Ramakrishna Math, Koyilandy
Ramakrishna Math, Koyilandy
A Branch Centre of Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math

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The Archway inauguration ceremony done at Koyilandy Math

With overwhelming joy and happiness, we want to share that on the very auspicious occasion of Srimat Swami Adbhutanandaji's janmatithi, we inaugurated the Archway at the entrance of Koyilandy Math on Saturday 24th February 2024. The inauguration of the Archway ceremony was conducted by Srimat Swami Swaprabhanandaji Maharaj on behalf of the Most Revered Vice President, Srimath Swami Suhitanandaji Maharaj, as the Revered Maharaj was absent. However, Revered Vice President Maharaj sent His blessings covered by a letter, which was read out in the assembly of devotees.
The plaque of the Archway opening ceremony commenced at 9:30 am, followed by a public meeting where distinguished guest speakers were present. The public meeting began with a Vedic prayer by the Gadadhar Abhyudaya Prakalpa students, followed by speeches and bhajans. The meeting concluded with a benedictory speech by Srimat Swami Swaprabhanandaji Maharaj, Ramakrishna Mission, Thiruvananthapuram.
We concluded the programme with a closing song and distributed lunch Prasad to over 200 devotees and others. In the evening, to mark the occasion, we distributed 35 sarees and 25 dhotis to 35 poor families.

Celebrated Swami Vivekananda's birthday (Tithi puja) at Koyilandy Math

As usual, we celebrated the 162nd birthday Tithi puja of Swami Vivekananda on Friday, the 2nd of February 2024. The celebrations commenced early in the morning with Mangalarati at 5 am, followed by meditation, prayers with chanting of Katha Upanishad, Special puja, Homa, Puspanjali, and Bhogarati. Sri Ramachandran KV, our guest speaker, spoke about Swamiji's life and message. At the end, we served sumptuous Prasad to around 300 devotees, including students and other attendees.

75th Republic Day Celebrated at Koyilandy Math

The 75th Republic Day has been celebrated at our Ashrama premises on Friday, 26th January 2024. The programme commenced with flag hoisting by Swami Shyamalananda, Sri Ramakrishna Mission, Nabadwip along with the singing of the National Anthem. This was followed by songs, dances, and speeches. The speeches were delivered by 4 students, and teachers of Gadadhar Abhyudaya Prakalpa.

We celebrated the consecration ceremony of the Sri Ram Mandir, which took place in Ayodhya

In connection with the Sri Rama Mandir consecration ceremony at Ayodhya, we conducted a simple puja of Sri Rama, followed by bhajans and speeches. Three speakers – Mr. Madhavan Bodhi, Mr. Sarath Pallott and the Adhyaksha of the Koyilandy Math – enlightened  on the significance of Sri Rama Mandir and the teachings of Lord Sri Rama. The event concluded with the distribution of lunch prasad to numerous attendees. In the evening, a Special Ramnam sankirtanam was performed after the prayer, and we illuminated the Temple in celebration.

National Youth Day celebrated at Koyilandy Math

We celebrated Youth Day on Friday, the 12th of January 2024, with our Gadadhar Abhyudaya Prakalpa students, along with a few devotees and volunteers. The programme began with a rally through the village, followed by songs. Upon returning to the Math premises, we conducted a programme, featuring an opening song and speeches by students and teachers. The President of this Ashrama, Swami Sundarananda, delivered a motivational message from Swamiji to inspire the students.
The proceedings concluded with the distribution of Prasad to approximately 60 people, including students.

Conducted a Health Awareness Camp at Koyilandy Math

Upon the request of the local inhabitants and the fisherman community, along with our "Gadadhar Abhyudaya Prakalpa students," we organized a medical treatment camp in collaboration with SAHANI Hospital, Koyilandy, on Sunday, the 7th of January 2024. Doctors from the hospital addressed and treated various health issues, including EGG, cardiology, and general check-ups. In total, 90 individuals, including GAP students, received medical attention.

Celebrated 171st birthday (Tithi Puja) of Holy Mother Sarada Devi

The journey into the new year of 2024 commenced on January 1st with Sri Ramakrishna Kalpataru, where He bestowed unconditional blessings upon His devotees, affirming, "Your soul is illumined." On January 3rd, Wednesday, we were further blessed by the celebration of Holy Mother Sarada Devi's 171st birthday. Undoubtedly, the years ahead promise to be filled with insightful events. Our commemoration of Sri Holy Mother Sarada Devi began at 5 am with Mangalarati, followed by meditation, prayer, a special puja, and homa. Mr. Suvra Banerjee from Bangalore, speaking in English, and Mr. Srikumar, a devoted speaker in Malayalam, both illuminated the glories of Holy Mother Sarada Devi for the attendees. Following the Bhogarati, we served a sumptuous lunch to around 160 people, including students. 

