Belur Math
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The headquarters of the international Ramakrishna Order.
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Let's Go Sightseeing
Noida, India2,821 contributions
Jul 2022
There’s a convenient boat ride from Dakshineswar Kali Mandir to Belur Math. Boats ferry frequently & for a reasonable fee. The Math is the core of the Ramakrishna movement & an oasis of calm.

From the gate, it is a nice, serene walk with different Math buildings on both the sides of the walkway. Note that the Ramakrishna Museum is closed on Mondays.

Sri Ramakrishna Mandir resembles a temple, a mosque, & a church, seen from different angles. The central dome has Renaissance architecture influence. Inside, pillars in a line on both sides are in the Greek style.

On top of the Temple is a golden kalash with a lotus below. Sit & meditate for some time.

Swami Vivekananda Mandir stands on the spot where Swamiji’s mortal remains were cremated. He’d prophesized he’ll not live to be forty-years old & it came true! Holy Mother’s Mandir is over the area where Sarada Devi’s mortal remains were cremated.

Swami Brahmananda Mandir is built on the place where Swami Brahmananda (a direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna) was cremated.
Written September 22, 2022
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Sandy_JSR
Jamshedpur, India1,565 contributions
Nov 2022
Belur Math is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission, founded by Swami Vivekananda. It is located on the bank of Hooghly River, Belur, West Bengal. The temple is the heart of the Ramakrishna movement. It has a beautiful architecture that combines Hindu, Islamic, Buddhist, and Christian art and motifs as a symbol of unity of all religions. We visited the Math in the evening time in Nov’22. The Math has an expansive and well maintained complex. There is a provision of shoe rack at the entry of the Math. When we visited, the main temple was open but other temples were closed. We visited the main temple and spent some quiet time there. There was moderate crowd in the temple. The calmness in the temple and premises is maintained, photography inside the temple premises was restricted however people were taking phot despite repetitive reminders by the security and staffs. Overall, it was a peaceful visit to the Math.
Written March 4, 2023
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Linda L
London, UK2 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Belur Math in Kolkata is an exceptional destination that showcases the spirit of universal brotherhood and the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna. The campus's impressive architecture, serene ambiance, and beautifully landscaped gardens make it a must-visit destination in the city. The Math hosts a diverse range of spiritual events, including puja, meditation, and discourses, which provide visitors with a peaceful and enlightening experience. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and welcoming, providing valuable insights into the Math's history and significance. Overall, Belur Math in Kolkata is a beautiful and spiritually enriching destination that is well worth the visit.
Written April 7, 2023
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Adip R
Pune, India1,653 contributions
Dec 2019
Beluṛ Maṭh is a monastery serving as the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, founded by Swami Vivekananda, the chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Deb. It has couple of temples and is located on the west bank of Hooghly River, Belur, close to Kolkata. The whole place has a serene environment and dotted with gardens on the bank of river- giving you a nice experience. A must visit place while in Kolkata.
Written January 8, 2020
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Sea Dweller
Dubai, United Arab Emirates6,679 contributions
Feb 2020
Beluṛ Maṭh is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, founded by Swami Vivekananda, the chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. It is located on the west bank of Hooghly River, Belur, West Bengal, India and is one of the significant institutions in Kolkata. This temple is the heart of the Ramakrishna Movement. The temple is notable for its architecture that fuses Christian, Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist art motifs as a symbol of unity of all religions.
The design of the temple was envisioned by Swami Vivekananda and the architect was Swami Vijnanananda, a direct monastic disciple of Ramakrishna. Sri Ramakrishna Temple was consecrated on 14 January, the Makar Sankranti Day in 1938.
The Ramakrishna temple at the Belur Math is designed to "celebrate the diversity of Indian Religions" and resembles a temple, a mosque, a church if seen from different positions. The architectural style and symbolism from a number of religions have been incorporated into the design of the temple at Belur Math, to convey the "universal faith" in which the movement believes. The temple is considered as a prime example of the importance of "material dimension" of religion.
There are always many pilgrims and some kind of peace.
Written February 22, 2020
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Sheetal S
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India199 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Visit room of Vivekanand and the grand temple of ram krishna next to the serene ghat, free water available , toilet service at 1 rupee.
Written June 6, 2019
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BantakalDotCom
Udupi, India1,560 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
Dakshineswar Kali Temple and Belur math will be half day trip. From Dakshineswar Kali Temple there is a cheap ferry to belur. Good time to visit is evening. If you return before sunset, you can able to see amazing sunset around belur math.

Belur math is itself amazing architecture. Very peaceful from inside and you can even meditate there for hours long. Outside there is a garden with river view. Do not forget: If you found this review helpful, please click THANK below.
Written May 2, 2017
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infoayan
Bengaluru, India2 contributions
Oct 2012 • Friends
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.
Written March 21, 2013
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Dipeeta D Mukherjee
Kolkata (Calcutta), India280 contributions
Feb 2015 • Family
Situated on the other side of Ganges from Dakshineswar Temple, Belur Math is a definite recommendation to visit, in order to reap the best of both worlds - Maa Kali and Swami Vivekananda and His gurus, Shri Ramakrishna and Maa Sharada. Please ask questions of your concern to the Swamijis or Maharajas there, and you'll see the difference. A very peaceful and heavenly place for almost everybody.
Written June 15, 2015
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anandbhatter
kolkata194 contributions
Feb 2015 • Business
Located very far off from the city and totally a useless place to be. Avoid at all cost , a total mess
Written February 24, 2015
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