Ramakrishna Math

Chandipur, Purba Medinipur

The Math at present


   

The premises of Ramakrishna Math Chandipur seems to be a charming garden for visitors who take a break from the otherwise prevailing chaos outside. It is located in the village of Chandipur in the Tamluk sub-division of the district of East Midnapore, West Bengal. It is easy to reach Chandipur on the Kolkata-Digha route by road.

   The Ramakrishnaganj market place at Chandipur

The Math is a two-minute walk from the Chandipur market area/bus stop. The market is known as Ramakrishnaganj where one can find quite a number of shops bearing the name of Sri Ramakrishna or Holy Mother Sarada Devi. Or else, one can reach Mecheda on the Howrah-Kharagpur section and take a bus to Digha, Bajkul or Contai to reach Chandipur on the way. The Howrah-Digha railway passes near Chandipur but there is no station at Chandipur. The nearest station is Laban Satyagraha at Ishwarpur.

   The main gateway and the temple of Sri Ramakrishna

One enters the main gate and faces the temple of Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna as the nerve centre. Every evening, the sound of khandana-bhava-bandhana during vesper service is resonat in the premises creating an aura. The temple remains open to visitors from 6 am to 11.30 am and 4 pm to 8 pm from April to September and from 6 am to 11.30 am and 3.30 pm to 7.30 pm from October to March.

   The Swami Vivekananda 150th Birth Centenary Hall and the Monks' Qaurters

Around the temple the Math area bears the look of a hermitage with a number of trees bearing a variety of fruits, beds of seasonal flowers, a tank with seats to relax at the ghat, etc. adding to the beautiful ambience for a person to contemplate. Agricultural produce from the farmlands in the premises include rice, wheat and seasonal vegetables. The two-storied monks' qaurters is at the back of the temple.

   The Dining Hall building and Kitchen

A spacious kitchen as well as dining hall caters to inmates and visitors. By the side of the tank is a guest house with basic amenities ensuring the proper ambience for devotees and spiritual seekers who would like to visit and spend their time in japa and meditation. The accommodation is subject to approval by the Math authorities. Interested persons may write to the Adhyaksha of the Math, with reference from any of the Ramakrishna Math or Mission centres, through e-mail : rkmath.mcp@gmail.com

   View of the Guest House for devotees and adjoining Tank

A Ramakrishna Vivekananda literature as well as religious articles including CDs, DVDs, pictures, incense and lockets are availble at the Sales Counter. Charitable Dispensary, Coaching Classes and Computer Training Units are housed in the buildings adjacent. The Sales Counter remains open to visitors from 8 am to 11.30 am and 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm from April to September and from 8.30 am to 11.30 am and 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm from October to March. The office of the Adhyaksha Swamiji is adjacent to the Sales Counter section.

   Sales Counter