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-- Sundar (talk · contribs) 09:42, Mar 31, 2005 (UTC)



You may have noted that I made a minor rewrite to the article in question sometime last year in an attempt to upgrade it to a 'keeper'. While someone suggested moving it to Wikionary, no one has as of yet, apparently. The term is very much in declining usage in American English, quite likely in large part due to constant confusion with "sanitarium", which was in former usage as meaning "mental hospital". YOU would seemingly be most qualified to write both a Wikipedia and a Wiktionary article given your background and knowledge. I would be happy to help edit any Wikipedia article that you would submit. Rlquall 22:21, 11 Apr 2005 (UTC)

You can open the "edit this page" tab on the existing article, much in the way that you sent your message to me. Then you can reword or rewrite it in any way that you see fit. Once it meets your satifsfaction, you may choose to click on the "show preview" button and see exactly how it will look as a Wikipedia article. You can then either edit it further or select "save page" and then click on it. At this point it will appear as the newly-revised Wikipedia article and will remain as such until you or someone else chooses to edit it again.

Thanks for your interest in this fasicnating project. Rlquall 01:28, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Can you please also contribute to the article on Hinduism and the discussions going-on in Talk:Hinduism (with a neutral point of view, though)? -- Sundar (talk · contribs) 04:38, Apr 12, 2005 (UTC)


Thanks for your wishes at Talk:Tamil language. :-) -- Sundar (talk · contribs) 11:00, Apr 14, 2005 (UTC)

Thanks - Sure[edit]

Yes, Swamijee, I actually want to include other section also, like herbs used by tribal, and so many other points. Medical facilities, as suggested by you, will also find a mention. You are most welcome to contribute the materials, I will try to do my best. The article on Jharkhand shall continue to grow with assistance and edits from all corners. --Bhadani 04:41, 17 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Request for photographs[edit]

Respected Swamijee, as suggested by you, I have added introductory materials on Health in the article Jharkhand. It will be very kind of you, in case, you can send one photograph of the Sanatorium - of course, as per your convenience. Photgraph will improve the quality of the article. The photograph may be sent through email. Today, I have sent one email at your official address. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks. In case, you find time, you may also have a look at Bihar Patna Mahabodhi Temple and kindly give your valuable suggestions. As regards, Ranchi article, I am still trying to improve upon from earlier / present versions. Please also suggest topics on which wikipedia should have articles, I will try to do whatever I can do. --Bhadani 15:47, 17 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Ramakrishna Mission[edit]

namaste. Yes, the article at that chennai centre site can be used; but we need to produce the proof that it is not copyright violation (can be included in the talk page of the article on mission). That should not be a problem though. Please take the initiative and go ahead. Also there is lot of scope for improvement in the article at Chennai centre. Looking forward for more contribution from your side - especially on Sarada mission, all the direct disciples of Ramakrishna, major first/second generation monks, important centres and their work (like institute of Culture) etc. Ramashray 06:38, 18 Apr 2005 (UTC)

rev. Swamiji, namaste. The article on sri Ramakrishna on wikipedia is NPOV. Pls see the talk page. Could you re-write or suggest ang get some good material to be put there. Your contribution will be highly useful. It is really pain to see NPOV put on there. I am not that intelligent to handle the issue. pranams Ramashray 12:47, 6 May 2005 (UTC)

rev. Swamiji, namaste. I have put your draft article to be considered insted of present main article. Thanks for your write-up which includes many important points hithertho missing. The wikipedia has provided good forum for putting info and it is only possible due to contribution of all kinds of users, insiders/outsiders/neutral etc. I was also too much annoyed when article Survey of Hindu organisations was nominated for 'deletion' {subsequently people voted not to delete it} !! I had taken great trouble in putting the data. To avoid deletion, now i am in the process of splitting it into small articles. I watched for some days the article on RSS and Partition of India. The articles, specially on RSS were often subject to vandalism and biased data. But the people still reverted them back to netural versions. May we derive such inspiration from then :) Isn't it said "na dainyam, na palayanam" !! pranams Ramashray 07:05, 9 May 2005 (UTC)

maharaj, I have put a notice stating that the artilce on Ramakrishna be merged (rather replaced) with the draft copy written by you. If there are no objections being raised, i will replace that article. I think we have waited more than enough. Also could we start adding materials on other direct disciples, past presidents, older generation monks etc. If you can let me know the source books, i will also try to add them. pranams. Ramashray 16:01, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Ancient Indian science and technology[edit]

Namaskar swamijee, I have done the above article. As and when you find time, please send me your suggestions. Thank you. --Bhadani 18:07, 23 Apr 2005 (UTC)

    • Namaskar Swamijee, thanks for your suggestions, I will try to give inputs as suggested by you. --Bhadani 02:49, 6 May 2005 (UTC)


Hello Swami.