Sri Ramakrishna Kalpataru Celebrated at Koyilandy Math

I offer my sincere namaskars and best wishes to you on the auspicious occasion of Subha Kalpataru of Bhagwan Sri Ramakrishna. As we embark on the journey of 2024, may it bring both pleasantness and joy to your health and mind. Bhagwan Sri Ramakrishna bestowed His blessings on this day, 1st January 1886, to His devoted followers—a divine blessing that transcends time and extends to all sincere devotees who dedicate their minds to Him.In commemoration of His glory, we celebrated Sri Ramakrishna Kalpataru Divas on Monday, 1st January 2024, at our Ashrama premises. 
The programme commenced at 3:30 pm with prayers and meditation, followed by Bhajan, reading from "Sri Ramakrishna Great Master," and speeches. Insightful speeches were delivered by Swami Bhavapriyananda, a monk from Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram, Kozhikode, and Manoj Kumar Master, the principal of Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram Higher Secondary School, Kozhikode.As a culmination of the event, we distributed tea and snacks to 120 people, including devotees, students of Gadadhar Abhudaya Prakalpa, along with their parents.

An Archway Work in Progress

Following up on the email dated 9th November 2023 regarding the Archway construction, I am providing an update on the work in progress. You can find pictures of the Archway work in the provided link below. The inauguration is scheduled for the birthday of Srimath Swami Adbhutanandaji Maharaj on 24th February 2024, Saturday,  by Most Revered Srimath Swami Suhitanandaji Maharaj, Vice President of Ramakrishna Math and Mission. To complete the entire project, we require an additional 2.75 lakh. I earnestly request your support to help us reach this goal, and the bank details are provided for your convenience.
                                                                        Bank details;
                                                                        State Bank of India, Koyilandy, Kerala.
                                                                        Name: Ramakrishna Math, Koyilandy
                                                                        Bank A/c.No: 10632417896
                                                                        IFSC Code: SBIN0003338
                                                                        (PAN and Postal Address to be mentioned)
                                                                        I eagerly anticipate your favorable response to this matter.May Thakur Ma Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda bless you in all your daily endeavors.

Youth Convention and Devotee Conference at Koyilandy Math

To rejuvenate the quality of the youth, we organized a unique youth convention on Sunday, November 26, 2023. The programme commenced with guided meditation and Vedic prayers, followed by two luminaries: Dr. T.G.K. Murthy, a retired scientist from ISRO, who spoke about science to encourage students to explore their hidden qualities with spiritual thoughts. He also explained the recent historical achievement of ISRO in the successful launch of Chandrayaan-3 through a PowerPoint video.
Swami Brahmaparananda from Ramakrishna Math Advaita Ashrama, Kalady, shared his spiritual thoughts along with the message of Swami Vivekananda.
Finally, to make the youth aware of the significant impact made by Ramakrishna Math and Mission, we presented a video, "Blooming Lotus of Humanity," in Malayalam language to the youth.
Approximately 35 college students from different areas of Koyilandy attended the convention. They were provided with sumptuous food before leaving the Ashrama premises. Also in the evening, a Devotee conference was held in which 50 people participated.

Celebrated Children day

As you are aware, on Tuesday, the 14th of November 2023, we celebrated Sri Jawaharlal Nehru's birthday, which the Government of India has declared as Children's Day. On this occasion, we organized an event with the Gadadhar Abbhudaya Prakalpa students, teachers, and guest speakers to instill in the students a sense of their values and the importance of a bright future.
The programme commenced with a Vedic prayer by Br. Vrajeshachaitanya and Br. Murarichaitanya, followed by music, dance, and speeches by students, teachers, and guests.
During the event, students shared their knowledge and creative ideas, showcasing their talents in music and speeches. Simultaneously, teachers imparted valuable insights to help students understand the significance of their lives. Guest speakers narrated inspiring stories to bring out the hidden qualities within them.
To conclude the celebration, sumptuous food was provided to 65 attendees, including students, parents, and others.

Celebrated Kali Puja (Diwali) at Koyilandy Math

We celebrated Kali puja (Diwali) on Sunday, 12th November 2023 by placing a picture of Maa Kali in our shrine. After the evening Arati of Sri Ramakrishna Bhajans, Pushpanjali, and Arati were duly performed.  At the end of the puja, around 70 devotees took prasad.

Archway Appeal For Koyilandy Math

I hope this letter finds you in good health and high spirits. I have attached an appeal for erecting an archway at the main entrance of our koyilandy Math. I kindly request that you review it and take the necessary steps to enhance the aesthetics of the newly built temple at our Ashrama. Your assistance and support are greatly appreciated for this noble endeavor.

Vijaya Dashami Greetings

I sincerely offer my namaskars and best wishes on the auspicious occasion of Vijaya Dashami.
I hope you all enjoyed the Navaratri festival with the Durga Puja celebration and received blessings from Ma Durga.
Today, we celebrated Vijaya Dashami with devotees and students.

