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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

Vivekananda Statue — inspiration, not occupation

January 17, 2021 5:58 pm

He stands tall in the scholastic milieu of JNU and gives the message to the world that India is above any ideology.

Swami Vivekananda showed glory of Hinduism to the world: Doval at JNU

January 13, 2021 4:48 am

He was addressing the first Swami Vivekananda Memorial Lecture at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi to commemorate his 158th birth anniversary.

Swami Vivekananda’s thought is as relevant to India's future as it was in its past

January 13, 2021 8:52 am

Swami Vivekananda combined thinking of different religions, communities and traditions. His thoughts inspire liberation from inertia.

158th birth anniversary: TMC & BJP claim Vivekananda’s legacy, flock to ancestral home

January 13, 2021 4:01 am

Paying tributes to Vivekananda, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, “His message of peace and universal brotherhood is of utmost relevance today and inspires all of us to strive hard in safeguarding these ideals in our beloved nation." TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee also visited the ancestral house of Swamiji.

Abhishek Banerjee: Bengal has no place for hate politics imported from Gujarat

January 13, 2021 6:00 am

“West Bengal, which is the birthplace of Swami Vivekananda, has no place for hate politics imported from Gujarat. The people of Bengal and the land of Vivekananda, which is his birthplace, will reject the hate politics practised by the saffron party," said TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee.

National Youth Day: Courses about Swami Vivekananda on offer

January 12, 2021 12:15 pm

While the varsities are asked to hold online lectures, webinars on teachings of Swami Vivekananda, there are certain courses on Vivekananda or his philosophy that are on offer round the year. If you wish to know more about the 'youth icon', here are some courses across varsities on him -

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti: Celebrate the spiritual leader's birth anniversary with these inspirational quotes

January 12, 2021 11:40 am

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti Quotes: On the occasion of Swami Vivekananda's 157th birth anniversary, let's take a look at some his inspirational quotes

Choice before JNU is not between Nehru and Vivekananda, but between a plurality of thought and the psychology of revenge

January 06, 2021 8:53 am

The university should be an ideal place to encourage students and teachers to engage with this plurality of visions, and even live with philosophic ambivalence.

JNU needs Swami Vivekananda's spirit, teachings to help it scale new heights

November 30, 2020 9:03 am

Even when showered with global praise and a legion of renowned followers, Swami Vivekananda loved his tattered orange cloth. He taught us kingly values. These will permeate JNU now and make it grand.

New Vivekananda statue at JNU demands obedience and piety rather than engagement

November 27, 2020 8:43 am

The installation of the statue comes as its obverse, of a theatre of power heralding a new reality, presided over by the Prime Minister himself at his alliterative best (invoking “confidence, conviction, character”).

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.