There is a long ongoing dispute at the article on Guru. I was wondering if you would like to give us your opinion of the article as it stands. --goethean 12:28, 1 May 2005 (UTC)

Emblem issue[edit]

Maharaj, All images that we upload to the wikipedia need to have some kind of copyright designation. Otherwise they will be removed from the site in due course of time. I could not understand the copyright status (you may visit wikicommons site, goto file upload section which details different kinds of copyright status).Since i dont own the picutes and i just got them scanned from the books, i was not sure what copyright status i could put for them. I still have many picture of past presidents, senior monks of the order etc. which i wanted to put on the site - but could not as i could not follow the different copyright conditions. Would be happy if you can let me know what copyright i can put for such pictures, many of them are from the mission publications and archieves. Ramashray 06:43, 6 August 2005 (UTC)


Swami Vimokshananda, I think biography articles should primarly focus on aspects like the works and writings of the writers themselves. Writers and authors are very often commenting, praising or critizising other authors and writers. In fact, there are many important writers who have written poems, essays and books about other important writers, whom they also often have known personally and usually such texts are not directly written in encyclopedic articles, but rather commented upon or mentionned under "references". Or also in Wikisource.

I think it would be more encyclopedic to write something about the relationship between Nivedita and Vivekananda and about the work they did together. We could also link to the "benediction" poem. The Sister Nivedita article is still very short, more should be written about her literary works and about her life and activities. At the moment, I'm not able to this however, since I haven't read any of her works yet.

However, I will put the benediction back for the moment, but I think it would be better if it could later be exchanged with some more encyclopedic information about the work of these two people. --Alcidebava 11:36, 7 August 2005 (UTC)

Maharaj, Do you have picture of Flag of India designed by Sister Nivedita ? Also the modified one, which for the first time started depicting saffron colour, which has been retained since then ? Flag of India is a featured article, and this pictures will make it more complete. I had put the information regarding Nivedita changing the colour from original red to saffron, and provided link from a 'hindu' site regarding this. But for reasons best known, it was removed and reason was stated something like 'source cannot be confirmed' etc. Ramashray 04:15, 8 August 2005 (UTC)


I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. --Bhadani 14:39, 25 December 2005 (UTC)

Re: Jagaddhatri[edit]

Pranam Maharaj! I've added an image to this article, please take a look. Hope its ok. Its my upload and is from Chandannagar.--Victor.P.Das 20:12, 26 May 2006 (UTC)


Swamijee, I saw your edit after a long time on Jharkhand page. How are you? I could not go to Ranchi for last two years. As an when I go, I shall meet you. Regards and Pranam. --Bhadani 15:03, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your blessings on Happy Rakshabandhan! --Bhadani 17:23, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

Geo-locations with intra-wiki links of Shakti Peethas[edit]

Thanks a lot Swamiji for updating the locations. I tried to do some sometime back, but could not as I did not have any source. With this info, this article is the best web-source on Shakti Pithas now. Thanks.--Dwaipayan (talk) 18:36, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

Swamiji, I added a bit to Shakti Peethas to wikify and make the article better using Banglapedia.Bakaman Bakatalk 16:32, 3 September 2006 (UTC)

Re: Vishalakshi[edit]

You're quite welcome. And it's fairly simple. If you click on the link that says "recent changes" you can see all the newest edits. If you further click the "new" link, you can see all newly created articles. So if you feel like you can contribute in some way, it gives you the chance to get in "on the ground floor" as it were.Bjones 17:04, 22 August 2006 (UTC)


