Sunday, January 11, 2015

152nd Birthday of Swami Vivekananda

152nd Birthday of Swami Vivekananda

12 January 1863, Narendra Bath Datta born in a Bengali Kayastha family. Bhuvaneshvari Devi and Viswanath were his parents. His grandfather became a monk at 25 Y.

He was in search of God became a disciple of Swami Ram Krishna Parama Hansa and became Swami Vivekananda. He attained "Nirvikalpa Samadhi" in 1885 when Swami Ram Krishna Param Hansa transferred his spiritual energy in him.

1893 was an unique year for India. In April 1893, Mohandas Gandhi went as a civil barrister to South Africa to mediate a civil case of Abdullah cousins. And in September 1893, Swami Vevekananda went to Chicago (US) as a Saint pleaded so well that Hinduism was considered as the mother of all religions.

The seeds of freedom of thoughts and freedom of expressions sown by Swami Vivekananda and Mohandas Gandhi respectively on foreign lands become the light houses for many.

He lived a short but powerful life of 39 years. His thoughts are living for more than a century. His Ram Krishna Mission along with educational activities, is spreading the spiritual teachings of Swami Ram Krishna to masses for more than a century. Swami Vivekananda will be remembered for giving pride to our mother land India and for building self confidence in millions of Indian youths. His famous quote still moves many who are in puzzle or depression.

"Arise! Awake! and stop not until the goal is reached".

12 January 2015


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