Vivekananda Darsanika Samajam is a registered non-government and non-sectarian organization founded and established in Palakkad, Kerala in 5th August 2008 officially by a band of truly dedicated and highly motivated youngsters, who are inspired by Swami Vivekananda’s life and teachings. Samajam is affiliated to Bhava Prachar Parishad under Sri Ramakrishna Math, Belur, Kolkata. (

As the name suggests, Vivekananda Darsanika Samajam was established with an aim of studying, assimilating and propagating the ‘life-giving, character-making and nation-building’ ideas and ideals embodied in the life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda, the great patriot saint and practical visionary of modern India and the supreme inspirer of her dormant national consciousness, among people in general, but youth in particular. Samajam has the patronage of Sri Ramakrishna Math and the encouragement and support of a large number of prominent persons from all walks of life. Read More

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.

- Swami Vivekananda


Sister Nivedita-150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations

Sister Nivedita was a disciple and God child of Swami Vivekananda, the eternal light that shines in the spiritual firmament of India; born as Margaret Elizabeth Noble in Northern Ireland on October 28, 1867. We are getting ready to celebrate the 150th anniversary of this divine birth. The occasion not only commemorates her brilliant life but also her devotion and dedication to her Guru and India.



Daily Schedule

Daily puja at the shrine starts with Mangala Arati, then Stotras and Sri Lalitasahasranama archana at 5:00AM. Sri Ramakrishna Aratrikam at 7:00PM - 7:40PM, a prayer written and composed on Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa by Swami Vivekananda followed by other prayers on Holy Mother Sarada Devi and Sri Swamiji. Readings and discussions on the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa and Swami Vivekananda from 7:40PM – 8:30PM.

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Upcoming Events

Swami Vivekananda jayanthy / Natonal Youth Day

The Samajam has decided to take a different route this year for Swamiji's birthday / National Youth Day. It has decided to spread Swamiji's message more at the grassrooots level by disseminating his discourses and lectures free of cost. Swamiji's book titled "Vyakthithva VIkasanam" will be distributed on his birthday to 3348 students of Moyan Girls Higher Secondary School, Palakkad, one of the largest schools in the state of Kerala.

SAMARPANAM- 150th Birth Anniversary Celebration of Sister Nivedita. @ 20th International Book Exhibition,Ernakulathappan Ground, Ernakulam. DECEMBER 5 (Monday) 5 PM to 7 PM

INAUGURATION- Sri Rantidev Sengupta Renowned Journalist & writer, CHIEF GUEST- Dr. Renu Raj IAS, Sub Collector, Ernakulam, BENEDICTION-Swami Bhadresanandaji Maharaj, Pravrajika Sumedha Prana Mathaji,

'SAMARPANAM' Sister Nivedita's 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations @ SVYASA University, Bangalore

October 27 th morning Padmasri Dr HR Nagendra Chancellor of SVYASA will light the lamp. In that auspicious moment the students will give light to 150 small lamps (Chirath) in the memory of 150th birth anniversary of 'The Daughter of India'. This will be followed by a blood donation camp with the participation of 150 students

INAUGURATION- 'SAMARPANAM' Sister Nivedita 150 Birth Anniversary Celebrations, Oct.28,2016 at 4:00 PM at Paramekkavu Agrasala, Thrissur.

Chief Guest - Justice (Rtd.) Smt. Usha, Former Chief Justice, High Court of Kerala. Key note address - Dr. Prameela Devi, Member, Women's Commission, Govt. of Kerala

MONTHLY SATSANG- 2016 August 28, 5:30pm

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'Sept.11th Chicago Speech' 2016 - Commemmoration

Venue: Music College, Palakkad. Speakers: Swamini Sivananda Puri ji - Adwaitaashram, Kolathur. Smt. Indira Krishnakumar. IPS - Former Member, Indian Postal Services Board Date: September. 11, 2016 - 4:30pm

150th Birthday Celebrations of Swami Vivekananda(2011–2014: A Profile)

Vivekananda DarsanikaSamajam put together an Executive Committee on 6th November 2011 to celebrate the 150th Birthday of Swami Vivekananda in the District of Palakkad under the Chairmanship of Sri Palat Mohandas, I.A.S. (Former Chief Information Commissioner and Chief Secretary of Kerala). The committee constituted of 150 members belonging to all walks of life. The Chairman’s inaugural address explained the importance and relevance of Swamiji’s life and teachings and the urgent need to study, internalize and spread them through constructive and socially beneficial activities. Rev. Swami GolokanandajiMaharaj (Sri Ramakrishna Math and President of the State level celebrations committee) in his presidential address outlined the types of activities for individuals and those for social transformation to be contemplated during these years of celebrations. He complimented Vivekananda DarsanikaSamajam for taking the initiative for chalking out various socially beneficial activities, keeping the overall vision of Swamiji in mind. Vice chairman Prof. S. Radhakrishnan spoke on Swamiji’s inspirational work and life. Sri Jaya Kumar R (Coordinator) presented 18 major projects for the celebrations. The projects included national seminars, study classes for students, a youth meet, teachers’ orientation camps, youth camps, awareness campaigns, publication of newsletters, books, souvenirs, social service work etc.

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