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RAMAKRISHNA ORDER

HEADQUARTERS OF THE
RAMAKRISHNA
MATH AND MISSION

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          BELUR MATH, CALCUTTA, INDIA
Address:
Ramakrishna Math & Mission          Phone: 011-91-33-26541144
                 P.O. Box Belur Math 711 202                           011-91-33-26541180
                 District Howrah                                   Fax:     011-91-33-26544346
                 West Bengal, India                             Email: mail@belurmath.org

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Ramakrishna Math and Mission, Belur Math, Calcutta, India - View from the Ganges with the Temples of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada  Devi and Swami Vivekananda

The Ramakrishna Temple at Belur Math is a place of international pilgrimage, significant because Swami Vivekananda placed the relics of Sri Ramakrishna there and envisioned a unique temple to house them. To pay tribute to the multifaceted all-embracing divine personality of Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda envisioned a great edifice combining various architectural features of monuments and temples in various parts of the world.


RAMAKRISHNA TEMPLE
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Temple of Sri Ramakrishna at Belur Math


"Today Swamiji (Swami Vivekananda) is to perform a sacrifice and install Sri Ramakrishna on the site of the new Math. Swamiji himself took on his right shoulder the ashes of Sri Ramakrishna’s body preserved in a copper casket, and led the van. The disciple in company of the other Sannyasins brought up the rear. There was the music of bells and conches. On his way Swamiji said to the disciple: "Sri Ramakrishna said to me, ‘Wherever you will take me on your shoulders, there I will go and stay, be it under a tree or in a hut.’ It is therefore that I am myself carrying him on my shoulders to the new Math grounds. Know it for certain that Sri Ramakrishna will keep his seat fixed there, for the welfare of the many, for a long time to come."

- Talks With Swami Vivekananda: From the Diary of a Disciple


INNER SHRINE
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Inner Shrine of the Temple of Sri
Ramakrishna at Belur Math

 

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