Ramakrishna Mission Swami Vivekananda's Ancestral House and Cultural Centre

Historical place museum in Kolkata

Updated: March 25, 2024 11:37 AM

Ramakrishna Mission Swami Vivekananda's Ancestral House and Cultural Centre is located in Kolkata (City in India), India. It's address is 105, Vivekananda Rd, Manicktala, Azad Hind Bag, Kolkata, West Bengal 700006, India.

105, Vivekananda Rd, Manicktala, Azad Hind Bag, Kolkata, West Bengal 700006, India

H9P8+GX Kolkata, West Bengal, India

+91 90517 41559

Check Time Table for Ramakrishna Mission Swami Vivekananda's Ancestral House and Cultural Centre

Tuesday10 AM to 12:30 PM
Wednesday10 AM to 12:30 PM
Thursday10 AM to 12:30 PM
Friday10 AM to 12:30 PM
Saturday10 AM to 12:30 PM
Sunday10 AM to 12:30 PM

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Where is Ramakrishna Mission Swami Vivekananda's Ancestral House and Cultural Centre?

Ramakrishna Mission Swami Vivekananda's Ancestral House and Cultural Centre is located at: 105, Vivekananda Rd, Manicktala, Azad Hind Bag, Kolkata, West Bengal 700006, India.

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Ramakrishna Mission Swami Vivekananda's Ancestral House and Cultural Centre Reviews

soma mondal
2024-01-10 01:50:51 GMT

This is the house where Swami Vivekanand was born. The condition of this house was very bad before. In 2004, this building was restored by the government and developed into a museum including research centre, English learning centre, computer training centre, memorial shrine, yoga class, library, and a charitable dispensary.

I'll recommend to every visitor going there to keep some extra time and watch the 3D show on Swamiji. The duration of the show is around 30 minutes, but it will give us a good feel for sure.

🚫 Photography is prohibited inside.

Ticket price : 10/- (30/- if you want to watch 3D show)

Museum time: 9 am to 12 pm / 2 pm to 5 pm (Monday closed).

Snehasis Mondal
2024-03-20 10:48:05 GMT

Ramakrishna Mission Swami Vivekananda's Ancestral House and Cultural Centre stands as a beacon of spiritual heritage and cultural enlightenment. Nestled in the serene town of Kolkata, India, this center pays homage to Swami Vivekananda, the revered spiritual leader who played a pivotal role in the reawakening of India's spiritual consciousness.

The experience begins as soon as one steps through the gates into the beautifully maintained premises. The ancestral house itself is a testament to history, meticulously preserved to reflect the environment in which Swami Vivekananda spent his formative years. Visitors are transported back in time as they explore the various rooms filled with personal belongings, photographs, and artifacts associated with the great visionary.

The cultural center adjacent to the ancestral house is a treasure trove of knowledge and inspiration. It houses a library stocked with invaluable works on spirituality, philosophy, and Vedanta, offering visitors a chance to delve deeper into Swami Vivekananda's teachings. The center also hosts regular lectures, seminars, and workshops on topics ranging from meditation and yoga to social service and holistic living, enriching the minds and souls of all who participate.

The serene ambiance of the center's meditation hall provides a perfect space for introspection and contemplation. Surrounded by lush greenery and the soothing sounds of nature, one can immerse oneself in a state of tranquility and spiritual connection.

The staff and volunteers at the center are warm, welcoming, and knowledgeable, adding to the overall enriching experience. Whether you are a spiritual seeker, a history enthusiast, or simply someone looking for a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life, Ramakrishna Mission Swami Vivekananda's Ancestral House and Cultural Centre offers a journey of self-discovery and enlightenment that is truly unforgettable.

Anirban Ghosh
2023-11-29 07:40:14 GMT

Every shrine and stairs tell a story here .
The painting gallery is magnificent .
A very mystic yet a available place it is to visit .
Loved the total environment and beauty of this place where history took birth .

Tanoy Bandyopadhyay
2024-01-16 17:41:23 GMT

Swami Vivekananda's house which was once in ruins during my childhood days has been recovered by Ramkrishna Mission. I couldn't visit this place earlier but thanks to Mission that I have visited the place with my daughters.

