"God is everywhere but He is most manifest in man. So serve man as God. That is as good as worshipping God." – Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa Dev
"I am the mother of the wicked, and I am the mother of the virtuous. Never fear. Whenever you are in distress, just say to yourself, I have a mother." – Sri Ma Sarada Devi
"You Have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, None can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul." – Srimath Swami Vivekananda
Garva Mandir of newly built Sri Ramakrishna temple in Ramakrishna Sevashrama, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Consecration Ceremony Photos

Sri Ramakrishna Temple Parikrama and Consecration
Procession of Harmony and Friendship
Spiritual Discussion Meeting and Cultural Function
Miscellaneous Photos


Consecration Ceremony programme details — printable version Adobe PDF logo

Day 1: Saturday, November 29, 2014

5:00 AM:

Mangalarati and Morning Prayer

8:00 AM:

Sri Ramakrishna Puja, Bastu Puja and Yagga
Conducted by
Swami Tattawavidanandaji Maharaj, President, Adwaita Asrama, Mayavati and Kolkata.
Priest : Sri Hariprasad Bhattacharjee, Kolkata.

7:00 PM (Evening) :

Temple Consecration Pre-function (Adhivas)

8:00 PM (Night) :

Inaugural Session
Opening song: Swami Durganathananda, Belur Math
Blessings: Revered Srimat Swami Prabhanandaji Maharaj, Vice President, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Misssion, Belur Math
President: Sri Gurupada Palit, President, Ramakrishna Sevasrama, Chittagong
Chief Guest: Srimat Swami Girishanandaji Maharaj, Treasurer, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Misssion, Belur Math
Guest of Honour: Sri Dilip Dasgupta, Senior Manger, Commercial bank of Celone, Dhaka
Honourable Speaker: Swami Nityakamananda, Assistant Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratisthan, Kolkata
Welcome Address: Swami Shaktinathananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Sevasram, Chittagong
Vote of Thanks: Swami Surabarananda, Assistant Secretary, Ramakrishna Sevasram, Chittagong
Closing Song: Swami Sarvaganandaji Maharaj, President, Ramakrishna Mission Asrama, Narendrapur, Kolkata

Day 2: Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sri Ramakrishna Temple Inauguration and Consecration Ceremony

5:00 AM:

Mangalarati, Morning Prayer and Bhajan

7:00 AM:
Sri Ramakrishna Temple Parikrama and Consecration

The Temple will be consecrated by
Revered Srimat Swami Prabhanandaji Maharaj, Vice President, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Misssion, Belur Math

8:00 AM:

Shubharambh of Sri Ramakrishna Temple Pratistha Puja and Consecration

9:00 AM:

Recitation from different Religious books and Bhaktigeeti

10:30 AM:

Procession of Harmony and Friendship
Initiator: Srimat Swami Girishandaji Maharaj, Treasurer, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Misssion, Belur Math
Chief Guest: Mr. Md. Abdul Jalil Mandal B.P.M., Police Commissioner, Chittagong Metropolitan Police

12:30 PM (Afternoon):

PRASAD DISTRIBUTION, Venue - J.M.Sen Hall

6:00 PM (Evening):

Evening Prayer and Bhajan Sangeet

8:00 PM (Night):

Spiritual Discourses
Honourable Speaker :
Revered Srimat Swami Prabhanandaji Maharaj, Vice President, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Misssion, Belur Math
Srimat Swami Bodhasaranandaji Maharaj, Assistant Secretary, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math
Srimat Swami Akhileshanandaji Maharaj, President, Ramakrishna Asram, Bagerhat
Srimat Swami Dhrubeshanandaji Maharaj, President, RamakrishnaMath and Ramakrishna Mission , Dhaka
Srimat Swami Suparnanandaji Maharaj, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata
Srimat Swami Sarvaganandaji Maharaj, President, Ramakrishna Mission Asrama, Narendrapur, Kolkata

Day 3: Monday, December 1, 2014

8:00 AM:

Sri Sri Thakur Puja and Shaptaswati Home
Priest: Srimat Swami Tattawavidanandaji Maharaj, Member, Auchi Parishad, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math
Assistance: All Swanyashis, Mr. Haraprasad Bhattacharjee and Brahmin Pandits.

Spiritual Discussion Meeting and Cultural Function : Venue - J.M.Sen Hall

3:00 pm (Afternoon):

Padabali Kirtan - Brahmachari Murarichaitanya, Ramakrishna Asram, Dinajpur.

5:00 pm (Afternoon):
Spiritual Discussion : Subject - Biswa Chetanay Sri Ramakrishna

Sri Ramakrishna Chief Guest: Revered Srimat Swami Prabhanandaji Maharaj, Vice President, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Misssion, Belur Math
President: Swami Shaktinathananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Sevasram, Chittagong
Guest of Honour:
H.E. Sri Pankaj Sharan, High Commissioner, High Commission of India, Dhaka
Srimat Swami Girishandaji Maharaj, Treasurer, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Misssion, Belur Math
Special Guest:
Srimat Swami Viswanathanandaji Maharaj, President, Ramakrishna Math, Bagbazar, Kolkata
Srimat Swami Dhrubeshanandaji Maharaj, President, RamakrishnaMath and Ramakrishna Mission, Dhaka
Srimat Swami Nityamuktanandaji Maharaj, President, Ramakrishna Math, Yogodyan, Kolkata
Srimat Swami Suparnanandaji Maharaj, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata
Honourable Speaker:
Swami Ameyatmananda, President, Ramakrishna Asram and Ramakrishna Mission, Dinajpur
Welcome Address:
Sri Tapash Hore, Member Secretary, Sri Ramakrishna Temple Consecration Ceremony Committee
Vote of Thanks:
Swami Eknathananda, President, Ramakrishna Asram and Mission, Narayangonj
Inaugural Song:
Swami Animeshananda, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission Sevasram, Vrindaban

