Legendary Swami Vivekananda was born on the 12th of January 1863, Gregorian date, in Kolkata, and lived for 39 years. Swami Vivekananda was named Narendranath Dutta in childhood. Swami Vivekananda has been one of the most prominent Indian spiritual leaders, preacher, lecturer, deep meditator, Yogi, religious leader, orator, wanderer Monk for wisdom, Philosopher, an anointment of God etc.
Some of Swami Vivekananda Ji’s works included being the founder of the current day famous Ramakrishna Mission, the Ramakrishna Math, and the Belur Math. Swami Vivekananda also introduced Yoga, the Hindu philosophy etc to the West, and also founded the current day ongoing Vedanta society in New York, USA.
Swami Vivekananda Ji’s birthday, the 12th of January, is also marked as the National Youth Day in India. The National Youth Day date, the 12th of January, in the honor of Swami Vivekananda was decided and set in the year 1985.
According to the Hindu calendar, Swami Vivekananda was born on Saptami, in the Krishna Paksha phase of the moon in the month’s fortnight, in the Hindu calendar month of Paush. Paush corresponds to month period in-between the Gregorian January-February period. Krishna Paksha is waning-decreasing moon phase; this date honoring and marking the celebration of Swami Vivekananda Jayanti is corresponding to the Gregorian date 27th of January 2019.
Swami Vivekananda Ji was inspired and passionate to aspects like spirituality, meditation etc from an early age. His Guru was Sri Ramakrishna Paramhamsa.
Some of the most famous inspirational quotes by Swami Vivekananda are:
Arise, awake and do not stop until the goal is reached.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.
Doing good to others is the one great universal religion.
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