Sri Sarada Devi and Her Divine Play

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  • SARada Devi and Her Divine Play
by Swami Chetanananda

A complete exhaustive look at the life of Sarada Devi through many sources.

  • US Hardback, 876 pages, with 125 photographs
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Recollections from those who knew Sarada Devi intimately as her companions and disciples. The story of a spiritual journey and realization of a saint that exceed Ramakrishna in her role as Mother in its deepest sense.


This is an account of one of the most extraordinary spiritual lives of modern
India. Swami Chetanananda has gathered materials from a wide range of
sources and woven them together in a compelling, highly readable biography of
Sri Sarada Devi. This book combines authentic scholarship with deep spiritual
understanding of the events. Readers from the East and the West will be gripped
and transformed by the narrative. -
Lance E. Nelson, University of San Diego

Sri Sarada Devi and Her Divine Play is a massive undertaking of nearly five
years of careful research, based on many past biographies in English and Bengali,
eyewitness accounts, and reminiscences. Swami Chetanananda has not
simply written a biography of Sarada Devi. This book is also a hagiography that
devotees of the Ramakrishna movement will treasure for many years to come,
and rightly so.  -
Gerald James Larson, Rabindranath Tagore Professor Emeritus, Indiana University, Bloomington; Professor Emeritus, Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Sarada Devi was one of India’s most unlikely saints, an unassuming Bengali
village girl who blossomed into an epitome of spirit. This is the remarkable story
of Sarada’s transformation and her extraordinary contributions. Superb! -
Linda Johnsen, author, Daughters of the Goddess: The Women Saints of India

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Review By Nithila M.P. Peter

Divine Consciousness of Holy Mother

- I read this scripture, to gain strength and understanding about the holiness of divine mother. Her actions, decisions, speech, behavior and way of loving human beings and God. Holy Mother is a living inspiration, who can change our capacity for goodness and kindness, immeasurably.

Review By Shoba Nandhan

Sri Sarada Devi and Her Divine Play

Review By Sara Stewart

Sri Sarada Devi and Her Divine Play

A remarkable & loving gathering of the memories of Her intimate friends & disciples. A beacon for those of us who are householders.

Review By Brad Stephan

Sri Sarada Devi and Her Divine Play

Like all of Swami Chetanananda's wonderful books about Ramakrishna and his followers, this book is well-written, well-researched, illuminating and filled with stories and photos. Even though I have read all of the Swami's previous works, I never had a full understanding of Holy Mother's true nature. Now I do - she and Ramakrishna are two sides of a single coin.

Review By Patrick

Important book

Well written and organized with pictures and stories I've never heard.
It paints a beautiful picture and helps you feel closer to the Holy Mother.