Mamata & other dignitaries pays homage to Swami Vivekananda on his death anniversary

Mamata & other dignitaries pays homage to Swami Vivekananda on his death anniversary


Mamata & other dignitaries pays homage to Swami Vivekananda on his death anniversary


Kolkata:  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and other dignitaries today paid homage to the illustrious monk Swami Vivekananda on his death anniversary. “Solemn remembrance on the Mahasamadhi of Swami Vivekananda,” Ms Banerjee tweeted. Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu in his tweet said, “Pay my tributes to Swami Vivekananda on his Punyatithi. His thoughts and vision will continue to inspire generations.” BJP national president Amit Shah in his tweet said, "Remembering legendary Swami Vivekananda on his Nirvan Diwas. He was an spiritual genius, a youth icon and an endless source of inspiration.” Union Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines Piyush Goyal in his tributes said, “On his death anniversary, let's remember Swami Vivekananda, a guiding light who introduced India's culture & spirituality to the world.” Indian National Congress in a tweet said, “We remember the great Social Reformer, Swami Vivekananda on his Death Anniversary.” On this day in 1902 Swami Vivekananda attained “Mahasamadhi Narendranath Dutta, popularly known as Swami Vivekananda, is credited to have introduced the philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the West in the 19th century. He is perhaps best known for his inspiring speech beginning with “Sisters and Brothers of America,” through which he introduced Hinduism at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago in 1893. Born into an aristocratic Bengali Kayastha family of Calcutta, Swami Vivekananda showed an inclination towards spirituality and God realisation. His guru, Ramakrishna, taught him Advaita Vedanta (non-dualism); that all religions are true and that service to man was the most effective worship of God. After the death of his guru, Vivekananda became a wandering monk, extensively touring the Indian subcontinent and acquiring first-hand knowledge of conditions in India. He later traveled to the United States and represented India as a delegate in the 1893 Parliament of World Religions. He conducted hundreds of public and private lectures and classes, disseminating tenets of Hindu philosophy in America, England and Europe. He established the Vedanta societies in America and England. In America Vivekananda became India’s spiritual ambassador. His mission there was the interpretation of India’s spiritual culture and heritage. He also tried to enrich the religious consciousness of Americans through the teachings of the Vedanta philosophy. In India Vivekananda is regarded as a patriotic saint of modern India and his birthday is celebrated as National Youth Day.

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