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Dakshineshwar and Belur Math

Description

Situated on the eastern banks of Hooghly River, Dakshineshwar is a Hindu Temple and the presiding deity of the temple is Bhavatarini, an aspect of Kali , meaning “she who liberates her devotees from the ocean of existence”. The temple was built in 1855 by Rani Rashmoni, a philanthropist and a devotee of Kali. The temple is famous for its association with Ramakrishna , a mystic of 19th century Bengal. Belur Math, located on the West Bank of the Hooghly River, was founded by Swami Vivekananda, a chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramhansa. This temple was the heart of the Ramakrishna Movement, and is notable for its architecture which is a fusion of Hindu, Islamic and Christian motifs, as a symbol of unity of all religions.

Highlights of the Temples:

You will visit many temples, that are unique in their own way which are totally enchanted with the magic of Radha Krishna. You will also get a chance to taste the delicious holy meal (Bhog) served in the temple complex.

  • The three storey nine-spired main temple, decorated with traditional Nava ratna stands on a high platform with a fleet of stairs.dedicated to Goddess Kali,
  • the temple compound comprises of 12 shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva-Kali’s companion
  • Along the river front, a temple to Radha Krishna, a bathing ghat, a shrine dedicated to Rani Rashmoni.
  • Also see the place where the greatest of Hindu sages Lord Ramakrishna Paramhansa and his consort spiritual companion, Maa Sharada Devi spent their life along with the main Kali Temple.
  • From Dakshineshwar drive to the Western Ghat of the Hooghly river to visit the Belur Math, founded by Swami Vivekananda, chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramhamsa.
  • The temple is notable for its architecture which is a fusion of Hindu, Islamic and Christian motifs as a symbol of unity of all religions.
  • See the Swami Vivekananda Temple and Ramakrishna Museum

Tour Plan and details

  • Trip Duration: 8 hours
  • Tour Starts: 08:00 am
  • Pick up : From Hotel/Airport/Staton
  • Refreshments &smp Packed Drinking Water: Included
  • Chauffeur with Phone: Provided
  • Guide: Optional
  • Tour price : From $ 65.00 per person onwards, min 2 persons required
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