Celebrated Maha Ashtami by Distributing

Today, as we have celebrated Maha Ashtami, a significant day of Durga Puja on the 22nd of October, 2023, I extend my warm regards and best wishes to you and your family.
This morning, we observed the Maha Ashtami puja in the presence of Ma Durga's picture. To mark this auspicious festival, we provided a sumptuous meal to 68 people from our Ashrama and its surroundings. All of them expressed great joy in participating in our ritual.

Distribution of Sarees and lungees on the occasion of Durga Puja

To commemorate the auspicious occasion of Navaratri and to bring smiles to the faces of the underprivileged, especially those living in the foothill areas, we distributed sarees and lungis to 60 families in three villages within the Kozhikode district on the morning of Sunday, 15th October 2023. Each family received one saree and one lungi. The joy on their faces upon receiving these garments is truly heartwarming. Witnessing their happiness, we are inspired to provide them with more facilities in the near future.

Celebrated Matrupuja at Koyilandy Math

We organized a special event named "Matrupuja," held on Sunday, October 8th, 2023, at our premises, aimed at instilling and promoting values and a dignified culture among GAP students. We are acutely aware of the prevailing lack of respect, adoration, and humility in the current generation, particularly among the youth. In response to this concern, we conducted this event, which received a remarkable response from the local community, especially the fishermen. I firmly believe that their participation will contribute to the enhancement of values and a dignified culture in our society.
The event commenced with traditional Vedic chanting from the "Taittiriya Upanishad," followed by a welcome address. Miss Radha Devi . B Jeevanvriti karyakartha  Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, delivered an eloquent message to both parents and children. Subsequently, the Matrupuja was performed by the respective children. After the puja, an interactive session took place between the children and their parents, allowing them to discuss their feelings and experiences.
The programme concluded with a vote of thanks and a sumptuous lunch Prasad served to all 120 attendees.

Celebrated Gandhiji Jayanthi at Koyilandy Math

We celebrated the life and profound teachings of Gandhiji on Monday, October 2, 2023, with the GAP students at the Ashrama premises. The programme commenced with a prayer, followed by songs and enlightening speeches. Two dedicated GAP teachers and one esteemed guest speaker from outside shared his insight with the children, emphasizing Gandhiji's unique contributions to India's development and the preservation of our cherished values and culture. Several students also expressed their thoughts on Gandhiji's enduring messages.
To conclude the event, we distributed fruit and sweet prasada to the 58 students and other attendees.

Distributed School Uniforms to The Poor Students

We are thrilled to inform you that we have provided school uniforms to 58 underprivileged students. They all reside along the picturesque coast of the Arabian Sea. It's noteworthy that their parents make a living as fishermen.
These students are currently enrolled in stds 4 to 7, attending various schools in the village of Koyilandy, located in the Kozhikode district. To give you a glimpse of this heartwarming endeavor.

Sri Krishna Janmashtami Celebrated at Koyilandy Math

We celebrated Sri Krishna Janmashtami in our Ashrama on Wednesday, the 6th of September, 2023.  We had the Bhagavad Gita chanting of all chapters in the morning.  Sri Krishna Puja was performed followed by sandhya arathi at 7 pm after which we had Bhajans and  Pushpanjali. In the end, the prasad was distributed to about 25 devotees.

Celebrated Onam Festival at Koyilandy Math

We celebrated Onam, the core festival of the Keralites on Sunday the 27th of August, 2023 in the morning.  This is chiefly to commemorate King Mahabali, whose spirit is believed to grace the auspicious occasion on this particular day.
The programme began with prayers followed by bhajans, etc. at the Ashrama shrine. The participants included students of  Gadadhar Abhyudaya, teachers, and devotees. To mark the festivity of the celebration, students and other people performed their dance,  and musical programme and delivered speeches at the Auditorium.  On this very auspicious day, we distributed Sarees and Dhotis to 19 poor ladies and 14 gents. After concluding the ceremony, lunch prasad was distributed among the students, teachers,  devotees, and volunteers who counted around 100 people.

Celebrated 77th Independence Day at Koyilandy Math

With due respect to "Har Ghar Tiranga” and “Meri Maati Mera Desh,” we celebrated the 77th Independence Day, on Tuesday, 15th August, 2023 at our Math. The historical event was conducted by the Gadadhar Abhyudaya Students and some local people. The celebrations began with Flag hoisting followed by the National Anthem and various events that included speeches, songs, and dance.  To mark this occasion, we conducted different types of competition among the students of GAP followed by prize distribution for the winners.  We concluded the celebrations with a closing song and distributed prasad among 80 people.

Distress relief done for Blanket Distribution

Kerala experiences torrential rains every year during the rainy season. The poor inhabitants residing in thatched houses near the foothills face difficult times in severe cold during this season.  We have located  300 families from different villages belonging to the districts of Kannur and Kozhikode and distributed blankets among them for four days.

