About Belur Math

An epitome of peace and calmness - this temple is spread across 40 acres of land. It serves as the headquarter of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission. It is dedicated to Swami  Vivekanand. Math also conducts medical services, education, rural upliftment and other spiritual and cultural activities here. It is a unique example of a diverse culture of India and resembles a temple, a church, and a mosque. Temple has an aura of serenity and holiness, the holy chanting by the monks, make it more mesmerizing. It is a perfect getaway destination for the solitude of mind and heart.

Must See

  • Arti and musical prayers that take place in the evening.
  • Christmas Eve celebrations. 
  • Museum and gallery showcasing the life of Swami Vivekanand.
  • Library of spiritual books.
  • Temple architecture.

How to reach

It is located 4 km from the Howrah Railway Station. From there, bus number 54 can be taken to the Belur, which drops the visitors at the entrance of the Math.

One can take a taxi or autorickshaw as well.

Basic taxi fare is Rs. 30 for up to the first 2 km and after that the fare increases by Rs. 3 for every additional 2 km. The taxis are available at a regular frequency with 0 to 5 minutes wait time.

 

Tips

  • Talking is not allowed inside the temple premises.
  • Mobile phones have to be switched off.
  • Parking is available, though the cost is high.
  • Visit early to spend quality time.
  • Photography is not allowed.
  • Washrooms are available and well maintained.
  • Shoe counters are available free of cost.

Visit Time

Sunday: 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Monday: 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Thursday: 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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Waiting Time

None

 

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Entrance Fee

No

 

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Time you can spend

2 to 3 hours

 

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Weather

Haze 31.97°C

 

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