Belur Math, Howrah
Place of Worship

Belur Math

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in Howrah
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    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 5.30 AM - 7.30 PM , Saturday: 5.30 AM - 7.30 PM , Sunday: 5.30 AM - 7.30 PM , Public Holidays: 5.30 AM - 7.30 PM

Belur Math is a monastery devoted to Sri Ramakrishna. Formerly, the monastery was known as the Baranagar Math as it was sited at a place called Baranagar. However, in 1899, the monastery was shifted to Belur by Swami Vivekanada, a disciple of Sri Ramakrishna. Belur Math is located just by the side of River Hooghly. Tourists mainly gather at the site to view the architectural style of this Hindu Monastery. 


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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Deepika Singh

  • Tourist
  • Deepika Singh
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1546 readers

"Heaven in Kolkata"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 18, 2016
It's heaven in Kolkata. Very calm place, the environment is peaceful and soothing. Beautiful and lovely environment for couples and lovers. One must visit this place if they get time.
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Sreenivasa Mummadi

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  • Sreenivasa Mummadi
  • Heritage seeker
  • Lives in Kurnool
  • 40 Reviews
  •  48 helpful votes
  •  16010 readers

"A must visit place in Kolkata"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Nov 18, 2015
As you have Akshardham Temple in Delhi its like same in Kolkata. It is a beautiful and spiritual exotic location. I suggest people who visit Kolkata to visit this temple. The construction of Belur Math is really marvellous with a red marble and serene atmosphere makes the place a unique.
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Prasenjit Praharaj

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  • Prasenjit Praharaj
  • Lives in Tamluk
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  805 readers

"Belur Math - Good place to have peace of mind"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 5, 2015
It is a very good place to visit for peace of mind and for the memory of Vivekananda and others. This place is located near the Holy River the Ganges.
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Subham Bhagat

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  • Subham Bhagat
  • 1 Review
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  1785 readers

"Beautiful place, boating facility"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Oct 2, 2014
One of the best places to visit in Kolkata. One must visit this place. The place is more beautified due to the presence of river Hooghly. Boating facilities available from Belur Math to Dakshineshwar.
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  • 4 votes

Thulaseedharan Achary

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  • Thulaseedharan Achary
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Punalur
  • 297 photos
  • 191 Reviews
  •  1233 helpful votes
  •  279109 readers

"A symbol of Unity in Diversity"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 2, 2014
It is the Head Quarter of Ramakrishna mission on the banks of river Hooghly, founded by Swami Vivekananda in 1897. Its architecture is that of a temple, a church or a mosque, if we view it through different corners, which highlights the principle of ' Unity in Diversity' in India. Along the mutt, there is also a museum. The entire area is calm and quiet and this Ashram stands as a shelter for those who approach for peace and mental solace.
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  • 6 votes

Abhijit Gupta

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  • Abhijit Gupta
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 283 Reviews
  •  947 helpful votes
  •  300418 readers

"A very peaceful place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 21, 2014
Belur Math is located on the bank of the river Hooghly opposite to Dakshineswar Temple. It is in Howrah city near Bally. The place is to visited in evening and the sandhya aarti is a must see thing.
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  • 7 votes

Narayana swamy

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  • Narayana swamy
  • Lives in Bhubaneswar
  • 2 Reviews
  •  21 helpful votes
  •  2897 readers

"Gain inner peace"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 27, 2014
It would take 2 hours to go and visit the place. It is a peaceful place and you can get mental peace here. This is one of my favorite places.
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  • 6 votes

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