Today is Swami Vivekananda’s Jayanthi (birth anniversary) as per Hindu calendar. I extend my warm wishes on this auspicious occasion and may we all get inspired by his teachings.
swami Vivekananda born on 12th January, 1863 and attained Maha samadhi on 4th July 1902. During his life, he has delivered many speeches that inspires one and all. Some information:
Born into an aristocratic Bengali family of Calcutta, Vivekananda was inclined towards spirituality. He was influenced by his guru, Ramakrishna, from whom he learnt that all living beings were an embodiment of the divine self; therefore, service to God could be rendered by service to mankind. After Ramakrishna’s death, Vivekananda toured the Indian subcontinent extensively and acquired first-hand knowledge of the conditions prevailing in British India. He later travelled to the United States, representing India at the 1893 Parliament of the World’s Religions. Vivekananda conducted hundreds of public and private lectures and classes, disseminating tenets of Hindu philosophy in the United States, England and Europe. In India, Vivekananda is regarded as a patriotic saint and his birthday is celebrated there as National Youth Day.
Swami Vivekananda Janmathithi celebrations Live from Shri. Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad
May he shower his blessings on us all.