Srimat Swami Smarananandaji Maharaj, President, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, laid the foundation stone for the proposed Sri Ramakrishna Temple at Ramakrishna Math, Dakshineshwar, on Wednesday, 13 September 2023, the sacred janma-tithi of Swami Advaitanandaji Maharaj.
The foundation stone laying ceremony was followed by a public meeting. It was started by the chanting of vedic mantras, followed by the Welcome Address of Swami Suvirananda ji, General Secretary, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission. Swami Jnanavratananda read out the benedictory address of Most Revered President Maharaj. Swami Bodhasarananda gave an overview of the project at Ramakrishna Math, Dakshineshwar. Sri Kusal Chowdhury, Secretary, Dakshineswar Kali Temple and Debottar Estate; Sri Alok Rajoria, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Barrackpore; Sri Gopal Saha, Chairman, Kamarhati Municipality, delivered speeches on this occasion. Swami Ishavratananda gave the Vote of Thanks. Swami Shivadhishananda sang the closing song.
Lunch prasad was distributed to the monks and devotees after the public meeting.