The twin organizations - Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission were started by Swami Vivekananda in 1898 in Kolkata (West Bengal), to propagate the teachings of Bhagawan Sri Ramakrishna for the benefit of humanity. Headquartered at Belur, the Mission and Math has over 190 branches spread all over the world serving with the motto
‘आत्मनो मोक्षार्थम् जगद्धिताय च।’
- for the liberation of the self and for the welfare of the world
Ramakrishna Math, Nagpur (Maharashtra) is one of the branch centres established in a small hut in 1928. Formerly known as Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama, the Math has been silently serving the society in various ways without any distinction of caste, creed or religion. The Math, which was started by the divine will of Swami Shivananda (Sri Mahapurush Maharaj) has attained to its present state by the grace of God and patronage of the generous public. In accordance with the motto of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission and the dictum propagated by Swami Vivekananda – ‘शिवभावे जीवसेवा।’ - service to man is service to God, we worship and serve people through various activities.