The twin organization, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission was founded by Swami Vivekananda in 1897.


Ramakrishna Movement is a non-profit spiritual organisation which aims at the harmony of religions, harmony of the East and the West, spiritual fulfillment all-round development of human faculties, social equality, and peace for all humanity, without any distinctions of creed, caste, race or nationality. RAMAKRISHNA MISSION is a registered society in which monks lay devotees cooperate in conducting various types of social service.

The organisation has 176 branch centres all over India and in different parts of the world.The two-fold aim of service activities, indeed the whole ideology of Ramakrishna Movement, has been put in a nutshell in the MOTTO of the Movement, ‘For one’s own salvation and for the welfare of the world’, formulated by Swami Vivekananda.