February 18, 2016

Kamarpukur - The birth place of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

Site Name: Birth Place of Ramakrishna Pramahamsa
Site Type: Hindu temple, Ashram
Location:  Kamarpukur , West Bengal state, India
Highlights: The birth place of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
Nearest Railway Station: Tarakeshwar
Nearest Airport: Kolkata 
How to reach: Easily reachable from Kolkata, which is around 100 kms away
Hotel: Many star hotels, luxury hotels/resorts, and budget hotels are there in Kolkata; Kamarpukur has few budget hotels and ashram based accommodations
Restaurants: Limited mid-range options 

Kamarpukur is a beautiful and calm village located in Hooghly in Kolkata state of India. It is the birth place of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. He was a great sage and he had the popular Swami Vivekanand, the great Hindu reformer as his disciple. Let us explore about some important sites in Kamarpukur in this article.

Birth Place

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa was born in Kamarpukur village on 18th February 1836 CE. The exact location where he was born is converted into a temple now. It enshrines the marble idol of Sri Ramakrishna.

Yogi's Shiva Temple

Yogi's Shiva temple is located near the entrance of the huge complex where the holy birth place of Ramakrishna is situated. It is the temple where it is believed that the mother of Sri Ramakrishna had seen a divine beam and was blessed to beget Ramakrishna. 

Sri Ramakrishna's Living Room

The room where Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa lived is also converted into a shrine now. It is located near his birth place in the same complex.

Lakshmi Narayan Temple

Near the birth place of Sri Ramakrishna, the temple of Lakshmi Narayan is situated. It is believed to be the Kula devta of Ramakrishna.

There are so many interesting places in and around this complex. I have covered only the sites which I have visited.

This site is very serene, calm and peaceful. It is a must-visit for anyone who is travelling to West Bengal

Happy travelling.

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