Slide One

Vivekananda Ashrama Shyamlatal

Slide One

Vivekananda Ashrama Shyamlatal

Slide One

Vivekananda Ashrama Shyamlatal

Slide One

Vivekananda Ashrama Shyamlatal

Slide One

Vivekananda Ashrama Shyamlatal

Slide One

Vivekananda Ashrama Shyamlatal

Slide One

Vivekananda Ashrama Shyamlatal

previous arrow
next arrow

Welcome To

Vivekananda Ashrama Shyamlatal (Himalayas)

Beginning of Vivekananda Ashrama at Shyamlatal is the fruition of intense desire of Shrimat Swami Virajanandaji Maharaj to practice life of intense meditation.Swami Virajananda joined Baranagar Monastery in1891 and got mantra diskha from Holy mother in 1893 .He was ordained into sannyasa by Swami Vivekananda in 1897. He was one of the first four disciples of Swami Vivekananda.

Recent Events

Past Events

Event Calendar

Our Activities

Vivekananda Ashrama Shyamlatal (Himalayas)

Medical Centre

While the Ashram started growing, the simple and guileless village folk developed tremendous faith in the Swami and looked to him for the solutions of their problems, including medical help. In such a compelling situation the Swami could not help but start using indigenous herbs and other flora from the surrounding hillside to help but start using indigenous herbs and other flora from the surrounding hillside to help cure their minor ailments.

Child Welfare

As a part of 150th Birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda an integrated child development program named Gadhadhar Abhudaya Project ,was started from 2010 ,under financial support from government of India. Under this program physical, mental, moral and intellectual training was imparted to the children between 5 to 12 years of age.

Spiritual Activities

As a routine spiritual activities of the ashrama, temple remains open from 5am to 12 noon in the morning and between 4pm to 8.30 pm in the evening. Evening prayer is conducted regularly followed by reading from Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna in Hindi. Every fortnightly spiritual class is conducted for the villagers in the library hall.

Our Ideology

Vivekananda Ashrama Shyamlatal (Himalayas)

Ultimate Aim of life:

The everlasting fulfillment and peace in the life can be achieved only by God realization. The ultimate reality God is personal as well as impersonal. In its impersonal aspect it appears as Pure Consciousness, while in personal aspect it is known by many names, like Ishwara, Jehovah and so on.

Potential divinity of the soul:

The true nature of man is divine. Its nature is of pure consciousness. However because of ignorance he identifies itself with body and mind and sufferers from the cycles of birth and death. Once the ignorance is removed,he recognizes his identity with his true nature and becomes one,

Synthesis of the Yogas:

The identification with body and mind born of ignorance can be removed by selfless work (Karma Yoga), love for God (Bhakti Yoga) meditation (Raja Yoga) and by analysis(Jnana Yoga). Though each yoga is an independent path it is better to cultivate all Yogas simultaneously as it leads,

Become A Supporter Of

Vivekananda Ashrama Shyamlatal (Himalayas)

Our Image Gallery

Vivekananda Ashrama Shyamlatal (Himalayas)

Vivekananda Ashrama Shyamlatal (Himalayas)

History Of Swami Virajananda

Swami Virajananda was the sixth President of the Ramakrishna Order. His pre monastic name was kalikrishna Bose. In 1891 he joined the first monastery of the order at Baranagar. As such, he was a close witness to the illustrious lives of the direct disciples of Sri Ramakrishna. He was initiated by Sri Sarada Devi in 1893. In 1897 he was ordained as a sannyasin by swami Vivekananda. Though his association with Vivekananda was barely for five years, its impact on him was nothing short of a spiritual revolution. He was to become his Master’s soldier. From the time of his sannyasa till he became the President of the Order in 1938, the stream of his life meandered through difficult terrains. Undeterred, he marched ahead courageously in pursuance of his spiritual ideal. from 1899 he served for three and a half years in Mayavati Advaita Ashrama. Later he became its President in 1906.