Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama,T. Nagar, Chennai-17
Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama,T. Nagar, Chennai-17
A Branch Centre of Ramakrishna Mission , Belur Math

Literature Activities



The show room attached to the Ashrama sells Ramakrishna, Vivekananda, Sarada devi and Vedanta Literature. The show room is open from 8.00 am to 12.00 noon and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. on all the days. The show room is kept closed during the morning session on all the Mondays. We have more than 1500 titles for sale. Books written by direct disciples of Sri Ramakrishna and eminent monks of the Ramakrishna Order on following topics are available in Tamil, English, Sanskrit and Telugu.

  • Sri Ramakrishna
  • Sri Sarada Devi
  • Swami Vivekananda
  • Scriptures-Upanishds,Brahmasutras,Sankaracharyas work etc.
  • Self improvement
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Stotras and Bhajans
  • Education
Cassetes, Cd's of Bhajans and chantings in Hindi, Sanskrit, Engish and Tamil sung by monks and devotional singers are available for sale,Posters, Laminated photos and cards of Ramakrishna, Vivekananda and Sri Sarada Devi are also available for sale.


The library attached to the Ashrama is opened for the use of the public on all the days of the week. The library has got 7328 books, 28 magazines and 5 Newspapers. It has got 209 members. List of Magazines and News papers are given below.

Library Timing 

Week Days : 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. & 4.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Sundays : 3.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

 * These magazines are received as complementary copies from the respective publishers/ sponsored by some devotees.


  • The New Indian Express (English)
  • The Hindu (English)
  • Dinamani (Tamil)
  • Dinamalar (Tamil)
  • Eenadu (Telugu)


THE VEDANTA KESARI, AN English Monthly published by Sri Ramakrishna Math,
31, Ramakrishna Math Road, Mylapore, Chennai 600004
Price: ₹ 10/-

              Country           1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 20 Years
India   100₹ 290  475₹ 1000
 Other Countries₹  1500 ₹  4500  ₹  7500- 

SRI RAMAKRISHNA VIJAYAM, A Tamil Monthly published by, Sri Ramakrishna Math,
31, Ramakrishna Math Road, Mylapore, Chennai 600004

                  Country           1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 20 Years
India  110 ₹ 330  550₹ 1500
 Other Countries₹ 1000 ₹ 3000  ₹5 000- 

RI RAMAKRISHNA PRABHA, A Telugu Monthly published by Ramakrishna Math
Opp. Indira Park Domalguda, Hyderabad 500 029

               Country           1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 20 Years
India  100₹ 280  450₹ 1500
 Other Countries$  25 (USD)
$  55 (USD)
$    85 (USD)
$   385 (USD)

RABUDDHA BHARATA, AN Englsih Monthly published by Advaita Ashrama
5, Delhi Entally Road Calcutta 700014

         Country                         1 Year 3 Years20 YearsPatron 25 Years
India ₹ 100₹ 280  1200₹ 200
Sri Lanka and Bangladesh₹ 1100 ₹ 3200-- 
United Kingdom
 £ 18  £ 50-  -
European Union
 € 25 € 70 - -
 Other Countries $ 30 (USD) $ 85 (USD) - -

A PRABHA, A Kannada Monthly published by Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama
Yadavagiri, Mysore 570020.
₹  7/-

 Country           1 Year 3 YearsLifePatron
India  70₹ 180  1500₹ 3000

VEKA JYOTI, A Hindia Monthly published by Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Ashrama
Raipur, Chattisgharh 492001.
₹  6/-

                              Country           1 YearLife 25 Years
India  225₹ 1000
Other $  2OO (USD) by Air
 100 (USD) by Ship

UDBODHAN, A Bengali Monthly published by Udbodhan 1 Udbodhan Lane
Kolkata 700003.

                                                        Country                                   1 Year
India     75 by Hand Delivery
₹    95 by Post

ASHRAMA VANI, A Hindi Monthly published by Ramakrishna Mission Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama Margh
Kila Maidan, Indore 452006

                          Country           1 Year   3 Year5 Years
India  50-- -

PRAYUKTI, A Bengali Monthly on sceince and technology published by
Ramakrishna Mission Shilpamandira
Belur Math 711202
Dist. Howrah, West Bengal.

