Worship and Celebrations
Ramakrishna Math at Bolpur, Shantiniketan is distinguished by an abundance of social and religious activities all along the year. Sri Ramakrishna Temple in the Math is at the core of all its engagements. In the spirit of the Ramakrishna Mission Order, as in the lives and practices of Shri Shri Thakur Shri Ramakarishna, Shri Shri Maa Sarada Devi, and Swami Vivekananda, this divine centre embraces devotees of all differences in the society. One and all are welcome to engage with the Math in its social and religious services with no bar.
Under the spiritual guidance of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Belur the Bolpur Math is engaged in regular spiritual offerings to Bhagavan Shri Ramakrishna, the Holy Mother, and Swami Vivekananda through Puja in the morning from 7.45 am to 9 am, Aratraikam or prayer in the evening followed by spiritual bhajan and/ or preaching/discourse.
The Ekadasi afternoons are marked with a very special Ramnama Sankirtanam or chanting of the name and glory of Shri Rama. Special pujas are offered on Ramanavami, Shivaratri, Janmashtami, and other auspicious occasions. To commemorate the holy consecration of Shri Ramakrishna Temple at the Bolpur Math on June 26, by Revered Srimat Swami Bhuteshanandaji Maharaj, the twelfth President of our Holy Order, Maha-snan of the deity, followed by special puja and homa, is performed on the 25th and 26th of June every year. Durga Asthami is celebrated with Special Puja, Homa, Bhajans and Prasad Distribution. Kali Puja is distinguished by night long Puja, Homa and Bhajans.
The Janmatithis of Thakur Shri Ramakrishna, Shri Shri Maa Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda are observed in grand celebrations every year. The celebrations are marked with special Puja, Homa, Bhajans, Musical programmes and Preachings. Prasad is also offered to thousands of devotees who take part in these holy occasions.
The Janmatithis of all other direct disciples of Thakur Shri Ramakrishna are celebrated every year. Keeping in line with the teaching of the Holy Trio of ‘Sarva Dharma Sama Sammannay’, the Math also celebrates the Janmatithis of the Great Incarnations like Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ, Sri Sankaracharya, Sri Ramanuja and Sri Chaitanya every year.