Location of Kamarpukur
Kamarpukur is a small village, which is located in the Arambag subdivision of the Hooghly district of West Bengal. This place is considered as a sacred place to the Hindus as it is the birthplace of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. Sri Ramakrishna has spent most of his childhood days in this place and one will feel the presence of this great saint at every corner of Kamarpukur.
How to reach Kamarpukur
Tarakeshwar railway station is the nearest rail station to Kamarpukur. Trains are easily available from Howrah and Sealdah railway stations in Kolkata to take you to Tarakeshwar. From Tarakeshwar one can get local buses or tourist buses or jeeps to take you to Kamarpukur. Some of the trains that halt in Tarakeshwar are Howrah-Rampurhat Express, Jammu-Sealdah Express and Kolkata Jammu Tawi Express.
Tourist buses ply daily from Esplanade Kolkata to Kamarpukur. From Burdwan also one can avail the Super buses to take you to Kamarpukur.
Best Time to visit Kamarpukur
Though Kamarpukur is visited throughout the year but the best time is during the birthdays of Sri Ramakrishna, Sarada Devi or Swami Vivekananda. During this time the whole place is filled up with spiritual atmosphere. One can also visit this place during Durga Pujas when the auspicious occasion like Kumari Puja is done.
Where to stay in Kamarpukur
There are six to seven hotels and lodges in Kamarpukur that provide comfortable accommodation.
Some of them are Kamarpukur Lodge (03211-244699), Gadadhar Lodge (03211-244041) and Relax Lodge (03211-244699). One can also stay at Guest House of Kamarpukur Math.Contact No is 03211-244222.
What to see in Kamarpukur
The main attraction of Kamarpukur is the Sri Ramakrishna Mandir. This Mandir is exactly built in the place where Sri Ramakrishna was born and this Mandir has a marble image of Sri Ramakrishna. Every morning and evening pujas are performed here and tourists can present here at that time and can take part in morning bhajans and evening bhajans. One will feel the peace of mind by just sitting here and chanting the mantras.
One can also visit the Pathshala at Kamarpukur Village or the school where little Ramakrishna took his school lessons during his childhood days. One can also visit and see the small house at Kamarpukur where Sri Ramakrishna used to live. It is maintained with great care.
Kamarpukur village's Haldar Dighi where Sri Ramakrishna used to take bath is another must see place in Kamarpukur. In Kamarpukur one can also find many ancient temples, which have close association with the life of Sri Ramakrishna. Some of them are Yogi's Siva temple, Raghubir Temple, Gopeswar Siva Temple, Mukundapur Siva Temple and they are also worth visiting.
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