To mark the occasion of 153rd birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda Careerindia has collated few facts and quotes about the great personality.
Born on Januray 12,1863 in Kolkata, Swami Vivekananda, named as Narendra Nath Datta inclined towards spirituality in his later years. Influenced by his guru, Ramakrishna Deva he learnt that all living beings were an embodiment of the divine self and developed a faith in service to God, which could be rendered by service to mankind.
Vivekananda was a major force in the revival of Hinduism in India and also played a key role in introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world.
After the death of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Vivekananda toured the Indian subcontinent extensively and conducted hundreds of public and private lectures and classes to disseminate Hindu philosophy.
In order to pay tribute to patriotic monk his birthday is celebrated as National Youth Day in India.
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Vivekananda's birthday is also celebrated as National Youth Day in India.
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Swami Vivekananda, born on 12 January 1863 was named as Narendranath Dutta.
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Swami Vivekananda was an Indian Hindu monk.
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Vivekananda was a chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.
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Vivekananda was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the western world.
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Swami Vivekananda founded the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission.
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Swami Vivekananda was a powerful orator and writer in English and Bengali.
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Vivekananda started his journey to the West on 31 May 1893 and visited several cities in Japan China and Canada en route to the United States reaching Chicago on 30 July 1893.
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Swami Vivekanandais best known for his speech which began, "Sisters and brothers of America, in which he introduced Hinduism at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago in 1893.
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Swami Vivekananda was laid to rest on 4 July, 1902.