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Vision Of Lord Shiva At Manikarnika Ghat - Sri Ramakrishna

Sri Ramakrishna once had the vision of Shiva at the famous Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi. Manikarnika Ghat is also known as the burning ghat as corpses are burned here.

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa said:

I saw a tall, white person with tawny, matted hair walking with solemn steps to each pyre in the burning ghat, raising carefully every jiva and imparting into his ear the mantra of Supreme Brahman.

On the other side of the pyre, the all-powerful Mahakali was untying all the knots of bondage, gross, subtle and causal of the jiva produced by past impressions and sending him to the indivisible sphere by opening with her own hands the door to liberation.

Thus did Viswanatha, the divine Lord of the universe, endow him in an instant with the infinite Bliss of experiencing non-duality, which ordinarily results from the practice of yoga and austerity for many cycles. Thus did He fulfill the perfection of the jiva's life.

Source Sri Ramakrishna, the Great Master, p.565