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Narendra in Calcutta 1885(?)

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Narendra Cossipore 1886

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Narendra Calcutta 1886

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The Death Pictures of Sri Ramakrishna.

There appears to be two, possibly three or more pictures taken.

Narendra is pointed out below for reference.

If you observe the position of the man to the right in the picture below (Devendranath Majumdar) you will the difference in the pictures.

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Also observe the position of the head of Sri Ramakrishna in the second and third pictures.

In one Sri Ramakrishna’s head is facing the disciples, in the other his head is facing the camera.

#1 Sri Ramakrishna’s head facing Narendra; Mazumdar facing camera.

#2 Sri Ramakrishna facing camera, Mazumdar facing camera.

#3 Sri Ramakrishna facing Narendra. Mazumdar facing Sri Ramakrishna.

#4 Sri Ramakrishna facing camera. Mazumdar facing Sri Ramakrishna.

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The above four photographs of Sri Ramakrishna, Narendra and other devotees and disciples of Sri Ramakrishna was taken at Cossipore, on August 16, 1886.

Photos were taken at the request of Dr. Mahendralal Sarkar, Sri Ramakrishna’s physician. The group is posed standing before the body of Ramakrishna, prior to the cremation.

Photo taken by the Bengal Photographers Studio.

 

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Close up Narendra from the group photo above.

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Baranagore Math Jan. 30, 1887:

The next two photos appear to be the same photo. The first as it was actually taken and the second photo retouched for publication (with robes added to properly cover the bodies of the monks).

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This image was taken on 30 January 1887 In Baranagar Math, Kolkata. Photographer is unknown.

As identified by Swami Trigunatitananda (see handwriting above):

Standing l-r: Swami Shivananda, Swami Ramakrishnananda, Swami Vivekananda, ‘our cook’ Randhuni (some publications identified this person as Swami Premananda), Devendranath Majumdar, Mahendranath Gupta {M} , Swami Trigunatitananda, H. Mustafi.

Seated l-r: Swami Niranjanananda, Swami Saradananda, Hootka ‘Gopal’ (some identified him as Swami Brahmananda), Swami Abhedananda

 

 

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Close up from the previous photo

 

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Location and time unknown.

Probable dates: 1891 – 1893.

Possible locations: Hyderabad, Madras , Jaipur, Alwar, Belgaum.

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This picture and the next are possibly the same photo with two different back- drops. If so, probably the outdoor background was added later to give an image of the classic wandering monk, and the next photo is the original.

Location and time unknown.

Probable dates: 1891 – 1893.

Possible locations: Hyderabad, Madras , Jaipur, Alwar, Belgaum.

 

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This picture and the previous are possibly the same photo with two different back- drops. If so, probably this is the original, and the previous photo, with outdoor background was added later to give an image of the classic wandering monk.

Location and time unknown.

Probable dates: 1891 – 1893.

Possible locations: Hyderabad, Madras , Jaipur, Alwar, Belgaum.

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Belguam, October (28th?)1892.

This photo is believed to be taken at the urging of Haripada Mitra. The date of the photo is, based on Mitra’s recollection, October 28, 1892. When Vivekananda’s brother Mahendranath Datta saw this photo he observed that, judging by his appearance, his brother’s health had improved from the last time he had seen him — more than two years before.

The photograph is believed to have been taken by Govinda Shrinivas Welling.

 

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Trivandrum, December, 1892 .

Photo taken by Prince Martanda Varma of Travancore.

The Swami paid a visit to Prince Martanda Varma, then under the tuition of K. Sundarama Iyer and studying for the M.A. Degree…Iyer accompanied the Swami and was present at the conversation between him and the Prince. The Swami mentioned his visits to various native princes and courts during his travels. This interested the Prince who interrogated him regarding his impressions. The Swami told him that, of all the Hindu ruling princes he had met, he had been most impressed with H.H. the Gaekwar of Baroda, and greatly admired the high qualities of the small Rajput Chief of Khetri, and that, as he came south, he found a growing deterioration in the character and capacity of Indian princes and chiefs.

The Prince asked if he had seen his uncle, the ruler of Travancore. The Swami had not.
The Prince inquired regarding his impression of the Maharaja of the Mysore State , whose guest the Swami had been for several days. The gist of the Swami’s view was that the Maharaja, like many other Indian rulers, could not or would not assert himself, and that had produced undesirable results.

The Prince inquired regarding his impression of the Maharaja of the Mysore State , whose guest the Swami had been for several days. The gist of the Swami’s view was that the Maharaja, like many other Indian rulers, could not or would not assert himself, and that had produced undesirable results.
The Prince was struck with the Swami’s striking figure and attractive features; and, being an amateur photographer, asked the Swami for a sitting and took a fine photograph which he skillfully developed into a picture and sent as an exhibit to the Fine Arts Exhibition held in the Madras Museum .

 

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Location and date of this photo is unknown. It has been most often given as Madras, 1893. However, it is possible that it was taken as early as 1891, and may have been in Jaipur. This photo is the most well known photo of the Swami as a wandering monk.

 

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Location and date of this photo is unknown. It has been most often given as Madras, 1893. However, it is possible that it was taken as early as 1891, and may have been in Jaipur.

This and the previous photo of the Swami, as a wandering monk, are the last known pictures taken of him before he left for America. These are the last images of the obscure wanderer. Within a few months he became internationally known through his appearance at the Parliament of Religions in Chicago, Illinois.

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