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Belur Math is the international headquarter of the Ramakrishna Mission located on the banks of the river Hooghly. Built in 1988, it is known for its tranquil beauty and serenity. The objective behind its establishment by Swami Vivekananda was a memorial dedicated to his teacher Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa-the preacher of unity in all religions. Not surprisingly then, the math has become a sacred pilgrimage destination for followers of several religions.
The sacred Ramkrishna Sarada Mandir where Swami breathed his last breath on 4th July, 1902 is located here, alongside the memorial lying nearby. Swami’s memorials are carefully kept and displayed to the people. Prominent institutes like an art college, charitable dispensary and an industrial school are also located within. Visitors may also explore the Sri Ramakrishna Museum located here. Belur Math exits after all those years as a testimony to the new age where distinctions of caste, creed and class do not exist. It is kept open to the public daily throughout the year from 6.30 am to 11.00 am and from 3.30 pm to 7.00 pm. There are no entry fees at Belur Math.