Ramakrishna Mission, Vijayawada is a branch centre of world renowned Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission having its headquarters at Belur Math, Howrah – West Bengal. This centre has two locations one in Vijayawada city and the other is in Sitanagaram under nearby Tadepalli Municipality. It is a matter of great pleasure that a centre of service in the name of Sri Ramakrishna took shape as early as in 1955..
Sri Bapiraju and a group of ardent devotees of Sri Ramakrishna made their sincere efforts to start a centre in Vijayawada which was fulfilled in 1965 They formed an association called Ramakrishna SevaSamiti and established the present City Centre. They built a Prayer Hall and a School offering both spiritual and educational services to the public. Later they started a school at Sitanagaram. Further, the devoted, earnest and enthusiastic group succeeded in affiliating both these centrese as the full-fledged branch of Ramakrishna Math and Mission. Swami Sashikantananda ji Maharaj became the first head of this branch in 2001..
For the past 55 years the institution has been serving the public at large in various ways while incorporating gradual development and expansion by stages. .