Sri Ramakrishna Ashram
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What We Do

The entire ideology of the Ramakrishna Monastic tradition has been put into a nut shell by Swami Vivekananda as () — “for one’s own salvation and for the welfare of the world”. And it is for that we, the inmates, have renounced and we live for that. All our thoughts, planning and activities are to fulfill that end. Implementation of this ideology in an Ashrama finds its expression and functions through three channels.

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Inmates’ personal spiritual practices and disciplines for one’s own spiritual attainments and monastic disciples.
Prayers, worship, Japa, meditation, physical exercises, studies and learning.

    Successively by turns, one inmate for one month, sits Tapasya.

  1. Ashrama’s internal work and activities :

  2. Kitchen, sweeping/cleaning, garden, constructions, temlple’s daily services, purchases, repairs and maintenance.

  3. The external activities — service for public :

    1. Daily worship, spiritual classes/discourses, daily prayers, bhajans, Ekadasi - Ramanama Sankirtana, vesper services:
    2. Attending devotees, visitors, counselling, help to the needy (students, old-age, medical help.) other service activities.

    3. Festivals and Celebrations:
    4. Ashrama observes the birthday celebrations of Sri Ramakrishna, Ma Sarada and Swami Vivekananda and the 15 other direct disciples, Kalpataru day (1st Jan), Renunciation day (24th Dec), Siva rathri, Guru poornima, Ganesh Chathurthi, Krishnashtami, Durga Puja etc.,. Every saturday there will be Japa Yagna whole night. Celebrations will have Bhajans, prayers, vedic chanting, puja, homa and discourses. Food and accomodation too are provided.

Our daily routine

4.40 am Inmates assemble at Main Temple
4.45 am Morning Mangalarathi
4.45 to 5.45 am Morning meditation
5.45 to 6.05 am Hymns and chantings
6.30 to 7.15 Yoga/physical exercises
7.30 am Prayer songs/Bhagavad Gita Chanting
7.40 am Tiffin
8.15 to 9.15 am Morning puja in the temple (+ individually in their rooms)
9.15 to 11.45 Departmental duties + class
11 am Tea
12.30 pm Meals (Inmates)
1.30 pm Meals(Labour)
2 to 3 pm Rest
3 to 4 pm Studies
4 to 5 pm Meditation in temple (all inmates + devotees+ visitors)
5.30 pm Tea
6.15 to 7.15 pm Class/scriptures/spiritual
7.15 to 8.25 pm Evening arati + bhajans + short meditation
8.30 pm Supper
9.00 pm Ramcharit-manas class (labours + inmates)
9.30 pm Class : Gospel
10.30 pm Retire to rooms
Note : This Ashrama at Bailur, Karkala, Udupi, (Popularly known as BAILUR MATH) is not a branch of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, Belur , but it works on the same principles and closely follows the same ideals and ideology.