About Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama Katihar
RKM With a small and humble beginning of relief to plague and malaria patients in Katihar-Purnea-Araria in 1925, the Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Katihar gradually established the regular seva of Shri Ramakrishna in a small shrine. The devotees then approached the Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math authorities for the affiliation of this centre. The then Most Revered President Maharaj, Swami Shivanandaji, a direct disciple of Shri Ramakrishna, opined, “Katihar is a halting station from Belur Math to Assam. It will be good if we have one Ashrama of Sri Sri Thakur over there.” With his blessings and good wishes Katihar Ashrama was affiliated to Ramakrishna Math and Mission, Belur Math as a branch centre in 1931.

Over a period of nearly eight decades this centre has bloomed to be one of the most active centres of the Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math. But the most important negative factor in the smooth functioning of this centre has been its ‘WEAK FINANCES’. As people of various strata viz. the devotees, well wishers, the passed out students of this centre and the corporate houses all around the world over know that Bihar is one of the poorer states of India and backward in many respects viz. Education, economy, finance and health services, therefore, it has been our very great endeavor to boost all these services to cater to the poor deserving people of Bihar in a spirit of “Service to jiva as worship of Shiva.”