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Swami Vivekananda



Swami Vivekananda was a spiritual leader, seer, yogi and patriot from West Bengal, who was also one among the prominent leaders of the Indian religious and cultural renaissance. His real name was Narendranath Dutta. He was born on 12th January, 1863 in Kolkata. He was Ramkrishna Paramahamsa's disciple.

In 1893, Vivekananda went to Chicago as a representative of India at the Parliament of All Religions of the World. On 11th September, he delivered his historical speech which made his learned audience bow their heads in reverence. Swami Vivekananda was the first person who made India's greatness known to the outside world. In 1897, he founded the Ramakrishna Mission for the service of the Indian Society.

Vivekananda showed a new path to the younger generation, through his books Yoga, Rajyoga, and Gyanyoga. Swami Vivekananda memorial built at Kanyakumari tells us the story of the greatness of Vivekananda.



Updated on 22nd July, 2014

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