Ramakrishna Mission is a religious organization which was formed by the great monk Swami Vivekananda.This foundation was found for the purpose of spirituality, religious studies, philanthropic, medical relief etc. The Ramakrishna mission has a total of 201 branches all over the world. The headquarter of this organization is situated in Belur Math, West Bengal.
The history behind the Mission:
1 May of 1897 Swami Vivekananda was found Ramakrishna mission in Calcutta. Ramakrishna Paramhansa dev was the preceptor, overall an advisor of Swami Vivekananda. Ramkrishana dev was the priest of Dakhwanershwar Temple. Swami Vivekananda and Ramkrishan’sfirst meet occurred in This Temple. In the first met up Ramakrishna found Swami Vivekananda as the leader of the Hindu religion. Day by day Vivekananda explored himself as the chief disciple of Ramakrishna. vivekananda traveled all over the ending to outreach the Hindu religion.in 1893 Swami Vivekananda joined the parliament of world’s Region, where his greatest speech, “sisters and brothers of America” makes hin world famous.
Returning India swami vevakanandaConcentrate his mind for social service, helping poor people. In 1886, after Ramakrishna Paramhansa dev’s death, some of his disciples include Vivekananda established their first math in Baranagar, near Alambazar in 1892. After five years later they established math at Belur in Howrah district, the bank of Hooghly river.
location of Ramakrishna mission
Swami Bramahananda was the first precedent of Belur Math. Swami Brahamananda belongs from Shikra village at Basirhat, 35 km away from Kolkata. Swami Brahamananda was one of the most closer disciples of Ramakrishna dev. Fifteen presidents have changed until now (2019). the sixteenth president or Current senior president is Swami Smaranananda.in 1952 he joined the organization and in 2017 he was elected as the precedent of Belur Math.
Branches of Ramakrishana Mission:
Ramakrishna mission has a total of 201 branches over worldwide.152 branches are situated in India, Fifteen branches are situated in Bangladesh, two in Russia, fourteen branches are situated in the USA, Two in Russia, and one each in other countries
In the headquarters, Belur Math, every year millions of people visit. especially due to Vivekananda and Ramakrishna’s birthday ceremony thousand of people visit here. The another biggest festival that occurred in Belur math is Durgapuja, it also such a beautiful festival in Kolkata.