Civilization flourishes with the promotion of culture, but when cultural values decline, civilization breaks down. The great spiritual masters of India, by their superhuman efforts, have time and again revived and developed the philosophical and religious values that India has always stood for. In no other literature in the world have these values been so beautifully and exhaustively dealt with as in the sacred books of India. One of the most significant activities of the Math is its Publication wing. Swami Ramakrishnananda used to give lectures in various parts of Chennai. Some of these lectures were published in a book titled “The Universe and Man”. This was the first book from the Math Publishing House and was released on 29, March 1908. It is highly gratifying to note that this Publishing House is bringing out, as it does, exclusively spiritual and value-oriented literature and has been able to continue its work uninterruptedly for more than a century.
The 110-year-old department of publication of books and magazines both situated within the Math precinct, as well as the book showrooms in the Math and at the two Railway Terminals in the city, are serving the above cause through the dissemination of knowledge. The Math has a well-equipped printing press with offset printers and a computerized composing section.