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Sarada Devi
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Sarada Devi, more widely known as the holy mother Sarada Devi, was born on Dec 22, 1853, and died on Jul 21, 1920, having spent much of her life in the village of her birth, Jayrambati. She was the wife and spiritual companion of the Bengali saint and spiritual leader Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. She became a spiritual leader in her own right after the passing of her husb…

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Long, Jeffery D., “Sarada Devi”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2018

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