Vivekanand Kendra Prakashan


Vivekananda Kendra is a Hindu spiritual organization based on the principles preached by Swami Vivekananda. It was founded 7 January 1972 in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India by Shri Ekanathji Ranade. Its current president is P. Parameswaran. The organisation is most influential in North-East India. It has over 200 full-time dedicated workers and 205 branch centres spread over the 18 States of India. The workers are of three categories:

  • Jeevanavrati (Sanskrit: जीवनव्रती) or life worker, the young men and women who join Kendra for life
  • Sevavrati (Sanskrit: सेवाव्रती), who joins Kendra for specific period of time
  • Vanaprasthi (Sanskrit: वानप्रस्थी), who join Kendra after their retirement
  • Karyakarta (Sanskrit: कार्यकर्ता), Local workers who does the Nations work without leaving their mundane life

To mould dedicated workers, the Kendra adopts a methodology unique to it by organising ‘Yoga varga’ (class), ‘Bal-samskar varga’, ‘Swadhyaya varga’ and training camps. The training centers are located at all four sides in India. Vivekanandapuram in Kanyakumari, Vivekananda Kendra Prashikshan va Seva Prakalpa  in Nashik, Vivekananda Kendra Ashram at Nagdandi in Kashmir, Vivekananda Kendra Laipuli in Tinsukia.



  • A Comparehensive Biography of Swami Vivekananda
  • Adhyatmika Sadhanagal
  • Agnimele Purohitam
  • Ahead To Nature
  • Amhee Chalavu ha Pudhe Varasa
  • Anusthana Prakasika
  • Bhagawadgita The Nectar Of Immortallity
  • Call Of The Millenium
  • Common Basis Of Hinduism
  • Don Yodhhye Sanyasi Swami Vivekanada and Swami Dayananda Sarswati
  • Education In Values
  • Eknathji a Biographical Sketch


  • Yuva Bharati – English monthly
  • Kendra Bharati – Hindi monthly
  • Vivekananda Kendra Patrika – a thematic six-monthly cultural magazine in English
  • Vivek Vichar – Marathi
  • Jagruti – English & Assamese
  • Vivek Sudha – Gujarati
  • Vivek Vani – Tamil
  • Quest – BiAnnually in English
  • India’s contribution to World Thought and Culture
  • Comprehensive Biography of Swami Vivekananda : Prof. S.N. Dhar in two parts. (Latest edition has this two parts in 3 volumes)
  • Rousing Call to Hindu Nation : Shri Eknath Ranade
  • Sadhana of Service : A manual for Social Workers
  • Story of Rock Memorial : Shri Eknath Ranade
  • The Goal and the Way
  • Heart Beat of Hindu Nation : Shri P. Parameswaran
  • Gita for Daily Life




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