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