With reference to your query on my talk page, I have created a disambiguiation page at RIMS rather than the page which redirected to the Kyoto Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences page. The RIMS disambiguation page now has a link to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences article, which is an article that does need some editing help.--Golden Wattle talk 21:52, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

Minor edits[edit]

Please remember to mark your edits as minor when (and only when) they genuinely are minor edits (see Wikipedia:Minor edit). Marking a major change as a minor one (and vice versa) is considered poor etiquette. The rule of thumb is that only an edit that consists solely of spelling corrections, formatting, and minor rearranging of text should be flagged as a 'minor edit'. That all your edits are marked as minor may be something to do with how you have set up your preferences; I think you need to turn off Mark all edits minor by default. which is an option on the Edit tab - see Help:Preferences Regards --Golden Wattle talk 02:07, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

I thought[edit]

Pranam Swamijee. I thought you may be interested to have a look at the pictures, etc.: Wikipedia:Meetup/Bangalore1. Regards. --Bhadani 22:03, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

Vishnupad Temple[edit]

Nmaste Swamiji,

Thanks for pointing out the error in summary of the picture of the Vishnupad Temple. I'm extremely sorry for my mistake and the trouble caused to you.

On a different note, it was really very gratifying to find a sanyasi from a noble organization like RKM, disseminating noble information on the net. We really need you. I mostly write stuffs related to Bihar on the net. I'm a great admirer of Swami Vivekananda and RKM. Two of my friends, who are presently studying with me are from RKMV Deoghar. I saw your website . You people are really doing a very eleemosynary thing and that too in that part of the country which has fallen prey to centuries of neglect and exploitation. I along with some of my friends immensely desire to work for the development Bihar (I do not consider Jharkhand as separate from Bihar). It is very unfortunate that we had to leave Bihar for studies. But, we are definite that we will return very soon.

At present, we are getting ourselves aware of the conditions prevailing in the state through discussions and readings. In the holidays we visit the villages in Bihar and talk to the people and discuss with them the real hurdles that are blocking there development. For, example this summer we went to the naxal afected areas of Bihar like Larsa (Jehanabad) and Paliganj (Patna). Till now we have done a lot of research on the Naxal Revolution and in the process we are also planning to make a documentary (we have already taken several interviews of the naxals and their leaders).

We would be grateful to you if you could be in regular touch with us. As we want to make a network of people dedicated for the development of Bihar. Our next holiday will be in December this year. We would like to visit your centre during that period. Please mail me in this regard (by this i'll also get ur e-mail id).

my homepage:

mail me at:

--Gunjanarya talk 18:26, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

Diwali greetings[edit]

Swamiji, a belated happy Diwali and Kalipuja!--Dwaipayan (talk) 19:28, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

== Cat for Ramakrishna Temple ==[edit]

Hindu temples in West Bengal would be correct.--D-Boy 02:52, 28 October 2006 (UTC)


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New Tools you can use[edit]

Namaste Swamiji. Just in case you want to know, {{Hindu-temple-stub}} (for mandirs, teerth yatra, etc), {{Hindu-bio-stub}} (gurus, pandits, Swamis, etc.), {{Hindu-theo-stub}} (for philosphy and stuff) . Also if you write a new article (on something in India) please add it to WP:INBIN so the rest of the Indian users can help you. Just giving you the heads up on it.Bakaman Bakatalk 19:37, 11 November 2006 (UTC)


Namaskar Swamiji! Your wish has been granted ! The image has been added to Jagaddhatri. Regards.--Dwaipayan (talk) 16:12, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

Image adding[edit]

Hello! Once you have uploaded an image in Commons, you can add the image to any article in Wikipedia/any other sister wikiprojects easily. Just treat the image as if you have uploaded it in wikipedia itself! The image you uploaded in Commons was named Image:2006-11-01 Jagaddhatripuja5 06 009.jpg. You just have to copy the name, and place it in the article. Then add necessary parameters. For example, in this case I placed the folleing thing in "Pauranik lore" section of the article:

[[Image:2006-11-01 Jagaddhatripuja5 06 009.jpg|left|thumb|250px|Jagaddhatri Puja in [[Ramakrishna Mission]], [[Ranchi]]]]

