Belur Math Overview

Ranked 3 of 773 sightseeing in Kolkata

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.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
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Monday - Friday:
8:00 AM -7:30 PM
8:00 AM -7:30 PM
8:00 AM -7:30 PM
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8:00 AM -7:30 PM

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Sumit roy

Sumit roy4.0/5

2 reviews


One of the most beautiful places at the Ganges opposite to Dakhineswar Temple. It can be reached by local train from Howrah or by bus. Established by Vivekananda it has sprawling area and scenic

Vignesh selvam

Vignesh selvam4.0/5

1 review


It was a beautiful sighting on the shores of highly river. With flower plantations all around and a magnificent construction. Visit in evening Times and you will be mesmerized by its beauty.
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Sachi To

Sachi To5.0/5

1 review

Nice and adventurous

So honored and glad to visit this wonderful place. People are friendly and nice .. Quite good and clean place and also surroundings are good.Perfect for future honeymoons after the wedding day for all those couples around the world. And also it was great that they have good food and delicious cuisine. Very hospitable hotels and kind personnels.

Apoorv Khandelwal

Apoorv Khandelwal4.3/5

13 reviews

Peace of mind

This place is some of the best places to visit in Kolkata. Their is a big garden and lots of greenery in the campus followed by a temple of Shri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (guru of Swami Vivekananda)It's a place for inner peace and strength.If you are planning to visit you should get there by 5 otherwise you will not be able to cover all of it before the closing time.You can also find a museum here.You should keep your Mobile phone switched off or atleast silent it..

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C.s. manish Dasgupta

C.s. manish Dasgupta5.0/5

102 reviews

Belur Math and Ramkrishna Vidya Mandir.

Feeling great after returning to Belur Math Vidya Mandir after 9 years. Saw every bit of the hostels and institution again. A lot has changed. Almost all hostels have been renovated by adding 1 more floor above the existing ones. Mandir administrator has also added security at every gate. Thanks to the Maharaj's. Had tasty prasad also. You have to buy coupon from office besides the main temple. Nice natural views.

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  • Belur Math and Ramkrishna Vidya Mandir.
  • Belur Math and Ramkrishna Vidya Mandir.

Deb prasad Choudhury

Deb prasad Choudhury5.0/5

10 reviews

The Ramakrishna Math & Mission Headquarters.

A great place for peace and spiritual solace, the Belur Math was founded by Swami Vivekananda, the prime disciple of Ramakrishna Thakur. The enormous Upasana hall and the large terrace overlooking the mighty Ganges are a sight for sore eyes. This place is also serviced by a ferry ghat. At some distance is the original place where the great mission first took shape and was the original place of worship by Swami Vivekananda.

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Saranya Devanathan

Saranya Devanathan5.0/5

462 reviews

Peaceful place on the river side

A visit to Belur math is must. Ramakrishna math with life of Vivekananda in a well organised museum is worth the visit. The architecture of the temple, the peace inside the temple till it opens, the geometrical garden, the book store and even the shoe racks are esthetically designed. Photography not allowed in many places. Inside the temple, they allow senior citizens to sit on a stool on the sides. Volunteers are there all over helping the visitors.

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Kamal Dahiya

Kamal Dahiya4.3/5

112 reviews

Photography not permitted inside

This place is situated on the bank of hoogly river, you can reach there by bus, by train and by ferry also from howrah station. Photography not permitted inside. You can see full life journey of rama krishan mission. In this place a museum which will give you whole info. About rama krishna mission. Amazing and beautiful place to visit. You can also get ferries to dakshineswar temple from here.

Prasanna Rs

Prasanna Rs4.3/5

77 reviews

Must Visit Place

This is the must visit place. You need to reach Belur math via a ferry if you are going from Dakshineswar. The water journey is really thrilling. You can hire individual boat or you can travel with other passengers at very low fare. Once you reach the math, you will experience the calmness, peace and your mind will relax. There is Visiting time. Check with the timing before your leave to this place.

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  • Must Visit Place
  • Must Visit Place

Jagdish Raval

Jagdish Raval4.3/5

415 reviews

Excellent Spiritual Place

I visited this energetic place with my family in evening after visiting Dakshineshwar Temple. The world famous Belur Math is situated at west bank of River Hoogly, Belur, Kolkata. Founder was Swami Shri Vivekanand and it is headquarter of Ramakrishna Mission. Campus includes Temples of Ramkrishna Paramhans, Swami Vivekananda, Swami Brahmanand and Holy Mother. A museum is also there. A place where you will find peace of mind and a neat, clean and silent atmosphere. Do Visit.

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