Ramakrishna Mission

The Ramakrishna Mission, headquartered at Belur Math in Calcutta, was founded by Swami Vivekananda in 1897. Named after Vivekananda’s mystic teacher, Ramakrishna (1836-86), its “mission” has been to revitalize the Hindu tradition for the task of service, education, and nation-building. Monks of the Ramakrishna Mission have also supplied direct leadership of America’s Vedanta Societies for nearly a century.