                        Country           1 Year   3 Year5 Years
India -- -


                          Center Name                                     Languages                                MagazinesPhone, Email and Web
Advaita Ashrama
 5 Dehi Entally Road,
 KOLKATA 700 014,
West Bengal.
 English, Hindi, Sanskrit-English Prabuddha Bharata.
91-033- 22640898 / 22866450 / 22866483 / 
  2264 4000
Send Email: [email protected]
 Ramakrishna Math
31, Ramakrishna Math Road,
Mylapore ,CHENNAI 600004,
 English, Tamil, Telugu, Sanskrit-English,
 The Vedanta Kesari, Sri Ramakrishna Vijayam.
 91-044-2462 1110 (4 lines),  Fax: 24934589
Send Email: [email protected],
Visit Website: Chennaimath.org.
 Ramakrishana Ashrama 
Yadavagiri, MYSORE 570020, 
 Kannada, Sanskrit-Kannada Viveka Prabha
 91-0821-2414000 / 2514000 
Send Email: [email protected],
Visit Websitehttp://www.srkvs.org.
Ramakrishna Math
P.O.Puranattukara,THRISSUR 680 551,
 Malayalam Prabuddha Keralam
 91-0487-230 8219, 552 3859, Fax:2307719
Send Email: [email protected],
 Ramakrishna Math
Dhantoli, NAGPUR 440 012,
 Hindi and Marathi
 91-0712- 242 3422 / 2432690, Fax:2437042,
Send Email: [email protected],
 Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission
Vivekananda Marg,  
 91-0674 243 2028 / 243 0059 / 243 0159,
Send Email: [email protected]
 Ramakrishna Math
Udbodhan Lane, Bagh Bazaar,
KOLKATA 700 003.
 Bengali Udbodhan
 91-033- 2533 9292 / 2554 2248 / 2554 2403 /
 2554 1986, Telefax : 033-2543 4354.
Send Email: [email protected],
Visit Website: http://www.udbodhan.org.
 Ramakrishna Math
Opposite Indira Park,Domalguda,
HYDERABAD 500 029.
 Telegu, English, Sanskrit Sri Ramakrishna Prabha
 91-040- 27633936 / 27633937 /27667799/ 27631149
Send Email: [email protected],
Visit Website: http://www.rkmath.org.

Some of our Major Publications

The Gosple Of Sri Ramakrishna Volume-1 (Two Volumes ) Mahendranath Gupta (M.) Translated by Swami Nikhilananda
 Sri Ramakrishna was a living embodiment of Godliness. His sayings are not those of a mere learned man, but are pages from the book of life. Mahendranath Gupta has recorded his sublime utterances with stenographic precision. Therefore they are a beacon light to all who tread the spiritual path, to whichever race or religion they may belong.
 Pages 532+xviii  Vol -I  120.00,  Vol -II ₹ 120
A collection of the parables of Sri Ramakrishna. These are drawn from everyday life of the people around him. Some are based on Puranic stories.Their genius lies in their conveying profound spiritual truths in a lucid and often humorous way. They bear witness to the Master's consummate wit and keenness of observation.
Pages 276+xx  ₹  40.00
Sri Ramakrishna The Great Master Volume-1 (Deluxe) Swami Saradananda 
 Translated by Swami Jagadananda

This is the authentic English version of Sri Sri Ramakrishna Lilaprasanga, a faithful record and an exposition in Bengali, of the life of Sri Ramakrishna, as recorded and explained by one of his monastic disciples. This is an essential book for all those who want to understand Sri Ramakrishna's life in its various aspects in correct light and in precise detail.
Pages 564+xx  ₹  100.00
A near-exhaustive compilation of Sri Ramakrishna's teachings.
       Pages 353+iv ₹ 50.00 Pages  564+viii ₹ 100.00
Translated by Swami Nikhilanand

Sri Ramakrishna was a living embodiment of Godliness. His sayings are not those of a mere learned man, but are pages from the book of life. Mahendranath Gupta has recorded his sublime utterances with stenographic precision. Therefore they are a beacon light to all who tread the spiritual path, to whichever race or religion they may belong.
Pages 1062+xxiv  ₹  220.00
Life of Sri Ramakrishna
(Foreword by Mahatma Gandhi)

A comprehensive and chronological account of the Master’s wonderful life. Mahatma Gandhi writes in his Foreword: ‘The story of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa's life is a story of religion in practice. His life enables us to see God face to face. No one can read the story of his life without being convinced that God alone is real and that all else is an illusion.
 ₹  100.00
Sri Ramakrishna:A Biography in Picture
                 Printed on Art Paper, containing pictures of places and persons connected with the life of the great Master. The narration and quotation accompanying the photographs give relevance and continuity to this unique and informative book.
 ₹ 130.00
Sri Ramakrishnarin Amudha Mozhigal: THIRATTU
Swami Tanmayanand

        Image Not AvailablePages xxxviii+570   ₹  30.00
Sri Ramakrishnarin Amudha Mozhigal Volume 1 Three volumes
Mahendranath Gupta Swami Tanmayananda

        Image Not AvailablePages xxxviii+570   ₹  30.00
Sri Ramakrishnarin Amudha Mozhigal: THIRATTU Swami Tanmayanandar
        Image Not AvailablePages lx+8+620 Vol- I  ₹  120.00; Vol-II   ₹ 120; Vol-III  ₹  120
Sri Ramakrishna Kathamritam 3 Volumes
Original by Mahendranath Gupta

