Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago Speech In 1893:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalled Swami Vivekananda’s iconic speech at Chicago in 1893. Mr Modi said, his address gave the world a glimpse of India’s culture and ethos.
- On September 11 in 1893, more than a century ago, Swami Vivekananda delivered a speech at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago and introduced the world to the human values of India.
- Swami Vivekananda is believed to have introduced the concepts and ideals of the Vedanta to the Western world.
- He became popular in the West after his famous speech at the World’s Parliament of Religions.
- He was also the chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna and the founder of the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission.
- Swami Vivekananda was considered a major force in the revival of Hinduism in India and brought it to the status of major world religion in the late 19th century.
- Swami Vivekananda’s birthday on January 12 is also observed as National Youth Day in the country.
- Vivekananda is also considered a key figure in the introduction of Vedanta and Yoga to the West and is credited with raising the profile of Hinduism to that of a world religion.
- Books written by him: ‘Raja Yoga’, ‘Jnana Yoga’, and ‘Karma Yoga’ are some of the books he wrote.