Belur Math

Belue Math is on the opposite bank of River Ganges as that of Dakshineshwar. I go to Dakshineshwar almost every time I go to Kolkata. However, it has been relatively less number of times that I have been to Belur Math. However, whenever my mother comes along with me to Dakshineshwar, she takes me to Belur Math as well.

Our normal routine is that we start from our home in Barasat early in the morning at about 6 AM after taking bath. We do not eat anything, not even drink a glass of water or cup of tea. We drive through Madhyamgram and then take the Nivedita Bridge to drive on Belghoria Expressway. We normally reach Dakshineshwar by around 7 AM. We finish praying and then we have our breakfast in Dakshineshwar.

By around 9 AM we start for Belur. We have to cross the Ganges and then take the side road into Belur. It takes about 30 minutes to reach Belur from Dakshineshwar. I park the car at the Parking place they have made outside the Temple premises.

Belur Math Route Map

We go to the temple and pray. Then we buy the coupons for the Bhog (Lunch). In Blog, they serve Khichdi, Sabji and Payash. They take Rs. 20 for the same. There is a huge crowd for the Bhog. So, we have to stand in queue for quite a while before we get our turn. The dining place is a huge hall. We all sit on the floor and eat the Bhog.

After that we drive back to Barasat via Dakshineshwar to reach home by around 4 PM.

The main Temple

The Math is supposed to have been constructed by Swami Vivekananda in memory of his guru and our guru Ramakrishna Paramahansa.

The main Temple

Our photo around the Math

Swami Vivekananda’s Samadhi

Swami Vivekananda’s Samadhi is also in this premise.

Other Structures

Banks of River Ganges




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