One day, when Swami Brahmananda was taking rest after lunch at Balaram’s house, a teenage girl came with her brother to see him. When she expressed her desire to see the Swami, she was informed that the Maharaj could see her at 4:00 p.m. But when the girl insisted, Maharaj allowed her to see him in his room. As soon as she saw him, she began to weep. Then pointing to a picture of Sri Ramakrishna, she said: ‘He asked me to come to you.’ Maharaj said to her affectionately, ‘Tell me what has happened, my child.’
Then she told her story. She had been married at the age of fourteen, and lost her husband within two weeks of the marriage. Faced with a gloomy future, She wholeheartedly prayed, ‘O Lord, what will become of me? I am so lonely and helpless. What shall I do? Please show me the way.’ After a year or so, one night Sri Ramakrishna appeared to her in a dream and said: ‘Don’t lament my child! My son Rakhal is living in Baghbazar. Go to him. He will help you.’ She never heard of Ramakrishna or Rakhal.
Through her mother she enquired at Belur Math and was directed to Maharaj. The girl was with Maharaj for two hours and during that time he initiated her. The girl later became a nun and established a convent.