Swami Vivekanada was born on 12 January 1863 Kolkata. At that time he was given the name Narendranath Dutta. In 1897 Swami Vivekanada founded the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission (a philanthropic and spiritual organization).


Swami Vivekanada father name was Vishwanath Dutta, &  was an attorney of Calcutta High Court. His Mother name was Bhuvaneshwari Devi was pious and had practiced austerities and prayed to Vireshwar Shiva of Varanasi to give her a son.

When Swami Vivekanada was  young, he questioned the validity of superstitious customs and discrimination based on caste and he also  refused to accept anything without rational proof and pragmatic test.

In 1871 Swami Vivekanada joined the Metropolitan Institution of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. In 1879 he passed the entrance examination for Presidency College, Calcutta, entering it for a brief period and subsequently shifting to General Assembly’s Institution During the course, he studied western logic, western philosophy and history of European nations. In 1881 he passed the Fine Arts examination and in 1884 he passed the Bachelor of Arts.

There is  a turning point comes in Swami Vivekanada life when he meet Ramakrishna Paramahamsa in November 1881

Swami Vivekanada was died on July 4, 1902


Following are the Quotes of Swami Vivekanada

1. “The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.”

2. “In one word, this ideal is that you are divine.”

3. “If you think about disaster, you will get it. Brood about death and you hasten your demise. Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience.”

4. “All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.”

5. “Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.”

6. “To devote your life to the good of all and to the happiness of all is religion. Whatever you do for your own sake is not religion”

7. “As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to God.”

8.“That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.”


sources- Wikipi

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