Belur Math is located in Kolkata and is a dedicate Temple to Sri Ramakrishna, Sri
Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda. Swami Vivekananda used to stay at this
place and this place also served for most of the monastic disciples of Sri
Ramakrishna. Sri Sarada Devi also visited this place on several occasions. The
room where Swamiji attained Mahasamadhi is also maintained and preserved in
Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission also have their headquarters at this
place and there is also a museum in the temple premises that has articles
connected with the history of Ramakrishna Math and Mission. The Temple also
has amazing green lawns that add up to the overall serenity and beauty of the
place. All this makes Belur Math an important place of pilgrimage for people all
over the world. There is also a vast campus adjacent to Belur Math where there
are several educational institutions of the Ramakrishna Mission.
- Belur Math is well connected by Rail and Air both. Kolkata Airport is
located around 7 KM away from Belur Math and it is about 6.4 kms from
Howrah Station. There are many local modes of transportation available
as well to roam in the city as well.
- The official timings of the Temple are from Morning: 8:30 am to 11:30 am
and in Evening: 4 pm to 6 pm. The Temple remains closed on Mondays.
- There is no entry fee in the Temple.
- There is no ritualistic offering made, no flowers, or sweets put on offer.
You can sit quietly and meditate.
- Maintain silence inside the Math.
- Remove your shoes and slippers before entering the temple premises.
- Try and keep the premises clean and don’t throw litter in the campus.
- When the Aarti begins the visitors are supposed to sit inside the main Sri
Ramakrishna Temple and not allowed to loiter around.
- Cameras and cell phones are not allowed inside the Temple.
- You will be comfortable in communicating in both Hindi and English
- There is a library hall which contains all books related to Ramakrishna-
Vivekananda literature and also about Vedanta in various languages.
- Guests and visitors can make day trips outside the math but are
requested not to go the premises in the evenings.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to explore the Belur Math is during the festivities like Durga Puja,
Kali Puja and Ras Poornima celebrations at the month of September and