The Shrine and Meditation Hall

The Shrine and the Meditation Hall are located on the fourth floor of the Institute. A famous painting adorns the entrance of the Shrine and the Meditation Hall. It portrays Sri Ramakrishna pointing Keshab Chandra Sen to the harmony and coexistence of all religions.

The Meditation Hall leads to the Shrine dedicated to Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda. Vesper service is held every evening, except holidays; a large number of devotees participate. At other times, the hall is used for contemplation and meditation.

Adjacent to the Hall is an air-conditioned, soundproof room illuminated by a single light-beam. This room is used by those who wish to practice ‘nirakar sadhana’ or meditation on the impersonal.