Ramakrishna- A great saint and a great guru
In the Hinduism, there have been a lot of saints who have guided the society at their time. One of such grat saint and guru is Swami Ramakrishna Paramhans. Ramakrishna was born on 18 February 1836, to a poor Brahmin Vaishnava couple, and this particular day is celebrated as Ramakrishna Paramhansa Jayanti. From very early age he was turned to the god and hence was not interested in worldly pleasures. He was yogi during the time of 19th century. He had a legendry Disciple Narendranath who later became Swami Vivekanand and was the responsible person for the formation of Ramakrishna mission in the memory of his Guru.
Basically, he was a priest of Dakshineswar Kali temple, famous for goddess Kali. An ascetic woman named Bhairavi Brahmani, who was skilled in tantra and Vaishnava bhakti was his first spiritual teacher, later Tota Puri taught him about the dual meditation and he was the person who named him the name Ramakrishna Parmahansa. Ramakrishna experienced nirvikalpa Samadhi under the guidance of his spiritual teacher Tota Puri.
There were many organizations established under the name of Ramakrishna. The Ramakrishna Math and Mission are few among them which are founded by Vivekananda in 1897. The mission conducts and organizes various activities and work related to healthcare, disaster reliefs, tribal welfare, elementary and higher education, etc. Even there was great poem written by Rabindranath Tagore on Ramakrishna and this happened during the birth centenary celebration of Ramakrishna, held at Ramakrishna mission in Calcutta, and in this poem also he described Swami Ramakrishna Paramhamsa as a great Saint. Many of the spiritual movements of Ramakrishna indirectly helped the nationalism as he is opposed the racial and caste discrimination under the name of religion and various rules of the same.