Sri Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa Jayanti
Swami Ramakrishna Paramhansa was an incomparable spiritual saint, whose teachings influenced many lives across the globe and continues to do so till date, becoming more and more distinct as the effects of his God-centered life marked in our contemporary human culture. Swami-ji himself practiced all the different religions and worshipped Goddess Kali, Jesus Christ and Allah throughout his life. He did so in order to experience and teach that all religions lead to one common, supreme power of Almighty!
Swami ji were born in 1836 at Kamarpukur in West Bengal, which is about 70 miles away from Kolkata. During the short life span of 50 years, Swamiji exercised a profound spiritual influence and encouraged people towards secularism. He taught that there is one supreme power of Almighty whether he is Bhagwan (the God) of Hindus or Allah of Muslims, or Jesus of Christians or Guru Nanak of Sikhs. That absolute power remains one and only one, only the name differs from religion to religion.
Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa’s Jayanti is celebrated with great ecstasy and happiness in India, especially at all the headquarters of the Ramakrishna mission. The birthday of this great guru is considered as one of the religious festival and is celebrated across the nation. Large number of people belonging to different religions converge together to pay their homage to this unsurpassed saint and an ecstatic holy man, whose teachings remains in the heart of people.
The birthday of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa is another famous religious festival in India, which is celebrated every in early March at the Belur Math in Howrah district, West Bengal, the headquarter of the Ramakrishna mission. This festival draws attention from not only Hindus but also from the people of other religions and Non-Indians, and lakhs of people converge there to pay homage to the great saint.
Swami Ramakrishna Paramhans Jayanti is celebrated on the 2nd day of Phalgun Shukla Paksh every year. In 2013, Swami ji’s Jayanti was on 13th March.