12th January, 2021
The National youth day was celebrated in our Ashrama today in a simple manner. Students of Gadadhar Abhyudaya Prakalpa (GAP) & other local students were invited. The programme started with the singing of prayers followed by speeches from teachers & students. Most Revered Swami Swaprabhanandaji Maharaj, Thiruvananthapuram, spoke on the occasion. In the end, National Anthem & Prasad were distributed to more than 60 people. The programme was conducted, maintaining the covid-19 protocol.
5th January, 2021
The 168th Tithi Puja of Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi was celebrated in our Ashrama. On the Holy occasion, Special Puja & Homa were performed & Anna Bhog was offered to Holy Mother. Bhajans were sung throughout the puja. Cooked Prasad was distributed to more than 150 devotees. Most Revered Swami Swaprabhanandaji Maharaj & Shri Sashidharan, Headmaster of Higher Secondary School, Vadakara spoke on the Holy Occasion.
1st January, 2021
Kalpataru Utsav was celebrated in the Ashrama premises on 1st January, 2021 in the evening in which 72 devotees took part.
The programme started with Vedic Chanting followed with reading from The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna & bhajans.
Swami Narasimhanandaji Maharaj, Secretary of Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram, Kozhikode was the chief guest and spoke on “Sri Ramakrishna Kalpataru”. Swami Swaprabhanandaji Maharaj, Thiruvananthapuram was the Guest of Honour & enlightened us with various insights on the holy occasion.
The programme was concluded with the closing song & prasad was distributed to all.
24th December, 2020
Christmas Eve was celebrated at our Ashrama after the evening arati of Sri Sri Thakur on 24th December. Special offerings of cakes, chocolates, fruits, etc. were offered to the Lord on the holy occasion. Carols were sung and the selected portion from The Bible was read out marking the birth of The Lord Jesus Christ.
14th November, 2020
By the grace of The Divine Mother the festival of lights was celebrated in our Ashrama in a simple way. The Divine Mother Kali was worshiped in picture with dashopchar followed by arati & pushpanjali. Offered prasad was distributed to around 30 devotees. Some snaps are attached in the link below.
27th September, 2020
I feel very happy to inform you that we have encouraged the participants of the kitchen garden program held on 27th September. Based on their growth of the seeds we have given fertilizers & kitchen grow bags to 28 people for further growth of their vegetable garden. These were sponsored by Rotary club of Koyilandy. We have also promised them other necessities for the same in the future. At the end of the program, prasad was distributed.
20th September, 2020
In accordance with "Observing Rashtriya POSHAN Maah in September 2020", a series of programmes were organised for creating awareness regarding health, nutrition, drinking water, sanitation & addressing environmental issues. These were done in two phases. In the first phase a programme was organised to plant and distribute on 20th September, 2020(Sunday) 300 saplings in different public places like police stations, temple compounds etc. In the second phase 2 other programmes were conducted in the morning & evening sessions, the following Sunday i.e. 27th September, 2020. In the morning session a programme was conducted which was attended by 19 women. Dr. Varsha (MBBS, M.D.) spoke on issues regarding health & hygiene, nutrition & child care along with sanitation & pure drinking water process. The attendants were given chyawanprash as a health supplement along with food packets and booklets of holy Trio in the end of the programme. In another programme for creating awareness and promoting the Kitchen Garden, Mr. Sushil Kunnmmal (Agriculturist) spoke in the evening session which was attended by 33 persons. He addressed issues like kitchen waste management, organic manure processing and enhancing productivity in the vegetable garden. In the end vegetable seeds, food packets and booklets of holy Trio were distributed. Both the sessions were conducted maintaining Covid-19 protocols strictly.
31st August, 2020
We celebrated Onam the core festival of Keralites on 31st Aug 2020.
This is chiefly to commemorate King Mahabali, whose spirit is believed to grace this auspicious occasion personally.
We strictly adhered to COVID-19 norms.
The programme began with prayers followed by bhajans etc at the Ashrama shrine. After concluding, prasad was distributed to the GAP students, a few devotees and volunteers.
28th August, 2020
In the difficult situation of heavy rain many poor people especially at the Arimbaraparambil colony under the foothill in Kozhikode district of Kerala are suffering badly from poverty. Seeing their plight we have distributed 5 kg of rice, 2 kg of Dal & 2 kg of Atta to 18 families.
13th April, 2020
This is to inform you that the COVID-19 relief work has been conducted by our Ashrama on 13th April.
