Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda was the patriotic saint and an esteemed personality of India and this
great man was born on 12 th January, 1863 in Kolkata (Calcutta) and his immeasurable
contribution in society makes his birthday a signified day, the national youth day of India
since 1985. However, this great man was the follower of Vedanta philosophy of Hinduism
and he represented India at the Parliament of the World's Religions held in Chicago in
September, 1893. His speech inspired the India’s youth as well as left an indelible mark on
the other parts of the world. This incident made him famous as the ‘orator by divine right’ and
it was the beginning and consequently, he spent almost three and half years and spread
Vedanta in USA and London.
Swami Vivekananda, the ‘Messenger of Indian wisdom to the Western world’ spent a
noticeable time to raise religious consciousness among the common people and make them
acquainted about their cultural heritage. He explained the common things in Hinduism and
tried to represent the unification that strengthens the youth. By using the principles of
Vedanta, he wanted to draw the attention of the educated people of the society to uplift the
downtrodden masses. Moreover, he always believed in promoting peace and human
brotherhood which is concerned to Vedantic oneness.
However, Swami Vivakananda Jayanti or National Youth Day is a time to give homage to
this great man to spread the ideas of Hinduism and inspire the youth to attain a better life.
His golden rules not only guide the youth, but also show them the right ways to live an
accomplished life. His quotes influence us in each step of life and allow us to understand the
essence of real life.
3 Golden rules of Swami Vivekananda-

  • Who is Helping You, Don’t Forget them.
  • Who is Loving you, Don’t Hate them.
  • Who is Believing you, Don’t Cheat them.

Swami Vivakananda Jayanti or National Youth Day is noticeably celebrated throughout
India, especially in the Belur Math, Ramkrishna Math and Ramkrishna Mission as he
founded these three places to depict the pattern of monastic life that combines the ancient
aspects with modern life. Moreover, he focused on the personal illumination, along with
social service and an open to all platform without any discrimination of caste, creed and

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