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‘‘I learn as long as I live’’— said Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna

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 125-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.

Education is not only about acquiring worldly knowledge; 
it should be a man-making education; 
it should build character, it should develop personal values and virtues. 
Then only one will have the developed personality, all-round.

Books For you:
Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai has been spreading this kind of education for the past 125 years, through our books. 
We have more than 1050 titles (in English, Tamil and Sanskrit together) in the following topics:
Our publications include:
• Youth Empowerment and Self-development Literature
• Values for children in pictorial books
• Personality Development books for Students
• From Self-improvement to Self-realisation
• On Indian Heritage Culture
• On religion and philosophy
• Yoga and Meditation Books for Peace of mind and spiritual development
• Modern Management and Time Management
• Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Literature
• All schools of Hinduism
• Hymns and Value oriented stories
• Books on Sahasranamam and Stotras
• Modern challenges and Ancient Indian solutions
• Translation of all Hindu Scriptures
• Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana and Mahabharata
• Books for Children
• Photos, Pictures, Gift items

We request you to purchase books from our website

eBooks are available for purchase from

Books for your friends:
May your friends also get the benefit which you have derived. So, we also request you to give books to your friends.

Vidya Daanam: Gift of Knowledge
The greatest gift is Vidya Daanam or the Gift of Knowledge. We have a scheme of publishing and distributing the books at subsidized prices, so that the books will reach many people at an affordable cost. 
We seek your support for this scheme. Donations can be made online from our website 
All your monetary supports are exempt from tax u/s 80(G) of IT Act. 

Book Stores

There are two book stores in the Math campus – one near the old shrine and another at the main entrance. Apart from the books published by Sri Ramakrishna Math Chennai, numerous books published by other centers of Ramakrishna Order are also available.

A Special discount of upto 40% on books is available on selected festival days of our Math.
Store Location
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Opening and Closing Hours

Ramakrishna Vivekananda Book Store (near old shrine) 
9.30 am to 1.00 pm

2.00 pm to 8.00 pm

Ramakrishnananda Book Store 

(near main entrance)

9.30 am to 9.00 pm

Closed on Wednesday