Born to a devout religious Brahmin family, Ramakrishna was a famous Saint in the 19th century India. (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Born to a devout religious Brahmin family, Ramakrishna was a famous Saint in the 19th century India. His full name was Gadadhar Chattopadhyay. Ramakrishna’s birth dates on February 18, 1836 to a family in the village of Kamarpukur, Hooghly district of West Bengal. Dedicated to the Goddess Kali, Ramakrishna became the priest of the Dakshineswar Kali Temple for the first time where from he was famously called Ramakrishna Paramahansa among his devotees.
|Festival Name (Ramakrishna Jayanti)||Date (February 25, 2020)|
|Dwitiya Tithi Begins||11:15 PM on Feb 24, 2020
|Dwitiya Tithi Ends||01:39 AM on Feb 26, 2020|
Ramakrishna was one of the great persons who inspired the life of Swami Vivekananda. He in honour of his Guru, founded ‘Ramakrishna Math’, the spiritual movement known as Ramakrishna Movement across globe. Last month, PM Modi visited Ramakrishna Mission during his two-day visit to West Bengal to mark Swami Vivekananda's birth anniversary.
In 1897, after preaching Vedanta extensively in America and Europe, Swami Vivekananda had established the Ramakrishna Mission with the twin ideals of "Atmano Mokshartham Jagad hitaya cha", i.e. "for the freedom of the self and for the good of the world". The first monastery was built in a small rented house near Kolkata.
The Prime Minister, however, rued the fact that late Swami Atmasthananda, who was the 15th president of the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission, will not be there during his visit.
"There will be a void too! The person who taught me the noble principle of 'Jan Seva Hi Prabhu Seva', the venerable Swami Atmasthananda Ji will not be there. It is unimaginable to be at the Ramakrishna Mission and not have his august presence!" he had said.
According to Hindu lunar calendar it was Dwitiya, Phalguna, Shukla Paksha, Vikram Samvat 1892 when Shri Ramakrishna was born. Each year the birth anniversary of Ramakrishna is celebrated as per Hindu lunar calendar across all Ramakrishna Maths.