RAMAKRISHNA MATH (Ashrama) at ALMORA, known as RAMAKRISHNA KUTIR, came into being on May 22, 1916 under the auspices of Swami Turiyanandaji Maharaj, a direct disciple of Bhagawan Sri Ramakrishna, giving fulfillment to the dream long held by Swami Vivekananda to have an ashram where all of nature comes to the aid of a true meditator, where dhyana is no more an effort to make but a natural consequence of being in such a place. Swami Vivekananda had expressed his wish to have a retreat centre in Almora. Here with Swami Sivanandaji (Mahapurush Maharaj), Swami Turiyananadaji fulfilled that wish and Ramakrishna Kutir, came into existence. This Ashrama is mainly a retreat Himalayan centre where Monks, Devotees and Admirers of Sri Ramakrishna come, live in a spiritual atmosphere and get peace of mind. Swami Turiyanandaji's intense Tapasya has made this place spiritually alive and vibrant.