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Ramakrishna Paramahamsa  Ramkṛiṣṇo Pôromôhongśo ; 18 February 1836 – 16 August 1886), born Gadadhar Chatterji or Gadadhar Chattopadhyay ">[Gôdadhor Chôṭṭopaddhae]), was an Indian mystic and yogi during the 19th-century.

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
শ্রীরামকৃষ্ণ পরমহংসদেব
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Ramakrishna at Dakshineswar
Born Gadadhar Chattopadhyay
(1836-02-18)18 February 1836
Kamarpukur, Bengal Presidency, British India
(now in West Bengal, India)
Died 16 August 1886(1886-08-16) (aged 50)
Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India
(now Kolkata, West Bengal, India)
Nationality Indian
Spouse(s) Sarada Devi
Titles/honours Paramahamsa
Founder of Ramakrishna Order
Guru Totapuri
Philosophy Advaita Vedanta, Bhakti, Tantra
Notable disciple(s) Swami Vivekananda and others
Quotation He is born in vain who, having attained the human birth, so difficult to get, does not attempt to realise God in this very life.

Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (Bengali: রামকৃষ্ণ পরমহংস)  ; 18 February 1836 – 16 August 1886), born Gadadhar Chatterji or Gadadhar Chattopadhyay ([Gôdadhor Chôṭṭopaddhae]), was an Indian mystic and yogi during the 19th-century.

Ramakrishna was given to spiritual ecstacies from a young age, and was influenced by several religious traditions, including devotion toward the goddess Kali, Tantra and Vaishnava bhakti, and Advaita Vedanta.

Admiration for him amongst Bengali elites led to the formation of the Ramakrishna Mission by his chief disciple Swami Vivekananda, who acquired worldwide influence in the spread of modern Hinduism.

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