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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Swami Ranganathananda

Swami Ranganathananda

In 1926 he joined the Mysore branch of Ramakrishna Math. He obtains his final Vows of monasticism from Swami Shivananda in 1933. He exhausted the first 12 years of monasticism in Mysore and Bangalore branches.

He served there as the cook, personal attendant to Swami Siddheswaranandaji. He is said to have rendered outstanding service as the secretary and librarian at the Rangoon branch of Ramakrishna task from 1939 to 1942. He then served as the president of the Karachi centre of math from 1942 to 1948 until the division of India.

Since 1949 to 1962, he served as a secretary at the Delhi centre. Then from 1962 to 1967, he served as the Secretary of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata, and director of school of Humanistic & Cultural studies, editor of mission’s kolkata, director of school of Humanistic & educational study, editor of mission’s journal. Then he served as the president of the Hyderabad division for a long period. He was selected to the position of vice-president of Ramakrishna Math and assignment in 1989 and then as the president in 1998.

A man through a large insight into the trouble of India and the world, Raganathananda was a huge creator of scholar. He undertook wide talk tours from 1946 to 1972 covering above 50 countries in North and South America, Asia, Africa and Europe, Including Russia, Poland and Czechoslovakia. From 1973 to 1986 he annually visited Australia, USA and Europe, distribution the letter of Vedanta. Therefore he served as an educational and spiritual ambassador of India,

He declined the Padma Vibhushan as it was conferred on him in his individual ability but established the Indira Gandhi Award for national addition in 1987 and the Gandhi quiet Prize in February 1999 as both were conferred on the Ramakrishna charge.

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