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Death Anniversary Of Swami Vivekananda

Death Anniversary Of Swami Vivekananda:

Every year, 4th July is observed as the death anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

  • He is considered as the father of modern Indian nationalism and is also credited with raising interfaith awareness and bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion in the late 19th century.
  • Vivekananda was born as Narendranath Datta on 12th January 1863 in Calcutta.
  • In 1893, upon the request of Maharaja Ajit Singh of the Khetri State, he took the name ‘Vivekananda.’
  • He is credited for introducing yoga and Vedanta to the West.
  • He died at Belur Math (1902) in West Bengal. It is the headquarters of Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission.
  • National Youth Day is held every year on 12th January to observe the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.