Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission, Kamarpukur
Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission, Kamarpukur
(A Branch Centre of Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math)

Ramakrishna Math, Kamarpukur Holy Campus  

Kamarpukur is the birth place of Bhagawan Sri Ramakrishna. A Beautiful Temple of Bhagawan Sri Ramakrishna, with his marble statue installed in. It was built in 1951


Ancestral Home of Sri Ramakrishna 

Khudiram Chattopadhyaya, father of Sri Ramakrishna, lived originally in the village of Derepur, two miles to the west of Kamarpukur. Once Ramananda Ray, the oppressive landlord of Derepur village, requested Khudiram to give false evidence in his favour. On his refusal, the landlord filed a false suit against Khudiram and won the case and got possession of the whole of Khudiram's ancestral property (about 50 acres) through auction. At this time of distress, his friend Sukhlal Goswami of Kamarpukur gifted him a few huts of his homestead and also a small plot of paddy field measuring about half an acre which Khudiram gratefully accepted and lived there happily.

Sri Ramakrishna's Living Room 

While at Kamarpukur, Sri Ramakrishna used to stay in the south-facing hut situated at the western side of the premises which is presently being used as part of the shrine of Sri Ramakrishna. Once he told the Holy Mother, “After my passing away, you stay at Kamarpukur, grow greens, live upon this simple fare and spend your days in repeating the name of the Lord. Whatever arrangements the devotees might lovingly make for you, don't let your own house at Kamarpukur be ruined". That was why the Holy Mother lived in that hut after the passing away of the Master, despite dire financial and other difficulties.

Temple of Sri Raghuveer

This also was previously a small hut facing east. It had floor and walls of mud and a roof of straw. The present temple has been constructed exactly on the same spot with the same dimensions. In it, the Salagrama Sheela (round stone emblem) of Raghuvira (Rama), the earthen jar representing Goddess Sitala, the Rameswara Sivalinga, an image of Gopala and the Salagrama Sheela of Narayana are worshipped everyday. The last two deities were worshipped by Lakshmi Didi, niece of Sri Ramakrishna.

The Parlour and the Mango Tree

At the Parlour Sri Ramakrishna used to meet people and instruct them. The wooden door leading to the house is still preserved in its old place. The mango tree planted by Sri Ramakrishna stands to the east of the parlour and still yields 

Birth Place

According to English calendar, on Thursday, the 18th February, 1836, (As per the Indian Almanac, Wednesday, Phalguni sukla dwitiya, the second day of the light half of Phalguna) Gadadhar was born 12 minutes before sunrise. At that time there was a shed here, meant for the manual husking-machine. There was by its side an oven also for boiling paddy. Soon after his birth, when mid-wife Dhani, after attending to the mother, searched for the child, he was found missing! He had slipped into the oven and became besmeared with ashes, and still did not make any sound! Needless to say, this indicated his future life of renunciation. Just on the spot of his birth, the altar of the present temple of Sri Ramakrishna has been constructed, and the things connected with his birth, viz. a husking machine, a fireplace and a lamp, have been engraved on it. The marble image of Sri Ramakrishna installed on the 11th May 1951, is since being worshipped there.

Yogi's Shiva Temple

It is situated to the north of the residence of Sri Ramakrishna. In front of the temple his mother had a divine vision. While speaking to Dhani Kamarani, she suddenly saw a beam of celestial light which emerged from the image of Shiva, filled the temple and swiftly entered her body.

Taken by surprise and overpowered with fear, she fell into a swoon. When she regained consciousness, she felt that the light was still in her womb, and that she had conceived. As a result, Sri Ramakrishna was born.