Belur Math and Dakshineshwar Kali Temple

We visited Belur math taking direct train from Howrah junction. The journey was of just twenty minutes and it is near to the entrance of Belur math. It is the main Monasetry of Ramakrsihna order It is really inspiring to see the museum nicely arranged museum, having collection of belongings and things used by Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Sharada Devi, Swami Vivekananda and other disciples. Apart from museum, Belur math campus is having temples of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Sharada Devi and Swami Vivekananda.

Entrance of Belur Math

Sri Ramakrishna vidya mandir

Sri Sharada Devi Temple

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa temple

Even the campus has the Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Quarters for the staff, Math office and also the guest houses. Museum will be closed on Mondays and few special days. Belur Math visiting hours is Morning 6:00AM to 11:30AM and evening 4:00PM to 7:00PM during the months of April to September and morning 6:30AM to 11:30AM and evening 3:30PM to 6:00PM during the months of October to March.

From Belur Math one can take boat service to reach Dakshineshwar to visit Kali Mandir situated on the banks of Hooghly River. 

way to boat service to Dakshineshwar

view of Belur Math from boat

view of Belur Math


Kali Mandir entrance 

Kali Mandir building 

Kali Mandir

Kali Mandir is famous for its association with Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. The temple premise has twelve identical Shivalinga and Radha-Krishna temple adjacent to Goddess Kali shrine.

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