8:30 PM (Night):
Solo song presentation

Srimat Swami Sarvaganandaji Maharaj, President, Ramakrishna Mission Asrama, Narendrapur, Kolkata

Day 4: Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Venue : J.M. Sen Hall

3:00 pm (Afternoon):

Cultural Programme
Artiste: Shreyashi Mazumder, Purabi Chakraborty, Apu Barman, Sukanya Mazumder, Moushumi Dasgupta and Koheli Dasgupta.

5:00 pm (Afternoon):
Spiritual Discussion : Subject - Shatarupe Srima Sarada

Srima Sarada President: Srimat Swami Ameyanandaji Maharaj, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Dhaka
Chief Guest: Alhaj Mohammed Manjur Alam, Honourable Mayor, Chittagong City Corporation
Special Guest:
Srimat Swami Sharbeswranandaji Maharaj, President, Ramakrishna Asram, Mymensing
Srimat Swami Purnatmanandaji Maharaj, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission, Swami Vivekananda Birth Place, Kolkata
Srimat Swami Sarvalokanandaji Maharaj, President, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Mumbai
Honourable Speaker:
Srimat Swami Atmapravanandaji Maharaj, President, Ramakrishna Math, Bhubaneswar
Swami Parimuktananda, President, Ramakrishna Asram and Ramakrishna Mission, Baliati
Swami Bisheswarananda, President, Ramakrishna Asram and Ramakrishna Mission, Comilla
Swami Jnanaprakashananda, President, Ramakrishna Asram and Ramakrishna Mission, Jessore
Welcome Address: Swami Chandranathananda, President, Ramakrishna Asram and Ramakrishna Mission, Sylhet
Vote of Thanks: Swami Santatananda, Ramakrishna Sevasram, Chittagong
Inaugural Song: Swami Animeshananda, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission Sevasram, Vrindaban

8:30 PM (Night):
Solo song presentation

Swami Animeshananda, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission Sevasrama, Vrindaban

Day 5: Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Venue : J.M. Sen Hall

3:00 pm (Afternoon):

Baul Song
Artiste: Sri Manas Pal Chowdhury

5:00 pm (Afternoon):
Spiritual Discussion : Subject - Yuganayak Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda President: Srimat Swami Bodhasaranandaji Maharaj, Assistant Secretary, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math
Chief Guest: Mr. Saifujjaman Jabed M.P., Honourable State Minister, Land Ministry, Peoples Republic of Bangladesh
Special Guest:
Srimat Swami Purnatmanandaji Maharaj, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission, Swami Vivekananda Birth Place, Kolkata
Srimat Swami Sarvalokanandaji Maharaj, President, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Mumbai
Srimat Swami Tattawavidanandaji Maharaj, President, Adwaita Asrama, Mayavati and Kolkata
Honourable Speaker:
Swami Shukadevananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Students Home, Chennai
Swami Nareshananda, President, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Karimganj
Swami Chandranathananda, President, Ramakrishna Asram and Ramakrishna Mission, Sylhet
Welcome Address: Swami Sthiratmananda, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Dhaka
Vote of Thanks: Swami Shaktinathananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Sevasram, Chittagong

8:30 PM (Night):
Cultural Function - Favourite songs of Sri Ramakrishna

Singers:
Professor Dr. Hirendra Nath Mukherjee, Rabindra Varati University, India
AND
Sri Swarnamay Chakraborty,
Sri Bani Kumar Chowdhury,
Sri Subrata Das Anuj,
Sri Dilip Das,
Dr. Sujit Das,
Sri Surajit Das,
Sri Rajesh Saha,
Sri Pradip Sengupta,
Sri Birendra Dey,
Sri Samar Saha

Ending of Programme by chanting Ramakrishna Swaranam chorus


An Appeal

Swami ShaktinathanandaBy the grace of Holy Trio, the two storied universal temple of Bhagaban Sri Ramakrishna in the pattern of Belur Math is nearing completion. Till today we already spent more than about Tk. 360 lakhs for the construction. Now we drawn up the Temple Consecration Pragram from 29th November - 3rd December 2014. The programs include Vastu homa and special Pujas, processions of sadus and devotees, discourses by senior monks and other eminent persons, bhajans and cultural programs, sadhu bhandara and prasad distribution to the devotees for 5 days, release of a souvenir etc. These celebrations are estimated to cost Tk. 60 lakhs. We appeal to the generous and the kind hearted devotees and admirers to extend their support to this noble cause. All contributions will thankfully be received and acknowledged. Cheques/ Drafts may be drawn in favour of Ramakrishna Sevashrama, Chittagong.

May Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother and Swami Vivekananda bless you all, is my earnest prayer.

Yours in the service of Lord,

Swami Shaktinathananda
Secretary

Contact

Ramakrishna Sevashrama
Ashker Dighi West
Chittagong 4000
Bangladesh

Phone : 880-31-615409
E-mail : rkmctg.bd@gmail.com