Swami Vivekananda: Swami Vivekananda was born in Calcutta on January 12, 1863, the son of Viswanath Dutta and Bhuvaneswari Devi. His given name is Narendranath Dutta. When he became a monk, he changed his real name to ‘Swami Vivekananda’.
As a child Swami Vivekananda was very lively and mischievous. He excelled in studies and sports. From an early age, he practiced oral, musical instrument playing, and meditation.
At a young age, he raised many questions and doubts about the closed-mindedness of the society due to caste and religion discrimination. As a child, Swami Vivekananda had great respect for the saints. Who, if you ask him anything, had the mindset to give up as soon as he was asked. Whenever the beggar asks him for alms, he will give him everything he has.
Thus Swami Vivekananda may have had a sense of sacrifice and hairdressing since childhood.
Swami Vivekananda Biography: Early Life, Education, Works, Teachings and Famous Quotes
Vivekananda naturally had the ability to understand the whole concept of a book without reading it line by line. Not only his friends but also those abroad were shocked to see it tested.
Vivekananda was not only intelligent but also courageous, self-confident and argumentative. He was also very interested in exercises that kept his body and mind solid. He excelled in martial arts, sword training, and wrestling.
Once as a child he was meditating in a room with some of his friends. Missing him for a long time, the occupants of the house came looking for him and came to a room that was finally closed and knocked on the door. They knocked on the door for a long time and no one opened the door so they broke down the door and went inside.
Only Vivekananda was still meditating when all his friends around him ran out. And he did not know anything that happened there. He is immersed in meditation that deep.
Having chosen to study philosophy in college, he became skeptical of all subjects, especially spirituality, and had a vague position on matters such as worship of God and God. And after researching anything he had the habit of believing it only if it was true.
It was at that time that he had a meeting with Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, a priest in the Kali temple. Vivekananda’s friends went to meet Ramakrishna Paramahamsa for the first time to find out the whole story about him telling him that Ramakrishna Paramahamsa had seen God in person.
Have you seen God in person with Vivekananda Paramahamsa? Asked him his question. Paramahamsa replied that I have seen God more clearly than I have seen you. Vivekananda did not believe it then Vivekananda did a test and then started believing Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.
- Date of Birth: January 12, 1863
- Place of Birth: Calcutta, Bengal Presidency (Now Kolkata in West Bengal)
- Parents: Vishwanath Dutta (Father) and Bhuvaneshwari Devi (Mother)
- Education: Calcutta Metropolitan School; Presidency College, Calcutta
- Institutions: Ramakrishna Math; Ramakrishna Mission; Vedanta Society of New York
- Religious Views: Hinduism
- Philosophy: Advaita Vedanta
- Publications: Karma Yoga (1896); Raja Yoga (1896); Lectures from Colombo to Almora (1897); My Master (1901)
- Death: July 4, 1902
- Place of Death: Belur Math, Belur, Bengal
- Memorial: Belur Math, Belur, West Bengal
Final Words: Sri Aurobindo Ghosh Biography
Swami Vivekananda, who returned to India on a tour of the West, died on July 4, 1902 at the ‘Sri Ramakrishna Monastery’ established by him at Belur near Calcutta.