The Divine Consort of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi.
Holy Mother, Sri. Sarada Devi had visited Chennai in the year 1911 at the request and invitation of Sri. Ramakrishna Paramahamsa's direct disciple, Sri.Ramakrishnaananda Swami. It is believed tha the Holy Mother had stayed in the R.K.Mutt Road premises of Sri.Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Ashram (very close to the old shrine).
The old shrine has a meditation hall with a huge potrait of Sri.Sarada Devi. Behind the potrait and at the end of the hall are two staircases leading to yet another meditation room on the first floor. The room is not too big with 3 old fashioned fans hanging from its high ceiling. Three potraits of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Holy Mother, Sri.Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda are placed on the other side of the room. Homely curtains with floral prints sway gently to the breeze as they try to cover the open space behind the potraits. At the corner of the dimly lit room are a pile of mats, for devotees like me to spread on the floor for meditation.
The old shrine is full of spiritual vibrations possibly due to a particular Swamiji (a direct disciple of Sri. Ramakrishna Parmahamsa) attaining samadhi state in that room decades ago.
Meditating in this room is a boon for all spiritual aspirants. The air in the room is thick and vibrant, indicating the sheer Presence of the Holy Spirits of Sri Sarada Devi and Swamiji to devotees meditating in sukhasana. De-stressing oneself before meditation is very essential for mind control. The process of de-stressing is a natural phenomenon in this room.
On closing our eyes we instantly go through the process of de-stressing and relaxation. One becomes instantly attuned to the body shedding all the accumulated negative energy of mundane life.Even the limbs and torso droop weightlessly, shedding the burden of stress.
The comforting guidance of the spirits of Holy Mother and Swamiji are felt in this room, absolutely!