Ramakrishna Paramahansa (1836 –1886)

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  • Ramakrishna Paramahansa was an Indian Hindu mystic regarded as one of the greatest spiritual leaders of India.
  • He was the devotee of Goddess Kali and lived and worshipped at the Dakshineswar temple.
  • He practised various religious traditions, including Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity, and proclaimed that all religions are different paths leading to the same goal.
  • His followers regarded him as an avatar or divine incarnation, and his teachings were later popularized by his disciple Swami Vivekananda.
  • Ramakrishna’s legacy is continued through
    • the Ramakrishna Order, which provides spiritual training for monastics and householder devotees, and
    • the Ramakrishna Mission, which provides charity, social work, and education.

Latest News about Ramakrishna Paramahansa

  • 13 April 1919:
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the 125th-anniversary celebration of Sri Ramakrishna Math at Vivekananda House in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.


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