Kits containing food ration for one month that included commodities for 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) a day,
were distributed among 57 Gadadhar Abhyudaya Prakalpa students as well as the teachers. All of them are from the coastal area of the Arabian sea.
The items include:-
Rice- 560 kg, Channa dal 170kg, Sugar- 85 kg, Atta- 110kg, Rava- 85kg, Harlicks- 57 bottles, Moong Dal- 162kg, Turmeric powder- 10kg, Chilli powder 20kg, coconut oil- 60 litrs, Sunflower oil 60 liters. Entire groceries items are sponsored by "GLOBSYN CRYSTALS group, Kolkata".
31st March, 2020
In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic outbreak all are confined to their homes for long and more particularly
laborers on daily wages go through unbearable hardship without jobs. We have identified 40 such families from 3 villages for
groceries distribution on 31st March 2020.
This apart, we have intended supplying sanitizing items to 150 policemen from 2 police stations ( Koyilandy and Atholi). 2nd phase distribution of moong dal and rice kits to 700 families from different villages of Kozhikode district will be taken up in course of time.
12th March, 2020
Most Revered Srimath Swami Shivamayanandaji Maharaj visited our Ashrama for 5 days from 11th March to 16th March, 2020. On this occasion we had the opening of Truss roof over the education building on 12th March in presence of many monks and devotees. We also held a public meeting with the devotees. Swamis Golokanandaji a senior monk from Thiruvananthapuram, Atmaghananandaji of Kanchipuram, Nandatmajanandaji of Thrissur and Vitasanganandaji of Kozhikode had been the speakers. Swami Vinirmuktanandaji Maharaj of Kochi rendered the classical bhajan in the programme. At the end of the celebration we served lunch prasad to about 275 people. On 14th March, Revered Maharaj blessed 93 devotees by giving initiation.
25th February, 2020
We have celebrated Bhagabam Sri Ramakrishna Jayanti on Tuesday, the 25th February, 2020 in a befitting manner at our Ashrama premises. The celebration commenced with mangala arati, meditation, Vedic chanting and stotra path followed by special puja, homa, speech and bhog arati. Mr. Kartikeyan a devotee from Alva, Kerala delivered a speech in malayalam. Prasad was distributed to around 250 devotees, students and others.
16th February, 2020
We have organized as part of distress relief activities, we took up clothes distribution on the 16th of February, 2020 Sunday for 500 poor families @3 nos at 1 village(Fishermen Colony) in Kozhikode district.
26th January, 2020
We celebrated the 70th Republic day on 26th January, 2020 at our Ashrama premises along with the children of GAP. The programme commenced with flag hoisting, followed by patriotic songs, speeches by GAP students and teachers along with some cultural activities like dance etc.
17th January, 2020
We have celebrated Swami Vivekananda Jayanti on Friday, the 17th January, 2020 in a befitting manner at our Ashrama premises. The celebration commenced with mangala arati, meditation, Vedic chanting and stotra path followed by special puja, homa, speech and bhog arati. Mr. Sudin a devotee from Vatakara delivered a speech in malayalam. Prasad was distributed to around 250 devotees, students and others.
12th January, 2020
Marking the special occasion of "National youth day" we had organized a procession and rally on the 12th January, 2020 at our Math. It began with prayers followed by songs on swamiji, dance and speeches by GAP children and teachers. Around 60 members participated. We concluded the programme by distributing cake prasadam.
1st January, 2020
Marking the special occasion of Kalpataru day we conducted half a day bhakta sammelan on the New Year's day of 2020. It began with prayer followed by bhajans and reading from The Great Master. Around 70 devotees were present. Swami Vitasanganandaji, secretary of Ramakrishna Mission sevashrama, Kozhikode and Mr. Manoj Kumar, principal of Ramakrishna Mission Higher Secondary School, Kozhikode rendered thoughtful speeches. At the end snacks prasadam was served.
18th December, 2019
We have celebrated our Mother's birthday with grandeur solemnity at our Ashrama. Programme started with Mangalarati followed by special puja, bhajans, homa, lectures on Mother and bhag arati. At the end around 350 devotees and people took the prasadam.
20th November, 2019
Under the economic rehabilitation programme, cooking vessels and essential items with books of Swami Vivekananda were given to the Government fisheries UP school, Koyilandy, district of Kozhikode, Kerala. It was done in a small function, on 20th November, 2019 in the school with participation of the students and teachers.
