Belur Math or
The structure is similar to a temple, a mosque or a church depending on the way you look at it. The Architecture of the structure is very interesting. The math was established in 1899.
The Ramkrishna mission established by the Swami Vivekanand has its head Quarters here. The Indian Philosopher Ramkrishna who preached unity among all the religions died in 1897 and his follower Vivekanand established the mission to preach the teachings of his Guru. This mission has branches all over the country.
The headquarter of this international movement is Belur Math. This International tourist attraction is located near Belur in Howrah district. Its sprawling prayer hall with a statue of Ramakrishna is remarkable.
The Belur Math shrine represents a church, mosque and temple when viewed from different angles. Its peaceful and calm atmosphere is befitting the gravity of the place. The evening arati
has a special sanctity.
: 6.30 a.m. - 12 noon, 3.30-6.30 p.m. daily.