Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Thiruvananthapuram is one of the oldest branch centres of Sri Ramakrishna Math, Belur, Howrah. The foundation stone for this ashrama was laid in 1916 by His Holiness Swami Brahmananda, a direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and the first President of the Ramakrishna Order. Growing constantly over many years, the ashrama presently provides medical service to the poor and the needy through a 200-bed multi-speciality general hospital and a mobile rural health service. The Ashrama also runs a nursing school with an intake of 25 students every year. The regular spiritual retreats and serene atmosphere on the hill at Nettayam, erstwhile the main centre for all activities of the ashrama, presents an ambience for mediation and contemplation.