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    156th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda

    Today is the birthday of the great Saint Swami Vivekananda. Today is his 156th birth anniversary. Swami Vivekananda was born in Kolkata on January 12, 1863. His name was actually Narendra Nath Datta. In 1887, he along with other disciples of Ramakrishna Paramhansa took vows of sannyasa. He renounced the worldly pleasures from that time.

    Vivekananda tried to awaken the religious consciousness among people through his lectures and talks. He spent a lot of time to uplift the downtrodden using the principles of practical Vedanta.

    Vivekananda attended a World's Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893. He talked about universal acceptance, tolerance and religion. His speech touched the people there and he received a standing ovation.
  • #656569
    He is the greatest and original youth icon of India. We celebrate National Youth Day on his birthday. Let us take a pledge to follow and implement his ideas to make the country greatest in the world.
    Beware! I question everything and everybody.

  • #656583
    Swami Vivekananda was a great scholar of his times and gave a new vedantic philosophy to the world. He was equally respected in India and abroad and his speeches were mesmerising and thought provoking for the audience.

    I thank the author for his post for giving us opportunity to remember that great person today.

    Knowledge is power.

  • #656589
    India is the home to many great philosophers and thinkers and Swami Vivekananda was one of them. His preachings were related to our culture and religion but had a practical approach rather than an orthodox one.

    He spread the real message of our scriptures in the modern societies abroad and is still remembered for his proficient speeches.

    Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.

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