Organized a half day devotees  Conference at Koyilandy  Math

We organized a half-day devotees' conference at our premises on Sunday, 23rd July 2023. The conference proceeded with meditation and prayer followed by Bhajans, Gita chanting, readings from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother's conversation, and Swami Vivekananda Message. In the end, Mr. V.Dhanamjay, Thalassery, a Malayalam speaker, gave his enlightening speech to the devotees. The programme concluded with the distribution of snacks prasad to around 70 people. 

Study  Materials Distributed to the Poor Students

I sincerely convey my regards and namaskars to you. I hope you are doing well by the grace of the Holy Trio. With reference to the appeal, dated 21st June 2023, seeking funds for giving study materials. We would like to inform you that we have distributed the same among 397 poor students of 9 Government schools on the 2nd, 5th, 6th, and 7th of June 2023. The detailed distribution list is mentioned below in the table for your kind perusal.

This noble initiative has been possible only through your kind cooperation and sincere help either financially or intellectually. In this regard, I remember Swami Vivekananda's words, " They alone live who live for others, rest are dead than alive".   You have rendered your service in whatever possible ways,  with sincere feelings and devotion. This selfless service towards the poor students is an offering made at the feet of  God, which is my firm belief. Requesting you to keep in touch as always.

Guru PoornimaCelebrated at Koyilandy Math

Guru Poornima was celebrated on Monday, the 3rd July 2023 at our premises with solemnity. The programme commenced with Vedic prayer followed by meditation and bhajans. Swami Nandatmajanandaji Maharaj, editor, Prabhuddha Keralam, Thrissur was the special guest speaker who spoke on the importance of Guru Poornima. The programme  ended with prasad distribution to around 78 devotees.

Conducted a Youth Camp at Koyilandy Math

This is to inform you that we conducted a Youth Camp on Sunday, 18th June 2023.  A total of 59 youths from different areas of 4 villages in Koyilandy, Kozhikode district participated in the camp. The Camp started with the registration of the names of the participants followed by guided meditation and prayer in the Temple. Thereafter Swami Narasimhananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Kozhikode and Swami Brahmaparananda, Ramakrishna Math, Advaita Ashrama, Kalady spoke to the youth on values and their future career.  In between there were interactions and question-answer sessions with the youth. In the end, the participants were given books of the Holy Trio followed by lunch prasad.

Health Awareness Programme

We have organized a health awareness programme at our premises on the 14th & 16th of June 2023. Most of the people from the fishermen community along with the students of Gadadhar Abhyudaya Prakalpa participated in the programme. Around 65 patients were treated by Dr. S. Sivaprakash from Sri Sathya Sai Medical College, Tamil Nadu.

Organized a Devotees Conference

We organised  a half day devotees meet at our premises on Sunday, 28th May, 2023. The conference proceeded with meditation and prayer followed by Bhajans, reading from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother's conversation and Sivananda Vani. At the end Mr. Shasidharan, a Malayalam speaker gave his enlightening speech to the devotees. The programme concluded with distribution of snacks prasad to around 75 people.

Celebrated Phalaharini Kali Puja

We celebrated "Phalaharini Kali puja" at our Ashrama on Thursday the 18th of May 2023. The puja began after the evening arati followed by bhajans and pushpanjali. At the end of the puja, we distributed prasad to around 30 devotees.

Temple Reconsecration Ceremony

The Sri Ramakrishna Temple at our Koyilandy Ashrama was thoroughly renovated. The renovated new temple was reconsecrated by Most Revered Swami Tattwavidanandaji Maharaj, one of our Assistant General Secretaries on the sacred Buddha Poornima Day, Friday 5th May 2023. All the Pujas and Homa in connection with the consecration were also done by the revered Maharaj.
In connection with the ceremony, there were various cultural performances and a public meeting in the afternoon at the auditorium hall on that day. The public meeting was also chaired by the revered Maharaj. About 40 Sadhus attended the ceremony. About 600 devotees took Lunch Prasad on the day.

Eve of the ceremony of the temple and distributed sarees

On the eve of the Reconsecration of the Temple on Thursday, 4th May 2023, we have arranged for the reception of the chief guest Most Revered Swami Tattwavidanandaji,  the Assistant General Secretary Maharaj. To make the event memorable we distributed 50 Sarees to the mothers residing near the foothills, in the village of Koyilandy, Kozhikode district.

Celebrated 125th Anniversary of Ramakrishna Mission at Koyilandy Math

We are happy to inform you that the 125th foundation day of the Ramakrishna Mission was celebrated at our Math in the most befitting way on 1st May, Monday, 2023. The function started at 4 pm in the evening with Vedic prayer followed by speeches and classical music. Swami Vanishananda Acharya, Brahmachari Training Centre, Belur Math, and Swami Nandatmajananda, editor Prabuddha Keralam, Thrissur, delivered a valuable speech on "Spiritual contribution of Ramakrishna Mission for 125 years''.Mr. Sudheesh Raman performed classical music in this programme. At the end of the celebration, prasad packets were distributed among 160 devotees and students.