        Image Not Available₹  100 for each volume
Sri Ramakrishna Upanishadam

        Image Not Availablepages viii+128   20.00
The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda 8 vols. Set
In these volumes we have not only a gospel to the world at large, but also, to its own children, the Charter of the Hindu faith. For the first time in history, Hinduism itself forms here the subject of generalization of a Hindu mind of the highest order. What Hinduism had needed was the organizing and consolidating of its own idea, a rock where she could lie at anchor, and an authoritative utterance in which she might recognize herself. What the world had needed was a faith that had no fear of truth. Both are found in the words and writings of Swami Vivekananda. It is the latest gospel of a modern Prophet of religion and spirituality to the mankind.
 ₹  960.00,  ₹  320.00 Subsidized Edition
The Life of Swami Vivekananda
(by his Eastern & Western Disciples) - Vol.1

                 The book provides the most exhaustive and reliable account of a man who not only lived an inspired life but was constantly a source of inspiration to others. Says C. Rajagopalachari: "Swami Vivekananda saved Hinduism and saved India. But for him, we would have lost our religion and would not have gained our freedom. We therefore owe everything to Swami Vivekananda."
 ₹ 135.00
Bhakti Yoga
         Image Not AvailableLove in its varied aspects is the motive force behind all the actions of living beings. But love takes its highest form when directed towards the Divine or God. Among the different paths leading man towards the attainment of the Supreme is the one of love, devotion, and complete surrender. In this book Swami Vivekananda expounds how the path of Bhakti or Divine Love leads man to the Supreme Truth. Being an exposition by one of the pioneers in the religious and spiritual realm of the modern times, the value of this work need not be separately emphasized. Lucid, simple, and to the point, the words of the Swami touch the hearts of the readers and put them on to the divine path of love supreme. A highly valuable book for all the seekers of God.
 ₹ 16.00
Karma Yoga
         Image Not AvailableThere are several means of realizing God. The path of selfless work is one among them. This book contains eight lectures delivered by Swami Vivekananda on the practical application of the teachings of Vedanta to the affairs of daily life, showing how it is possible to lead the highest life and ultimately realize the Self without abandoning the duties and avocations of one's life in the world. It shows the readers the technique of converting the mundane activities of every-day-life into a means of attaining supreme felicity.
 ₹ 16.00
Jnana Yoga
         Image Not AvailableIn the pages of this book one comes across a brilliant exposition of the philosophy of Vedanta, and its practice through the method of enquiry and discrimination dealt in the light of Advaita Vedanta and science. These lectures were delivered by Swami Vivekananda at London and New York. The great Swami's exposition of a subject so abstruse in a style which makes its comprehension easy even for a child is nothing short of a miracle in English language. One of the best books dealing with the path of discrimination for attaining the summum bonum of human life and hence very important, not only for the seekers of truth, but also for the academicians and students of Vedanta.
 ₹ 40.00
Raja Yoga
         Image Not AvailableFor thousands of years extraordinary and supernatural phenomena have been studied, investigated, and generalized, the whole ground of the religious faculties of man has been analysed, and the practical result is the science of Raja Yoga. In the modern times Swami Vivekananda has been the most authoritative oracle to propound this age-old science of God-realization. The main theme of the book is concentration of mind as a means to super-conscious state. The first part of the book comprises several lectures to classes delivered by the Swami in New York. He treats subject of Pranayama very scientifically. The second part is a rather free translation of the aphorisms of Patanjali, with a running commentary. This is a book invaluable for all the practitioners of meditation.
 ₹ 35.00
Sagodhara Sagodharigale Swami Vivekanandar
        Image Not AvailablePages vi+642  ₹ 60.00
Sri Vivekananda Jeevitamu Mahatkaryamu (Subsidised)
Swami Tapasyananda
Translated by Swami Dayatmananda

        Image Not AvailablePages iv+188  ₹ 15.00
Sri Sarada Devi: The Great Wonder
                by Apostles, Monks, Savants, Scholars etc. The present book, a collection of writings on Sri Sarada Devi by senior monks, eminent scholars and thinkers of international repute and by common men and women, points to the unique life of the Holy Mother whom Sri Ramakrishna regarded as his 'Shakti'
 ₹ 100.00
Sri Sarada Devi: A Biography in Pictures
            The life of Sri Sarada Devi, popularly known as the Holy Mother among st the devotees and the spiritual consort of Sri Ramakrishna is an enigma. On the surface, it appears to be just a homely life of a Bengali woman mostly in a rural setting. Yet her deportment discloses unmistakable marks of dignity and love of a divine order. Her humility, her touches of serene silence, and the gracious and unbounded richness of her motherly affection, flashes the heavenly splendor of her inner life. The biographical album containing 165 pictures, includes almost all the available pictures of the Holy Mother, individual and in group, and many pictures of places and persons connected with her, arranged chronologically with a life-sketch, write-ups, and quotations.
 ₹ 90.00