Swami Vivekananda (1863–1902) was a Saint, and the main disciple of Sri Ramakrishna. He has introduced our Hindu Philosophies to the Western country people and also conducted spiritual lectures in foreign countries. Lot of foreign people were admired and praised for his good speech. He was the one who used the words “BROTHERS AND SISTERS” before beginning his speech. Lot of people were got attracted through his holistic and simplistic approach. His birth name was Narendranath.
Vivekananda founded the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission. He was born into an orthodox Bengali family of Kolkata, and he was moved towards spirituality from his younger age itself. He was properly guided by his guru, Ramakrishna, and he learnt the divine teachings from him. He has rendered lot of social welfare activities and spiritual services. After Ramakrishna’s death, Vivekananda travelled throughout India, and spread the importance of Hinduism.
He was a great devotee of Lord Shiva, and performed severe penance on Kanyakumari Amman in Kanyakumari District in a rock for several days and got the divine darshan of Mata Kanyakumari. The rock which he sat and performed penance, is now famously known as the “VIVEKANANDA ROCK”, and it attracts large number of tourists.
He mainly targeted the youngsters and gave various teachings for their welfare. His lectures are very famous and mainly the lecture which he delivered in Chicago was attracted by several thousands of foreigners and they have recorded his discourse in audio form. He asks the people to act busily in their lives, and to remove the laziness in their minds, and asks us to maintain good health and to gain more mental energy, courage and wisdom by doing meditation and by worshipping the god and serving to the spiritual guru.
Let us worship the great saint and be blessed.
“OM SRI SWAMI VIVEKANANDARE NAMAHA”