Swami #Vivekananda Bengali: , Shāmi Bibekānondo; 12 January 1863 – four July 1902), born #Narendranath Datta, was an Indian Hindu monk, a chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna. He was a key determine within the introduction of the Indian philosophies of# Vedanta and #Yoga to the Western world and is credited with elevating #interfaith consciousness, bringing Hinduism to the standing of a significant world faith in the course of the late 19th century. He was a significant pressure within the revival of Hinduism in India, and contributed to the idea of nationalism in colonial India. Vivekananda based the #Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission. He’s maybe greatest identified for his speech which started, “Sisters and brothers of America …,” wherein he launched Hinduism on the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago in 1893.
Born into an aristocratic Bengali household of Calcutta, Vivekananda was inclined in the direction of spirituality. He was influenced by his Guru, Ramakrishna Deva, from whom he learnt that each one dwelling beings had been an embodiment of the divine self; due to this fact, service to God could possibly be rendered by service to mankind. After Ramakrishna’s demise, Vivekananda toured the Indian subcontinent extensively and bought first-hand data of the situations prevailing in British India. He later traveled to the US, representing India on the 1893 Parliament of the World Religions. Vivekananda performed lots of of private and non-private lectures and courses, disseminating tenets of Hindu philosophy in the US, England and Europe. In India, Vivekananda is considered a patriotic saint and his birthday is widely known there as Nationwide Youth Day.