Ramakrishna Math Rajkot, Gujarat

Address: Dr. Yagnik Road, Rajkot, Gujarat.

Morning Aarti – 5.0 A.M & Evening Puja – 7.30 P.M

Ramakrishna Math (Ashrama) was built in the 19th century in Rajkot, Gujarat, in order to evoke Vedic principles and philosophy among the Indian people. It is an important study center of Rajkot. This campus offers Vedic education and also has a library, bookstore, guest house, ayurvedic center, and a permanent exhibition which showcases the life of Shri Ramakrishna Paramhans.

Ramakrishna Math campus is very majestic, from the entry gate, the temples, to the fences. Each wall is adorned with a Ramakrishna Math and Mission emblem, which was designed by Swami Vivekananda who showed four forms of yoga. In addition, at each panel, visitors will notice a temple motif in which Conch, Kumbha, Bell, and Deepa are placed so well that all four of them are visible from every corner. One thing which is worthily noticeable in the campus is its architecture, which was inspired by the different notable buildings of India, for example, its main gate is a modified version of Ajanta caves entrance.

Among the Ramakrishna Math complex is the 168 feet high temple which features a Bhoga room under the Garbha Mandir and an auditorium under the Natmandir. The temple was designed by Shri Madhukar Thakor on the lines of Belur Math’s Shri Ramakrishna Temple, originally conceived by Swami Vivekananda. The railing surrounds the temple looks like the Sanchi stupa’s massive stone fences. Idol of Lord Ganesh to the right and Lord Hanuman to the left are installed inside the temple. Looking over the Naat Mandir is a Gopuram covered with an overhanging balcony. And further up is a Nahbat-Khana, the traditional place where the Shehnai is played on festival days. Adorned with chhatris, domes, windows, and parapets, the temple’s exterior is as impressive as its interior.