Ramakrishna Temple
Ramakrishna Temple
4.5
3:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Monday
3:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Tuesday
3:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Wednesday
3:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Thursday
3:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Friday
3:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Saturday
3:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Sunday
3:00 AM - 11:45 AM
About
The present temple, dedicated only recently in a joyous three-day ceremony, represents three hundred years of faith and devotion.
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Neighborhood: Mylapore
The religious and cultural epicenter of Chennai, Mylapore is highly revered by the locals and tourists for the rich history and architectural marvels that line its narrow alleys and markets and is one of the oldest residential neighbourhood of the city. Home to a cluster of tree-lined avenues full of popular churches and the renowned Kapaleeswara Temple soaked in Dravidian architectural vibes, Mylapore is filled with small lanes with old-style homes, music auditoriums and stores selling music and religious memorabilia. The bazaars selling jewellery, fresh produce and flowers that surround the streets of this neighbourhood provide a colourful backdrop to the temple. Aimless strolls through the small lanes lead you to hidden corners of some mouth-watering south-Indian dishes served at local places like Maami’s mess, Jannal Kadai and Kaalathi Stall.
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Camarinha M
Lisbon, Portugal255 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Business
In comparison to other temples in Chennai, this was a great surprise - very clean, very organized.
I wish all the other temples were as clean.
Foreigners can visit all areas.
Written March 1, 2015
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zcaarthi
Mumbai, India46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Set in a large compound dotted with greens, you forget that you are in a city as busy as Chennai. Take a few minutes to close your eyes and meditate or simply enjoy the quiet and positive vibrations that this place sends out. You can visit the bookshop round the corner for books on spirituality, especially those written by Swami Vivekananda himself.
Written December 1, 2009
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SBakde
Chennai (Madras), India31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
This is perhaps my favourite "temple" in the city.
The peace is the first hook but then there is so much more. Unlike a lot of old temples this one is clean and well maintained. It has a nice big hall where you can easily seat yourself for any length of time with no one shooing you off.
Everyone is welcome inside and whether you need to be left alone or someone to speak to in the form of the monks residing here, you always have a choice.
There is also a bookstall in an adjacent building which only sells RK mission published stuff, then there is the old temple building along with a museum of sorts.
But the best is the "garden" all around. Once you step out of the temple simply sit near a flower bed and feel the presence of a divine being.

For practical matters- there is enough parking space available on weekdays. But if you go on weekends or during special days you may have a little difficulty. Sometimes they open the adjacent school's parking lot to accommodate the overflow.
Its best to leave your footwear at the designated stand where a helpful volunteer will keep it safe.
On hot days the pradakshina around the temple is made easy by having coir carpets to walk on.
While stepping out of the temple simply take the left exit. There should be a small vessel with the charanmrut there. Help yourself to a spoonful.
Written March 17, 2015
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ScreenNameMissing
Toronto, Canada122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015
Skip the nearby Kapaleeswara Temple and spend the time in the lovely and peaceful grounds here. Do some meditation in the two temple halls, and browse the bookstore for thought provoking works in English
Written February 24, 2015
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SaileshSarmah
Tinsukia, India237 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Family
Temple dedicated to Ramkrishna Paramhansha.
Quiet place for meditation.
Spawaling Campus.
Well stocked Bookstore.
Good People.
Written January 6, 2015
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SaidahJules
Dubai, United Arab Emirates535 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Quite a nice place. Located opposite the beach (Gandhi beach). So it's very convenient , u can go to the beach n this place also. It's not a temple, it's a museum of gurus Vivekananda and Ramakrishna. there is one room for meditation. Entrance fee 10 rupees. Nice place to visit. Memorial.
Written June 12, 2012
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Ghiri T
Chennai (Madras), India210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Family
It is a divine place .it is a best place to meditate .there are many pics telling the life of swami Ramakrishna.here we can buy book ,photos etc.
Written July 26, 2016
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RAMG
Coimbatore, India13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Family
It is placed in the midst of mad traffic of center of Chennai, but the moment you enter the premises you forget the rest.
Serine, well maintained calm place, excellent place to meditate. New temple you have ample place to sit and contemplate. You can sit and experience the higher self immediately when you sit for meditation at old temple. Ramakrishna mission is known for its service, they have well maintained hospital inside the premises open to all, and they have display of products produced by village women.
It also houses an excellent Library that will cater to all your spiritual and emotional quires and doubts.
You can also buy books at the books stall located inside the Ashram.
Written March 17, 2015
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ykresan
Chennai (Madras), India5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I had been to Calcutta Ramkrish Mutt...still chennai provides the opportunity..great hall of temple...visiting once will make u to practice meditation..forget not to visit their book stall where u get mutt's publications from uniqe size to magazines...they are really a key open our heart & mind...
Written August 16, 2012
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Jackinbama
Massillon, OH986 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I am not looking for meditation venues just looking to see the architecture, gardens, etc.. This is a beautiful building. We were less impressed with the interior but I think we were expecting a elaborate interior to match the exterior and it is nothing to see inside. Tranquil yes.
Written May 20, 2012
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