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Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda was an Indian monk who is known for his intellectual contributions to the field of religion. A chief disciple of Ramakrishna, Vivekananda is known to have introduced Hindu philosophies of yoga and vedanta to the western world. His best known presence in the West is his speech at the Parliament of the world's religions in 1893 where he introduced the basic concepts of Hinduism to an international audience. After this session at Chicago, Vivekananda toured around several parts of USA and UK, spreading philosophies on religion. The aspect of Hinduism that Vivekananda represented is known as 'neo-Vedanta' which is an interpretation of Hinduism through a Western esoteric lens. He died on July 4, 1902, while he was meditating. Vivekanda's contributions to Indian religious thought is celebrated till date. Subhas Chandra Bose had once remarked that Vivakanda was the "maker of modern India."

SWAMI VIVEKANANDA NEWS

Swami Vivekananda Death Anniversary: Inspirational Quotes, Famous Thoughts

July 04, 2020 9:55 am

Swami Vivekananda Quotes: In 1887, Vivekananda and other disciples of Ramakrishna Paramhansa took formal vows of sannyasa and renounced worldly pleasures.

Explained: How Swami Vivekananda became the 'messenger of Indian wisdom' to West

January 13, 2020 7:02 am

Vivekananda was born in Kolkata on January 12, 1863, as Narendra Nath Datta. From an early age, he nurtured an interest in Western philosophy, history, and theology, and went on to meet the religious leader Ramakrishna Paramhansa, who later became his Guru.

Swami Vivekananda Birth Anniversary: Inspirational Quotes & Thoughts of Swami Vivekananda

January 08, 2020 4:11 pm

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2020 Quotes: On his 157th birth anniversary today, let us have a look at some of his inspirational quotes

Swami Vivekananda Birth Anniversary: Why is National Youth Day celebrated on Swami Vivekananda Jayanti?

January 08, 2020 9:24 am

Swami Vivekananda Birth Anniversary 2020, National Youth Day 2020: The main objective is to promote rational thinking among the youth, believed to be the future of the country.

Vivekananda statue defacement in Delhi: Police register FIR

November 17, 2019 4:29 am

“On November 14, at 6:30 am, I received information that the statue has been vandalised by some students. I reached and saw the base of the statue has been vandalised with objectionable messages and the cloth covering it has been partially torn off," an officer wrote.

Delhi: Statue of Swami Vivekananda at centre of row covered for a year

November 16, 2019 2:05 am

In January 2018, the then JNU Students' Union president N Sai Balaji filed an RTI, seeking details on the total cost of constructing the statue and the source of funding. The varsity reportedly responded that “no JNU funds are being used”.

Swami Vivekananda Death Anniversary: Lesser-known facts about the spiritual leader

July 04, 2019 3:27 pm

It is believed that Swami Vivekananda had prophesised that he would not live for more than 40 years.

Swami Vivekananda Death Anniversary: Inspirational Quotes, Famous Thoughts of Swami Vivekananda

July 04, 2019 12:15 pm

Swami Vivekananda Quotes: Through his speeches and lectures, Swami Vivekananda spoke about intolerance, religion and the need to end all forms of fanaticism.

Swami Vivekananda death anniversary 2019: Five books on the monk to pick for kids

July 04, 2019 9:38 am

Swami Vivekananda: On the occasion of Vivekananda's death anniversary, talk to your kids about the monk and his teachings.

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2020: Inspirational quotes by Swami Vivekananda

January 12, 2020 12:30 pm

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2020 Quotes: On the occasion of Swami Vivekananda's 156th birth anniversary, let's take a look at some his inspirational quotes that might change the way you look at life.

SWAMI VIVEKANANDA VIDEOS

Education should be used as tool for character building: Rajnath Singh

January 22, 2016 12:06 pm

Lucknow, Jan 22 (ANI): Addressing a convocation ceremony of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University in Lucknow on Friday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the purpose of education is not only to gain knowledge, but also to culturally groom oneself. He asserted that students should learn from Swami Vivekananda, who said that “character makes a man”.

A Hindu and Muslim kite-maker work together in the state of Gujarat spreading harmony

January 21, 2016 11:48 am

Gujarat, Jan 21 (ANI): Time and again, people in India have proved their unity through innumerable examples of friendship and acts of harmony. An example of this can be seen in India's western city of Ahmadabad where two kite-makers have been working towards spreading communal harmony through messages scripted on their kites. They make kites with messages of harmony written over them. Radheshyam Gupta read out a short poem printed on one of the kites that speaks about the unity that exists between the people of different communities in India.Radheshyam and Iqbal on their kites write about the growing influence of social media and even try to create awareness about pressing issues such as the ‘Save the girl child, educate the girl child’ initiative of the government, ill effects of consumption of tobacco and more. Their collection also comprises kites with speeches by India's iconic freedom leader Mahatma Gandhi, philosopher-thinker Swami Vivekananda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and social activist Anna Hazare. The two men do not believe in discrimination on the basis of religion, and wish to spread the message of oneness among the people through their friendship and work.

PM to address youth on Swami Vivekananda's birth anniversary

January 12, 2016 5:32 am

New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended wishes to 'venerable' Swami Vivekananda on his birth anniversary. "I salute the venerable Swami Vivekananda on his birth anniversary," said Prime Minister Modi on Twitter. He also said that he will address the National Youth Festival in Chhattisgarh via video conference today.

PM to address youth on Swami Vivekananda's birth anniversary

January 12, 2016 5:32 am

New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended wishes to 'venerable' Swami Vivekananda on his birth anniversary. "I salute the venerable Swami Vivekananda on his birth anniversary," said Prime Minister Modi on Twitter. He also said that he will address the National Youth Festival in Chhattisgarh via video conference today.