I have heard Swami Vivekananda quoting that Ramakrishna was verily an avatar. I was initially agnostic about it, but now I am totally convinced. If possible please add Shastric references for avatar criteria etc.

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  • I know, thats why I asked for Shastra references. – user9072 May 6 '18 at 8:06
  • You are still asking for opinion. Remove that statement. – Sarvabhouma May 6 '18 at 8:59
  • According to his biography he was an avatara of Vishnu.. Lord Vishnu came in his father's dream, while he was in a Gaya Vishnu temple, that he will be born as his son.. @ArkaprabhaMajumdar – Rickross May 6 '18 at 11:04
  • Alright I didn't see that question @Rickross ...... Although he has asked specifically for shastras. – user9072 May 6 '18 at 11:57
  • Should I vote to close a close friend's question? :P – Surya Kanta Bose Chowdhury May 6 '18 at 12:20