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“Beautiful location” 4 of 5 stars
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Belur Math Shrine
Belur Rd., Howrah, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Owner description: The headquarters of the international Ramakrishna Order.
Gurgaon, India
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“Beautiful location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

The shrines, the mango tree loaded with mangoes, located right on the Hoogly river bank, all together makes it a serene beauty.

Visited March 2013
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“Grandeur , but holistic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

You need to go when you are free( or made your self free from your daily pressure) for A minimum of 2 hours.
The roa d leading is a narrow one , and we have a darga enroute , with a shop selling cool drinks , etc.
Once you enter, we see cleanliness striking us.
On the banks of Ganges, I felt like am in a secluded place and not Kolkata.
I went to the place of meditation center where Paramahama's stature is kept in a big building of architectural excellance,THAT INCORPORATES THE SPECIALITY OF ALL RELIGIONS.
Then we go to mother Ganga , wash out feet,/ take bath- thinking that our sins are washed away.
PLEASE BE SURE, OUR SINS CANNOT BE WASHED AWAY. WE NEED TO PAY WHATEVER WE HAVE DONE FOR.

Visited March 2013
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Bangalore, India
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“Symbol of unity of all religions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Belur Maṭh or Belur Mutt is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, founded by Swami Vivekananda.
Getting there:
Bus:one can reach belurmath directly by bus from Esplanade Bus stand, frequent buses is available.

Train: Belurmath is accessible from Howrah station by limited local trains. Timings: from Howah to Belur Math @7:40, 8:55,10:10,16:05,17:20,18:30

all the trains wait in Belurmath station for next 15mins & returns back to Howrah.
Boat: Country boat is also available from the opposite side i.e. from the ghat of Dakshineshwar,

Places to See at Belur Math:
1. Sri Ramakrishna Temple : Originally conceived by Swami Vivekananda, this temple was dedicated on 14 January 1938. It enshrines the sacred relics of Sri Ramakrishna. Architecturally, this temple has an important place among the modern temples of India. It incorporates the motifs of various religions, thus symbolizing the harmony of religions taught by Sri Ramakrishna.
2. The Old Shrine: It is situated to the north-east of Sri Ramakrishna Temple. This was the original shrine, where daily worship was conducted from January 1899 till the new temple was consecrated. This shrine awakens the hallowed memory of Swami Vivekananda and other direct disciples of Sri Ramakrishna who used to worship, meditate and sing devotional songs here.
3. Swami Vivekananda’s Room: To the southeast of the old shrine stands Swami Vivekananda’s room. In this room, the great Swami lived, and here he attained Mahasamadhi on 4 July 1902. Most of the articles preserved in this room were used by him at different places and times. In the courtyard in front of this room stands a mango tree under which Swamiji used to sit on a camp cot and meet visitors and devotees.
4. Swami Brahmananda Temple
5. Holy Mother Temple: Overlooking the wide bathing ghat stands the temple of Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi (1853-1920).
6. Swami Vivekananda Temple : The temple stands on the spot where Swami Vivekananda’s mortal remains were cremated in 1902.
7. The Samadhi Enclosure
8. The Old Math
9 Ramakrishna Museum

Visiting Hours of Sri Ramakrishna Museum
Morning
8.30 to 11.30
Evening
4.00 to 6.00 (April to September) 3.30 to 5.30 (October to March)
Closed : On all Mondays and on the occasions of Guru Purnima, Durga Puja, Saraswati Puja, Dol Purnima; Birthdays of Sri Maa Sarada Devi, Swami Vivekananda and Sri Ramakrishna; Public Celebration, (see celebration list for date) 1st Vaishakh (Bengali), 1St January, 12th January, 26thJanuary, 15th August, 25th December.

Visited October 2012
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Brisbane Australia
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“Belur Math at Sunset”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Got a flat boat from the other side of the river and motored down to Belur Math. How beautiful is this building inside and out.

Visited January 2013
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Newcastle, South Africa
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“rennaissance of vedanta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

the complete works of sri ramakrishna and his 16 desciples- found in literature available at the math, the museums and all associated shrines at the math will explain the awakening of vedanta

Visited March 2012
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