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Sri Ramakrishna (1836-1886) was a powerful divine personality who came to this earth to relieve human
sufferings and sorrows. Through his spiritual realisations he concluded that man as the embodiment of  
divinity was himself an object of  service. He is one of the unique divine personalities to have mastered the
spiritual disciplines of all major religions, namely, Hinduism, Christianity and Islam and showed that they all
lead to the same goal

History of the Ramakrishna Mission in Mauritius

          Early days
In 1939, a group of sincere devotees in Mauritius requested the Ramakrishna Mission in
Kolkata, India ;to send a spiritual leader to preach Sanatan Dharma on  the island. In
October 1939,  Swami Ghananandaji arrived and started religious and cultural activities on
the Island. The Ramakrishna Mission, Mauritius branch became a recognized Religious
and Charitable Institution of Mauritius by an Act of Parliament in 1942.

Laying of foundation stone of the Temple on 10th February1974

The foundation stone of the present Temple building was laid by His Holiness
Swami Ranganathanandaji Maharaj on the 10 th February 1974. It took two years
to complete the temple.
Dedication Ceremony of the temple 1976

the Ramakrishna Mission,  performed the dedication ceremony of the temple. The
message of Srimat Swami Vireswaranandaji on that occasion was" This temple is
open to all, to all people to whatever race or religion, caste or creed they may
belong, whatever be their language, whether they are rich or poor, educated or
non-educated, men or women. All can come and worship in this temple;and I
have great pleasure to declare this temple open to one and all on this island of


Since 1987 , Swami Krishnarupanandaji, is the present President and      
Minister in Charge. He took over the activities of the Ashram after the   
demise of Swami Balramananda in June 1987. Swamiji pulled down the old
buildings and has constructed the present office and monk quarters and the
new Retreat Centre.  A major facelifting was given to the old school building
to convert it into the present Library. The Mission has two  Swamis Swami
Stavananda and Swami Gauripriyananda .

About Ramakrishna Mission

The Ramakrishna Mission

The Ramakrishna Mission is an international religious organization, founded by Sri
Ramakrishna's chief apostle, Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902), one of the foremost
thinkers and religious leaders of the present age, who is regarded as 'one of the main
moulders of the modern world', in the words of an eminent Western scholar
going on in his name are regarded as manifestation of his divine mission.
Swami Vivekananda was his foremost disciple.


The R.K.M has been established to give a practical shape to the above ideal and that is why the motto behind all its
activities is; For one's own liberation and for the welfare of the world. Presently, RKM counts about 150 centers in
India and abroad, namely in UK, USA, France, Switzerland, Japan, Russia, Canada, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka,

Dedication ceremony of the marble image of Sri Ramakrishna, April

The dedication ceremony of the marble image of Sri Ramakrishna in the temple
shrine was performed in April 1981 by His Holiness, SwamiGambhiranandaji
Maharaj, who was then Vice President of the Ramakrishna Mission, India.
Swami Gitanandaji and many other senior swamis of the Mission were
present to grace this auspicious occasion.
Construction of Temple
Ramakrishna Mission Temple Belur Math
Dedication ceremony of the marble image of Sri Ramakrishna
Marble image of Sri Ramakrishna-Mauritius
Dedication Ceremony of  temple