Ramkrishna mission established by the Swami Vivekanand has its head
Quarters here. The Indian Philosopher Ramkrishna who preached unity among
all the religions died in 1886 and his follower Vivekanand established the
mission to preach the teachings of his Guru. This mission has branches all
over the country. The headquarter of this international movement is Belur
Math. The Architecture of the structure is very interesting. From any
angle you look at it the structure is like a temple, a mosque or a church
depending on the way you look at it. The math was established in 1899.
Across the river is the Dakshineswar Kali temple. At
this place Ramkrishna attained his spiritual enlightenment of unity among
religions. The Kali temple is surrounded by 12 other temples dedicated to
Siva. This temple was built in 1847.