Poor feeding is done on Akshay Tritiya day

On the auspicious occasion of Akshay Tritiya, we arranged for Nara Narayana Seva by feeding 105 needy people in and around the locality on Sunday,  23rd April 2023. Food was served to these people after a short session of prayer and meditation.  Dakshina of Rs.100 was offered to each of these people after their meals were over. These people seemed to be happy after receiving sumptuous food and Dakshina.

Celebrated Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna Birthday Jayanthi

We have celebrated 188th Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna birthday Jayanti on Tuesday, the 21th February, 2023 in a befitting manner at our Ashrama premises. The celebration commenced with mangala arati, meditation, Vedic chanting with  stotra path and bhajan. It is followed by special puja, homa, speech and bhog arati. Two devotees delivered speeches in malayalam. At the same time to mark the festivity of the celebration, we distributed Sarees to the 15 poor Ladies residing near the Math premises. We concluded the celebrations by distributing prasad to around 210 devotees, students and others.

Organized a Annadanam Programme (Food distribution)

As requested by some people around the Ashrama, we have organized distribution of lunch prasad (food distribution) to some of the poor people and their kids around the Ashrama area along with our regular fisherman area's students on Sunday the 19th February, 2023. Around 75 people in total participated in the same. All of the participants were happy to have the delicious food. 
I pray to Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna as there is a holy birthday tomorrow on 21th February, 2023, to bless you profusely for leading your smoothly going spiritual endeavour.

74th Republic Day celebrated at Koyilandy Math

The 74th Republic day has been celebrated at our Ashrama premises on Thursday, 26th January 2023. The program commenced with flag hoisting by Swami Sundarananda, Adhyaksha, Ramakrishna Math Koyilandy along with the singing of the National Anthem. This was followed by songs, dances, and speeches. The speeches were delivered by 3 students, and teachers of GAP.

Distress Relief service

We have arranged a distress relief service for the 110 poor hill tribal families of Northern Kerala. A Lungi and a saree were offered to each family on Sunday, 22nd January 2023.
Sl. NoPlaceSareesLungisNo. of Beneficiary Families
1
Kannau village               10  1010
2 Kottiyoor  village 40 40 40
 3Eralam 60 60 60
Total 110 110 110

Celebrated Swami Vivekananda 161st Birthday (Tithi Puja) at Koyilandy Math

The 161st Tithi Puja of Swami Vivekananda was celebrated in our Ashrama. On the Holy occasion, Special puja & Homa were performed & Anna Bhog was offered to the Holy Trio. Bhajans were sung throughout the puja. Cooked Prasad was distributed to about 150 devotees.Mr. Manoj Kumar Principal, of Ramakrishna Sevashram Higher secondary school, Kozhikode spoke on this Holy occasion to the devotees.

The National Youth Day celebration at Koyilandy Math

Phase – I: The National Youth Day was celebrated in our Math on Thursday, 12th January 2023 morning, in a simple manner. Students of the Gadadhar Abhyudaya Prakalpa (GAP) & other students were invited. The programme started with a procession, singing Swamiji’s songs and slogans and followed by speeches from teachers & students. The students gave speeches on Swami Vivekananda’s life and teachings.  This was followed by Adhyaksha Swamiji’s benediction address. In the end, the National Anthem was sung and Prasad was distributed to more than 50 people.

Phase – II: We organized a half-day youth convention at our Math premises on Thursday,12th  January, evening.  Speeches rendered by Swami Namaratananda, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Coimbatore, and Sri Satheesh O.S, a Motivational speaker from Thrissur, inculcated immense values to the youth. 170 youth from different schools participated.

Kalpataru Utsav Celebrated at Koyilandy Math

Sri Ramakrishna revealed himself as an Avatara of Vishnu and as a Kalpataru on 1st January 1886, so we must firmly believe that not only on the first day of the year but every day and at every moment, he is there with us as Kalpataru in our hearts. We must call on him earnestly. In this connection, Most Revered Gambhiranandaji Maharaj said:   "Sri Ramakrishna came... for those whose hearts are yearning for God. With this enlightening message, we celebrated the Kalpataru Utsav in the Math premises on 1st January 2023, Sunday in the evening in which 60 devotees took part. In this regard, the programme started with Vedic Chanting followed by reading from The Scripture & bhajans.

Swami Namratanandaji Maharaj, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Coimbatore, gave a lecture on "Sri Ramakrishna Kalpataru”. Mr Sasidharan, Vadakara, Kozhikode was the Guest of Honour. Both enlightened the devotees with various insights on the holy occasion. The programme concluded with the closing song and Prasad was distributed to all.

Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi was celebrated in our Math

The 170th Tithi Puja of Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi was celebrated in our Math on Thursday, 15th December 2022. On this Holy occasion, a Special Puja, Homa was performed and Anna Bhog was offered, followed by Arati. The Bhajans were sung throughout the puja. Cooked Prasad was distributed to more than 140 devotees. A speech was delivered by the renowned writer of English and Malayalam Shrimathi Indira Krishnakumar, Ottapalam, a niece of Most Revered Srimat Swami Tapasyanandaji Maharaj.

Shifting of the Present Shrine - Renovation - Extension Ceremony - Gopura Nirmanam

We have shifted the temple to the temporary site at our Auditorium. We performed the Visesha Puja, Bhajansfollowed by Homa, and Bhoga Arati. A short speech was given by SwamiNandatmajanandaji Maharaj, Thrissur. Simultaneously, we conducted the Foundation Laying Ceremony for the Temple renovation, extension, and Gopura Nirmanam at the present site. The celebrations were attended by Sadhus of nearby centers and 160 devotees and all had their sumptuous Prasad. Please see the link below for the photos of the programme. 
Till Kumbha-abhishekam kindly cooperate and help us in all the possible and convenient ways. We are expecting to finish it by the end of March 2023. I wholeheartedly pray that blessings be always showered on you and your family for spiritual growth. 

Organized Devotees convention at Koyilandy Math

Commemorating the 125th Anniversary of Ramakrishna Mission foundation day we organized a devotee convention on the 16th of October 2022 wherein  170 devotees participated. The programme commenced with Vedic prayers followed by invocatory songs and reading from Vachanamrita (Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna).  Swami Namratananda from Ramakrishna Mission, Coimbatore, and Swami Sarvabhadrananda from Ramakrishna Math, Chennai addressed the audience cheerfully.
A pleasant song marked the conclusion of the event, following which we distributed prasad to the devotees.

Distress relief for distributing the Sarees

We are glad to notify that on the Holy occasion of the Navaratri festival we distributed  69 Sarees to poor Tribal women on the Panchami and Shasti days (30th Sep and 1st Oct 2022). They hail from foothill villages of Kannur district, Kerala about 90 km away from Koyilandy Math.

Seminar-"The Role of a Teacher" Conducted at Koyilandy Math

To mark the 125th Anniversary of Ramakrishna Mission foundation day we organized a Teachers’ Convention on Sunday, the 18th of September, 2022 at our premises. The subject of the seminar was "Role of Teachers". In this programme there were three resource persons who guided and spoke to the teachers viz Swami Devarajanandaji Maharaj, Swami Vishwanathanandaji Maharaj from Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math, and Swami Narashimhanandaji Maharaj from Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Kozhikode. The programme commenced with prayer and an opening song followed by speeches and a question-answer session. All of them highlighted the teachings of Swami Vivekananda and their own experiences in various fields of education. We have given books on Holy Mother Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda to 35 teachers from 11 schools and 1 college. We concluded the seminar with a vote of thanks and a closing song. In the end, around 65 people took lunch Prasad and left the premises.

Onam Celebrated on 20th Aug 2021

We celebrated Onam, the core festival of Keralites on Wednesday the 7th of September 2022 in the morning hours.  This is chiefly to commemorate King Mahabali, whose spirit is believed to grace this auspicious occasion personally.
In this connection, the programme began with prayers followed by bhajans, etc at the Ashrama shrine with GAP students and teachers. At the same time to mark the festivity of the celebration, students performed their dance and music programme in front of the temple. On this very auspicious day, we distributed Sarees to the 15 poor Ladies and gents. After concluding it, prasad was distributed to the students, Teachers,  devotees, and volunteers.

Celebration of Krishna Janmashtami

We celebrated Sri Krishna Janmashtami in our Ashrama on Thursday, the 18th August, 2022.  We had Bhagavat Gita chanting of all chapters in the morning.  Sri Krishna Puja was performed followed by  sandhya arathi  at 7pm after which we had Bhajans and  Pushpanjali. At the end prasad was distributed to about 21 devotees.

Youth Convention & Independence Day Celebration (Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav) at Koyilandy

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Indian Independence and  Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav we arranged for a day-long programme with great solemnity on Monday, the 15th of August, 2022. The celebrations were in 4 parts, held at the Ashrama premises. 
The 1st part included an Independence day rally followed by a National Flag hoisting ceremony with the Gadadhar Abhyudaya Prakalpa (GAP) students early in the morning.
In the 2nd part, a Youth Convention was organised in which students from 3 different English medium schools participated. The resource persons in the youth convention were Swami Nandatmajananda Maharaj Thrissur, Dr T G K Murthy a retired Distinguished scientist of ISRO Bangalore and Mr Balaji, from the USA. Rev Nandatmajanandaji Maharaj highlighted the need for one’s own inner capability development and apply to achieve success in life. Dr T G K Murty showed, through ppt, the contribution of scientific stalwarts in different domains ranging from agriculture to space, including Covaxine. Their significant contribution is traced to Swamiji's ideas of nation-building. Shri Balaji suggested to students to make the best use of digital technology for their own growth in a positive direction. 
The 3rd part included a musical concert performed by the professional musician Mr Sudheesh Raman, Thrissur, held in the evening. 
The 4th in the concluding part was a cultural programme in which our GAP Students participated.
The programme of the youth convention has been covered by some local news channels and papers.

