Monday, November 5, 2012

Dakshineswar Temple


Dakshineswar built between 1847 and 1855, is an excellent example of Bengali architecture. Gadadhar Chattopadhyay, known as Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa was a mystic Indian. Ramakrishna was a prominent mystic, as well as a guru, famous for taking the various mystical paths of the world's major religions. His teachings emphasize self-realization as the highest goal of life, develop love and devotion for God , the oneness of existence, the harmony and the essential unity of religions .

The disciples of Ramakrishna, including Swami Vivekananda, gave birth to an order inter-religious, the Ramakrishna Mission, with the aim of spreading the idea of the oneness of the Divine and the validity of any religious path. At Kàmarpukur had spread the rumor that Ramakrishna had gone mad because of the intense spiritual asceticism to which he was subjected to Dakshineswar.

Ramakrishna, however, came to know and instead of opposing the marriage began to take an active interest in the choice of the bride indicating also the place where the bride and the family could be found the village of Jairambati about 5 km by Kámarpukur and the family of a certain Ramachandra Mukherjee. The bride, a girl of just six years old named Sarada Devi, was found. The marriage was celebrated solemnly, the bride returned to her father's house and Ramakrishna to Dakshineswar to resume his asceticism.

Sarada realized that the neighbors talked to each other of the misfortune that had befallen said that her husband had gone mad, and of course he was very upset. He decided to go to Dakshineswar and see for themselves the condition of her husband. She found it quite normal, remained with him for some time and then returned to Jayrambati; After a few years she was always beside him.

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