Ramakrishna was one the greatest spiritual leader and saint of Bengal during the 19th century. His chief believer was the great Swami Vivekanand. He took his perception forward and Ramakrishna Mission. Ramakrishna was one the biggest figure in Hindu renaissance and Bengali renaissance during the 19th century. His disciples firmly believed that he was the incarnation of God.
In 1855, he was appointed as the principal priest of Dakshineswar Kali Temple. His spiritual guru was Bhairavi Brahmani. He also practised in Christianity and Islam, as he firmly believed that all religions are same and they all lead to the same God.
His religious thoughts forced his parents to take a bold move and they got him married thinking that he might deviate from his sacred thoughts. Ramakrishna himself told his parents that his bride is Saradamani Mukhopadhyaya and that she is just 5 years old. Ramakrishna at the age of 23 got married to Sarada in 1859. When Sarada turned 18, she joined him in Dakshineswar Temple. Ramkrishna addressed her as the divine mother and called her Sarada Devi. His disciples too started calling her by the same name.
He continued his sadhana under teachers of Vaishnava, Vedanta and Tantra. Ramakrishna's disciple strength grew in between 1879-1885. Among all his disciples, Swami Vivekanand was his prominent disciple. Ramakrishna's disciples believed that Ramkrishna has transferred his religious powers to Vivekanand.
His religious findings and lessons have always unshackled cultural India and people thereafter. He remains as one of the greatest saint and spiritual leaders produced by India.