Belur Math Blast: Tension Prevails After Low Intensity Explosion

04/04/2015 8:51 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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From the Dakshineshwar temple, we were taken to the Belūr Maṭh or Belur Mutt. This is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, founded by Swami Vivekananda, a chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. It is located on the west bank of Hooghly River, Belur, West Bengal, India and is one of the significant institutions in Calcutta.The temple is notable for its architecture that fuses Hindu, Christian and Islamic motifs as a symbol of unity of all religions. I generally hate places that prohibit photography, and for some odd reason, photography was strictly prohibited at the shrine. This is a sneak shot from behind the bushes near the gift shop. (May 2009)

KOLKATA — Tension prevailed at the Belur Ramrkishnan Mission at Belur Math following a minor bomb explosion of a crude bomb in the evening yesterday.

The police said station fire fight sources got into work after the explosion but there was no casualty.

Investigation suggested it was a minor cracker blast but further investigation is on, police said.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called the monks and Howrah police commissioner Ajey Ranade rushed to the spot, Times of India reported. The area was cordoned off and police combed the area for explosives, the report stated.

A major pilgrimage site in the state, Belur Math is where Swami Vivekananda spent his last days.

"It appears to be a powerful firecracker but we are investigating all angles," TOI quoted Howrah DC-HQ Nishat Parvej as saying. (With inputs from PTI)

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