Sri Ramaksrishna

You see many stars in the sky at night, but not when the sun rises. Can you therefore say that there are no stars in the heavens during the day? Because you cannot find God in the days of your ignorance, say not that there is no God.

Chronology of Main Events related to Sri Ramakrishna’s Life

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Year Event
1775 Birth of Kshudiram, Sri Ramakrishna’s father.
1791 Birth of Chandra Devi, Sri Ramakrishna’s mother.
1805 Birth of Ramkumar, Sri Ramakrishna’s eldest brother.
1814 Kshudiram settles at Kamarpukur, Sri Ramakrishna’s birthplace.
1826 Birth of Rameshwar, Sri Ramakrishna’s elder brother.
1835 Kshudiram's pilgrimage to Gaya.
1836 Birth of Sri Ramakrishna, known in boyhood as Gadadhar, February 18, about 5:15 a.m.
1842 or 1843 First trance of Gadadhar at the sight of white birds and dark clouds.
1843 Death of Kshudiram.
1845 Gadadhar's sacred thread ceremony.
1850 Ramkumar opens his school in Kolkata.
1852 Gadadhar comes to Kolkata.
1853 Birth of the Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, December 22.
1855 Dakshineshwar Kali temple founded. Ramkumar became priest of Kali Temple. Gadadhar, known as Sri Ramakrishna, took over the dressing and decorating of the Divine Mother. Hriday, nephew of Sri Ramakrishna, assisted Ramkumar and Sri Ramakrishna. Sri Ramakrishna appointed first priest of the Vishnu temple and then of the Kali temple. Ramkumar appointed priest of the Vishnu temple.
1856 Death of Ramkumar. Sri Ramakrishna’s first vision of Mother Kali as ocean of Light.
1857 Sri Ramakrishna remains mostly in a God-intoxicated state. His treatment under Ganga Prasad Sen.
1858 Haladhari, Sri Ramakrishna’s cousin, appointed priest at Dakshineshwar. Sri Ramakrishna goes to Kamarpukur.
1859 Sri Ramakrishna's marriage. Stays at Kamarpukur for 1½ years.
1860 Return to Dakshineshwar. Mathur's vision of Sri Ramakrishna as Shiva and Kali.
1861 Death of Rani Rasmani. Meeting with Bhairavi Brahmani. Tantra practice under the Brahmani starts.
1863 Completion of Tantra practice. Chandra Devi comes to live at Dakshineshwar.
1864 Sri Ramakrishna's practice of vatsalya bhava under Jatadhari. Practice of madhur bhava. Initiation into sannyasa by Totapuri.
1865 Akshay, Sri Ramakrishna’s nephew, replaces Haladhari. Totapuri leaves Dakshineshwar.
1866 Sri Ramakrishna in the Advaita plane for six months. Practice of Islam.
1867 Sri Ramakrishna at Kamarpukur. Brahmani bids farewell.
1868 Pilgrimage with Mathur to Deoghar, Varanasi, Allahabad and Vrindaban. Meeting with Ganga Ma, a Vaishnava woman devotee.
1870 Visit with Mathur to eastern parts of Bengal including Kalna and Navadvip. Meeting with Bhagavandas Babaji at the Colootola Harisabha.
1871 Death of Mathur.
1872 The Holy Mother's first visit to Dakshineshwar. The Shodashi Puja.
1873 Death of Rameshwar, elder brother of Sri Ramakrishna.
1874 The Holy Mother’s second visit to Dakshineshwar. Sri Ramakrishna’s practice of Christianity, and vision of Christ.
1875 Sri Ramakrishna's first visit to Keshab Chandra Sen.
1876 Death of Chandra Devi.
1877 Death of Shambhu Mallick. The Holy Mother's third visit to Dakshineshwar.
1878 Close contact with Keshab and the Brahmos.
1879 Coming of disciples begins. Ramachandra Datta and Manomohan Mitra come to the Master.
1880 Surendra Nath Mitra comes to the Master.Sri Ramakrishna's last visit to Kamarpukur.
1881 Dismissal of Hriday. Rakhal (later Swami Brahmananda), Narendra (later Swami Vivekananda) and Balaram Bose come to the Master.
1882 M. (Mahendra Nath Gupta) and Baburam (later Swami Premananda) come to the Master. Visit to Pundit Vidyasagar. The Holy Mother again at Dakshineswar.
1883 Adhar, Shashi (later Swami Ramakrishnananda) and Sarat (later Swami Saradananda) come to the Master.
1884 Kalipada and Kaliprasad (later Swami Abhedananda) come to the Master. Death of Keshab. Meeting with Pundit Shashadhar. Gopal’s Ma and Nag Mahashay come. 1885 The Holy Mother comes to live at Dakshineswar for the last time. The “inner circle” of disciples becomes complete with the coming of Purna. Last visit to Panihati. Illness and removal to Shyampukur. Association with Dr. Sarkar. Removal to Cossipore. 1886 Treatment at Cossipore. Organization of disciples. Mahasamadhi on 16 August, at two minutes past 1 a.m.