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

'Kerala Flood Relief Programmes'


The state of Kerala was struck by a natural disaster the kind of which has never been witnessed before by its population in the month of August 2018. Heavy rains and powerful wind that rocked the state day in and day out destroyed the dreams and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people. Major rivers all across the state crested and the hillsides got drenched and crumbled resulting in massive destruction of life and property. The state lost approximately 445 of its citizens. 17,343 houses were decimated. Ten lakh evacuees were moved to relief camps. 35 dams in the state opened their shutters. The disaster created fear and panic in the hearts and minds of people. Finally the clouds have cleared and the chaos is almost over; now Kerala is in the path of rebuilding and recovery. All of us are involved and engaged in this mighty effort and by God’s grace Sri Ramakrishna Mission has also come forward with a helping hand.

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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.

Latest News

Vivekanda Samajam supplying essential materials to refugees in Kottayam and Idukki

October 18, 2021

Vivekananda Samajam and Coimbatore Ramakrishna Mission is joining hands to supply relief materials to refugees affected by the landslides in Kottayam and Idukki. Items like blankets, mats and clothes were distributed in the relief camps...

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Vivekanada Samjam volunteers travel to Idukki for landslide relief work

October 17, 2021

Members of the Vivekanada Darshanika Samajam, rushed to the aid of land slide affected inhabitants of Kottayam, Kuttikal and Idukki, Kokkayar today. In the Elankad Njerkad region in Kuttikal, the VDS members were able to clear debris from a bridge that was clogged up and become un usable. The comm..

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Upcoming Events

The grand finale of the year long programmes is on October 29th 2017.

Honourable Deputy Head of the Embassy of Ireland has kindly agreed to be the Chief Guest. We are awaiting the felicitation message from the Hon. Prime Minister of Ireland , Mr. Leo Varadkar Sampoojya Pravrajika Ajayprana Mathaji, Vice President of Sri Sarada Math, Dakshineswar, Kolkatta has kindly consented to attend the concluding ceremony. French writer and journalist François Gautier has also accepted our invitation. Also other eminent speakers, thinkers, admirers of Shri Ramakrishna , Swami Vivekananda and Sister Nivedita in particular will be adorning the dais on this happy occasion. We will be presenting to the Embassy of Ireland a beautifully designed plaque with the picture of Sister Nivedita with the caption “ Ireland's gift to India “ .As a token of India's  love and respect for Sister Nivedita's sacrifice for our motherland,  Justice K.P.Jyothindranath will present a memorabilia to Hon. Peter McIvor who represents Ireland, the motherland of Sister Nivedita . Dr. M. Lakshmi Kumari, Chairperson-Samarpanam Sister Nivedita's !50th Birth Anniversary Celebrations will preside the concluding Ceremony.

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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