Far away from the chaos of the city life, Sri Ramakrishna Math in Lucknow is undoubtedly the best place to spend some spiritual time to attain a peace of mind. It is a branch centre of a spiritual organization - Ramakrishna Mission which was founded by Swami Vivekananda in the year 1897. Located in Nirala Nagara area, this popular spiritual site in Lucknow is beautifully built with marble and is engirdled by a lush green garden. Inside this highly revered temple in Lucknow, there lie the idols of Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda. Throughout the year, various spiritual and religious are organized at this must-visit tourist place in Lucknow. Tourists can participate in these activities. Besides, the talk of this place is the surreal setting which is so serene and tranquil that one could spend hours meditating. And for that, the perfect time is the evening prayer time. Apart from all this, it's the architecture of the building of Sri Ramakrishna Math that attracts a lot of eyes. The imposing campus of Sri Ramakrishna Math also includes a school for poor children, a hospital and a kitchen where food is prepared for poor families. Along with that, it also includes a library for tourists that holds a good collection of books.
The architecture of this famous sacred attraction in Lucknow boasts an impressive fusion of Mughal, Chandellas, Pallavas and Chalukyas and Jain designs. The marble which is used to build this temple has been brought from the mines of Makrana and Bundi. In order to a different charm in the architecture of Sri Ramakrishna Temple, a unique style has been adopted that was brought by the Mughals. In this style, red sandstones are used in the construction of an effigy along with the marbles. Along with that, the idols of Chakra (disc), Shankha (conch shell), Trishul (trident), Padma (lotus), Hansas (swans) and Vajra (Thunderbolt) have been put up on display at from gateway to the door of the temple. These statues are painted with red cement.
IT Crossing, Nirala Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226020, India.
With the status of being one of the top tourist attractions in Lucknow, Sri Ramakrishna Math stays open all days a week, i.e., Sunday to Saturday. However, the operating hours of the temple are from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM.
Sir Ramakrishna Math is reckoned amongst the major tourist places in Lucknow. In its near proximity, there are numerous tourist places that can also be visited by tourists after exploring the temple. These tourist places are: