Centenary Celebration - 2 & 3 Feb 2019 at Ashrama

Sri Ramakrishna 's Life in Pictures (Painting)

Sri Sarada Devi's Life in Pictures
( Paintings)

Swami Vivekananda's Life in Pictures (Painting)

Salem Centre

Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Salem is branch of Ramakrishna Mission with its headquarters at Belur Math, Dt. Howrah, West Bengal - 711 202. It is one of the oldest Centres in South India having its foundation laid in the year 1919 and formally opened in 1928. It was affiliated to the Mission in 1941.

Activities of Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Salem

Temple of Sri Ramakrishna: Daily puja in the morning and  Aarati&Bhajan in the evening - Timings are 4.30 a.m to 11.30 a.m and 3.30 p.m to 8.00 p.m.

a) Shrine and Prayer Hall:
Ashrama maintains a Shrine where daily worship and vesper services are performed. The spacious prayer hall provides serene and calm atmosphere for meditation and prayer. A number of devotees irrespective of the caste, culture and religion visit the shrine daily and take part in the prayer etc. RamanamaSankirtan is conducted on Ekadasidays.

b) Weekly Discourses on spiritual topics:
Saturdays at 7.00 p.m. and Sundays at 5.30 p.m. (both in Tamil)

c) Bi-monthly Spiritual Retreats (Antar Yoga):
On Sundays of June, August, November and April, a half day spiritual retreat comprising of Vedic Chanting, Guided Meditation, Bhajans, Discourses, etc., are conducted for the spiritual benefit of the devotees.

d) Celebrations:
The Birthdays of Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, Swami Vivekananda and other spiritual personnel are observed. Besides, Navaratri (Sri Durga Puja), Ganesh Puja, Kalpataru Sri Ramakrishna Ratri - 24th December, National Youth Day Celebrations on 12th January, Birthday of Swami Vivekananda according to English Calendar and other important festivals are also observed.

a. A Show Room sells the books of Ramakrishna - Vivekananda and Vedanta literature, CDs, Cassettes, Photos etc.,

b. The Library at the Ashrama has a exhaustive stock of books on Religion, Philosophy, Cultural Heritage of India, Western ideas, Science and Technology, Economics, Computers and Literature (both Eastern and western) etc. Library is open to all.


a.Free Tuition Centre with Computer Training

A free Tuition Centre from 6.00 p.m to 8.00 p.m daily (except Sundays) being conducted for around 140 poor and needy children in the age group of 5 to 17 years at PudurKallanguthur, an under privileged locality, Salem (about one km from Ashrama). Classes are being conducted with six qualified teachers and an in-charge, which was started in 2001.
10 computers in free tuition centre being used to train poor and underprivileged children in basic computer knowledge.
One set of dress to 140 poor and underprivileged children of PudurKallanguthur  being distributed. 

A free tution centre for 50 to 60 poor and needy village children, being conducted at Village Kallavi, in Uthangarai-Tk,Krishnagiri-District.

b. Vidyadana

Scholarship amounts being given to school and college going poor and needy children in the beginning of academic year.
Free notebooks to about 1000 to 1200 poor and needy children are distributed.

c. National Youth Day Inter-school literary competitions

Competitions are conducted once in a year during July - August months. About 35 to 40 schools participate with around 2000 students in participation.
Around 300 prizes are distributed for winners in different categories of competitions both in Tamil and English.


A free Sunday Moral & Cultural classes for children in the age group of 7 to 12 years being conducted at Ashrama premises between 9.30 a.m to 12.00noon.Bhajans, Yoga, Story-telling, Short films on spiritual stories / Motivational / inspirational / etc are being conducted by able resource persons followed by distribution of snacks and health drink.

e.Personality Development Workshop & Comprehensive Value Education :

An integrated programme for students of higher classes and college students, is held periodically. Students are made aware of their latent potentialities. The programme focuses on making younger generation, to face the challenges in the world boldly and shoulder responsibility and be good contributive citizens.



Daily about 140 poor and under priviledged children of PudurKallanguthur, Salem,  between age group of 5yrs to 17yrs are being provided with cooked food like- Sambar rice/ vegetable rice/lemon rice/curd rice/tamarind rice etc. along with milk with boost is provided between  5.00 to 6.00pm on all days (Sundays - bun with milk).Weekly banana is also provided to children.

b)Butter Milk distribution:

During summer month of May, butter milk to the wayfarersis being distributed. Around 13,000 to 14,000/-wayfarers benefit.

c)New clothes distribution:

