Belur Math

Open Time : 8:30 am – 11:00 am; 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm.

Entry : free

Address : Belur Math, Belur, Howrah, West Bengal 711202, India

Website : https://belurmath.org/

Phone : 03326541144

Why to visit Belur Math

The temple is renowned for its unusual design, which combines Hindu, Christian, and Islamic symbols to represent the harmony of all world religions. The temple, which Swami Vivekananda established, Ramakrishna Paramahansa's foremost follower, is the center of the Ramakrishna Movement. 

Highlights of the Belur Math:

  • A well-kept museum with priceless artifacts from the Ramakrishna Math and Mission's past is another highlight of this popular tourist destination close to Kolkata.
  • The Buddhist designs of the Sanchi Stupa and the Ajanta Caves' entrance significantly affect the temple's main entryway.
  • The central dome is influenced by European architecture, while the windows and balconies are examples of Rajput and Mughal architectural designs.
  • The enormous campus next to Belur Math is home to a number of educational institutions connected to the Ramakrishna Mission, including a degree college and a polytechnic.

FAQ on Belur Math

What hotels are near Belur Math?

Hotels near Belur Math: (8.29 km) Sabuj Dweep Tourist Point (15.26 km) Dhakeshwari Palace

What attractions are near Belur Math?

Attractions near Belur Math: (15.26 km) Middlefield Island (8.33 km) Greenic Farms

How to reach Belur Math Temple?

Belur Maths is 4 km from Howrah Railway Station and is situated in the city's northern region. The Howrah bus stop and train station are both easily accessible from outside by all kinds of transportation. Travel options include a car, bus, or taxi. You can travel to Belur by taking bus number 54 from Howrah.

Could I stay in Belur Math?

Three guesthouses are located outside of Belur Math's campus. One guest house is for foreigners staying at Belur Math while the others are for Indian devotees & the general public. You must obtain prior authorization from the Math Athourity in order to stay at these guest houses.

Special Tip

At the Math, the evening aarti, or prayers, are beautiful to observe. Since it is forbidden to go around the temple grounds during the evening prayer, a bell is rung to signal visitors to attend the aarti inside. The aarti will start at 5:30 PM.

By Rebecca Lal

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