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Ramakrishna Dev

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  1. Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.


Ramakrishna Dev


What to study?

For Prelims and Mains: About Ramakrishna- teachings, beliefs, contributions and famous disciples, Ramakrishna Mission.


Context: In a bid to conserve environment, the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission will break an age-old tradition this year, 2019 and do away with the practice of having a fireworks display as part of the birth anniversary celebrations of Sri Ramakrishna.


Ramakrishna Paramhansa:

  1. Ramakrishna Paramhansa was one of the leading Hindu spiritual leaders in 19th century.
  2. He was born as Gadadhar Chattopadhyay on February 18, 1836, in Kamarpukur, in Hooghly district of West Bengal.
  3. He emphasised that the realization of the existence of God is the supreme goal of all living beings. For him, various religions were only a means to reach the Absolute.
  4. Among his most famous disciples was Swami Vivekananda, who became famous across the world in his own right.
  5. Reverence and admiration for him among Bengali elites led to the formation of the Ramakrishna Mission by his chief disciple Swami Vivekananda.


Sources: the hindu.