The aims and ideals of the Ashrama are purely spiritual and humanitarian and has no connection with politics. Swami Vivekananda proclaimed “Renunciation and Service” as the twofold national ideals of modern India and the work of the Ashrama strives to practice and preach these. The service activities are based on the message of “Jiva is Shiva” from Ramakrishna and Vivekananda’s message of “Seva to Daridra Narayana” to indicate that service to the poor is the service to God. The Principles of Upanishads and Yoga in Bhagavad Gita reinterpreted in the light of Ramakrishna’s Life and Teachings is the main source of inspiration for the Ashrama. The service activities are rendered looking upon all as veritable manifestation of the Divine.