Ramakrishna Math

History of Ramakrishna Math Bengaluru

Beginning Of The Movement In Bangalore

The Vedanta Society, Bangalore
In March 1901, the Vedanta Society was formed by few ardent devotees of Bangalore inspired by the call of Swami Vivekananda and the message of Sri Ramakrishna.

Founding A Centre In Bangalore

Bangalore devotees requested to Swami Ramakrishnanandaji who was at Madras, to establish a permanent Centre of Ramakrishna Order in Bangalore. Upon their requests Ramakrishna Math, Bangalore came into existence in 1904 in a rented building.

Laying Of The Foundation Stone

On 20 August 1906 Swami Abhedananda laid the foundation stone of the building of the Bangalore Centre. A Sanskrit Bhagavad Gita book, pictures of Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda, five kinds of jewels (pancha loha) and some Hindu sacred symbols were laid beneath the corner stone.

Initially this centre was called ‘Ramakrishna Mission Institute’ which was changed to ‘Ramakrishna Ashrama’ in 1910 as advised by the President, Swami Brahmananda. Since 1 April 1999, the Ashrama has been renamed as ‘Ramakrishna Math’ following the general pattern adopted by the Ramakrishna Math and Mission for its centres.

Inauguration Of The Ashrama Building At Basavanagudi

By the end of 1908, the construction of the building for the Bangalore centre was completed. On 20 January 1909, Swami Brahmananda, President of the Order, came to Bangalore along with Swami Ramakrishananda, Sister Devamata and others, inaugurated the Ashrama building. Order’s activities in southern India.