Bodhananda Seva Society in Calicut

  • Bodhananda Seva Society in Kozhikode started functioning on 22.08.1994 in the building owned by Sri. M. Ramesh of R.G. Mills at Eranhipalam with 22 members. The present Ashram is in the new building constructed in 20 cents of land donated by late Smt Ambujam Balakrishnan on 25.01.1995. Bodhananda Seva Society's a registered Society with its Ashram in Paroppadi, Calicut.


    H.H. Swami Bodhananda Saraswati laid the foundation stone on 05.07.1996 and inaguarated the Ashram building on 12.01.1997. Ganesha Prathishta was done by Sompojya Swamiji on 05.02.1999. The Present Committee Members are: Sri Kunnath Balakrishnan - President, Smt K.V. Chandramathi - Secretary, Smt Dr. K.M. Saraswathi - Special Secretary, Sri M. Unnikrishnan - Asst. Secretary, Sri V. Velayudhan - Vice President, Sri V. Jayaraj - Vice President, Sri A. Sasikumar - Treasurer and 21 other Members.


    The following members of our society participated in the pilgrimages conducted by Swami Bodhananda and attended His Vedanta courses. To Nainittal in 2001 - Kunnath Balakrishnan, Mrs. Ambujam Balakrishnan, K.V. Chandramathi, Dr. K.M. Saraswathi, V. Velayudhan. To Simla in 2003 - Kunnath Balakrishnan, Mrs. Ambujam Balakrishnan, K.V. Chandramathi, Dr. K.M. Saraswathi, Mrs. Savithri


    Important programmes include: Daily archana to SiddhiVinyaka at the temple in the Ashram, Poojas on important days, Celebration of Navarathri festival every year, Ganesha Prathishta day celebration on 5th Feb. every year, Gita Jnana Yajna every year by H.H. Swami Bodhananda Saraswati - 5/6 days, Morning classes by Swamiji on meditation and vedantha, Annadanam by late Ambujam Balakrishnan during Pujya Swami Bodhananda's visit in Calicut 


    There will also be reading of Ramayanam in Ramayana month (Karkitaka month in Malayalam calendar) every year.


    About Smt Ambujam Balakrishnan (1943 - 2008)  
    Mrs. Ambujam Balakrishnan (who along with Smt Chandramathi teacher who were the backbone of the BSS Calicut Ashram), breathed her last on 12.06.2008. Smt Ambujam was an icon of love and self-giving. She lived her life serving others. Her undiluted devotion for her Guru, until the last moment even while the cancer cells where giving her discomfort, bestowed her with the grace and peace of mind to accept the departure of her body and completely merge with Brahman. The very touching scene was when as directed by Gurudev over phone, a red rose was kept on her body on behalf of Gurudev -- remembering the devotion-filled roses that she offered at the feet of Gurudev whenever He visted the Ashram. It is hard to find a person like Smt Ambujam who represented nothing but love, sacrifice and selflessness.


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  • 25 Years of Bodhananda Seva Society

  • Bodhananda Seva Society, completed 25 years of spiritual service in 2016, guided and inspired by its propounder and Paramacharya Swami Bodhananda.  BSS celebrated its Silver Jubilee from 2015-2016 with various programmes. Year-long events were organised as part of the silver jubilee celebrations. The celebration was officially inaugurated on July 11, 2015.

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