Swami Vivekananda Cultural Youth Centre - Viveka Smaraka

Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Mysuru is a branch of the well-known Ramakrishna Math and Mission, stands as a beacon of spiritual enlightenment and compassionate service. Engaged in a wide range of activities, spiritual, literary, educational initiatives, and rural welfare activities the Ashrama has rendered meaningful service for nearly a century.

Our unit in Mysuru runs: (i) a renowned residential school - Sri Ramakrishna Vidyashala, (ii) a personality development centre - Ramakrishna Institute of Moral and Spiritual Education (RIMSE) and (iii) publication of books in regional languages. Through these spiritual, literary, educational and rural welfare activities, the Ashrama strives to promote all-round development of the society. 


We are building the Swami Vivekananda Youth and Cultural Service Centre – Viveka Smaraka on the premises sanctified by the stay of Swami Vivekananda in November 1892, where he first decided to participate in the World Parliament of Religions held in Chicago in 1893. 

The Ashrama, with the assistance of the Government of India, Government of Karnataka and other well-wishers has embarked on a mission to build a world class centre which will be an iconic symbol representing value-based education on the lines advocated by Swami Vivekananda. The infrastructure plan is to build a 600-seater covered amphitheater, immersive experience museum displaying the life and teachings of Swamiji, class rooms for the short-term courses, yoga/meditation hall, library, study rooms for competitive exams, conference rooms, exhibition centre and offices.  The estimated cost of this project is about ₹ 35 Crores.

Objectives of the project:

The Cultural Youth Centre will provide a platform for youth to:

1)     Understand the science of ethical behaviour,

2)    Build an integrated personality (head-heart-hand),

3)    Develop the will to live by higher values,

4)    Improve vocational skills,

5)    Develop life skills for navigating through the modern world and discretion in dealing with electronic media

6)    Understand and put into practice the service and character-building oriented teachings of Swami Vivekananda & other great personalities from different fields of society,

7)    Understand Indian culture,

8)    Cultivation of social-oriented work culture

9)    Engage with society as contributing citizens.

The building facilities include:

1)     550-seater covered Amphitheater for conducting talks from eminent personalities, cultural program and various types of group activities.

2)    4-D experience theater for screening short movies on the life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda and Indian Culture.

3)    Exhibition Hall to showcase the life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda

4)    Book Exhibition to make available the publications of the Ramakrishna Order.

5)    Library for the general public and students appearing for competitive exams.

6)    Study Hall for students appearing for competitive examinations.

7)    Prayer-Yoga-Meditation Hall for the students and general public.

Profile of Trainees:

1)     The training will cover:

2)    Some courses will be specially designed for young men and women from rural areas surrounding Mysuru city.

3)    Some intervention courses will be conducted for students and youth from identified slums in and around Mysuru city.

4)    The courses are open for students and youth from all denominations.

 D O N A T I O N S

Swami Vivekananda Cultural Youth Centre -Viveka Smaraka is a noble endeavour that will inspire, enable and transform thousands of young men and women in the coming years. We request your kind self to extend your generous financial support and generously participate in this noble cause.