Sri Ramakrishna, who was destined to brighten the whole world with His spiritual splendor, was born in 1836. Swami Vivekananda, His chief disciple established Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission in 1897 with the head quarters at Belur Math in Howrah district of West Bengal. At present, the twin organizations have 181 centres in India and abroad. Srimat Swami Shivanandaji (Mahapurush Maharaj), a direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna, visited the city and stayed here for a few days in 1924, thus laying the foundation, in a way, for future work here.
In 1938, a centre of Ramakrishna Mission came up under the leadership of Swami Nishreyasanandaji maharaj with the patronage of a devout businessman Sri Kancharla Ramabrahmam. The centre was affiliated to Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math in 1939. The centre which began its work in a hut by giving free hostel accommodation to a few poor students of fishermen community blossomed into the present full-fledged centre with multifarious activities.