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
  • Dakshineshwar Ashram – Calcutta, India
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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

 

Visit the Dham

   

  • 03 Feb       - Guest Pundit Chunelall Narine @ 2pm
  • 08 Feb       - Shivarathri Walk, starting at 6am on Falcon Cresent
  • 13 Feb       - Shivarathri @ the ashram: 6pm to 6am 

 

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

 

 Shivarathri sathsung at the ashram

3/02/2018, 6pm to 6am 

 

What is Shivaratri?

 

The Puranas contain many stories and legends describing the origin of this festival. According to one, during the churning of the ocean by the gods and the asuras, a pot of poison emerged from the ocean. This terrified the gods and demons as the poison was capable of destroying the entire world, and they ran to Shiva for help. To protect the world from its evil effects, Shiva drank the deadly poison but held it in his throat instead of swallowing it. This made his throat turn blue, and he was given the name Neelakantha, the blue-throated one. Shivaratri is the celebration of this event by which Shiva saved the world........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.