Sri Sarada Devi was born on 22nd December 1853, to a poor Brahmin family in Jayrambati, a village in West Bengal. Her parents, Ramachandra Mukhopadhyay and Shyama Sundari Devi were pious and hard-working souls whose kind and loving nature influenced the upbringing of little Sarada, the girl destined to grow up to be the spiritual consort of Sri Ramakrishna.