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Hinduism - What Is Belur Math?




The Ramakrishna Mission, a contemporary religious organization, has its world headquarters here. 



Swami Vivekananda, the most renowned disciple of nineteenth-century Bengali saint Ramakrishna, established the Ramakrishna Mission in 1897. 




  • Based on Vivekananda's conviction that India needs both tangible development and religious instruction, the Mission is equally devoted to both social service and spiritual elevation. 
  • The Ramakrishna Mission was established in 1899, and Belur Math was built two years later. 
  • It is situated on the west bank of the Hugli River, just north of Calcutta, and is near to the Dakshineshwar temple, where Ramakrishna spent the most of his adult life.


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