Know our Divine Sri Ramakrishna Mutt, Mylapore
Like to spend time to meditate or have a pleasant early morning walk in the gardens? This is the ultimate relaxation place you can find in and around Chennai. It is a very quite place, where people are not allowed to even speak at meditating hours. The Universal Temple of Sri Ramakrishna located within the premises of the Ramakrishna Mutt in Mylapore is a standing monument dedicated to Sri Ramakrishna, a symbol of Universal Religion. The temple’s architecture blends with the traditional South Indian Temple architecture.
At the centre of the shrine is a 7 feet tall statue of Sri Ramakrishna. Carved out of pure marble, it depicts the image of Sri Ramakrishna, seated on a marble lotus. It also houses shrines for Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda. The main entrance presents a magnificent view with its structure built on traditional Dravidian architecture.
This temple is not set aside for people of any religion or creed. It seeks to serve as a spot where a person can meditate in solitude or seek ‘knowledge of self’. The Universal Temple of Sri Ramakrishna is a beautiful monument, combining traditional South Indian architecture into its style. The marble statue of Sri Ramakrishna and shrines for Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda are magnificent. The shrine of Sri Ramakrishna was getting too small to accommodate the growing number of devotees. A grand temple was planned to commemorate 100 years of the service of Ramakrishna Mutt in Chennai.
This beautiful temple is in Ramakrishna Mutt, everyone can come & pray irrespective of casts & religion .Its not a usual temple, where one can see God or Goddess idols at this temple you can only see the idol of Sri Ramakrishna. People visit this temple any part of the day to utter silent prayers.
The Mutt stands as a symbol of religion, harmony and place. Every activity of the Mutt is considered as form of worship. They run a free hospital, schools & many institutions.
Some tips given by the swami present at the temple for meditation
1. Find a quiet place free from distraction
2. Sit with your limbs uncrossed and with a straight back, hands in your lap
3. Simply breathe at regular speed but breathe deeply and relax
4. Close your eyes and think of a beautiful scene from the natural world
5. Take a simple phrase and repeat it continuously in time with your breathing
3.00pm to 9.00 pm
Arathi 6.15 pm
Address: RK.Mutt road, Chennai, Mylapore-600004
Phone: 24941231, 24941959
Directions: Near Mylapore temple tank.
Posted on March 8, 2012, in Attractions, Heritage of Chennai and tagged chennai, mutt, mylapore, Ramakrishna, Sarada Devi, Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda, Universal Temple. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.