Swami Vivekananda (January 12, 1863 - July 4, 1902) is one of the most inspiring personalities of India, who did a lot to make India a better place to live in. within a short span of time, he achieved a lot and went a long way in serving humans. He was the principal disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa. It is Swami Vivekananda who can be attributed the credit for laying the foundation for the establishment of Ramakrishna mission and math that are actively involved in carrying out philanthropic works. The national day that is celebrated on the 12th of January every year is dedicated to Swami Vivekananda, as it is on this day that this impressive personality was born. His influence led to the introduction of Vedanta philosophy in America and England. His efforts were acknowledged even by the noted Indian leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi and Subhash Chandra Bose. Subhash Chandra Bose called him "the maker of modern India". According to Gandhiji, it was the influence of Swami Vivekananda that his love for his country increased thousand fold. He deserves a major credit for giving the nation a modern vision. His influence led to the introduction of Vedanta philosophy in America and England. About his Life
Before turning into a monastic, Vivekananda was called by the name Narendranath Dutta. He was born as the son of Viswanath Dutta & Bhuvaneswari Devi on the January 12, 1863 in Shimla Pally, Kolkata, West Bengal. This precocious child started meditating at a very early age. Even as a child, he was an all rounder. He was outstanding at studies, games and other extra curricular activities. In the year 1879, he joined the Presidency College for pursuing higher studies. After one year, he learnt philosophy from the Scottish Church College, Calcutta. It was in this college that he got to know about Sri Ramakrishna of Dakshineswar. Ramakrishna Mission
The Rama Krishna mission was founded by Swami Vivekananda, the chief disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa on the...
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