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SRI RAMAKRISHNA PARAMHANSA -A SHORT BIOGRAPHY – Sri Ramakrishna [ ] was born in the village of Kamarpukur, 70 miles. Born in a rural Bengal village in India, Sri Ramakrishna was the fourth of five children . and the Erotic in the Life and Teachings of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. Ramakrishna Paramhansa was one of the leading Hindu spiritual leaders in 19th century Bengal, nay entire India, Ramakrishna Paramhansa was born as.

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One of the most prominent religious figures of India during the nineteenth century, Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa was a mystic and a yogi who translated complex spiritual concepts into lucid and easily intelligible manner. Born in a simple Bengali rural family inRamakrishna was as simple yogi.

Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa Biography – Life, Facts, Teachings, Contributions

He pursued the Divine throughout his life in various forms and believed in divine embodiment of the Supreme Being in every individual. Sometimes believed to be the modern day reincarnation of Lord Vishnu, Ramakrishna was the embodiment of spiritual salvation to troubled souls from all walks of life.

He was a key figure in revival of Hinduism in Bengal at a time when intense spiritual crisis was gripping the province leading to predominance of young Bengalis embracing Brahmoism and Christianity.

His legacy did not end with his death in ; his most prominent disciple Swami Vivekananda carried on his teachings and philosophy to the world through Ramakrishna Mission. In essence, his teachings were as traditional as ancient sages and seer, yet he remains contemporary throughout the ages. Young Gadadhar was sent to the village school to learn Sanskrit, but a reluctant student he would often play truant.

He loved to paint and create clay models of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. He was attracted to folk and mythological stories which he had heard from his mother. He gradually leant Ramayana, Mahabharata, Puranas and other holy literature by heart just by hearing it from priests and sages.

Young Gadadhar loved the nature so much that he used to spend much of his time in orchards and on the river-banks. From a very young age, Gadadhar was religiously inclined and he would experience episodes of spiritual ecstasy from everyday incidents. He would go into trances while performing pujas or observing a religious drama. Ramkumar left home for Calcutta to earn for the family and Gadadhar, back in his village started performing regular worshipping of their family-deity, previously handled by his brother.


He was deeply religious and would perform the pujas ardently. Meanwhile, his elder brother had opened a school to teach Sanskrit in Calcutta and served as a priest at different socio-religious functions.

Ramakrishna was married to five-year old Saradamoni Mukhopadhyay from a neighbouring village when he was twenty three years of age in The couple stayed apart until Saradamoni came of age and she joined her husband at Dakshineshwar at the age of eighteen.

Ramakrishna proclaimed her as the embodiment of Divine Mother and performed the Shodashi Puja with her in the seat of Goddess Kali. The Kali temple at Dakshineshwar was established by the celebrated philanthropist Queen of Janbazar, Calcutta, Rani Rashmoni, during Ramkumar obliged and sent for Gadadhar to join him at Dakshineshwar to assist him in the daily rituals. He arrived at Dakshineshwar and was entrusted with the duty of decorating the deity. Ramkumar died inleaving Ramakrishna to take over the position of the head priest at the temple.

Thus began the long, celebrated journey of priesthood for Gadadhar. Ramakrishna was perhaps one of the biotraphy few yogis who had tried to experience divinity through a host of different avenues and have not stuck to one single way of spirituality. He schooled under a number of different Gurus and absorbed their philosophies with equal eagerness. Under her guidance Ramakrishna completed all 64 sadhanas of tantras, even the most intricate and demanding of them.

He also learned Kundalini Yoga from Bhairavi.

He learned under the tutelage of Biobraphy Jatadhari during He visited Nadia and experienced a vision that Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the founder of Vaishnav faith merging in his body. Ramakrishna was initiated into Sanyaas or formal life of an ascetic during from Monk Totapuri. Totatpuri guided Ramakrishna through the rituals paramajamsa renunciation and instructed him the teachings of Advaita Vedanta, Hindu philosophies dealing with non-dualism of spirit, and importance of Brahman.

It was now that Ramakrishna attained his highest spiritual realization.

In the subsequent years, he undertook practicing of Islam, with observing all the rituals of the religion in a devout manner. He even experienced vision of a radiant white bearded man. His tryst with Christianity came much later, inwhen a devotee read The Bible to him and he got immersed in the thoughts of Christ.

He had a vision of Madonna and Child and of Jesus himself. Sri Ramakrishna was probably the most celebrated mystic of all times. A simple man, sometimes with childlike enthusiasm, he explained the most complex concepts of spiritual philosophies in most simple parables, stories and anecdotes. His words flowed from a deep sense of belief in the Divinity and his experience of embracing God in a very real form.


He directed that the ultimate goal of every living soul is God-realization. Having practiced different facets of Hinduism as well of other religions like Islam and Christianity, he preached that all of these religions were different paths that lead up to a single goal — God. To get rid of the thought that he belonged to a higher Brahmanical caste, he began to eat food cooked by the shudras biograpyh lower-caste.

His paramahasa reached all strata of the society; he did not differentiate between devotees based on caste. He even embraced the sceptics, won them over with his simplistic charm and unselfish love. He was a force of revival to re-energise the decaying Hinduism in nineteenth century Bengal.

His teachings also had profound effect on other religions like the Brahmoism that were forced to re-evaluate their beliefs. Foremost among his innumerable disciples was Swami Vivekananda, who was instrumental in establishing the philosophy of Ramakrishna at a global stage. Vivekananda established the Ramakrishna Mission in to carry out the visions of his Guru Ramakrishna and dedicated the establishment in servitude of the society.

All of them were instrumental in propagating the teachings ramakrisjna Sri Ramakrishna not just in India, but throughout the world niography carred forward his vision of Seva. He recognised polytheism and heralded the Naba Bidhan movement within the Brahmo order.


Among the other noted disciples of Ramakrishna were Mahendranath Gupta a devotee who followed Ramakrishna despite being a family manGirish Chandra Ghosh noted poet, playwright, theatre director and actorMahendra Lal Sarkar one of ramarishna most successful Homeopath doctors of the nineteenth century and Akshay Kumar Sen a mystic and saint.

In Ramakrishna suffered from throat cancer. But with time, his health started deteriorating and he was taken to a large house at Cossipore.

His condition kept worsening and on 16 August,he passed away at the Cossipore garden house. By using this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed.

Privacy Policy Manage Cookies. Ramakrishna Paramahamsa was an Indian yogi during the 19th-century and the spiritual guru of Swami Vivekananda. Let’s have a look at his life, teachings and contribution.