Pranams at the holy feet of Divine Mother Sarada Devi. Holy Mother Sarada Devi was the wife and the first disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. Being married to him at the young age of 5 as was custom in those days, she moved to Dakshineshwar at the age of 16 to join her husband. Sri Ramakrishna was by then wholly dedicated to the spiritual path. She not only supported him in his pursuit but also plunged into spiritual sadhana herself under the guidance of her husband.
Ma Sarada Devi was the first disciple of Sri Ramakrishna. She mastered every religious secret as quickly as Ramakrishna had. Impressed by her religious potential, he began to treat her as the Univeral Mother Herself and performed a puja considering her as veritable Tripura Sundari Devi. He said, ‘I look upon you as my own mother and the Mother who is in the temple’.
Ma Sarada Devi looked upon the disciples of Sri Ramakrishna as her own children and affectionately took care of them. Living in the small quarters in the Dakshineshwar temple grounds, she provided for the comforts of Sri Ramakrishna and his visitors as an ideal householder and loving mother.
After the passing away of Sri Ramakrishna, Ma Sarada Devi kept the spiritual flame brightly burning and served as a guide and inspiration for his disciples.