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Ramakrishna Vivekananda Trail

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With intricate designing, this glorious temple, is reflecting a convergence of temple, church and mosque – a perfect integration of multi – religious and multi – cultural esteemed foundation.The temple enshrined with Sri Sri Ramakrishna is visited by scholars of many fields even from abroad for their profound admiration to this Hindu prophet.

Balaram Mandir
Established in 1922, this Mandir was the dwelling place of Sri Balaram Basu, disciple of Sri Ramakrishna. Sri Sri Ramakrishna with Mata Sarada Devi and few other disciples had paid frequent visits. A place of sanctity, Ramakrishna Mission Association was formed from here and Swami Vivekananda held august assembly on 1st, 1897 to resolve his plans for the foundation of this association in obeisance to his Spiritual Master.

House of Girish Ghosh
Girish Chandra Ghosh (Feb 28, 1844 - Feb 8, 1912) was a Bengali musician, poet, playwright, novelist, theatre director and actor. He was a pioneer in Bengali Theatre in the age of Bengali Renaissance, and a personality of versatile genius. Sri Ghosh used to come to meet Sri Ramakrishna in pursuit of spiritual proximity and bliss. His writing skill in Bengali theatre proved his worth no mean to any contemporary playwright writer of western countries. Among his writings, Buddhadeb Charit, Kalapahar, Sankaracharya, Bilwamangal, Nimai Sanyas were his literary genious

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House of Girish Ghosh

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Shyambazar is nearby Metro Railway stations. Raja Ballav Para is nearest bus stoppage to reach this place.

Belur Math
With intricate designing, this glorious temple, is reflecting a convergence of temple, church and mosque - a perfect integration of multi - religious and multi - cultural esteemed foundation.
Built in 1938, this sacred centre becomes the hub of spiritual excellence specially with the teaching of Swami Vivekananda. This Math, adjacent to Hooghly river banks is blessed with the Holy stay of Swami Vivekananda in two storied house. The house is auspiciously maintained where visitors throng to have a look to the personal belongings and other interests of Swami Vivekananda.

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BELUR MATH

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By Air: The nearest airport to Belur math is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose international airport, kolkata.

By Train: The nearest railway station to Belur math is Howrah junction. From Howrah local trains to Howrah-Burdwan line touches Belur Station.

By Road: Buses are available from Howrah station. Other vehicles are also available to reach this place. Ferry services are available from many Ganges ghats of Kolkata to Belur Math.

House of Swami Vivekananda
Situated at 3, Gour Mohan Mukherjee Street, the ancestral house of Swami Vivekananda is another sacred destination of Hindu pilgrimage characterized by awe-inspiring look and grandeur.
With the patronage of both Center and State Government this house is a ‘seat of learning’ in its diverse form of research and cultural activities.

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House of Swami Vivekananda

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Girish Park Metro Railway station is the nearest Metro station and Vivekananda road is nearest bus stoppage.

House of Sarada Maa
The building is located near Baghbazar in North Kolkata. Sarada Devi had stepped into the century old building on May 23, 1909 and made it her abode till her demise on July 28, 1920. It attracts devotees from all over the country.

Dakshineswar
Rani Rashmoni, a charismatic personality filled her cherished dream as instructed by Goddess Kali to construct an astonishing temple. A unique style of Nava-Ratna admeasuring 46 feet in square and rises above 100 feet have 12-spired temple with captivating courtyard encapsulated by 12 other temples dedicated to lord Shiva.
Here, under a huge Banyan tree, namely "Pachabati", Sri Sri Ramakrishna got his spiritual attainment through deep meditation. Sri Sri Ramakrishna, as a head priest to this enthralling temple, had served to worship Goddess Kali as his Bhabatarini with his unique style of simplicity and humility.

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Dakshineswar

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By Air: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport which connects Dakhineswar is the nearest one.

By Train: Dakshineswar is a railway station on the Sealdah (in the heart of Kolkata) - Dankuni (on the Howrah-Bardhaman chord line) section. Most local trains (specially Dankuni Local) from Sealdah station stop here.

By Road: It is well connected to Kolkata. Vivekananda Setu across the Hooghly River at Dakshineswar connects it to Bally, Uttarpara and Dankuni on the other bank and on to Grand Trunk Road, Delhi Road, Bombay Road and Durgapur Expressway. A new bridge named 'Nivedita Setu' has been built to ease out the load of old bridge, 'Vivekanada Setu'. There are many buses from Kolkata, as well from places across the river are there to reach Dakhineswar.

Department of Tourism
Government of West Bengal

New Secretariat Building
1, K. S. Roy Road, 3rd Floor,
Kolkata - 700001,
Phone : 033-2225 4723/4724/4725/4565
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