A Brief Introduction
Ramakrishna Math, Ghatshila is a branch centre of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math, Howrah, West Bengal well known for its activities in the field of Educational, Medical and Relief work throughout the country. This branch of Ramakrishna Math has started functioning since 23rd May,2004 by taking over the erstwhile Ramakrishna Vivekananda Ashrama, Ghatshila, established in the year 1941 by a Trust deed.
This Ashrama was hallowed by the visit of many venerable monks of Ramakrishna Math and Mission, foremost of whom was Srimat Swami Vijnananandaji Maharaj, a direct disciple of Bhagawan Sri Ramakrishna Deva.
The Asharam is situated on a piece of one acre of land at Dahigora in the sub-divisional town of Ghatshila in the district of East Singhbhum of Jharkhand state.
Swami Vijnanananda, a direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Deva and a brother monk of Swami Vivekananda was born in the year 1868. He became the Fourth President of the Ramakrishna Order in the year 1937.The Ashrama of Ghatshila was blessed by the visit of Swami Vijnanananda Maharaj in the year 1936.