Jayrambati, a beautiful village in the Bankura district of West Bengal, is the place where Sarada Devi was born. It is considered to be a sacred place and a magnificent temple has been constructed in the exact place where Ma Sarada was born.
In this article, you will get to know the following details about Jayrambati:
Let’s see each of these points in detail.
Sri Sri Matri Mandir/Jayrambati Temple Timings
The timings of Sri Sri Matri Mandir, also known as Jayrambati Temple are,
April to September:
|Morning||6.30 AM – 11:30 AM|
|Evening||4:00 PM – 8:30 PM|
October to March:
|Morning||4:30 AM – 11:30 AM|
|Evening||3:30 PM – 8:30 PM|
How to Reach Jayrambati Matri Mandir
You can easily reach Jayrambati via Car, Bus, and Train from Kolkata and other places in West Bengal.
The distance between Kolkata to Jairambati is approximately 85 kilometers. You can easily get buses from Esplanade. SBSTC Kolkata Bishnupur bus runs twice a day from Kolkata via Jirambati
You can get down at Jayrambati and take a Toto or auto to reach Jayrambati Matri Mandir.
You can also reach Jayrambati from Kolkata by cab or reserved taxi. It takes approximately 2 hours and 58 minutes to reach there via NH19. The reserved taxis or cabs usually charge from Rs 3500-Rs 4500.
You can get trains that are in service from Howrah to Goghat. You can get down at Goghat and hire an auto or Toto to reach Matri Mandir in Jayrambati. The distance between Matri mandir and Goghat is about 6-7 kilometers.
History of Jayrambati
Jayrambati was the original dwelling place of the father of Maa Sarada, Sri Ramchandra Mukhopadhyaya. Sarada Ma got married from this place when she was nine years old.
The temple is dedicated to the holy mother by Swami Saradananda on the third day of the lunar half of the month of Baisakh, also known as Akshaya Tritiya. This was on the 19th of April, 1923. The mandir is named as Sri Sri Matri Mandir.
Places to see around Jayrambati Matri Mandir
Once you reach Jairambati, there are a lot of spots for you to see. Below is a list of some of the spots that you can see in and around the Matri Mandir and in the Jairambati village.
- Puratan-Bari (Old House)
- Nutan-Bari(New House)
- Mayer Dighi (Ghat)
- Amodar Ghat
- The Temple of Simhavahini
- Dharma-Thakur’s Temple
- Bhanu-Pishi’s House
Unfortunately during our visit to Jayrambati, we were unable to visit all the spots.
We went there early morning and only visited the Matri Mandir and the old Cottage of Sarada Ma, which is located just beside the Matri Mandir.
The Sri Sri Matri Mandir is considered one of the best places to visit in the Bankura district of West Bengal.
On the 8th of April, a beautiful white marble statue of Sarada Ma was positioned in the temple at the exact spot where she was born. Even a palatial prayer hall was appended as an extension to the temple. The main mandir belongs to the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, Belur Math.
The sacred relics of the holy mother are being conserved in the Garbha Mandira. On a daily basis, people worship her and the small Shiva Linga with observance and offerings.
It is said that after the birth of Sri Sarada Devi, the holy mother and the spiritual consort of Sri Ramakrishna, this village showed signs of affluence, which was apparently not so much in testament until her birth.
The foremost source of water for irrigation was the huge lake called AHER or MAYER DIGHI. As heard from the locals, Sarada Ma in her childhood used to cut grass for the cows in neck-deep water from this very tank.
Village folk and visitors usually bathe there for refreshment. In recent times water for irrigation comes from the reservoir of the nearby River Damodar.
Joyrambati is a beautiful and serene place. The clean thin air and the leisurely flowing Damodar river remind us of godliness. The rural atmosphere, trees, and meadows stretch as long as the eyes can see, and the scenic views are mesmerizing. All these features make the village a more attractive travel destination.
Apart from the main temple, you can also visit the water body called the Mayer Ganga (opposite the bus stand), Punnipukur (just beside Mother’s new house), and the Tutelary deity temple.
There is another temple of Vivekananda monks and an orphanage boys’ school that is operated by the monks. A Narayanan temple is also there in the village, where a child below five years old is worshiped as God Narayana. This idiosyncratic experiment was commenced by Swami Nityanandaji Maharaj of Vivekananda Math. This was done to manifest the saying of “Shiva in Jiva.”
Culture is an integral part of this village and has woven itself into the life of Sarada Ma. It has seen several milestones for ages and is an important source of pilgrimage for followers all over.
You can visit the Sri Sri Matri Mandir in Joyrambati as part of your Jayrambati – Kamarpukur tour. This spiritual temple will surely rejuvenate your soul and will fill your life with blessings.
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