Sri Saradeswari Ashrama

Sri Saradeswari Ashrama, a branch of Sri Vivekananda Ashrama, is a monastic organization for women run by nuns. It is founded by Swami Madhuranandaji in 1994 at Nettankode, a village 8 km from Vellimalai.

Located in a lonely and lush green surrounding, the ashram provides a natural atmosphere conducive to a calm and quiet life. It has a small but beautiful temple dedicated to Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi. Mother is seated here on a full bloom lotus supported by two lions expressing the idea that great power and gentleness have become united in love.


1. Puja

Shrine Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi is ritually worshipped daily by a nun. The temple remains open between 5.00 and 11.00 a.m. as also 4.00 and 8.00 p.m. Some of the main services at the temple are:

5.00 a.m.—Mangala Arati
5.05 a.m.—Chanting and Reading from the Holy Scriptures
7.30 a.m.—Puja
8.00 a.m.—Arati
10.30 a.m.—Chanting and Reading from the Holy Scriptures
6.30 p.m.—Evening Arati
On Ekadasi days Ramnam bhajan is held after evening Arati.


2. Spiritual Retreat:

3.00 to 5.30 p.m. on the Second Sundays of every English month.

3. Celebration:

The retreat of February is celebrated as Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna-Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi-Swami Vivekananda Jayanti.

4. Preaching:

Nuns of this ashrama take part in religious fuctions and give talks. They also conduct Thiruvilakku Pujai in temples.

5. Service

In a very humble way, following service activities are started at the ashram.

Your Participation

  1. Young girls, who are inspired by the ideal of Sri Ramakrishna-Sri Sarada Devi-Swami Vivekananda, and have faith in the way of life charted by Swami Vivekananda, and wish to live a life of holiness and renunciation can join the ashrama.
  2. Women can render voluntary service to the ashrama.
  3. Donate for the above mentioned activities.

You can CONTRIBUTE at any of your nearest below mentioned bank branches by cash (or) cheque:

Sri Saradeswari Ashrama
A/C No. : 0084001000018324
The Dhanalakshmi Bank Ltd,
Nagercoil Branch

Sri Saradeswari Ashrama
Peyankuzhi P.O. Pin: 629809
Phone : 04651-221581
Contact : Yogeswari Mirapuri Mataji (President)

Quote of the day

One may gain political and social independence, but if one is a slave to his passions and desires,...

- Swami Vivekananda


Weekend Class Locator