Belur Math | The Headquarters of Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission

Sri Ramakrishna Darshan

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When a man dies after attaining Knowledge, he doesn't have to go to another plane of existence; he isn't born again. But as long as he has not attained Knowledge, as long as he has not realized God, he must come back to the life of this earth; he can never escape it. For such a person there is a hereafter. A man is liberated after attaining Knowledge, after realizing God.

— Sri Ramakrishna

Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission

Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission are worldwide, non-political, non-sectarian spiritual organizations which have been engaged in various forms of humanitarian, social service activities for more than a century. Inspired by the ideals of renunciation and service, the monks and lay devotees of the Math and Mission serve millions of men, women and children, without any distinction of caste, religion or race, because they see the living God in them.

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The ideals of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission consists of the eternal principles of Vedanta as lived and experienced by Sri Ramakrishna and expounded by Swami Vivekananda. This ideology has three characteristics: it is modern in the sense that the ancient principles of Vedanta have been expressed in the modern idiom; it is universal, that is, it is meant for the whole humanity; it is practical in the sense that its principles can be applied in day-to-day life to solve the problems of life.

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The emblem of the Ramakrishna Order designed by Swamiji is a unique and unparalleled work of art created by one of the richest minds in contemporary history in an exalted mood of spiritual inspiration. It is a profound symbol of harmony and synthesis for reverential meditation  in this present age of conflict and disharmony. This symbol is the epitome of Swamiji’s message of harmony and synthesis, leading to life’s fulfilment. This is indeed the most eloquent expression of what he really preached, what he wanted every man and woman to be, to realize, either in the East or in the West.

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Our Inspiration

The holy lives which have enabled thousands of people to gain or regain faith in God and in the eternal verities of religion.

The Administration


The President

The President functions chiefly as the spiritual head of the Order. He maintains the spiritual tradition through the process of mantra-diksha.Read More »


Our Vice-Presidents help the spiritual seekers by giving mantra-diksha.Read More »

The General Secretary

The General Secretary is the chief executive of both Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission.Read More »

Board of Trustees

The Ramakrishna Math is administered by a Board of Trustees. The Ramakrishna Mission is administered by a Governing Body.Read More »

Online Donations

  • Donations to the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission are exempt from income tax under Section 80G of the IT Act, 1961.
  • The tax benefit certificate Form 10BE will be available only after 31st May on written request by the donor via email.

Ramakrishna Math

Donate to Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math, for Activities related to Worship, Celebrations, Preaching and Maintenance.

Ramakrishna Mission

Donate to Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math, for Activities related to Relief, Rural Welfare and Social Services.

Guru Pranami

Devotees may offer Guru Pranami to Most Revered President Maharaj ji and Revered Vice-President Maharaj jis.

Our Activities

The ideology of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission finds expression through their multifarious activities.

Visit Belur Math

A place of pilgrimage for people from all over the world professing different religious faiths.