Rahul Taria
2023-12-06 07:25:45 GMT

Ancestral house of swami Vivekanand. Restored building, developed into a museum. There is a 3 D show every day in the evening

Sreejit Paul
2024-02-01 08:12:55 GMT

Showcasing the famous Swami Vivekananda's house with his history and work, the place has become one of the sightseeing spots in Kolkata for tourists.

Please be informed photography is not allowed inside the premises.

Ticket price - Rs. 10
If you want to watch a 3D show, it is Rs. 30, but please visit according to show timings.

Museum time: 9 am to 12 pm / 2 pm to 5 pm (Monday closed).

Also there is no parking facility available. You can park on the main road at your own risk.

Subhabrata Paul
2024-01-15 04:31:31 GMT

This place showing our
Religion aspects and swami ji lifestyle & thoughts . No one replace his knowledge empower and photographic memory quality, those teaches lot of important lessons belongs towards our life..

2023-12-29 21:27:10 GMT

Ramakrishna Mission Swami Vivekananda's Ancestral House and Cultural Centre is a museum and cultural centre. It is located at 105 Vivekananda Road, Kolkata, India near hedua park. In this house, Swami Vivekananda (Narendranath Dutta) was born on 12 January 1863.Now this includes a museum, a research centre, a memorial shrine, a library, an English centre, a computer training centre, and a charitable dispensary.

Pritimoy Manna
2023-01-03 16:22:12 GMT

Mostly recommended.
Please go and explore Legend Swami Vivekananda Ji's birth place and many more historical asset.
Ticket prices only 30/- rupees each head.

When you enter the room of the art gallery, you will feel a sense of wonder.

Notice: No photography allowed in the museum.

Vikas Jain VJ
2024-01-13 11:39:09 GMT

Its peacepul place with 3d movie. The movie will give you the real feel of the famous Chicago speech..

Torsha Chatterjee
2023-06-15 07:54:39 GMT

The birthplace and ancestral house of Swami Vivekananda. In this house Swami Vivekananda spent his childhood days when he was known as Narendranath Dutta. The most famous Shrine Hall of "Bireswar Shiva" is present inside the area only, where Swamiji's mother Bhubaneswari Devi used to worship and pray to Lord Shiva and as a blessing of Lord Shiva got Child Naren as his son. A most famous, historical and heritage house in the heart of Kolkata. The view of the house and the area is a majestic one. An auditorium is here where various spiritual lectures are being conducted. Classes on various spiritual literatures, cultures and different languages courses are also conducted here. It is a cultural centre with various activities. Wonderful Shrine Hall where daily morning and evening prayers are worshipped. A 3D show on the life of Swami Vivekananda is also shown here in the evenings. A perfect place for the character development and mind development for the youths. Thank You.

Soumya Basu
2023-07-18 18:35:55 GMT

This is an ancestral house and the birth place of great personality of India is Swami Vivekananda. In the year 2004 this house was fully inaugurate by Ramkrishna mission Belur Math. All the rooms are decorated as museum by the history and with the usable things of the swamiji's family. They arranged a 30 mins 3D show with Swamiji's great speech of Chicago. Must recommend this peaceful devotional place for young generation. Ramkrishna Mission arrange spoken English class, computer class, yoga class, library etc. specially for students.

Dr. Nivedita Ghosh
2022-11-12 02:09:46 GMT

This place is absolutely beautiful. Restored so beautifully and a must visit when in Kolkata. They also have a 3D movie inside which, if you have time, you'll definitely enjoy! The entire building, the preserved belongings and also the ramakrishna mission inside, is very beautiful!

arnab sarkar
2021-11-08 10:24:09 GMT

Its a devine place. I am no one to praise Swamiji.. He took Hinduism to the world stage. His devotion & dedication to his work is unparalleled.

This place is very calm & quite & very clean as well. They have a light & sound show on the 1st floor & a 3D movie on Swamiji. Though the meditation centre was closed due to covid restriction. This house was restored completely after several damages to the old structure.

Narender Kumar
2022-09-21 17:28:18 GMT

swami Vivekananda was born on the 12th of January in the year 1863. His ancestral house is located in 105, Vivekananda Road, where he was born and brought up. The house hosts a wide range of stories that are told time and again of the various ingenuous activities of the man, himself.

Following Vivekananda’s father's death, the house was faced with a legal battle between his mother and aunt, concluding a few days prior to his death. Vivekananda won full legal rights over the property.

