MU Celebrates Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa

Chittorgarh: Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa Jayanti was celebrated at lecture hall of Mewar University in the presence of honorable Member; Board of Management Shri Sunil Ji Gadhiya, Diploma Director Smt. Priyanka Gautam on 20th February 2015. The whole event was coordinated and managed by the Department of Agriculture , Forestry and Biotechnology, Mewar University, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan.

The program started with the lamp lighting ceremony and garlanding the portrait of Goddess Saraswati and Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa. Mr. Nokman Konyak and Miss. Avino, first year students of B.Sc (Agriculture) edified the audience with the biography of this famous saint who was born on 18th February 1836 into a very poor but devoutly religious Brahmin family in the village of Kamarpukur, Hooghly district of West Bengal, India. Ramakrishna's father had a vision of the god Gadadhara (Vishnu) while on a religious pilgrimage.Young Ramakrishna was prone to experiences of spiritual reverie and temporary loss of consciousness. His early spiritual experiences included going into a state of rapture while watching the flight of cranes, and losingconsciousness of the outer world while playing the role of the god Shiva in a school play. Ramakrishna had little interest in school or practical things of the world. In 1866, he became a priest at a recently dedicated temple to the Goddess Kali located near Calcutta on the Ganges River. Ramakrishna believed the sincere devotee could even hope for a vision or dream of the divine mother or other deity. Though Ramakrishna was devoted to Kali, he showed respect and gave guidance to many visitors who worshiped other gods and spoke highly of the past Indian saints who were devoted to other deities.Finally, for those with a strong sense of Hindu nationalism, Ramakrishna's chief disciple, Swami Vivekananda, entered onto the world stage by doing a keynote address at the World Parliament of Religions meeting in Chicago in 1893, and he electrified his audience. Ramakrishna died of cancer of the throat in 1886, leaving his wife Sarada Devi who was considered a saint in her own right to take charge of his disciples and carry on his message.

Miss Tumie and group first year students of B.Sc (Agriculture) performed a skit which mesmerized and diffused the feeling of unity in diversity among the spectators. They propagated the message that service to humankind is equal to servicing the god instead of fighting over different religions and different forms of worshipping god. Further, Mr. Vipin IInd year student of B.Sc Forestry sang a song which bewitched the crowd. A dance was performed by Mr. Jahangir Tariq student of B.Sc (Forestry). The celebration was concluded with the Vote of thanks speech by Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, HOD Department Agriculture & Forestry.