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300. Saradha Devi

saradha devi

We all know that Ramakrishna Paramahamsa is the Guru of Swami Vivekanandha. Saradha Devi is the wife of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. She married him when she was six. When she was eighteen years old, she started living with her husband. At that time Shri Ramakrishna had reached the highest state of realisation in which he saw God in all the living beings. He taught Saradha Devi how to lead a spiritual life along with discharging household duties. Saradha Devi accepted that life very happily and started to live as a devoted wife as well as a spiritual disciple of Shri Ramakrishna.

She chose monasticity as the means and end of her life. Because of her sacrifice, the Ramakrishna mission movement was possible. Saradha Devi was worshipped by Shri Ramakrishna as the Divine Mother. The disciples of Shri Ramakrishna was regarded as own children by both of them.

After the death of Shri Ramakrishna, the disciples looked to her for advice and encouragement. The followers of Shri Ramakrishna regared Saradha Devi as Adhi Parasakthi. During the last days Shri Ramakrishna suffered from throat cancer. Saradha Devi nursed him and gave suitable food. After his death, Saradha Devi remained as the spiritual guide for the next 34 years. She supported Swami Vivekanandha in the uplift of women community.

Her purity, selfless service, unconditional love towards mankind, wisdom and spiritual illumination made her an ideal woman. She used to say, “by constant practice of meditation, our mind will become calm. The whole world is ours; so we should not find fault with anybody. We should make a habit of prayer to overcome all difficulties. We are fortunate in getting the human birth. We can achieve anything by our hard work”.

Let us worship and follow Saradha devi to lead a meaningful life.