National Youth Day 2022 : 

Swami Vivekananda Birth Anniversary

India celebrates National Youth Day to honour the life and teachings of one of the greatest philosophers, Swami Vivekananda.

Let us know more about the great philosopher " Swami Vivekananda"

1. Born as Narendranath

On January 12, 1863, he was born as Narendranath Datta in an aristocratic family of North Calcutta. He is seen as a major force behind the revival of Hinduism in India

6. Death while meditating

2. Pioneer of Vedanta Philosophy

Chief disciple of the 19th-century mystic Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Vivekananda introduced the world to the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga

3. Founder of Ramkrishna Math

Vivekananda, who founded the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission, is also credited with instilling a sense of nationalism in people in a colonial India

4. His treatises on Hindu philosophy

Vivekananda wrote four classics - Jnana-Yoga, Bhakti-Yoga, Karma-Yoga, and Raja-Yoga - which are his treatises on Hindu philosophy and the teachings of Vedanta

5. His famous speech in Chicago

Vivekananda is best known for his famous 1893 speech where he introduced Hinduism to the Western world in Chicago.

6. Death while meditating

Vivekananda died on July 4, 1902. He was meditating at Belur math when a ruptured blood vessel in his brain led to his death. Followers consider it as brahmarandhra

6. Death while meditating

“I am proud to belong to a nation which has sheltered the persecuted and the refugees of all religions and all nations of the earth.”

Excerpt from his Chicago speech :