BELUR MATH : The Headquarters of the Ramakrishna Order
The Ramakrishna Order of monks, which came into existence in 1886 with the blessings of Sri Ramakrishna, started formally in an old dilapidated building at Baranagore. It was subsequently moved to two other places and was finally established at the present site at Belur (now known as Belur Math) by Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902), a disciple of Sri Ramakrishna (1836-1886). The consecration of the Math was performed by the Swami on 9 December 1898 and the monastery was housed at this place from January 1899.
Official website: www.belurmath.org