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Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa
Ramakrishna at Dakshineswar
Birth Date (1836-02-18)18 February 1836
Kamarpukur, Bengal Presidency, British India (present-day West Bengal, India)
Died on 16 August 1886(1886-08-16) (aged 50)
Cossipore, Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India (present-day Kolkata, West Bengal, India)
Birth name Gadadhar Chattopadhyay
Guru/teacher Totapuri,Bhairavi Brahmani
Philosophy Advaita Vedanta, Bhakti, Tantra, Sarva Dharma Samanyaya
Titles/honors Paramahamsa
Quotation

He is born in vain who, having attained the human birth, so difficult to get, does not attempt to realise God in this very life.

Ramakrishna Paramahansa ; (18 February 1836 – 16 August 1886), born Gadadhar Chatterjee or Gadadhar Chattopadhyay, was an Indian Hindu mystic and saint in 19th century Bengal. Ramakrishna experienced spiritual ecstasies from a young age, and was influenced by several religious traditions, including devotion toward the goddess Kali, Tantra (shakta), Vaishnava (bhakti), and Advaita Vedanta. Reverence and admiration for him among Bengali elites led to the formation of the Ramakrishna Mission by his chief disciple Swami Vivekananda.

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