It was not until 1962, that the house – which was then in terrible state – was taken up by the organisation called Ramakrishna Mission and turned into a museum. Ramakrishna Mission follows the ideologies of the saint Ramakrishna Paramahansa, whose disciple was Vivekananda, himself.

Inaugurated by the then President of India, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, the house currently is a museum, research centre, library, a memorial shrine, a language centre, a computer training centre and a charitable dispensary.

The House Where Swamiji Lived

Swami Vivekananda had an affluent lifestyle, with well-off parents. He grew up in a big house, the front gate leading up to a marble staircase. The walls along the staircase are adorned with portraits of the Swami, himself.

Different aspects of his life are preserved and arranged chronologically to give you a visual representation of his life right from his birth to adulthood. For instance, depicting the time of his birth, there is a clock that has been stopped at five minutes to seven beside his birthplace indicating the exact time when the world was truly blessed by his arrival.

There are clay models of Swamiji at various activities such as the time when he was so engrossed in meditation that he did not realise there was a snake around him or when he was lost in his studies. Original relics of his clothes, boxing gloves, horse riding stirrup, etc. depict Swamiji’s various hobbies in boxing, riding and fencing, among others

A must visit in Kolkata

Sanjay Ghosh
2023-08-05 13:23:02 GMT

The house is must visit place of all devotees who are attached to RKM and obviously for all other general people. It's situated on Bidhan Sarani. If you are going towards north from Esplanade via Central Avenue or C R Avenue, then from Vivekananda road crossing take right turn and again after going through Vivekanand road 500 mtrs max and then from Bidhan Sarani crossing left turn and go slightly forward, you will find Vivekanand ancestral house at left.

It's actually a museum and it was almost demolished condition. It was taken over by RKM at 1998 and renovated completely with the 19th century materials in collaboration with ASI.

If you go via personal car, you may park your car at two sides of Bidhan Sarani in front of the house.

Janet R
2023-01-18 17:16:03 GMT

Fortunate enough to visit Ramakrishna mission swami Vivekanand's Ancestral house and central museum, Manicktala on a week day to welcome swami Vishwadyanandaji as chief guest for our U Bangla Channel conference meet. Really blessed to be here and receive swamiji's blessing and hear about swami vivekananda's living words where he spend his childhood and early youth. It opens at 10am morning and closes at 5pm.Monday closed. Such a peaceful and serene place.

bodhan biswas
2023-03-16 02:59:34 GMT

This is Swami Vivekanand 's ancestral house and the house is so well maintained. Perfect for the visitors and devotees.

Sneha Banik
2021-12-26 06:14:36 GMT

RKM Swami Vivekananda's ancestral house cum museum is the ideal place to learn what is life and for what it is meant. It is the place where the new generations must have a visit. One will get detail information about Swami Vivekananda's birth, his work and his speech at Chicago, as, light-sound show and 3D movie is shown on behalf of the museum and no extra charge is required for this show. Though the house was not like what is right now, the house was completely destructed in coarse of time. It is due to the immense hard works of Ramakrishna Mission that made it possible to restore the house to it's present condition. Everyone should visit it as it a cultural heritage site in kolkata. I visited the place yesterday and I assure that RKM Swami Vivekananda ancestral house will conquer everyone's heart.

Debasish Banerji
2021-12-06 06:32:33 GMT

This is the birth place and ancestral house of Swami Vivekananda who was known as Narendranath Dutta before his initiation from Thakur Ramkrishna Paramhansadev. This place is a must visit for any Indian, because as we all know that each and every Indian, irrespective of caste creed and religion has deep love ❤ and respect 🙏 in their hearts for this affectionate and beloved son of mother India 🇮🇳. His holiness took birth on 12th January in 1863 in an upper middle class family of 'Kayastha ' caste. This liberal Hindu monk earned much prestige and pride for his motherland. Thinking about the great job he had done in his short span of life that we still get astonished. His movement to promote Vedanta philosophy in the western world is well known to everyone. Social reform was in his heart, he spread a strong message to the youths of India to build a powerful and enlightened nation. Worldwide, highly regarded Ramkrishna Mission founded by Vivekananda have been working consistently as per his direction and wishes. Sadly, India lost her one of most prominent and popular son in 1902 too early 😢 😞

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