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Belur Math, Belur

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Religious Site
The spiritual center of the Ramakrishna Movement, Belur Math, sits on the west bank of the Hooghly River, sprawling across 16 hectares (40 acres). The campus includes temples dedicated to Swami Vivekananda, Sarada Devi, and of course, Ramakrishna. A site for many devoted pilgrims, the grounds include a museum dedicated to the history and legacy of the Ramakrishna Movement. Check the website for the campus' seasonal opening hours. See Belur Math and all Belur has to offer by arranging your trip with our Belur travel itinerary planner.
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  • This is a famous place around kolkata and visited by lots of national and international visitors.River gange will offer a stunning view.You can enjoy a beautiful nature view.There is a museum to highl...  more »
  • Belur Math is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, founded by Swami Vivekananda, a chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. This is the place where you can get mental peace & streng...  more »
  • Got an opportunity to attend evening AARATI and PRAYAR at Belur Math.Liked the peaceful spiritual environment.Well managed / organised institution. A good library.with collection of spiritual books.  more »
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  • Peaceful and calm place. A good to have outings on holidays with the family. Considering the traffic and noise at Liluah and Howrah, its the best place to sit and relax.
  • The museum located in the premises is a must visit. The temple .. well I don't have words to express the peace I get everytime I visit it. Listening to the evening prayers with dusk setting in, the experience is magical. The beautiful flowers simply added to the beauty. The cleanliness and discipline in the premises is worth appreciating.
  • It was at Belur Math that Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902), the foremost disciple of Sri Ramakrishna (1836-1886), lived the last years of his brief life. He consecrated the grounds in 1898 by worshipping the urn containing the sacred relics of Sri Ramakrishna, which he himself carried on his shoulders to the place of worship. On that occasion he uttered these prophetic words about Belur Math: “The blazing light of universal harmony that will emanate from here will flood the whole world.” On another occasion he said that “the power that will have its rise from here [Belur Math] will flood the whole world and turn the course of men's lives into different channels; from this place will spring forth ideals which will be the harmony of Knowledge, Devotion, Yoga, and Work ... all true seekers of spirituality will in course of time assemble here.” True to that prophecy, Belur Math has become the hub of a worldwide spiritual movement known as the Ramakrishna Movement.
  • One of the most important place to visit in West Bengal. The place is very peaceful and everything done in systematic manner. The transportation and communication is brilliant.
  • The peace which one can find here is incomparable. A ride by boat along the river with the sun setting in the background...No words to describe it...Built by the eminent sage Swami Vivekananda