That is, the name of the image, then "left" (direction of placement ), "thumb" (the style of image - thumbnail view), "250px" (size of the image - pixel), and a description of the image. Each parameter is seperated by a "|" (vertical dash). The whole thing is preceeded and followed by 2 third brackets on each side. Thats all you have to do. Please ask in case you could not understand something. Regards.--Dwaipayan (talk) 17:03, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

By the way, now I have placed the image in history, and resized it. Regards.--Dwaipayan (talk) 17:04, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

Image complements[edit]

Pronam Swamiji! Thanks for uploading such a nice image of Maa Jagaddhatri. I've added the image to the Hdeity template image in the article because it looks better (good pixels). The Chandannagar's image (Image:Maa Jagadhattri Chandannagar.jpg) has been added later in the article. Good luck. --Victor 05:11, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

By Hdeity template (infobox) I meant {{Hdeity infobox}} which is at the top right hand corner of the article. About adding Maa Jagaddharti to the template {{Hindu Deities and Texts}}, adding more names makes the template too large/cumbersome. The editor might have said this because he/she wanted only 1 line of Goddesses. We can always have multiple lines if necessary like {{French overseas empire}}. Maybe what we can do is that leave a request/consensus in the talk page of {{Hindu Deities and Texts}} for the line expansion to include all goddesses/gods. Anyway the "more..." in the template links to Category:Hindu goddesses where we've Jaggadhatri present. --Victor 23:26, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

Ramakrishna Temple and Categorization[edit]

We are in the process of cleaning up some temples in the top level category, as Hindu temples in India is too big a category. There are thousands of temples and the category will blow up. That is why people have moved the temples to inner categories, like hindu temples by deity, hindu temples by location etc. I found this one lone in the top level category, and didnt think it fitted in. I feel Hindu temples in West Bengal is a much better category to be in. Kindly look at the top level category and tell me your thoughts on it. Balajiviswanathan 06:12, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

Category:Ramakrishna Mission[edit]

Pranam Swamiji! I've created this category. Please view to see whether the included articles are related to Ramakrishna Mission. There's a lot of work to be done on the Mission related articles. Categorising them is the first job. Happy holidays!--Victor 03:22, 22 December 2006 (UTC)


I was going through the article Vishuddha Siddhanta Panjika created by you. I have a request. Can you please create an article Panjika? This article may discuss in general what is a Panjika and what it contains etc.--Dwaipayan (talk) 07:10, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Kamarpukur and Jayrambati[edit]

You must have noticed that I have been working on the town pages for some time. Both Kamarpukur and Jayrambati are informative but they are unreferenced. Such material runs the risk of being deleted in future. I am sure you can add some references or sources from where you picked up the information. RKM has so many books and inserting references should be no problem. Regards. -- P.K.Niyogi 18:35, 7 February 2007 (UTC)


Holi hai!!--Dwaipayan (talk) 05:51, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

Belur Math[edit]

Hello sir,

I m using a software named as 'Baraha Software', That follows the pattern of all the indian languages. So accordingly, typed the 'e-kar' after 'ba' and it will come before the consonant that precedes it. U can download that from the net. I forgot the link though. --Jayanta 08:50, 12 April 2007 (UTC)


Hello Swamiji! How are you? You are in South Africa, as far as I remember, right?

I have a request. Religion in India, which is the present Indian collaboration of the week needs your hrlp. You can of course help edit in general, However, I have some specific requests, as well. Could you please compile a list of (or can write in prose form) Hindu (and may be, other) pilgrimage sites in India? You can add that in "Pilgrimages" section in the article, or create a separate article Hindu pilgrimages in India, from which a summary can be added to the Religion in India. Also, you can easily helo on other sections of the article. Thanks a lot. Regards.--Dwaipayan (talk) 14:47, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

Better to name the new proposed article as Hindu pilgrimage sites in India. Regards.--Dwaipayan (talk) 14:52, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

Swamiji, Do you still edit WP . -Bharatveer (talk) 12:41, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

একটি আবেদন[edit]

