History of Sikra-kulingram Math
Swami Brahmananda ( Raja Maharaj), the first president of the Ramakrishna Order was born in Sikra-Kulingram. It is a small and poor village, located about 60 kms away from Kolkata. The people in and around the village are mainly tribals and economically backward. The people live in the village peacefully. The devotees of Sri Ramakrishna, inspired by Swami Vivekananda's concept of "Service to Man is Service to God" started a private centre in the name of "Brahmananda Memorial Trust" in 1958, to serve the people in and around this village. The Trust established a school Brahmananda Vidya Bhavan. This Centre got the affiliation as a Ramakrishna Mission Centre in 1992 and was taken over by the Math and Mission Headquarters (Belur Math) in 2002.