The temple of
Sri Ramakrishna was established in 1985 in Lokasiksha
Parishad. A small bookstall was set up by the side of
the temple. Though the Stall was started in a very small
way but soon was expanded to its present place with the
inspiration and encouragement of large number of
The stall initially started with the sales of
publications on Thakur Maa and Swamiji of different
branch centres of Ramakrishna Mission spread over
different states of India. The publications included
books, CDs etc. (in Bengali, English, Hindi and
Sanskrit), Magazines including the one published by the
Lokasiksha Parishad, other books, CDs and Photos of
Thakur, Maa and Swami and other photos also.
The Lokasiksha Parishad runs a Training-cum-Production
Unit and its products like Jam, Jelly, Sauce, Pickle,
Kasundi, Fruit Juice, Honey, Papad, Incense sticks,
Bags, different Spice Powers are also sold from the
The showroom also displays products of different
Self-Help Groups mainly run by the women members in
rural areas of different districts of West Bengal. The
products of such groups are mainly Gamchha (Cotton
Towel), Ordinary and Ornamental Bari, Rice, Parched Rice
(Muri), Bael Powder, Dried Amlaki, Trifala Powder,
Kalmegh Bari, Neem Oil etc. The products are directly
purchased from the self-help groups and help the members
to become economically self-reliant and at the same time
the quality goods are made available to the hundreds of
devotees who throng sales counter every day.
Presently such showrooms are run at the Mandir Gate of
Lokasiksha Parishad, Narendrapur Main Gate of
Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Narendrapur and the other
at the heart of Purulia town.
The above products are also made available from our
showroom to different village level organizations and
rural fair organizers for sale in their respective rural
areas reaching the products to the large number of
people in rural areas of West Bengal.
To give wide publicity of the products of the self-help
groups and different books on Thakur, Maa and Swamiji.
We participate every year in the following fairs :
Bengal Handicraft Fair
Celebrations at the Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama
fairs and melas we have been able to make very strong
bond with the community both in urban and rural areas.
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