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Vivek Jyoti

We have been subscribing to this magazine for a long time now. Just thought to share it here since many of you may not have heard about it and would find it interesting.

Published by Ramakrishna Vivekananda Ashram, Raipur, this magazine comes as a Hindi monthly. At preset it is in its 46th year of publication.

It has many regular columns, starting from one which is from the pen of Swami Vivekananda himself on contemporary issues in India; then there is one running discussion on one character at a time from epics like Ramayana or Mahabharata, and it also includes one very interesting column called  “Ma ke sanidhya me” as I remember, where people recall their experiences in meeting Ma Sharada Devi, the holy mother and wife of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa. It regularly features the letters and communication by Swami Vivekananda as well as people recalling their experiences in meeting or communicating with him, both in India and from abroad. There have run columns and articles from great men and women like Sister Nivedita also. Another very interesting column is where sadhus share their personal experiences while travelling across India. Some of these experiences shared are very touching and come with divine messages.

Every time I go to home, I search for the shelf where mother keeps last issues of the Vivek Jyoti. Experiences are beyond ex-pression. You can take the annual subscription for convenience. This may be a perfect gift to your friends also, since when it came to Vivekananda, even the world bent down to respect him. No young Indian could remain but be influenced by the seer intellect and charisma of Swami Vivekananda. A proud Hindu and a true nationalist we wish every Indian could become like him one day.

In the times when our media bombards us with some corrupt communication aping from other cultures, such readings are becoming rarer day by day. Also, in the time when we see a lot of us Indians being ignorant of our own religion Hinduism, such magazines are torches which show us the way.

Subscription details are as follows:

India: Rs 60 yearly, Rs 8 single copy, for institutions: Rs 90 yearly, Rs 400 for 5 years, and Rs 1200 for 25 years.

Abroad: 15 USD annual, 200 USD for 25 years (airmail) and 100 USD (sea mail)

Demand Draft: ‘Ramakrishna Mission’, payable at Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Address: Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Ashram, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, 492001

Phone: 09827197535, 0771-2225269, 2224119 (8.30-11.30 am, 3-6 pm)

The picture shown here is a snap from one of the pages, written by Swami Vivekananda. At places, the language Hindi may be difficult for those who are not very comfortable with it, but there is something that comes from purity too. I hope some of you would find it really interesting and life changing.

In critical times, each of our values is tested. And what can be a time better spent than talking to some of the greatest men and women our mother India has produced.

12 comments to Vivek Jyoti

  • “In the times when our media bombards us with some corrupt communication aping from other cultures, such readings are becoming rarer day by day. .”

    THis is one reason why it is so very important that we spend time to read such works .

  • Being able to read spirituality/ write spirituality / think spirituality is great . Of course they ARE ALL ROADS TO live spirituality

  • There are many such type of magazines from various institution which covers very spiritual and moral messages like, Akhand Jyoti ( Yug Nirman Yojna), Guru Prasad ( Aasha Bapu ashram), Tatwadeep (Swadhaaya Samaj) and many other .. but the thing is that how much we follow the Godliness and of these. not only reading but follow their”s messages should be our motto. by the way thanks for sharing about these magazine ..

  • really great news. we would like to read this magazine…

  • Rahulji,is post ke liye aapka kis tarah shukriya karun,mere pas shabd nahin hain.Vakai,aap sanskritik rajdoot ki tarah kaam kar rahen hain.jiska jwalant udaharahan hai ki aapne Raipur jaise chhote shahar se nikalane vali ek patrika ko is iland par jagah di.
    mere liye to yah post vyaktigat post jaisa hai kyon ki pichhale 12varshon se ye patrika mere pas niyamit aa rahi patrika kaa pathak banana,aapka ispar lekh likhana ne mujhe college ke dino ki yaad karadi.hum science college,Raipur se lautate vakt niyamit rupse Raipur ke Ramkrishn aashram ki librery jaaya karate ki pathayi ke baat bhi hamara yahan aana-jana lagata raha,yahaan tak ki isase prabhavit hokar ishwariy anukampa se main jis samajsevi sangathan se juda hun { usaka employee nahin }usake madhyam se garib bachchon ki ek badi librery sthapit karane mein kamyabi mili hai.Is uddeshy purn lekh par aapako lakh-lakh badhai……………kim.

  • thanks 4 sharing it ……… as far as hindi is concerned, its a national language n all d indian should know it well …. english n other languages are advantage to any one …….keep it up …… happy blogging

  • very gud rahul……. n thanx a lot for information. it is also available in doon also in ashram[on rajpur road]

  • even a word of spirituality,goodness, if listened/read/spoken or written adds up to your good karmas and helps you in getting purified….but understanding the word and inculcatting it in one”s own self is reaaly really tough but of upmost importance. bin gur gyan na sadho….POTHEE PAD PAD JUG……….

  • ramakrishna mission also publishes a lot of work in english too and is available at their math”s(ashrams) sales counters.

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