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Sri Sri Sarada Mata Ashram
Ganges, Michigan

Sri Ramakrishna and Sri Sarada Devi are the foundation of the Sri Sri Saradeshwari Ashram. It is through this holy lineage that Mother's Trust / Mother's Place, Sri Sri Sarada Mata Ashram came into being. In the spirit of universality and acceptance, Sri Sri Sarada Mata Ashram wants to provide a place where everyone may find something beneficial for their spirit and useful to their lives. For some, the ashram provides a haven; let them find rest and rejuvenation. For others, the ashram is a home, a place where monasticism is appreciated and practiced. Others find a sacred place to practice their own faith in a meditation hut or a secluded spot on the 68 acre property. The young may find guidance concerning religion and culture. Whereas some find the multi-cultural and interfaith dialogue programs most appealing, the rituals of Hinduism appeal to the needs and interests of others. We respect and foster the uniqueness of everyone's path to Divinity.

 

Sri Sri Saradeshwari Ashram
Kolkata, India

Established in 1895, the Sri Sri Saradeshwari Ashram in Kolkata was the first monastic organization in the lineage of Sri Ramakrishna and Sri Sarada Devi. Gauri Mata Puri Devi, a sannyasini disciple of Sri Ramakrishna was the founder of the ashram. The ashram was named after the Holy Mother and dedicated by her. Gauri Ma's successor, Durga Mata Puri Devi, received initiation and sannyas from Sri Sarada Devi. It is to her that we owe our thanks for the ashram's most valuable possession-Sri Ramakrishna's japa mala, dedicated at the feet of Sri Sarada Devi by the Master himself at the time of Shodasi puja. Just before Sri Sarada Devi's Mahasamadhi, the Holy Mother gave it to Durga Ma.

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