Ramayana Masa celebration at Koyilandy Math

The last month of the Malayalam  Era – 'Karkidakam' - is celebrated as 'Ramayana Masa' in Kerala. In every house, every temple Ramayana  (Adhyatma Ramayanam by Ezhuthacchan) is read and sung , as we celebrate in every village and house the Durga Puja in Bangal. Our Math this year made a programme in connection with this. The main theme of the programme is to bring children especially the school – college going ones to bring in line with this centuries old tradition of Kerala.
In this holy connection, we conducted the Ramayana celebration on Saturday, the 6th August, 2022 at our premises. The programme commenced with traditional prayer and opening song. It was  followed by reading Ramayana by 2  devotees and  2 eminent speakers Mr. Kartikeyan and Mr. Karunan Master spoke  about the significance of Ramayana and how to practice in our day to day life.  In between, a singer Mr. Shinilraj, Kozhikode sung the songs on Rama.
We concluded the programme by distributing the Prasad to about 75 devotees and Children.

Health Awareness Programme Conducted

As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (75th year independence day celebration) we conducted a Health awareness programme at our premises on Saturday (30.07.2022). Three Doctors from the local health department graced the occasion and addressed the students of Gadadhar Abhyudaya Prakalpa and local children. They emphasised the need for personal hygiene which is the core aspect of health care.
We concluded the program by distributing selective vitamin tablets to 90 students along with Prasad packets.

Celebrated Guru Purnima at Koyilandy Math

We observed Guru Purnima on Wednesday, the 13th of July 2022 at our Ashrama premises. We began with Vedic Chanting, prayers followed by  Bhagavad Gita recital and Bhajans. 3 of our Devotees read from the Ramakrishna vachanamrita (Gospel of Sree Ramakrishna), Conversation of Holy Mother Sarada Devi, and Swami Vivekananda. A senior devotee delivered a speech elaborating on the purpose and greatness of Guru and the importance of Gurupurnima celebrations. The programme ended with a song and distribution of Prasad to around 85 devotees.

Celebration of the fifth part of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav"

In observance of the fifth part of the “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”, we have organized a Youth Convention on Saturday, the 2nd July 2022, for the students of 10th, 12th, and Degree students, at our Auditorium. They hailed from 3 different villages in and around our Ashrama. The programme commenced at 9.30 am with Vedic prayer and a welcome address by the Adhyaksha, Ramakrishna Math, Koyilandy. It was followed by speeches and a question-answer session. The speakers were Swami Dharmapurnananda Maharaj, Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Kozhikode, and Mr. Bijilesh KB, who is an expert in teaching higher students for different competitive exams. At the end of the celebration, all 90 participants distributed books of Swami Vivekananda and their study material like notebooks and pens. The function ended by offering snacks and cool drinks.

Study material distribution to poor students

No sooner had the academic session of schools commenced in Kerala, than we distributed 210 kits containing notebooks, school bags, geometry boxes, and pens to poor students from 4 schools on 24th and 30th June 2022 at our premises. All of them reside near the coastal area of the Arabian sea. The distribution programme started at 10 am with prayers and a motivational speech to the students by Swami Dharmapurnananda, Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Kozhikode and two teachers viz Mr. Bijilesh and Mr. Padmanabhan. 

Sri Sri Shodashi Puja Celebrated at Koyilandy Math

"Sri Sri Shodashi Puja" was solemnly observed in our Ashrama on Sunday, 29th May 2022. The puja started after the sandhya arati. It was followed by Bhajans, Bhogharathi, and Pushpanjali.  At the end of the puja, prasad was distributed to 36 devotees.

Part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Celebrations with Parents and Students of GAP

As part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations we organized an orientation programme for GAP students and their parents on 22nd May, 2022 at our Ashrama Auditorium. The programme commenced with prayer followed by lectures. Teachers Mr. Bijilesh, Megha Das, Jinsi K T and Sudheesh addressed the audience and encouraged them. One of the students too shared her thoughts as to how she was inspired by Swami Vivekananda's sermons and highlighted that the Ashrama atmosphere stimulated her to a great extent. Nearly 110 people participated and lunch Prasad was distributed to all.

