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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

Listen to another Narendra

May 13, 2022 8:40 am

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury writes: BJP must remember Vivekananda's words on fanaticism. No country has become an economic powerhouse with its society divided, and a section of its population made to feel small

Hindutva and Fascism: Attempt to put them in the same bracket is intended to insult the civilisational wisdom of our nation

May 12, 2022 4:44 pm

The University Grants Commission has rightly initiated action against the setting of a question paper in a private university that targets the faith of the majority community.

Mumbai installation to mark Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniv

April 18, 2022 1:33 pm

Every year on the anniversary of Swami Vivekananda the place is cleaned, and they have some events at the spot.

What's the writing on the wall at the Rashtrapati Bhavan?

April 02, 2022 11:14 pm

The state corridor showcases the cultural wonder of India through murals that decorate its wall and ceiling, honouring deeper spiritual truths from our holy books

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti: Date, history, significance and quotes

January 12, 2022 9:49 am

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti Quotes: He was one of India’s leading thinkers who rediscovered Indian philosophy through ancient Hindu scriptures, under the mentorship of mystic and yogi Ramakrishna Paramahansa.

Happy with my hinduism

November 22, 2021 7:10 am

P Chidambaram writes: Hinduism does not have One Church, One Pope, One Prophet, One Holy Book or One Ritual. There are many of each, and a Hindu is free to choose among the many or reject all.

Vivekananda advocated secularism, religion for common good, says CJI N V Ramana

September 13, 2021 12:07 pm

Addressing an event to mark the 22nd Foundation Day Celebration of Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellence, Hyderabad, CJI NV Ramana said Swami Vivekananda’s teachings have great relevance for all times to come.

Vivekananda’s iconic Chicago speech beautifully demonstrated Indian culture: PM Modi

September 11, 2021 11:17 am

On 11th September 1893, Swami Vivekananda delivered his first speech in the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago. He is remembered for introducing philosophies such as Vedanta and Yoga to the West.

Swami Vivekananda death anniversary: Remembering his inspiring ideas, motivational quotes, and thoughts

July 04, 2021 8:40 pm

Swami Vivekananda quotes: Swami Vivekananda was born as Narendra Nath Datta in Calcutta in British-India, on January 12, 1863. From a very early age, he took a liking towards religion, spirituality and monk-hood 

Swami Vivekananda statue greets FTII visitors in reception area

March 11, 2021 11:57 pm

The installation ceremony was led by Swami Shrikantanandji, head of Ramakrishna Math, Pune. Kainthola, Professor Sandeep Shahare, Dean (TV) and Sayyid Rabeehashmi, Registrar, were among the staff and faculty members present at the event.

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.

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