Belur Math

Belur Math is located on the banks of the river Hooghly in West Bengal. It was built in 1988. Belur Math is well known for its tranquil beauty. Belur Math is the international headquarter of the Ramakrishna Mission which was established by Swami Vivekananda in loving memory of his teacher Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa who preached for unity of all religions.

Belur Math is a place of pilgrimage for people of different religious faiths. This place of religious importance is visited by people from all over India and abroad.

The main gate of Belur Math leads to the Ramkrishna Sarada Mandir. Swami breathed his last breath on 4th July, 1902 at this place. His memorial lies within the Math. His commodities are carefully kept in his room and is displayed to the people.

Belur Math has also provided other things such as an art college, an industrial school and charitable dispensary. Belur Math is free from bigotry and sectarian rational and is modern in outlook. The Math and the Mission are committed to the task of ushering in a new age in which distinctions of caste, creed and class do not exist.

The Belur Math houses a museum called Sri Ramakrishna Museum which has been set up with the help from National Council of Science Museum.

The nearest railway station to Belur Math is the Belur station. One can hire a taxi or even travel by bus to reach the famous Belur Math.

Time of Visiting:
Throughout the year.
Belur Math is open daily from 6.30 am to 11.00 am and from 3.30 pm to 7.00 pm.
Admission fee: Nil

Last Updated on : 23 October 2012