sri Ramakrishna 


Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa was a great 19th century Hindu mystic and seer from Bengal who saw the underlying truth of all religions . He had a special liking for congretional kirtans of lords holy name , which he said drives away all impurities of heart .

In this video he is seen dancing away to the tunes of a padavali kirtan commemorating the Hori or Holi leela of Radha and Krishna . While he dances away with others , his consort holy mother Sri Sarada Devi watches him from a distance . As she watches she sees forms of both Ramachandra and Krishna in Ramakrishna . The kirtan ends with intense dance and bliss .

Ramakrishna was born in 1836, in the village of Kamarpukur, in the Hooghly district of West Bengal, into a very poor but pious, orthodox brahmin family. Located far from the railroad, Kamarpukur was untouched by the glamour of the city and contained rice fields, tall palms, royal banyans, a few lakes, and two cremation grounds. His parents were Khudiram Chattopâdhyâya and Chandramani Devî.