Swami Brahmananda Maharaj



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Other Names and Nicknames: 
Rakhal Chandra Ghosh
Function: 
Monk
Traditions: 
Ramakrishna
Main Countries of Activity: 
India
Date of Birth: 
1863
Place of Birth: 
India
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
No
Date Left His/Her Body: 
1922
Ancestor Gurus: 

Biography

Swami Brahmananda whose original name was Rakhal Chandra Ghosh, was the son of a zemindar in the Basirhat area. While studying at the Metropolitan Institution at Kolkata, he met Narendranath Dutta in a gymnasium. He was influenced by Narendranath to join the Brahmo Samaj.

In 1880, his brother-in-law, Manmohan Mitra, took him to Paramahamsadev. He was so impressed that he became a disciple and was subsequently known as the ‘spiritual son’ of Paramahamsadev. He was a wandering monk for some time. He spent most of his time at Puri and Bhubaneswar. He set up a math at Puri. When Ramakrishna Mission was formed, he was the first president.

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