Kali's Command

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What was Rani Rasmani's vision of Mother Kali about?

Instructing her to install a stone image of Kali by the Bhagirathi river

Who officiated as the priest of the Kali Temple during its consecration?

Sri Ramakrishna's eldest brother Ramkumar

What did Rani Rasmani build at Dakshineswar in addition to the big temple?

Other small temples and a garden

When was the temple consecrated at Dakshineswar?

On the Snanayatra day on 31 May 1855

What was the long cherished desire of Rani Rasmani?

To visit Kashi and have the darshan of Baba Vishwanath and Maa Annapurna

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Rani Rasmani and the Kali Temple

  • Rani Rasmani envisioned Mother Kali as a loving mother, not a goddess of terror and destruction.
  • The priest who officiated as the priest of the Kali Temple during its consecration was Matthura Babu.
  • In addition to the big temple, Rani Rasmani built 12 Shiva temples, a Vishnu temple, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva's consort, and a Natmandir at Dakshineswar.
  • The temple was consecrated at Dakshineswar on May 31, 1855.
  • Rani Rasmani's long-cherished desire was to build a temple dedicated to Mother Kali on the banks of the Ganges River.

Test your knowledge of the mystical vision that inspired the founding of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission with this quiz on Kali's Command. Delve into the story of Rani Rasmani and her dream vision of Goddess Kali, and explore the spiritual significance behind the inception of these revered institutions.

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