Thought for the week

"I have practised all religions—Hinduism, Islam, Christianity - and I have also followed the paths of the different Hindu sects. I have found that it is the same God toward whom all are directing their steps, though along different paths. You must try all beliefs and traverse all the different ways once. Wherever I look, I see men quarrelling in the name of religion - Hindus, Mohammedans, Brahmos, Vaishnavas, and the rest. But they never reflect that He who is called Krishna is also called Siva, and bears the name of the Primal Energy, Jesus, and Allah as well - the same Rama with a thousand names..." Sri Ramakrishna

  • Swami Premananda and Swami Tribhuvan
  • The Holy Trinity – Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda
  • Sri Ramakrishna Dham – Lenasia South, South Africa
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Welcome

Headquartered in Lenasia South, South Africa, the Sri Ramakrishna Dham was established in 2001 by Swami Premananda Puri Maharaj to encourage and teach spirituality and Hindu dharma as epitomised by the Holy Trinity’s - Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda - ideals and experiences.

His Holiness Swami Tribhuvanji Maharaj also resides at the Dham.

Upcoming Events

 

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  • 25 Nov      - Anniversary of Swami Purushottamananda
  • 28 Nov      - Gita Jayati
  • 12 Dec       - Swami Premananda's 71st birthday - on 16 Dec
  • 23 Dec       - Birth anniversary of Ma Sharada Devi

 

ALL WELCOME

 

 
  • Daily – 09:00 to 17:00
  • Fridays – 19:15 - Children’s programme
  • Tuesdays – 9:00 to 10:00 - Hanuman Chalisa
  • Weekly on Saturdays at 06:00 - Hanuman Chalisa
  • Weekly on Saturdays from 16:00 to 18:00 - Sathsang / service

REFER TO CALENDAR FOR MORE EVENTS

 

 Swami Purushottamananda

Birth Anniversary - 23rd November 2017

 

 

One of two sisters, Paravati Amma was married to Narayanan Nair, a temple attendant in the Tiruvalla temple – who did maintenance and lit all the oil lamps etc. They were a middle-class family and although Paravati Amma was illiterate, her intelligence, acumen and efficiency were unparalleled. She was compassionate and had integrity and self-respect. She experienced difficulty in conceiving a child and used to pray ardently, make offerings and give gifts to the poor, she fasted and paid penance. After a long while, when she was 25, she gave birth to Neelakantan in the town of Tiruvalla in Kerala on Sunday 23rd November 1879 bringing such joy to his parents, maternal uncles and neighbours.......continued in discourses

 

Prayer

Sthapakaya ca dharmasya, sarve dharma svarupine

Avatara varishthaya, Ramakrishnaya te namah

O Ramakrisha, the establisher of religion universal and the embodiment of all religions to thee the noblest of divine incarnations, I offer my salutation.

Jananim sharadam devim, Ramakrishnam jagat gurum

Pada padme tayoh sritva, prananami muhur muhuh

Taking shelter at the feet of Sri Sarada Devi, the universal Mother, and Ramakrishna the teacher of the world, salute them again and again

Namah sri yati rajaya Vivekananda suraye

Saccit sukha swarupaya swamine tapaharine

Salutation to that king of renouncers and controller of passion, the sage Vivekananda, who is Satchitanand (existence, knowledge and bliss absolute) itself, the spiritual preceptor and the remover of distress.

Gurur brahma gurur Vishnu, gurur devo maheshvarah,

Gurur sakshat param brahma, tasmai sri gurave namah

I prostrate to the Sri Guru who is himself Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshvarah and who is verily Supreme Absolute itself.