Getaway Guide to Birth Place of Swami Ramkrishna Paramhansa & Maa Sarada.
Kamarpukur located in the district of hoogly, westbengal renowned all over the world as the birthplace of the great Indian saint Sri Ramakrishna is frequented by lakhs of visitors every year. Devotees and followers of (Thakur) Sri Ramakrishna visits Kamarpukur not only to pay their homage but also to get spiritually refreshed and elevated.
Ramakrishna Paramahansa (18 February 1836 – 16 August 1886), born as Gadadhar Chatterjee or Gadadhar Chattopadhyay, in the town of Kamarpukur, in the Hooghly region of West Bengal, into an extremely poor, devout, and customary Brahmin family was an Indian Hindu spiritualist and holy person in nineteenth century Bengal. Kamarpukur was immaculate by the charm of the city and contained rice fields, tall palms, regal banyans, a couple of lakes.
Sarada Devi (29 December 1853 – 21 July 1920), born as Khemankari/Thakurmani/Saradamani Mukhopadhyay, was born in Joyrambati and the spouse and profound associate of Sri Ramakrishna. Sarada Devi is likewise respectfully tended to as the Holy Mother (Sri Maa ) by the adherents of the Sri Ramakrishna devout request.
Why To Visit:
The Birth place, where the Shree Ramkrishna and Maa Sarada Devi was Born and aten enlightment. The places presents the incarnation of ‘shivalinga’ at the entrance Top displays ‘Garuda Idol’. On the western side one can observe make believe conch shell (Shankha) with lotus on the eastern part. The temple (established on 11th May, 1951) towers over 45 feet with 12 feet width. Inside the temple Shree Ramakrishna has been seated in deep meditation on a white lotus replica and marble white stone so lively and livid as one can conceive.
Dheki, burner and lights were decked immovably at the special stepped area. To the eastern side of the sanctuary he planted the mango tree himself. Till today the tree yielded new mangoes. Lakhs of individuals and devotees come to visit the tree with the fortune of touching it.
How To Reach:
Via Air –
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata at a separation of around 95 Km is the closest air terminal of Kamarpukur. From the air terminal one can employ prepaid cabs or other vehicle to reach Kamarpukur or Jairambaiti (at a separation of around 103 Km) in under 2 hours. Street conditions are truly great.
Neither Kamarpukur nor Jairambati has its very own railroad station. You can Reach Either Tarakeshwar Rlway stn. or Bishnupur Jn. from kolkata. Tarakeshwar Rlway stn is around 50 km far from Kamarpukur and 44 km from Bishnupur. From There you can take private taxi and public transport reach Kamarpukur and Jairambaiti easily.
You can Reach Either Burdwan or Bishnupur from kolkata.
From Burdwan one can reach Kamarpukur easily by road in only one and half hour. Private and state transports are accessible in consistently. Bus route of Burdwan to Ghatal, Burdwan to Haldia and so on goes through Kamarpukur.
From Bishnupur one can reach Kamarpukur easily by road within 2 hrs. Private and state transports are accessible in consistently.
Bus Stand At Bishnupur
When To Visit:
You can visit all round the Year, but the birth date of Ramkrishna and Sarada are the best time as they have annual function done on those dates.
Where to Stay:
It depends how you want to visit, there are hotels as well as devotee’s quater provided by administration both in joyrambati and kamarpukur.
(NOTE: You have to book devotee’s quater well in advance or else you cannot get rooms for accomodation.)
- Sri Sri Matri Mandir
- Ramkrishna Math
- Haldar Pukur
- Mukundapur Temple
- Gopeswar Temple
- House of Sita Nath Pyne
- Durga Mandap of Laha’s, etc
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