SAINT SKETCH - SRI RAMAKRISHNA PARMAHAMSA- PART 2 - Courtesy - Namadwaar. - The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna -Thursday, December 27, 1883

Dear All,

Khudiram Chattopadhyay had gone on a pilgrimage to Gaya in the spring of 1835 in order to perform rites for his ancestors. While staying there Lord Vishnu appeared to him in a vision and declared that He would be born as his (Khudiram's) son. Filled with joy at first he suddenly realized his poor means and said to the Lord, "I am a very poor man. How can I take the responsibility of bringing you up?" 

The Lord said, "Whatever you give me to eat I shall enjoy." 

At the same time Chandra Devi, his wife, who was at Kamarpukur had a vision in front of Siva Temple through which she learnt the birth of a divine son to her. 


Dereypore was the ancestral village of Khudiram. In 1814 his landlord ordered him to bear false witness in court against a neighbour. But the honest Khudiram refused to do so. The wicked landlord deprived Khudiram of his ancestral property through a false case. However, another landlord at Kamapukur offered him land and a dwelling place. So the family shifted to Kamarpukur. 

It was here that on February 18, 1836, the divine son was born to Khurdiram and Chandra Devi. They named him Gadadhar in memory of the vision that Khudiram had had at Gaya. Gadadhar, who later came to be known as Ramakrishna, had two elder brothers Ramk**ar and Rameswar and an elder sister Katyayani. He had a younger sister, too. 

Little Gadadhar learned to read and write in the village school. From his father he learnt hymns to gods and goddesses. He loved to listen to discourses on the various Hindu Epics. Quick to grasp and possessed of great memory he would recite to the villagers whatever he had heard. He loved to paint; from the potters he learnt to make images of gods and goddesses. 

!!! More devotion through e-satsang to follow - Be blessed !!!
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Regards & Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan:
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Pl visit http://namadwaar.org/home.php

or listen and chant along with the tune... Sri Sri Muralidhara swamiji's Maha Mantra Keerthanam...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsAWsd-XVOI 
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