The film attempts to cover the entire eventful life of Ramakrishna. It starts with the birth of Ramakrishna (Gadadhar Chattopadhyay) at Kamarpukur, Hooghly and his childhood, but mainly focuses on his spiritual development. Young Gadadhar rejects conventional education system, stops going to school and spends most of the time in studying Indian mythological scriptures such as Ramayana, Mahabharata, Puranas. He also starts meditating. In the youth, he comes to Calcutta (now the city is known as Kolkata) and gets appointed as the priest of Dakshineswar Kali Temple. Very soon he starts ignoring his responsibilities in the temple and starts concentrating mainly on spiritual practices. He goes to the nearby forest and meditates for days. Finally Ramakrishna attains fulfilment in his sadhana and becomes popular as the mystic saint of Dakshineswar. Many people come to him to learn about spirituality and Bhakti Yoga. He meets Narendranath Datta too whom he prepares to dedicate himself for the welfare of humanity. Ramakrishna develops throat cancer, but he continues to preach and attend his devotees, neglecting his health till his death.