Belur Math - Things to Know Before Visiting
Belur, Howrah, West Bengal 711202, India
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About Belur Math
This temple is one of the architectural wonders of India that represents the idea of Universal Faith founded by Swami Vivekananda. This temple is the heart of the Ramakrishna Movement. The temple is notable for its architecture that fuses Christian, Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist art motifs as a symbol of unity of all religions.
Attractions Near Belur Math
Nivedita Bridge is an extradosed bridge over Hooghly River connecting Howrah with Kolkata. The bridge is named after Sister Nivedita, the social worker-disciple of Swami Vivekananda. The bridge is designed to carry 48,000 vehicles per day. Another wonder of West Bengal.
Dakshineswar Temple is a famous temple of the Hindu Goddess, Kali, which is located on the eastern embankment of the Hooghly close to Kolkata Built by Rani Rashmoni in the year 1855. The three-storey beautiful temple was made in the traditional Bengali style of Nava-Ratna or nine spires which rises up to a height of 100 feet.
Parshwanath Jain Temple is a Jain temple at Badridas Temple Street and a major tourist attraction in Kolkata built by a Jain named Rai Badridas Bahadoor Mookim in 1867. The temple is famous for its architecture and ambiance. The peaceful surrounding and the silence creates a nice mood here.
Howrah Bridge is a bridge with a suspended span over the Hooghly River in West Bengal. The bridge is one of four on the Hooghly River and is a famous symbol of Kolkata and West Bengal. Howrah Bridge is currently the sixth-longest bridge of its type in the world.
This is the ancestral home of the Tagore family. It is currently located on the Rabindra Bharati University. It is the house in which the poet and first non-European Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore was born and he spends his childhood here. and currently, it serves as the Tagore museum for Kolkata.
The Marble Palace in Thakurpukur is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city of Kolkata, built in Neoclassical style, is very well known for its architecture, and its vast collection of sculptures, furnishings, and paintings. A lot of tourists visits this place everyday.