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."

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Swami Vivekananda Jayanti: Five quotes from his Chicago speech on religion

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2019: Here are some quotes from the speech that parents can share with their children.

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2019: Inspirational quotes by Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2019 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.

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Of Lions And Dogs

If the RSS chief had cared to read the speeches of Vivekananda, he would have found that the swami had used the word lion in the context of the awakening of consciousness among all human beings.

We have to build a new India by following Swami Vivekanada: PM Modi

In his speech, PM Modi said that the solution to problems in the world lies in the path that Swamiji showed - tolerance and acceptance.

Swami Vivekananda death anniversary: Here are his 10 inspiring quotes on religion

Swami Vivekananda was an iconic and inspirational figure for many and his influence on youth continues to be strong. On his 116th death anniversary, we bring ten inspiring quotes of Swami Vivekananda.

The radical monk

Vivekananda needs to be understood more meaningfully. His engaged religiosity can help create a spiritually enriched, egalitarian society

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Special train to mark Swami Vivekananda's return day on February 19

To commemorate the occasion, Eastern Railway will run one Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) special train from Budge Budge to Sealdah (South) station on February 19, an ER spokesman said. 

National Youth Day: Why the world needs Swami Vivekananda now

Swami Vivekananda's famous speech at the first Parliament of World's Religions is full of deep insight and wisdom, presented with irrefutable logic.

Who was Swami Vivekananda

Through his speeches and lectures, Swami Vivekananda tried to rouse the religious consciousness among people and also tried to uplift the downtrodden using the principles of Practical Vedanata.

In current atmosphere of hate, Swami Vivekananda's message should be Magna Carta: Sonia Gandhi

Recalling what Vivekananda spoke about universal acceptance, Sonia Gandhi said, "Today, more than ever; we are engulfed with the same challenges of prejudices which Swamiji spoke about."

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

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

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.

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PM to address youth on Swami Vivekananda's birth anniversary

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

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.

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