Vivekananda and Ramkrishna Mission (1897 A.D.)
The theory of Sri Ramakrishna ‘Jata Mat, Tata Path’ showed the way of unity and tolerance. Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902 A.D.), the main disciple of Sri Siri Thakur founded ‘Ramakrishna Mission’ on 1st May, 1897 A.D. The main object of this mission was “Bahujana Hitaya, Bahujana Sukhaya”.
Vivekananda founded ‘Sri Ramkrishna Math’ in Belur on 9th December 1898 A.D. The main ideals of the saints of this Math were “Atmano mokshartham jagat hitaya cha”. This means sacrifice yourself. The ideals of service and sacrifice of this mission still stand high in our society. Irrespective of any caste, religion or creed, Ramakrishna Mission is still an exception is social and educational reform.
The ideals of Swami Vivekananda – ‘Man Making religion’ and ‘Practical Vedanta’ helped to make the human mind fertile. His ideals are accepted all over the world. The foreigners like sister Nivedita and Okakura being inspired by his ideology came to India. ‘Sarada Mission and Math’ founded by him is famous now.
– Paridhi Khanna