Belur Math is located in Belur, India’s West Bengal on the west bank of the Hooghly river. It is the headquarters of Ramkrishna Mission and Ramkrishna Math, founded by Swami Vivekananda.The architecture of this monastery is a combination of Hindu, Christian and Islamic elements which symbolize the unity of the religions. It was established in 1897 by Swami Vivekananda.
Timings : The Belur Math is open on all days . 4:00am to 9:00pm.
Entry : Free entry fee
Location : Belur, Howrah, West Bengal 711202
In January 1897, Swami Vivekananda reached Calcutta with a small group of his Western disciples. Two monasteries were established by them, in a Belur (in Kolkata), which became the headquarters of the Ramkrishna Mission and the second on the Himalayas in Mayawati, Champawat district, Uttarakhand, which is called Advaita Ashrama.,
These monasteries were meant to receive and train the youth, who would eventually become the Saints of Ramakrishna Mission, and give them a training for their work. The philanthropic activity was started in the same year and relief from famine.
Belur math campus
A peaceful complex of temples dedicated to Sri Ramkrishna, Swami Vivekananda and Sri Sarda Devi.The headquarters of the worldwide known twin organizations: Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission are also located here. This prime tourist location near Calcutta also boasts a well-maintained museum, which contains precious remains of the history of Ramakrishna Math and Mission. There are many educational institutions related to the Ramakrishna Mission, such as a Degree College and a Polytechnic, in the vast compound adjacent to the Belur Math.