Guwahati Ramakrishna Mission
"When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited." - Sri Sri Thakur
Guwahati Ramakrishna Mission has been publishing a quarterly journal ‘VIVEK BHASKAR’ (ISSN:2348-8328) in Assamese language to spread the universal and eternal messages of Peace, Harmony, Strength and Prosperity.
The seed of the Ramakrishna Movement was sown in the soil of Guwahati immediately after the birth centenary of Bhagawan Sri Ramakrishna Deva (1936). A study circle was started initially and soon, a Samity with the title of “Ramakrishna Seva Samity” was constituted in 1939.
The Samity was registered under the Society’s Registration Act 1860 in September 1940. Guwahati Municipal Corporation was pleased to give a plot of land at Chhatribari on lease and the Samity started its spiritual and philanthropic activities from that place. In appreciation of the humanitarian works done by the Samity, the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math affiliated the Seva Samity as one of its Branch Centres in 1968.
The “Ramakrishna Seva Samity” was then renamed as “Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Guwahati”. Over the years, expansion of activities in spiritual and philanthropic fields took place, and new initiatives were taken for spreading the message of Ramakrishna-Vivekananda among the masses. In recognition of its ever-growing humanitarian services the Government of Assam allotted a plot of land in a low lying swampy area at Ulubari to this Ashrama on 20th March, 1979. This new plot of land became an appendage to the existing complex.
Finally, thanks to the relentless efforts of monks and well-wishers, the institution at the newly allotted land developed into a large temple complex with a Prayer hall, a library and an auditorium building, a residential students’ home, a Monks’ Quarter, an Administrative Building and some other sections.
The main temple, an architectural masterpiece, was formally consecrated to Bhagawan Sri Ramakrishna Deva on 29th February in 1988, by Most Revered Srimat Swami Gambhiranandaji Maharaj, the 11th President of Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math. Subsequently, all operational activities were shifted from Chhatribari complex to the new complex at Ulubari. The premises at Chhatribari now houses an Out-Patient Dispensary that offers subsidized medical treatment to all in need, irrespective of caste, creed and religion.
Guwahati is a sprawling city beside the Brahmaputra River in the northeast Indian state of Assam. It’s known for holy place for the hilltop Kamakhya Temple, featuring shrines to the Hindu deities Shiva and Vishnu. To the east, 18th-century Navagraha Temple is an astronomical centre with planetary shrines. Umananda Temple, dedicated to Shiva and covered with engravings, stands on Peacock Island in the river.
Best Thoughts of Holy Lives
Work, apart from devotion or love of God, is helpless and cannot stand alone.   Sri Sri Thakur
The happiness of the world is transitory. The less you become attached to the world, the more you enjoy peace of mind.  Sri Sri Maa
The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.   Swami Vivekananda