Swami Premananda Maharaj



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Other Names and Nicknames: 
Baburam Ghosh
Function: 
Monk
Traditions: 
Ramakrishna
Main Countries of Activity: 
India
Date of Birth: 
1861
Place of Birth: 
India
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
No
Date Left His/Her Body: 
1918
Ancestor Gurus: 

Biography

Swami Premananda whose original name was Baburam Ghosh, was born at Antpur in Hughli district. His sister was married to Balaram Bose, one of the persons in close touch with Ramkrishna Paramahamsadev. He studied under Mahendranath Gupta at the Metropolitan Institution, Kolkata. Mahendranath Gupta, was closely associated with Ramkrishna Paramahamsadev and later became famous for his Ramakrishna Kathamrita. Rakhal Chandra Ghosh (later Swami Brahmananda) took him to Paramahamsadev in 1882. Swami Vivekananda and eight other disciples met in the house where he was born and took of serving the cause of their master as sannyasis. He virtually presided over the Ramkrishna Math (monastery) at Belur from 1902 to 1916. He devotedly looked after the young monks and novices in his charge.

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