Is Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa an avatar?

Is Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa an avatar? 

There are stories about his birth but the stories has no Scriptural Basis, it more looks like created by someone.

In the 15th century, when Sanatana Goswami (one of the six Goswamis of Vrindavana) asked Lord Chaitanya ‘How to recognize the avatars in this Age of Kali?’ Lord Replied – “His name must be there in Shastra and he must possess all the 6 Opulences mentioned in the scriptures.” If we read the full conversation of Sanatana Goswami and Lord Chaitanya we can understand that Sanatana Goswami already knew that Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is Krishna Himself but he asked that question for us or future generations. Hence we have a genuine Information from God himself to recognize avatars of him in kaliyuga.

So the Incarnation of God should be mentioned in Shastra just like there are mentions/predictions of Lord Chaitanya, Lord Venkateshvara & Lord Kalki but there is no single mention of Ramakrishna Paramhansa in any Vedic scripture.

Most importantly, if he were the incarnation of Lord, then his teachings should be Similar but he said – ‘You can surrender to anyone or you can accept any path!’ But original God Krishna, Rama, Vishnu, Kapila and other Incarnations of Supreme Lord said ‘Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me.’

Some believers say that Ramakrishna taught what was correct according to that time, place and person. But what is the essence of his teachings? After teaching various things he ultimately said – Surrender to anyone or accept any path! Moreover, he taught that God is not a person. But Lord Krishna in Bhagavad-gita (BG 18.66 [1]) after speaking various principles, ultimately said, “O Arjuna, Just Surrender unto me” and in BG 14.27 [2] he said “I be the basis of impersonal brahman”. This is the Difference between Ramakrishna and Krishna.

Therefore, all the Incarnations of Krishna appeared in different era/Yuga and taught the same teaching, i.e.”just surrender unto me”. Actually the knowledge of Gita is eternal and applicable to any Yuga or time (Ref BG 4.1-2).

Also the incarnation of Lord Shiva i.e Adi Shankaracharya in his text ‘Gita mahatmya’ Said – ‘Ekam Shastram Devki-Putra Gitam‘ means ‘There need be only one holy scripture – the divine Gita sung by Lord Shri Krishna.’

These are just a few examples. There are much Dissimilarities between the teachings of ‘Original Rama and Krishna’ & ‘Ramakrishna’. Therefore Sri Ramakrishna is not God or God incarnation.

Hare Krishna !


[1] Bg 18.66

[2] Bg 14.27


4 Comments Add yours

  1. n says:

    Lord Buddha was also an Avatar,but His teachings are also very different from what Chaitanya Mahaprahu teaches…


  2. Hare Krsna! Lord Buddha was already predicted in the shatra and the reason behind his non-vedic teachings is also there already.
    I’m not completely sure what you really wanna say, but if you are trying to convey something from the side of Ramakrishna paramhamsa, then we should know that we cannot manufacture avataras. Even if we ignore the shastra pramana aspect and just considered what you said about buddha in context of Ramakrishna paramhamsa then we can safely assume that teachings of ramakrishna are are as futile as Lord Buddha’s are for the Sanatanis.

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  3. HareRamaHareKrishna says:

    Bro I know ISKCON people are very antipathetic towards Ramakrishna and His followers. But an avatar can take any form, any form whatsoever. If Vishnu wants, then at the call of His ardent devotee, He takes innumerable forms. He is independent of Shastras. He is Veda Himself. He doesn’t need Shastras to declare His birth for Him.


    1. Hare Krsna !
      Indeed his avataras are innumerable, but If an avatara says there are some criteria to recognize genuine avatara in ‘kali yuga’ (kindly note that here the context is about this current yuga only), then there there is criteria. We must not manufacture anything new as the avataras to be appeared/which have appeared in kaliyuga are/were already mentioned in the Vedic texts by Vyasadeva.

      If one don’t believe shastra, then his authority is bogus.


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