Baranagar (Barahanagar) is a town located in the outskirts of Kolkata in the state of West Bengal, India. Located east of the Hugli (Hooghly) River and connected by road and rail with Kolkata, Baranagar is a major agricultural and industrial center. Baranagar is known for Baranagar Math, the first monastery of Ramakrishna order, dating back to the late 1800’s.