The Wonder That Was Saradadevi

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Item Code: NAE218
Author: Swami Hrashananda
Edition: 2007
ISBN: 9788178234618
Pages: 65
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 7.0 inch X 4.5 inch
Weight 50 gm
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The 150th birth anniversary of Sri Saradadevi was celebrated all over the world in the year 2003-04. For an unknown village girl from a remote hamlet of the 19th century Bengal, to rise to such heights of spiritual eminence as to be called and worshipped by millions of people as the Holy Mother, is no less than a wonder of wonders, if not a miracle. But, truths are often stranger than fiction! And, this certainly zone.

This book is small. But, the inspiration that has prodded it is not small, but pure and noble. It contains a panoramic view of her life, a continuous unfolding of her character and culminates in her exhortation that rouses the deepest cord of universal love inherent in every human being.

True to the Hindu tradition of honouring great saints and divine incarnations, a hymn of 108 names has been added in the appendix.



Whether India has produced many great women or great women have made India great, there is no gainsaying the fact that Saradadevi. The immaculate spouse of the immaculate godman, Ramakrsna, was great in her own right. As a daughter, as a sister, as a wife, as a mother and as a spiritual teacher, she has left an indelible mark on the history of not only Indian women, but also on that of the great women of the world. That an unlettered lady, born and brought up in the rural setting of the India of the nineteenth century could rise to the level of a goddess, adored by millions all over the world, speaks volumes of her greatness.

An earnest study of her life is as fascinating as it is educative, of the ancient Indian values that have shaped its womanhood.




  Preface III
  Key to Transliteration and Pronunciaton VI
1 Introduction 1
2 Angelic Visitations 2
3 The Advent 4
4 The Little Bride and the Great Groom 6
5 In blissful company 9
6 Womanhood to Godhood 10
7 Flow of Events 14
8 The Master Departs 16
9 Maiden Pilgrimage 18
1 Penury and Privation 19
11 Back to the Metropolis 21
12 Domestic Entanglements 22
13 Spiritual Ministrations 25
14 Pancatapas and Visions 27
15 Mother's House' 29
16 Pilgrimage to Ramesvaram 31
17 Mahasamadhi 33
18 Final Message 35
19 Epilogue 38
20 Sri Saradadevi Astottarasatanama Stotram 39
21 Sri Saradadevi Astottarasata Namavalih 45
22 Sri Sarada-prapattih 57

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