Purpose of visit:
Is it the New Year mood or my mother’s birthday? Is it a relative’s reminder or personal interest?
We have lived in Kolkata for over three decades and if we have not visited this place that is so close home, it is our loss.
There are religious, cultural and social activities for the benefit of masses who visit the mission.
Every Sunday Swamiji reads Kathamrita. During winter evening Arati starts at 5:15 PM
A little background
As the tale/ truth goes among the devotees of Ramakrishna, he was once annoyed with Swami Vivekananda who spent most of his time in Samadhi while his guru wanted him to lift the spirits of other weary beings and souls through many branches - as just attaining personal salvation cannot be the end all objective of a spiritual seeker.
Service to mankind is the purest form of God worship
To support this ideology, in due course with international exposure, Mission’s activities extended to different parts of our county and the world. There are over 150 such Centres today
Rahara (Khardah) Mission is a part of that initiative.
After chanting mantras in the hall, absorbing the views of the beautiful gardens, we visited the show room that has framed photographs, incense sticks.
We picked up one pack of incense stick named Ganga. I can personally tell you the power of incense sticks. I have missed home terribly when I was away, and lived all by myself in Bangalore for over a decade working for a corporate.