February 17, 2016

Joyrambati Sri Sarada Devi Temple

Site Name: Matri Mandir
Site Type: Hindu temple, Ashram
Location:  Joyrambati, West Bengal state, India
Highlights: Temple of Sri Sarada Mata, the wife of the great sage Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
Nearest Railway Station: Bishnupur
Nearest Airport: Kolkata 
How to reach: Easily reachable from Bishnupur, which is around 160 kms away
Hotel: Many star hotels, luxury hotels/resorts, and budget hotels are available in Kolkata; Bishnupur too has many decent options for stay; Joyrambati has few budget hotels and ashram based accommodations
Restaurants: Limited mid-range options 

Joyrambati is a beautiful and calm village located near Bishnupur in Kolkata state of India. It is the birth place of Sri Sarada Devi, the wife of the great sage Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. Let us explore about some important sites in Joyrambati in this article.

Sri Matri Mandir

Sri Sarada Devi was born in Joyrambati village on 22nd December 1853 CE. The exact location she was born is converted into a temple now and is called as Sri Matri Mandir. It enshrines the marble idol of the Holy Mother.

Puratan Bari

The Matri Mandir is situated within a huge complex. The complex is full of trees and plants. The scenic location has few other places too. Puratan Bari is one such place located within this complex. It is the place where Sarada Devi lived. It has the photograph of Sarada Devi.

Nutan Bari

As the number of devotees kept increasing, Sarada Devi shifted to a nearby bigger house. The house has four mud walled and straw roofed rooms. She used one room for Poojas and to give darshan to the devotees. Currently, the room has a life sized portrait of the Holy Mother. 

Simhavahini Temple

Simhavahini temple is located near Matri Mandir. Sri Sarada Devi was worshiping the deity of this temple. Hence, those who visit Matri Mandir also visit this temple.

This is a small temple which enshrines three Goddesses in the form of three tall and thin metallic pitchers. They represent Simhavahini, Chandi and Mahamaya. Another Goddess named Manasa, is also present in the main shrine of the temple. 

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