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Ramakrishna Math

Universal Temple 


According to Swami Vivekananda, the temples of Sri Ramakrishna should be built to enable the devotees to advance spiritually for realizing the truth with no hatred towards other faiths. The guidelines for building the temple of Sri Ramakrishna at Belur Math were laid down by Swami Vivekananda himself. Keeping this as basis, various other architectural features familiar to the region are added while maintaining its universal outlook. So various architectural elements and motifs found in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain temples and the churches and cathedrals of Europe are synthesized in this Universal Temple.

Darshan hours

05.00 am  Shrine opens, Mangalarati
 06.40 to 07.00 am Vedic & Gita chanting
 07.30 to 09.00 am Puja
 11.00 to 11.30 am Food offering to Sri Ramakrishna (Shrine remains closed)
 11.45 am Temple closes
 04.00 pm Temple opens
 04.30 pm Shrine opens
 07.00 to 07.45 pm
Aratrikam & Bhajan
 07.50 to 08.10 pm Food offering to Sri Ramakrishna (Shrine remains closed)
 08.30 pm Temple closes