Every year, for Deepavali, new clothes like- Sarees,Blouse pieces & towels for ladies and lungi, shirts and towels for men and children dresses being distributed to around 200 inmates of Government Rehabilitation(leprosy) Homes at Deviakurichi-Village, Attur-Tk and Selliampatty-Village in Dharmapuri-Dist.Sweets and provisions for for inmates is also provided.

a)Charitable Dispensary:

Started in 1933.Presently, on an average 140 to 150 patients per day benefit.Mainly allopathic treatments are provided on all days (except Sundays and holidays). The charitable dispensary is visited by around 25 allopathic doctors, one Homeopathy and one Siddha doctor. Different specialities in allopathy include-General,diabetics,ortho,Cardio,Gynec,dermatology,Peadiatrics,Neurology, ENT,Psychiatry,Dental,Physiotherapy, Ophthalmology. A medical laboratory,X-ray unit, dental x-ray unit, Ultra sound scan equipments function within the charitable dispensary premises. A pharmacy with necessary allopathic medicines is being run in the dispensary premises. Medicines at highly concessional rates are provided to patients. Poor and needy patients are treated free of cost including medicines.

b)Free Mobile Medical Camps:

Free Multi-speciality Mobile Medical Camps,with 8 to 10 doctors from variousdisciplines,and more than 10 volunteers is being conducted. On an average 4 camps per month conducted in the rural areas, in a range of 30 to 40kms in and around Salem town. In the camps, patients do consultation with doctors and those who need ECG, Glucose tests, Eye tests, pressure checks are done free of cost. As per doctorsprescriptions allopathic medicines are provided free of cost to the required patients. After eye screenings, those requiring spectacles, details are noted and spectacles provided within a week. Those patients identified with cataract are taken to the eye hospital for surgery. Patients are kept at eye hospital for the night and surgery is normally done on the following day. After surgery and follow up patients are dropped back to the same village, from the place of pickup. All this is being done free of costfor the poor and underprivileged village people.

Present on going needs for Mission activities:

1)Ashrama Activities : Rs.20,00,000/-
2)Welfare Activities : Rs.10,00,000/-
3)Annadanam: Rs.10,00,000/-

Planned Needs:
For Ashrama :

1)To generate Solar Power, for use in Ashrama:Rs. 10,00,000/-
2) For installation of CCTV cameras in Ashrama premises
(as per the advice of Police Dept.)

For Charitable Dispensary:

1) Regular Dispensary Activities:Rs.50,00,000/-
2) To generate Solar power (Approx):Rs.10,00,000/-
3) Free Medicines:Rs.  7,00,000/-
4) Mobile Multi speciality Medical Camps: Rs.10,00,000/-

We would be happy for donations to carry out the above mentioned works, for better facilities to be provided for the poor, needy and underprivileged people in our society.

Donations can be sent to:
Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama
17, Ramakrishna Road
Salem - 636 007

Cheques / Drafts may be drawn in favour of:
For Ashrama -         ‘Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama’- Salem
For Dispensary -    ‘Ramakrishna Mission Charitable Dispensary’-  Salem

Tax Exemption
Donations are Exempted from Income-Tax under Section 80G (5) (VI) of the Indian Income - Tax Act,1961 vide Order No. DIT (E) 848 / 8E / 109 / 69-70 dated 12.1.2009, which has been further extended in perpetuity by letter No.DIT (E) / 2923 / 8E / 109 / 69-70 dated 26.9.2011.
Our Income Tax PAN is AAAAR1077P

Bank details(for NEFT / Online transfer etc)

Account Name:Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama
Account No :1225101001234
IFSC:CNRB0001225, MICR: 636015003
Address:Canara Bank, Alagapuram Branch, Salem - 636 016

Managing Committee
Sri S. Perumal

Vice Presidents    
Swami Bhakthikamananda
Sri Palaniappan P
Sri LaxmichandSunderdas

Swami Yatatmananda

Assistant Secretaries
Swami Yogirajananda
Sri A. Shanmugam

Swami Diyanamananda

Dr Sivaprakasam V
Er. Chandrasekaran K.B
Prof Karunakaran P.V
Sri Kuppuramalingam P
Sri Namachivayam D
Sri Rajadurai M
Sri Rajendran P.U
Sri Ramakrishnan K.M
Sri Subhash G
Sri Manikandan R
Sri Sriram A.S
Sri TharaiAKumaravel

Honorary Auditors
Sri V.S. Ashokkumar, C.A.
V.V. Soundararajan& Co.

News & Announcements
Weekly discourses - Saturdays from 7 to 8 p.m by Sri Nellaiappan & Sundays from 5.30 to 6.30 p. by Swami Yatatmananda

Ashrama Location
Sri Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama
17, Ramakrishna Road
Salem - 636 007

Contact Us
(0427) 231 9457
89032 97457
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