Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Rajkot

Temple : Temple

History

In March 1966, Swami Atmasthananda took charge of the Rajkot Ashrama from Swami Bhuteshananda, who had been appointed as one of the Assistant Secretaries of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission. The existing temple was found to be insufficient in size for the increasing number of devotees who would attend to the daily prayers and other temple celebrations.

Thus, it was decided to erect a new colossal temple to enshrine the holy relics of Shri Ramakrishna in a befitting manner. The devotees of Gujarat came forward to complete this long overdue task to erect a monument of reverence to the Great Master in Saurashtra, the land of temples. Due to the benevolence of the generous public, almost seven lac rupees was collected for the construction of the new temple.

Swami Vireswarananda, the 10th President of Ramakrishna Math and Mission laid the foundation stone for the new temple on 16th August, 1971 in the presence of various people of eminence & a large number of devotees.

The Golden Jubilee of the Ashrama was celebrated from 5th April to 12th April, 1979 and the magnificent new temple of Sri Ramakrishna, built at a cost of about Rupees 25 lacs was dedicated by Swami Vireswarananadaji Maharaj, on 6th April, 1979. A big procession with floats covering important places of Rajkot city was organised. More than 150 monks and over three thousand devotees attended the celebrations.

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