Holy Mother attains Maha Samadhi on 21st July 1920
A woman devotee known as Annapurna’s mother came to see the Mother. She stood at the doorway. Just then the Mother turned over to a side and noticed her there, beckoned her to enter… Mother told her slowly and softly, “But one thing I tell you – if you want peace, my daughter, don’t find fault with others, but find fault rather with yourself. Learn to make the world your own. Nobody is a stranger, my dear; the world is yours.” These were the last words of the Mother of the Universe to those afflicted souls for lightening whose burden She incarnated Herself out of Her infinite compassion undergoing all these ordeals of life on earth. For three days preceding the departure, she hardly spoke, but remained merged in her Self; she felt disgusted at any attempt to drag down the mind to the physical plane. At last at 1.30 am on July 21, 1920, she drew a few heavy breaths and then entered into Mahasamadhi. The long disease had made her frame skeletal, the eyes sunken, and complexion dark. But in the peace and silence of the final departure her face became free from all signs of affliction and regaining its usual fullness shone with eternal lustre which lasted even the body became cold.
(p.519, Holy mother Sharada Devi)
Swami Turiyananda throws away his body on 21st July 1922
The night before his death, he said to his attendants, “tomorrow is the last day.” Towards the end he chanted, “Om Ramakrishna, Om Ramakrishna.” Then he asked an attendant to help him sit up. With folded hands he saluted the Master, and then drank a little holy water. He then summed up his life’s experience: “Everything is real. Brahman is real. The world is real. The world is Brahman. The life force is established in Truth. Hail Ramakrishna! Hail Ramakrishna! Say that he is the embodiment of Truth, and embodiment of Knowledge.” He then recited an Upananisadic mantram along with Akhandananda “Satyam jnananm anantam Brahma” (Brahman is Truth, Knowledge, and Infinity.) Slowly he closed his eyes, as if merging into Brahman. Sri Ramakrishna had once remarked about Turiyananda, “He comes of that transcendent region whence name and form are manufactured.”
(p.392, God Lived With Them)
Swami Nikhilananda attains Mahasamadhi
A disciple of the Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, Swami Nikhilananda passed away in a dramatic way at the Thousand Island Park (USA) immediately after chanting Om Brahmarpanam………. at the breakfast table. It was 21 July 1973, the same date as the Holy Mother’s Mahasamadhi in 1920. (The Story of Ramakrishna Mission, P.387-8)