Belur Math Shrine
The Belur Math Shrine is also a physical symbol of such unity, as it includes architectural elements borrowed from Christian, Hindu, Islamic and Buddhist motifs. Depending on your vantage point, the Shrine manages to resemble a church, mosque or temple.
The serene grounds of Belur Math along the riverbank include a handful of smaller shrines that seem to be scattered across the manicured gardens. If you want to appreciate the serenity the shrine is meant to embody, visit on a weekday morning to avoid the crowds of picnickers that sometimes take over the lawn. At 5:30pm each day, visitors can listen to the aarti: religious chants being sung in the prayer hall.
Review by Angelo T, November 2012
Doing what: Private Tour: Places of Worship in Kolkata including Mother House
Very nice City and interesting places. Our guide Parometer was just great. Would be nice to have her again next time. Thank you very much and see you again.