Niranjanananda (1862-1904) was one of the main saint of Ramakrishna Mission, and the direct disciple of Ramakrishna. His birth name was Nityaniranjan ghosh.
He was born in a village of West Bengal. He lived in Kolkata with his uncle. Even at his younger age, he was very much interested in learning the vedas and other sacred texts and grasps them immediately. He was appreciated by Ramakrishna for his high talent in hindu scriptures. Though he was married, he was interested in seeking spirituality. For some time, he worked in a private firm in west Bengal, in order to take care of his family.
He was the fond disciple of Sri Ramakrishna and they had discussed about spiritual matters and about the greatness of the divine mother ‘KALI’.
Niranjan left his family and attained sainthood in the year 1887 and stayed in Kolkata Math. From then onwards he was known as Swami Niranjanananda. He also maintained friendly relationship with Sri Ramakrishna’s another famous disciple Swami Vivekananda. He travelled to many holy places and visited the holy shrines of the divine gods. He also travelled with Swami Vivekananda throughout India towards spreading spiritualism and also visited holy temples.
He took care of Swami Vivekananda during his last days.
He died during the year 1904 due to sickness.
Niranjanananda, was deeply impressed with mother Sarada Devi and called her as the holy mother to all. Mother Sarada devi was very fond of him for his good behaviour and for maintaining patience and discipline.
According to Sri Ramakrishna, Niranjananda was a kind hearted person and contains pure soul, who was a helpful person to everybody, and realized the god at his younger age. Niranjan was well known for his simplicity and purity. He was very much interested in doing charitable activities and later formed the Ramakrishna Mission Home of Service at Varanasi. He provided medical facilities to many poor people and also provided food and clothes to them.
Sri Niranjananda was a great man, and good in all kinds of activities like doing social welfare activities, helping others and spreading the spirituality amongst the people and showing kindness to others. He was the person who contains wisdom, courage and boldness.
Let us worship him and be blessed.
“OM SREE NIRANJANANDARE NAMAHA”
“OM SREE RAMAKRISHNA PARAMAHAMSARE NAMAHA”