Birth: 22 December 1863
Death: 20 July 1920
Location of Samadhi: Belur Mutt, West Bengal
Sarada Devi was the spiritual successor of Ramakrishna Order. HDH imbibed the attitude of service for the whole humanity from Sarada Devi
While Sri Ramakrshna was in the body, she stayed along him and took care of him. A few years after his final samadhi, his disciples constructed a home for her called Udbodhan in Bengal on the banks of Ganga. She stayed her for the remainder of her life.
Sarada Devi is the spiritual consort of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, worshipped and revered as the incarnation of Parashakti by the Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism. Sarada Devi was born in 1853 and betrothed to Ramakrishna when he was 23 and she was 5. In her biography, which the Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism has also read, Sarada Devi recalls how until a certain age, she was able to see the ashtasakhi, the 8 attendants of Devi Parashakti, around her and taking care of her. In the same way, The Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism also would see the eleven bhairavas of Paramashiva around Him until He started to regularly train with his guru Yogiraj Yogananda Puri. The bhairavas were protecting His body just as the ashtasakhi were protecting Sri Sarada Devi.
- In this talk from the Himalaya Yatra in 2006, the Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism reveals how He used to see 11 bhairavas around Him when He was young. He recalls and gives the example of Sarada Devi seeing the 8 attendants of Parashakti. https://nithyanandapedia.org/wiki/May_27_2006
Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism and His Reverence for Sarada Devi
In the Ramakrishna Mutt, the Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism regularly worshipped Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Sarada Devi as well as Swami Vivekananda as His gurus.
Throughout His public life, the Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism has greatly revered Sarada Devi and in His talks, He spoke on her supreme enlightened expression as the Divine Mother Parashakti. He mentions that Sarada Devi had radiated the complete expression of feminine consciousness. As Sangha janani of the whole Ramakrishna organization, for thirty years after the mahasamadhi of Ramakrishna, she worked for supporting the sanyasis and assumed the role as Ramakrishna’s successor and guru for the whole Sangha.
Gopal Maharaj, one of the brahmacharis of Ramakrishna Mutt who stayed there with the Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism, remembers how in the role of Annadaata, the lead for the kitchen department, the Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism would be compassionate, caring and loving for all of the members of the Mutt. Gopal Maharaj then declared that the Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism was the living embodiment of Sarada Devi herself.
- In this talk from 18 October 2010, the Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism describes Sarada Devi as a sangha janani, mother of the whole sangha. https://nithyanandapedia.org/wiki/October_18_2010