Sri Krishna Janmashtami will be observed in the Ashrama on Wednesday, the 1st September 2010. Features are as follows:
6.25 pm: Sandhayarati
7.00 pm: Special worship of Sri Krishna and Shyamanam Sankirthan
7.45 pm: Arati of Sri Krishna
8.00 pm: Prasada Distribution in Hand
All are welcome to attend the programme.
Ramakrishna Math,Mangalore conducted a spiritual Retreat on Sunday, the 22nd August. About 275 devotees attended the day long retreat.
The programme consisted of Bhajans, Lectures by Swami Shivakantanandaji of Ramakrishna Sharadashrama, Ponnampet, by Swami Jnanayoganandaji of Ramakrishna Ashrama, Mysore in the forenoon. Forenoon session was followed by lunch.
In the afternoon session there was a special programme Gamaka Vachana-Vyakhyana by Vidwan Sri Hosahalli Keshava Murthy and Vidwan Sri Mattur Markandeya Avadhani. Swami Jitakamanandaji delivered a lecture after tea.
Swami Shivakantanandaji of Ramakrishna Sharadashrama, Ponnampet addressing the gathering
Swami Jitakamanandaji speaking on “Mukunda Mala”
Swami Jnanayoganandaji of Ramakrishna Ashrama Mysore addressing
Vidwan Sri Keshava Murthy – Gamaka Vaachana
Vidwan Markandeya Avadhani – Gamaka Vyakhyana
A Public meeting was organized by the managing committee of the Ramakrishna Mission in the Ashrama to felicitate Swami Purnakamanandaji and to welcome Swami Jitakamanandaji as the new head of the centre.
The programme began with devotional songs by Sri Dattatreya Velankar, an alumnus of our Balakashrama followed by invocation by the students of Balakashrama.
Sri U V Bhat, President of the managing committee welcomed the gathering and dignitaries. Swami Purnakamanandaji introduced Swami Jtakamanandaji to the assembled devotees and well-wishers. Later many devotees from different parts expressed their opinions and thanked SWami Purnakamanandaji for his selfless service and dedication. They honored him and welcomed Swami Jitakamanandaji Mj and pledged their support in all the endeavours of the Ashrama. Swami Jagadatmanandaji and Swami Sureshanandaji too spoke in the meeting.
About 25 Sadhus from different parts of Karnataka and more than 600 devotees, friends and well-wishers of the institution had attended the public meeting.
In the morning in an informal function Swami Jitakamanandaji took charge of the centre from the hands of Swami Purnakamanandaji Mj.
Swami Jitakamanandaji signing the papers
Swami Purnakamanandaji handing over the charge
Group photo of monastics
Gathering in the Public Meeting
Swami Jitakamanandaji’s first public address after taking charge as the head of Mangalore centre
Srimath Swami Jitakamanandaji is a senior monk of Sri Ramakrishna Mission. Having been inspired by the life and teachings of Sri Ramakrishna, Vivekananda, and other saints, he joined the Order in the year 1973.
In the beginning years of his monastic life he served the Mission at Thrissur and Kalady in Kerala.
Later, after his ordination in to Sannyas, he served for 18 years, as in-charge of Ramakrishna Mission Balakashrama (Students’ home) at Mangalore, where he helped many rural poor students to get higher education.
Prior to taking charge of mangalore centre he was serving as the Director (Correspondent), Ramakrishna Institute of Moral and spiritual Education, Yadavagiri, Mysore, which trains the in-service and pre-service teachers in Value Education. He has given a number of talks on value education and personality development in different educational institutions throughout India.
He has conducted many value orientation programs to rural teachers, rural students, J.N.V. Principals, Officials, K.M.F staffs executives, directors, Parle group, Vikrant tyres, Mahajana students every year for 9 yeras in RIMSE. He has lot of experience in the field of education.
He is a powerful orator and a prolific writer in both Kannada and English.