Ramakrishna Mission Home of Service

Ramakrishna Mission Home of Service is an Indian non-governmental organization ( NGO ) located in Varanasi (formerly known as Banaras ), established in 1900, and a branch of Ramakrishna Mission since 1902. slums and villages of Uttar Pradesh ( India ) thanks to self-produced multimedia educational movies. It also gives medical care and supplies to the hospital and to other charitable hospital and two hospices. [1] [2]


Ramakrishna Mission Home of Service was created in 1900 by a group of young men at Varanasi , inspired by the teachings of Swami Vivekananda , in a very small way with 4 annas (0.25 rupees) as capital which they got by begging. The Home of Service was started by three friends – Jamini Ranjan Majumdar, Charuchandra Das (later Swami Shubhananda ) and Kedarnath Moulik (later Swami Achalananda ). On June 13, 1900, Jamini Ranjan nursed an old lady pilgrim who was left to die on the way and begged to feed her. [3] Later he got his approval for Bhelurpur hospital and arranged for her treatment. [3]Varanasi and their principle was in the world of God, in line with the philosophy propounded by Swami Vivekananda. [3] Thus they form an organization called Orphanage or Poor Men’s Relief Association. The money for medicines, beds, blankets and other necessities were obtained by individual contributions or by begging. [4] On September 13, 1900, a house was rented for Rs 5 / – per month in Ramapura. As the work expanded the hospital was shifted to a bigger place and attracted attention of the prominent citizens. [4] Swami Vivekananda, When He visited Varanasi in February, 1902 Was immensely impressed to see the dedicated services of Those Poor goal Determined youth and wrote an appeal for funds. He also took the group to the hospital as Ramakrishna Sevashrama or Home of Service. The Sevashrama was affiliated with Ramakrishna Mission on November 23, 1902 and was renamed as Ramakrishna Mission Home of Service. [5]Sister Nivedita went to collect funds for the sevashrama after Swami Vivekananda died in 1902. [5] Swami Shivananda , who established the Adviata Ashrama in Benares, adjacent to the Home of Service was also a great source of inspiration . [6] In 1903 the President of the Ramakrishna Order ,Swami Brahmananda visited the ashrama and wanted to build a permanent building. [6]

Eventually, the present land in the Luxa area of ​​Varanasi was purchased in 1908. Upendra Narayan Deb and Charan Pal Taran paid for the land. [6] Swami Brahmananda ugly the foundation stone and inaugurated the new building on May 7, 1910. The building was designed by Swami Vijnanananda . [7] The new building had six general wards and three isolation wards to accommodate 46 patients. [7] The local Government approved a grant of Rs 120 / – annually. [7] The home had the unique privilege to be blessed by the visit of the Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi on November 8, 1912. She did not care about God’s love for God. .[7] Most of the direct disciples of Sri Ramakrishna visited the Sevashrama including Swami Premananda , Swami Shivananda , Swami Brahmananda , Swami Saradananda , Swami Turiyananda and Swami Akhandananda . As the years went by, the Ramakrishna Mission Home of Service grew in all proportions. New service wings were added. Today this multi-dimensional institution of service (230 bedded General Hospital) sprawls into an area of ​​13 acres (53,000 m 2 ) and specially caters to the needs of the rural poor and underprivileged patients.

Health Promotion Program

The Health Promotion Program was launched in 2000, and was established by the World Health Organization , the European Commission , the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust , the British Medical Association and the National Institute of Urban Affairs . It aims at the poor populations from the area of Varanasi , and provides them with health education (especially through the Multimedia Health Education Program) but also attends to their essential health needs. In the end, the program is aimed at ensuring a healthy environment for these populations, for their bodies and for their minds.


  • To render selfless service to purification of mind, which leads to spiritual realization.
  • To look at all men, women and children, irrespective of caste, creed, color or nationality as the true manifestations of the Lord, as taught by Sri Ramakrishna and the worshipers as such by trying to remove their wants and sufferings.
  • To serve those who have not been to help when they are old enough to go back to their old age and make them feel better.
  • To give relief to the destitute lying down in the streets and bathing by the way they are admitted to the home and giving them medicine, diet etc, to their recovery.


  1. Jump up^ Ramakrishna Mission Home of Service
  2. Jump up^ About us.
  3. ^ Jump up to:c Abjajananda Swami. Monastic Disciples of Swami Vivekananda . Mayavati: Advaita Ashrama. p. 308. ISBN  9788175052468 .
  4. ^ Jump up to:b Abjajananda Swami. Monastic Disciples of Swami Vivekananda . Mayavati: Advaita Ashrama. p. 309. ISBN  9788175052468 .
  5. ^ Jump up to:b Abjajananda Swami. Monastic Disciples of Swami Vivekananda . Mayavati: Advaita Ashrama. p. 312. ISBN  9788175052468 .
  6. ^ Jump up to:c Abjajananda Swami. Monastic Disciples of Swami Vivekananda . Mayavati: Advaita Ashrama. p. 313. ISBN  9788175052468 .
  7. ^ Jump up to:d Abjajananda Swami. Monastic Disciples of Swami Vivekananda . Mayavati: Advaita Ashrama. p. 314. ISBN  9788175052468 .

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