivekananda and other spiritual personalities
  • Celebrations of various festivals such as Sri Durga Puja, Sri Kali Puja, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Mahashivaratri, Si Krishna Janmashthami, Sri Ramanavami, Buddha Purnima, Christmas Eve, etc

Spiritual Retreats and Conventions

  • Conventions for college boys and girls – A question-answer session concludes the day’s proceedings
  • Spiritual Retreats for devotees


  • Satsanga (Spiritual Retreats) and Lectures in various parts of Bngalore and outside

Blossoming of Personality – Vivekananda Balaka Sangha and Vivekananda Yuvaka Sangha

    The Balaka Sangha is a cultural organization for boys above 9 years and the Yuvaka Sangha is for young men above 16 years. This organization is to impart man-making and character-building education. Culture of body and intellect without character, values and positive goals, leads to civilized barbarism. Vivekananda Balaka Sangha lays emphasis on harmonious development of the head, the hand and the heart.

Sri Ramakrishna Vidyarthi Mandiram

    This is a hostel for college boys with a calm and serene atmosphere. It provides multifarious facilities to the boys for their academic excellence. The door of the Vidyarthi Mandiram is open to all. The only demands made of the students are discipline and earnestness. The aim of the Mandiram is to supplement the academic education by imparting training conducive to an all-round growth of the personality.

Rural Welfare Work

    With a view to helping the poor villagers, especially those below the poverty line, living around Bangalore, rural welfare activities were taken up at Shivanahalli, 30 Kms from Bangalore, in 1984. The activities include the running of the school (from the kindergarten to the 7th standard), a weekly dispensary and several self-help groups.