16th November, 2019
We have organized a youth convention on 16th November, Saturday, 2019 at our Math. Dr.TGK Murty Distinguished Scientist of ISRO, who developed strategic cameras for satellites, received number of awards and author of book Swami vivekananda an intuitive Scientist, Bangalore was the chief guest and main speaker. He gave talk with core values drawn from Swami Vivekananda and achievements of “ISRO”. A video clip on latest ISRO manned mission was presented. 68 plus 2 students from different schools participated. He had also a question answer interaction with the students. All of them participated actively and with abundant enthusiasm .Few parents, devotees and teachers totalling 100 people participated in the program. At the end we served noon Prasad to all participants.
10th September, 2019
Onam is the most popular festival in Kerala and is celebrated with great pomp and show. It is believed to be the National festival of Kerala. Onam is celebrated each year in the Malayalam calendar month of Chingam. In this auspicious connection we have celebrated the same with our GAP students in a pomp solemnity.
In the midst of the grand celebrations on 10th September, Tuesday, 2019 we have given away 10 nos Sewing machine (Tailoring machines) to the 10 flood Victims in the presence of the students, devotees and admirers. There are inhabitants of different villages in Kozhikode district and these machines will enable them to improve their hand to mouth living condition. At the end of the function we distributed prasadam to all of them.
24th August, 2019
Consequent to the incessant rains in Kerala especially in Waynad district, people are badly affected by flood and landslides. Even the inhabitants of the foothills are also victims of the natural disaster. Some lost their lives and many lost their homes that have been washed away.
In such a critical circumstance we, on 24th August, Sunday, 2019, distributed 1400 kg Rice, 400 Sarees, 400 Dhothis, 200 kg coconut oil for cooking, 400 packets marrie gold biscuits and 200 pieces Soap to 200 affected families (7 kg rice, 2 Sarees, 2 Dhothis, 2 packets Biscuits, 1 piece Soap and 1kg coconut oil packet for each family) in the aforementioned areas of Waynad district.
17th August, 2019
Consequent to the incessant rains in Kerala on 17th August, Saturday, 2019, we distributed 700 kg Rice and 200 kg Moong dal to 100 affected families (7 kg rice and 2 kg Moong dal for each family) from 2 villages of Koyilandy in Kozhikode district.
The Math further plans to undertake flood relief work in the foothills areas in the coming days. All these will not be possible without the generous contribution of yours.
27th July, 2019
On continuation of the earlier distress relief with the distribution of blankets, Ramakrishna Math, Koyilandy, further distributed the same to 278 beneficiaries living in the fishermen colony at Melur Village, Koyilandy.
21st July, 2019
Koyilandy Math distributed blankets to 100 families (2 blankets for each family) affected by heavy rain and cold in Kuthuparamba village, Irutty block, Kannur district.
The Math further plans to undertake distress/winter relief work in the local fishermen colony in the coming days. All these would not have been possible without the generous contribution from yours.
4th July, 2019
On auspicious day of Ratah Yatra, we organized half a day retreat on 4th of July, Thursday 2019. The programme began with prayers and meditation followed by bhajans and readings from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. Spiritual talks by 2 Swamijis, Atmaghananandaji maharaj, Adhakshya, Ramakrishna Math, Kanchipuram, Tamilnadu and Nandatmajanandaji maharaj, Editor of Prabudha Karalam, Ramakrishna Math, Thrissur, were also included in the programme. The pension along with a saree were given to 10 widows in this programme. About 170 devotees attended the retreat. We concluded the function by giving prasad.
5th July, 2019
In view of torrential rains in Kerala, fish are scarcely found in the sea. As a result Fishermen at koyilandy are deprived of food and unable to meet their minimum needs right now. Therefore we distributed 350 kg rice catering to 70 families (@5kg to each family).
27th June, 2019
On 19th, 22nd and 27th June, 2019 we distributed stationery items (note books etc), School bags and umbrellas to 600 Students of the 5 Government schools at Koyilandy and Chengottkave town in three lots.
15th June, 2019
With the start of academic sessions this month we distributed note books, pens and pencils to 180 Students of two Government Schools at Koyilandy town on the 15th June, 2019. Further we intend distributing school bags, umbrellas along with note books, pens and pencils to some other Schools soon after completing our survey.
2nd June, 2019
We celebrated "Phalaharini Kali puja" at our Ashrama on Sunday the 2nd June 2019. The puja began after the evening arati followed by bhajans and pushpanjali. At the end of the puja we distributed prasad to around 15 to 16 devotees.
21st May, 2019
We conducted a medical camp & a health awareness programme on 21st May, Tuesday 2019 for a fishermen folk, who live in a colony with their children. 4 Doctors and few assistants from Koyilandy hospital did the health check up and gave medicine with free of cost. Around 60 children participated in the event. At the end of the programme we served a sumptuous lunch prasad to them.
