Situated in the Hooghly district West Bengal is a scenically blessed settlement called Kamarpukur. It is renowned for being the birth place of Sri Ramakrishna, a great saint-philosopher of 19th century. Kamarpukur with its historical significance has become the hub for many devotees. Kamarpukur is located at a distance of 104km from Kolkata. Endowed with verdant land, Kamarpukur in olden days used to be surrounded with extensive fields which made the hamlet look like it was floating above the vast sea of green. The prime attraction of Kamarpukur is the shed where Sri Ramakrishna was born. The shade and mango trees planted by then Tagore family are preserved by the Kamarpukur Ramakrishna Centre. The rustic style and serene ambiance of Kamarpukur has made it a sojourn for many travelers who are looking for a place to find solitude. There are few interest points which have added more charm to the serene hamlet of Kamarpukur.
Located at a distance of 7km from Kamarpukur is a quaint hamlet called Jairambati. The serene settle is known for being the birth place of Sarada Devi, wife of Sri Ramakrishna. Jairambati Math was built in 1923 to honor Sarada Devi. It was erected above the birth place of Sarada Devi. She is worshipped by devotes as the “Holy Mother” and “Maa Sarada”. The serenity and simplicity of Jairambati has wooed the heart of travelers visiting Kamarpukur.
Located in the north-west region near the birth place of Sri Ramakrishna is Mukundapur Temple. The sacred temple is entwined with the life story of the great saint-philosopher. Mukundapur Temple is the place where Sri Ramakrishna’s mother came to know about his divine power.
It is a sacred temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Yogi Shiva Temple is located on the north side from home of Sri Ramakrishna. According to local legends, this is temple were the mother of Sri Ramakrishna conceived him after being engulfed in the pure white light which was being illuminated from the statue of Lord Shiva.
Situated near the house of Sri Ramakrishna is an ancient temple called Gopeshwar Temple. Founded by Sukhlal Goswami, Gopeshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
It is sacred tank situated in the South-East part of Kamarpukur. The tank is visited by the people who want to find solitude amidst the nature.
The serenity of Kamarpukur can be enjoyed throughout the year. But the best time to visit Kamarpukur is during the birthdays of Sri Ramakrishna, Sarada Devi or Swami Vivekananda.