In 1886 August, a Monastic Order bearing the name of Sri Ramakrishna was organised by his Sannyasin Disciples headed by Swami Vivekananda. Gradually it set for itself a two fold ideal; to create a band of sannyasin teachers of Vedanta as propounded by Sri Ramakrishna and practically illustrated by his own life; and in conjunction with the lay disciples to carry on missionary and philanthropic work looking upon all irrespective of caste, creed, colour as veritable manifestations of the Divine. The Ramakrishna Math was registered as a Trust in 1901 and the Mission was registered as an Association in 1909. The organisation is having 136 branch centres in all over the world. The Ramakrishna Math and Mission, Rajahmundry is one such branch of the organisation.