Kali Mandir / Ramakrishna Ashram aims to create a tangible spiritual atmosphere through daily worship, rituals, singing, chanting, volunteer service, scriptural study and spiritual discussions. Respectful of all religious traditions, Kali Mandir worships Goddess Kali in the mother/child relationship.
Worship is conducted in a similar manner as that of the Dakshineswar Kali Temple in accordance with dakshina-marg or the right-handed path of Tantra which adheres to conservative Hindu norms in the mood of selfless devotion. No practices associated with a sectarian cult or left-handed forms of Tantra are performed. While devotees may have their individual gurus, there is no guru or personality cult here.
Our ashram’s focus is on the awakened deity Ma Dakshineswari Kali and the universal teachings of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, and Swami Vivekananda. Promoting traditional Goddess worship, we aim to remove misconceptions about such worship, propagating a spiritual culture that forms a bridge between East and West. We hope to inspire devotees to lead ideal lives of love and service. Though we have a close relationship with both the Dakshineswar Kali Temple and the Ramakrishna Math & Mission, Kali Mandir / Ramakrishna Ashram is an independent organization.
We have no affiliation with any political organizations anywhere in the world. We have no membership and are financially supported by voluntary donations. A small portion of income is derived from our gift shop.