West Bengal, Howrah
Located on the west bank of Hooghly River, Belur, Belur Math or Belur Matt is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission. It was established by Swami Vivekananda. The temple was built in 1938. The main aim of the establishment of the Mission is to train the youths of the nation with the Veda, yoga, and philosophy.
It was Swami Vivekananda, the iconoclast Youth Icon of India and one of the favorite disciples of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa Dev who took the initiative to build the Ramakrishna Mission in memory of his Gurudev. Later on, he, with the assistance and constant support of his followers established the Belur Math. In 1898, Swamiji took the ashes of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa Dev's mortal body after his demise in an urn and consecrated the grounds wit...View more
the sacred relics of Sri Ramakrishna. While worshipping, Swamiji uttered that "The blazing light of universal harmony that will emanate from here will flood the whole world." Today, the Belur Math is the Headquarters of the Global Ramakrishna Mission.
During his years as a Parivrajak (traveler) sanyasi across India, America, and Europe Vivekananda explored various places and architectural brilliances of the monuments starting from the palaces of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Fatehpur-i-Sikri etc. Later on, along with his brother-monk and a civil engineer Swami Vijnanananda, they designed the architectural monument of Belur Math . The sanctum sanatorium of the temple has a large idol of Sri Ramakrishna ...View more
ev, the gurudev of the mission and that of swami Vivekananda himself. There are other temples of Shree Sarada Devi, the Samadhi Enclosure, the old mission building, the room of Swami Vivekananda by the Hoogly River. The 40 acres land is beautifully decorated with gardens and flower beds.
April to September-6.00 to 11.30 a.m. &4.00 to 7.00 p.m.
October to March- 6.30 to 11.30 a.m. & 3.30 to 6.00 p.m
Modest clothes, Nothing specific is mandated at Belur Math.
The Belur Math was established by Swami Vivekananda with the theology and teachings of Sri Ramakrishna Dev, the main priest of Dakshineswar Temple and the religious teacher of Swami Vivekananda. The mission till date follow the learning and teachings that Swami Vivekananda wanted to spread across the globe. His main focus was to escalate the great learning from the Vedas, Upanishads and the Puranas. Besides, initiating the Vedic Culture, Swami Vivekananda also wanted to spread the benefits of Yoga sadhana.
Belur Math, Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission P.O. Belur Math-711202
Visitors can reach Belur Math from the nearest station Howrah Junction and also from Bali Station, located at the Howrah City, the twin city of Kolkata by the banks of the Hoogly River. The place is well connected with regular public bus services, taxis and rental cabs. Pilgrims from the Netaji Subhas Chandra Airport can avail direct taxis and rental cars to reach the venue. Devotees from Dakshineswar Tempple usually avail the ferry service to reach the other bank of the Hoogly River to explore the Belur Math. This combined tour is one of the greatest attractions of Kolkata sightseeing.
Regular prayers in front of Sri Ramakrishna's idol at Belur Math . Both the non-disciples and initiated members of the Mission can sit and pray inside the temple. People from all sects and class can enter the temple.
Flowers, garlands to Sri Ramakrishna, Bhoga
The Astami Kumari Puja at BelurMath.
January:- Sri Sri Ma Sarada Devi Agrahayana Krishna Saptami,Swami Shivananda Agrahayana Krishna Ekadashi
February:-Swami Brahmananda Magha Shukla Dwitiya,Swami Trigunatitananda Magha Shukla Chaturthi,Swami Adbhutananda Magha Purnima
March:-Sri Sri Ramakrishna Deva Phalguna Shukla Dwitiya,Sri Gouranga Mahaprabhu Dol Purnima,Swami Yogananda Phalguna Krishna Chaturthi,Shiva-Ratri Magha Krishna Chaturdashi
June:- Snana Yatra Jyeshtha Purnima
September:-Sri Krishna Janmashtami Shravana Krishna Ashtami,Swami Advaitananda Shravana Krishna Chaturdashi
October:-Swami Abhedananda Bhadra Krishna Navami,Swami Akhandananda Bhadra Amavasya,Sri Sri Durga Puja Ashwina Shukla Saptami