Thursday, 9 May 2013

Belur Math




About Belur Math                    

Constructed in the honour of Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Belur Math is the international head quarters of Ramakrishna Mission. The concept of the Math was entirely designed by Swami Vivekananda.

Housed inside the Math is the Ramkrishna Sarada Mandir where regular prayers take place. This is the place where Swami Vivekananda resided and died on 4th July, 1902. A monument commemorated in his memory stands within the Math premises right beside River Hooghly. The rooms where he resided have now been transformed into a museum exhibiting the clothes and articles he used.

Belur Math houses the Sri Ramakrishna Temple, the Old Shrine, Swami Brahmananda Temple, Holy Mother Temple, Swami Vivekananda Temple, the Samadhi Enclosure, Old Math and the Ramakrishna Museum. The museums have on display the articles and clothes used by Sri Sarada Devi, Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda.

A store inside Belur Math has on sale several religious and philosophical books of teachings, CDs and pictures of Ramakrishna Dev and Swamiji. Regular prayers and spiritual teachings through religious songs and recitation take place in the shrines of the Math which can be attended by visitors.

Timing: 5:30 am – 10:30 am
            4:30 pm – 7:30 pm (Monday to Sunday)
Admission Fee: Free