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Title The Vedanta Kesari
Document Type Journal
Language English
Publisher Name Sri Ramakrishna Math
Publisher Region Mylapore


Founded in 1914, The Vedanta Kesari was a monthly journal of religion and philosophy. The journal was published by the Sri Ramakrishna Math, Mylapore, Madras. In the late 1930s, The Vedanta Kesari’s editors were Swami Sasvatananda and Swami Tapasyananda. The journal published essays, commentaries, translations from Hindu scriptures and texts, reminiscences, reports, news, notices and reviews. The journal cited Swami Vivekananda’s famous saying: ‘Let me tell you, strength is what we want, and the first step in getting strength is to uphold the Upanishads and believe that “I am the Atman”’.


The journal focused on the teachings of saints and social reformers: the Buddha, Sri Ramakrishna, Rammohan Roy, Saint Ramavallabha Das, Sri Madhva and Swami Vivekananda. Published articles included G.R. Malkani’s ‘The Religion of Advaita Vedanta’; Swami Vividishananda’s ‘The Light of Asia Buddha’; T.M.P. Mahadevan’s ‘Present Tendencies in Indian Philosophy’; K.S. Srikantan’s ‘Justice and Law in Ancient India’; Akshoy Kumar Banerjea’s ‘Man and the Universe’; Swami Pranaveshananda’s ‘Modern Thought and Vedanta’; D.S. Sharma’s ‘The Ramakrishna Movement’; Swami Asheshananda’s ‘Science and Religion’; and V. Subramania Ayer’s ‘Truth in Modern Europe’.


The journal also serially published the translated ‘Reminiscences of the Holy Mother’ – Sri Saradamani Devi, by an anonymous disciple. The section ‘News and Reports’ carried information about the activities of the Sri Ramakrishna Math and other Ramakrishna temples and Vedantic organizations such as the Sri Ramakrishna Temple at Belur Math, Sri Ramakrishna Centenary Temple at Colombo, and the Vedanta Society of Denver, Colorado.

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