Celebrated Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and Youth day 2nd May 2022

As part of Youth day and Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, we conducted a novel programme on Monday the 2nd of May with the Students of Gadadhar Abhyudaya Prakalpa and youth from close quarters. The function commenced at 4.15 pm with prayers by Br, Vrajeshachaitanya, and lectures followed on Swami Vivekananda and his contributions to India. Speakers were Swami Narasimhanandaji Maharaj, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission sevashram, Kozhikode, Mr. Bijilesh is a trainer of competitive examination students and  8 students with 1 Teacher from GAP. They shared valuable insights about Swamiji and its current-day relevance.  Thereafter prizes were distributed for drawing, elocution, and essay writing competitions to the students. Adding glory to the event, students performed cultural activities. At the end of the celebration, we distributed prasad to around 200 people.

Celebrated foundation day of Ramakrishna Mission on 1st May, 2022

The foundation day of Ramakrishna Mission has been celebrated with joy and éclat on Sunday, May 1st, 2022. The programme commenced at 4 pm with prayer, an opening song and the lighting of the lamp. It was followed by the reading of the historical proceedings of the general meeting of the Ramakrishna Mission Association held on 1st and 5th May 1897, in the Malayalam language by Bijilesh, a volunteer of our Ashrama.  There were 2  monk speakers and 2 others who participated in the programme, Swami Tatpurushanandaji Maharaj, Adhyaksha,   Ramakrishna Math, Kayamkulam, Swami Nandatmajanandaji Maharaj, editor of Prabuddha Keralam, the monthly magazine, Thrissur. Miss Megha Das a teacher of GAP, and Mr Raman a devotee of Chennai Ramakrishna Math. All of Them spoke regarding the significance and contribution of the Ramakrishna Mission to the masses. 
The occasion was glorified by a Bhajan session performed by Smt. Vijayasree Raman, a devotee of Ramakrishna Mission, Chennai.  The Temple and the adjacent areas have been brightly illuminated and colourfully decorated.
At the end of the function, we distributed food packets to around 100 devotees. 

Vishu :- The New year festival of Kerala

The Vishu festival has been celebrated at our Math on  Friday,15th April 2022. We started the day by worshipping Lord Krishna, followed by a lecture on the importance of Vishu, delivered to the GAP students. Some devotional songs were sung by the students. In the evening students along with many other people lit fireworks and crackers. At the end of the programme, we distributed a prasad to the students and devotees.
Vishu is celebrated with the customary worship of Lord Vishnu as Krishna.
It is the first day of the Malayalam calendar and is called the New year in Kerala.
This day is celebrated with much ceremonial splendor by people and their family members, and relatives by burning firecrackers.

Celebrated anniversary of Holy Trio

The annual program on Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda was celebrated by illuminating the Temple in our Ashrama on Saturday the 26th March 2022. On this occasion, we invited 3 guest speakers- Swami Bhuvanathmananda, Adhyaksha of Sri Ramakrishna Math Vyttila, Kochi, Swami Narasimhananda, Secretary of Ramakrishna Mission sevashrama, Kozhikode, and Mr. Sasidhan, a retired headmaster, higher Secondary school, Vatakara. There was a musical program by Sapthaswara music group, Vatakara before concluding the program. At the end of the celebration, we distributed Prasad to around 80 people.

Distributed umbrellas to Traffic Police

In Kerala, notwithstanding the swaying seasons (scorch of the summer and floods during winter) traffic policemen stand under the open sky to regulate day-to-day road traffic. Considering their pathetic plight, we distributed 10 umbrellas each to 3 Police stations i.e Koyilandy, Balussery, and Atholi in Kozhikode district on Wednesday, the 23rd March 2022.
                                                    All the police staff were delighted and applauded our gesture.

Celebrated Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna Birthday Jayanthi

We have celebrated 187th Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna birthday Jayanti on Friday, the 4th March, 2022 in a befitting manner at our Ashrama premises. The celebration commenced with mangala arati, meditation, Vedic chanting with  stotra path and special bhajan group from Vadakara. It is followed by special puja, homa, speech and bhog arati. Three devotees delivered speeches in malayalam. We concluded the celebrations by distributing prasad to around 300 devotees, students and others.

Maha Shivaratri Puja observed on Tuesday, 1st March 2022 at Koyilandy Math

Maha Shivaratri was solemnly observed in our Ashrama on Tuesday 1st March 2022. The dashopchar puja started after sandhya arati with the offering of sweets & fruits. The abhisheka of Shiva lingam was done with 4-items by the devotees also. In the end, prasad was distributed to devotees who attended the puja.

Newly constructed house for poor family

We are glad to inform you that we have taken an initiative to help a poor family by building a house for them.  The house was inaugurated on the auspicious occasion of Maha Sivaratri on 1st March, 2022. The house consisted of a bedroom with an attached bathroom, a big hall and a kitchen. It is located on the hill top area of Arikkulam village in Kozhikode district, Kerala, which is around 7 km from Ashrama, Koyilandy. 

Mr. Jithin Rajan, chief manager of SBI Koyilandy was the chief guest for the inaugural ceremony of the house. We concluded the program by felicitating shirts to the 25 labourers who had been kind enough to do the entire work of constructing the house free of cost.