1. Swami Vivekananda was born in a Kayastha family in Calcutta. At the age of just 25, Narendra Nath Dutt left home and became an ordinary monk and only after retiring he was named Swami Vivekananda.
2. Vivekananda’s father’s name was Vishwanath Dutt, who was a lawyer in the Calcutta High Court. While his mother Bhuvaneshwari Devi was a woman of religious views. Vivekananda was more inclined towards spirituality as his mother since childhood.
Read also- Swami Vivekananda Jayanti: Know when is Swami Vivekananda Jayanti3. In the year 1871, at the age of eight, Narendra Nath went to school and later in the year 1879 he secured the first position in the entrance examination of the Presidency College. Which proves that he was also very good in education.
4. Ramakrishna Paramahamsa was considered by Swami Vivekananda as his Guru. He met Ramakrishna Paramahamsa in the Kali temple of Dakshineswar in Calcutta in 1881 and from there, Vivekananda was so impressed with the ideology of Paramahamsa that he accepted him as his guru.
5. The meeting of Vivekananda and Ramakrishna Paramahamsa was no ordinary one. Because Vivekananda ji asked him the same question that he often asked others, ‘Have you seen God?’ To which, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa said that ‘Yes I have seen, I am seeing God as clearly as I can see you. The only difference is that I can feel them more deeply than you. These words of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa left a deep impression on the life of Vivekananda.
6. When Swami Vivekananda started his speech with ‘America’s brothers and sisters’ at the Parliament of Religions in America on September 11, 1893, there was applause at the Art Institute of Chicago for a full two minutes. This incident has been recorded forever in history.
7. Ramakrishna Mission in Calcutta on 1 May 1897 by Swami Vivekananda, while on December 9, 1898, Ramakrishna Math was established in Belur on the banks of the Ganges River.
8. National Youth Day celebrations are celebrated every year in India on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. Which was started in 1985.
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9. Swami Vivekananda suffered from asthma and sugar disease at a young age and once predicted his own death, he said, ‘These diseases will not let me cross even 40 years’. Significantly, his prediction about his death proved to be true and he gave up his life at the age of 39 while taking Mahasamadhi at Ramakrishna Math in Belur on 4 July 1902.
10. Swami Vivekananda was cremated on the banks of the Ganges in Belur by his followers after taking the Mahasamadhi. This was the same Ganges coast, on the other side, the last rites of his Guru Ramakrishna Paramahamsa took place. (Sincerely- AstroSage.com)