JAMMU, Feb 28: The 182nd birth anniversary of Bhagavan Sri Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Deva was celebrated with great fervour by the Ramakrishna Mission of Jammu at the Mission premises at Udheywala, Jammu today. A large number of devotees and local people gathered for the celebration.
The full day celebration started at early morning with Mangalarati and vedic chanting. A special puja was performed. The devotees were enlightened with the life of Sri Ramakrishna by Swami Sunishchlananda and Swami Nirantarananda ji Maharaj. The day long celebration ended with evening arati and Bhajan. Bhog Prasad was also distributed to the devotees in the afternoon.
Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, a prominent figure in 19th century Bengali renaissance, was born in a remote village Kamarpukur in Hooghly district of undivided Bengal in 1836 and he was brought to Kolkata for earning livelihood. Despite being a petty temple priest in Dakshineswar, out of intense metaphysical quest he adventured into the realm of Spirit and attained cosmic consciousness with indomitable spiritual aspiration with his sublimated mind free from all worldly attachments and full of longing for God.
With intense curiosity, he wanted to know the truth of other major religions as well not as bookish knowledge but as a matter of direct experience as spirituality does not concern intellectual knowing but becoming and identifying with being beyond body-mind externals.
With an aim to spread the teaching process of Swami Vivekanada, a Vivekananda Study Circle has been stated at Ramakrishna Mission Jammu, by Secretary Maharaj Swami Nirintarananda ji. Study circle will be held on second Saturday of every month.