আপনি নিশ্চয়ই জানেন যে কয়েক বছর হল উইকিপিডিয়া একটি সংস্করণ চালু করেছে। পশ্চিমবঙ্গ ও বাংলাদেশের অবদানকারীদের দ্বারা পরিচালিত এই সংস্করণে এই মুহুর্তে অন্তর্ভুক্ত হয়েছে উনিশ হাজারেরও বেশি নিবন্ধ। তবে উইকিপিডিয়ার অন্যান্য ভাষার সংস্করণের সঙ্গে তুলনা করলে বলতে হয় এই সংখ্যাটি কিছুই নয়। এখনও এই সংস্করণটিকে বিভিন্ন বিদেশি ভাষার উইকিসংস্করণের সঙ্গে সমকক্ষ করতে অনেক অনেক পথ বাকি। আর আপনি যদি আমাদের এই পথ চলায় সহায়তা করতে চান, যদি আপনার মাতৃভাষাকে সমস্ত বিশ্বের সম্মুখে মাথা তুলে দাঁড়াতে সাহায্য করতে চান, তবে আপনাকে স্বাগত জানাই।

কম্পিউটারে বাংলা লেখা থেকে শুরু করে, উইকিতে নিবন্ধ সম্পাদনা পর্যন্ত আমরা অবদানকারীদের সর্বতো সাহায্য দান করে থাকি। এই সংগঠনের কাজকর্ম সুষ্টুভাবে সম্পাদনা ও পারস্পরিক সহযোগিতার ব্যাপারটি সহজতর করার জন্য এবং বাংলায় ইন্টারনেট তথা উইকিপিডিয়ায় লেখালিখির প্রচার চালানোর জন্য আমরা, বাংলা উইকিপিডিয়ার অবদানকারীরা একটি ওয়েব কমিউনিটিও স্থাপন করেছি। আমাদের এই [1] সদস্য হবার জন্য আমন্ত্রণ জানাচ্ছি আপনাকে। এই কমিউনিটির মাধ্যমে আপনি উইকিপিডিয়ার অন্যান্য সদস্যদের সঙ্গে যোগাযোগ স্থাপন তথা উইকিপিডিয়ার বিভিন্ন সমন্বয় ও সাংগাঠনিক কাজের সঙ্গে অবগত হতে, এমনকি নিজেকে যুক্ত করতেও পারবেন।

আশা করি, বাংলা উইকিপিডিয়ার সার্বিক উন্নতির এই অভিযানে আপনিও আমাদের সহযাত্রী হবেন। ধন্যবাদ ও শুভেচ্ছান্তে Jonoikobangali (talk) 17:01, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

ব্যক্তিগত নোটঃ উইকিপিডিয়া বাংলায় আমি শ্রীরামকৃষ্ণ পরমহংস ও বেলুড় মঠের উপর নিবন্ধদুটির মানোন্নয়ন ঘটিয়েছি। বেলুড় মঠ নিবন্ধটির কাজ শেষ হয়নি যদিও। তবে রামকৃষ্ণ মিশন সংক্রান্ত একাধিক নিবন্ধ সৃষ্টি করার মানসে আছি। Jonoikobangali (talk) 17:01, 5 January 2009 (UTC)


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Help needed[edit]

After a long time I looked up Wikipedia and made two edits today though minor only. I have almost forgotten how to make edits. For instance there was spellcheck in the page Chandannagar. It was Krishnanda. I changed it to Krishnananda under the para Rituals and the Idol. But the link goes to some Swami Krishnananda who is not connected with this Krishnananda. How do I disable the link? Will you please help me? Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Swami Vimokshananda (talkcontribs) 21:14, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

Pranam Swamiji!
The link "Krishnananda" is a redirect to Krishnananda Saraswati. To disable the link we have to create an article "Swami Krishnananda" and then make "Krishnananda" a disambiguation page. And please remember to sign the posts by the four tildes ~~~~ at the end of every message. Solomon7968 09:31, 13 November 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! I am at present unable to make an article on Swami Krishnananda. But I don't want that to redirect to someone who is in no way connected to that scripture. Is there any solution? Yes I shall place the four tildes at the end. —VMO (talk) 09:50, 13 November 2013 (UTC)
I just fixed the link. It is actually easy to do by removing the "[[ ]]" brackets. It was "[[Krishnananda]]'s" and now it is "Krishnananda's". And reply here (I have watchlisted this page). Solomon7968 10:17, 13 November 2013 (UTC)