Explained:Swami Vivekananda

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News:Recently,January 12 has been celebrated as the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

Facts:

About Swami Vivekananda:

  • Swami Vivekananda was born as Narendra Nath Datta in 1863.He was a monk and chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramhansa.

The Chicago address:

  • Swami Vivekananda is especially remembered around the world for his speech at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago in 1893. 
  • The speech covered topics including universal acceptance, tolerance and religion and got him a standing ovation.
  • He introduced Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world.
  • He is also credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the world stage during the late 19th century.

Ramakrishna Mission:

  • Swami Vivekananda established Ramakrishna Mission in 1987 named after his Guru Swami Ramakrishna Paramhansa.
  • The mission is headquartered at Belur near Kolkata.The mission has been doing extensive educational and philanthropic work in India.