18th May, 2019
On 18th May, Saturday, 2019 the auspicious day of Bhagavan Buddha's birthday we, Koyilandy Math got an opportunity to serve the 11 downtrodden (Harijan) families at Meppayur village in Kozhikode district by giving 2 Solar lamps, 2 Tarpaulins and 2 Blankets. These families inhabit the hilltop, 600 meters above the ground level. It is just 30 km away from our Math. They don't have basic amenities like water, electricity and above all transportation facility.
28th April, 2019
On continuation of year long celebration for 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda Chicago address, Ramakrishna Math Koyilandy organized a half day parents orientation programme. The Programme consisted opening song followed by speech and devotional songs. Mr. Sasidharan, head master of Vadakara higher secondary school and Mr. Vimal, teacher of a another higher secondary school, Kozhikode, rendered very motivated speeches to the gathering. At last there were group discussion between parents and teachers of GAP Students. About 110 people including students attended of the same. We concluded the function with snacks prasad.
14th April, 2019
Vishu is celebrated with the customary worship of Lord Vishnu as Krishna. Vishu is the first day of the Malayalam calendar and is called of New year in Kerala. This day is celebrated with much ceremonial splendor among all family members, relatives and burning with fire crackers. Ramakrishna Math, Koyilandy has also taken part of the pragramme. We are celebrated "VISHU" with students in and around the math area in the presence of Swami Ekabodhanandaji Maharaj, from Ramakrishna mission, Narattamnagar.
7th April, 2019
We had organized a retreat at our Ashrama for half a day on 7thVApril, Sunday. It began with vedic chanting followed by meditation, bhajans, reading from Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna and Holy Mother Sarada Devi book. Swami Yativaranandaji Maharaj of Thrissur Math rendered a special speech. The programme was concluded with a song before which we distributed pension to 10 widows. Around 80 people attended the same. At the end all participants were given snacks prasad.
29th March, 2019
As part of final phase (2018-19) we organized distress relief campaign in the past 2 months for poor and needy. We covered 3 places on 24th and 27rd March viz.. Koyilandy and Balussary villages in Kozhikode district. In toto there were 125 beneficiaries. They were given pants, shirt, T.Shirt and 2 Sarees.
10th March, 2019
As a part of distress relief activities, we took up cloth distribution on the 10th of March. 225 poverty stricken families from the mountain region of Wayanad district in Kerala (at about 3000 ft. altitude) were the beneficiaries. We have given 225 packets; each packet contains children dresses i,e one trousers one Shirt and two sarees with one T. Shirt.
8th March, 2019
Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna Jayanti was duly celebrated at our Ashrama. Program started with mangal arati followed by special puja, homa and bhajans by eminent bhajan group from Kozhikode district. 2 devotees delivered eloquent speeches and the function concluded with Bhog arati. About 150 devotees partook of prasad.
26th January, 2019
We have celebrated Swami Vivekananda Jayanti in a befitting manner at our Ashrama premises. The celebration commenced with mangala arati, meditation, Vedic chanting and stotra path followed by special puja, homa, speech and bhog arati. Mr. Karthikeyan a senior devotee from Ernakulam delivered a speech in malayalam. Prasad was distributed to around 170 devotees, students and others.
14th January, 2019
Ramakrishna Math, Koyilandy organized half a day retreat on 14th of January, 2019 in connection with Makara Sankranti. The programme began with prayers and meditation followed by bhajans and readings from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna and Holy Mother Saradadevi. Spiritual talks by 2 Swamijis, Sadbhabanandaji, Adhakshya, Ramakrishna Math, Thrissur and Vitashanganandaji, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama were also included in the programme. The pension along with a saree were given to 10 widows in this programme. About 150 devotees attended the retreat. We concluded the function by giving prasad.
1st January, 2019
On 1st January, 2019, "Ramakrishna Kalpataru Divas", Koyilandy Ashrama, declared opening of the newly built Monks' quarters with 3 rooms in the presence of nearly 26 Monks and Brahmacharis from different branch centers of Kerala. Swami Atmaghanandaji, Adhyaksha of Kanchipuram and Swami Nandatmajanandaji, editor of Prabuddha Keralam were the chief guest and guest of honour respectively. The programme started with an invocation song followed by guideded meditation, bhajans and lectures. We also held a spiritual retreat on Sri Ramakrishna's Kalpataru. At the end of the programme about 470 devotees, parents and others received prasadam.