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Belur Math (or Muth) is a must see place of Kolkata. Recently we visited once again on 16 Jul 2014. It is located on the West Bank of the Hoogly River, Belur, West Bengal, India. Belur Math is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, founded by Swami Vivekananda, a chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. India and is one of the significant institutions in Kolkata.This temple is the heart of the Ramakrishna Movement. The temple is notable for its architecture that fuses Hindu, Christian and Islamic motifs as a symbol of unity of all religions.
Side view of the Belur Muth
Swami Vijnanananda, a brother-monk of Swami Vivekananda and one of the monastic disciples of Ramakrishna, who was, in his pre-monastic life, a civil engineer, designed the temple according to the ideas of Vivekananda and Swami Shivananda, the then President of Belur Math laid the foundation stone on 16 May 1935. The massive construction was handled by Martin Burn & Co.. The mission proclaims the Belur Math as, “A Symphony in Architecture”.
Campus of the Belur Math on the banks of the Ganges includes temples dedicated to Ramakrishna, Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda, in which their relics are enshrined.
We visited the holy place on 16 Jul 2014. Whoever visits the Math, are offered full lunch at noon. Hundreds of devotees/ visitors are fed everyday with elaborate arrangements.
Lunch served to all devotees/ visitors (Mobile Photo).
( Info source : Wikipedia )