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Early Films from the Archives of the Center

 “Commemoration of Temple at Kamarpukur”


May 11, 1951

Film produced by the Ramakrishna Mission Saradapith at Belur Math on the occasion of the dedication of the new temple to Sri Ramakrishna on the site of his birth at Kamarpukur, West Bengal.

14 minutes total


Part 1    Part 2



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  “Songs of Bengal”


A vintage Government of India documentary featuring the traditional singers of West Bengal: traveling musicians, such as mystical Baul minstrels and others.

11 minutes total


Part 1    Part 2



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 “Belur Math and Dedication of Monks’ Quarters”


Filmed by Swami Nikhilananda during his trip to Belur Math in 1949; shows many early swamis of the Ramakrishna Order, including Swami Virajananda, Swami Abhayananda (Bharat Maharaj), and Swami Nikhilananda.

10 minutes total



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 “Pilgrimage to Tibet”


Said to be a 1931 film of a pilgrimage by the Maharaja of Mysore to Tibet and the holy Mt. Kailash.

37 minutes total


Part 1    Part 2    Part 3    Part 4