Advaita Philosophy, Yoga Philosophy

Shree Ramakrishna Paramahamsa — Timeline

P.J.Mazumdar


Shree Ramakrishna Paramahamsa timeline

Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
In Samadhi

  • 1836 — Birth of Shree Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, born on February 18th, Monday, in Kamarpukur, small village of Bengal. Father Khudiram,mother Chandramani, a pious couple. Named their son Gadadhar. Legend of both of them receiving message from God in dreams that the Lord would be born as their child

  • 1842 — first experience of ecstasy upon seeing flock of cranes crossing black

  • 1843 — father dies.

  • 1845 — invested with the holy thread.

  • 1845 — in trance on playing role of shiva in village play.

  • 1849 — elder brother goes to Calcutta to earn livelihood.

  • 1852 — summoned by elder brother to Calcutta.

  • 1855 — May 31, Dakshineswar temple consecrated, elder brother comes there as chief priest, Ramakrishna goes along as helper.

  • 1856 — Elder brother dies, Ramakrishna appointed as priest of temple. Soon after, has first vision of Kali. Thereafter, repeated visions, drowns in ecstasy.

  • 1858 — came back to Kamarpukur because of his health, remained for one and a half years.

  • 1859 — married to Sarada devi, then 5 years of age.

  • 1860 — returns to Dakshineswar, again consumed by same fever of devotion.

  • 1861 — Bhairavi Brahmani arrives, guides him in Bhakti and Tantra, achieves mystical experiences of these wo forms. Brahamani stays for three years.

  • 1864 — Brahmani leaves, Tota Puri arrives towards the end of the year. Ramakrishna initiated by him into Sannyasa, practises Vedantic meditation, achieves mystical union.

  • 1865 — Totapuri leaves after 11 months.

  • 1866 — end of the year practises Islam, achieves mystical union through it.

  • 1867 — returns to Kamarpukur for health, met by Sarada Devi now 14 years, confesses he is now a sannyasi.

  • 1868 — January, goes on pilgrimage with Mathur Babu, the patron of the temple. Goes to Vaidyanath, Varanasi, Allahabad, Vrindaban, Mathura.

  • 1870 — Pilgrimage to Nadiya, birthplace of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

  • 1872 — Sarada Devi comes to Dakshineswar. Sleeps separately.

  • 1873 — Second elder brother dies.

  • 1874 — practises Christianity, achieves mystical union.

  • 1875 — March, meets Keshab Chandra Sen of the Brahmo Samaj, greatly influences him.

  • 1876 — mother dies.

  • 1876—1881 — gradually attracts Brahmo Samaj followers and through them attracs the intellectual elite of Calcutta as well as thousands of devotees. Makes several hundred disciples, both householders and monastic.

  • Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
    Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

  • 1881 — November – sees Narendra (Swami Vivekananda) for first time at house of Keshab Chandra Sen where he sings a devotional song. Invites to Dakshineswar.

  • 1881 — December &ndash meets Narendra for the first time in Dakshineswar, a defining moment for both.

  • 1884 — January, breaks arm.

  • 1885 — April – develops cancer.

  • 1885 — June, Master shifted to Shyampukur in Calcutta for treatment by Dr. Mahendralal Sarkar, homeopath.

  • 1885 — December 11 – shifted to garden house of Cossipore. Most disciples including Narendra stayed there, 12 disciples in all, the 12 apostles.

  • 1886 — January 1, Master blessed everybody by touching and all had different spiritual experiences.

  • 1886 — January – Master distributed Gerua (saffron) clothes to 12 disciples –the beginning of sannyasa – Naren, Rakhal, Baburam, Niranjan, Yogindra, Tarak, Shashi, Sharat, Kali, Latu, Gopal senior and Gopal Junior.

  • 1886 — Sunday, Aug. 15 – Ramakrishna Paramahamsa died.



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