Important Information Related to The Life of Swami Vivekananda

Important Information Related to The Life of Swami Vivekananda
Important Information Related to The Life of Swami Vivekananda

Important Information Related to The Life of Swami Vivekananda

“Arise, awake and stop not before achieving your goal.” This sentence of Swami Vivekananda still inspires the youth. He is considered a revolutionary thinker of modern India. Swami Vivekananda was born on 12 January 1863 in Kolkata, in childhood he was named Narendra. His father’s name was Vishwanath Dutt and mother’s name was Bhuvaneshwari Devi. Vishwanath Dutt was a well-known lawyer of the Calcutta High Court of his time, he was also proficient in English and Persian.

Mother Bhuvaneshwari Devi was a religious and intelligent woman, she had special knowledge of religious texts like Mahabharata and Ramayana and she also had good knowledge of English. In such a situation, it was natural that while the child Narendra got the initial knowledge of Western English language at home, he got an opportunity to understand Hindu religion and culture closely from his mother.

Spirituality had such a profound effect on the child Narendra, under the umbrella of his mother, that he used to merge in meditation at home. It is said that one day he was so much lost in meditation at home, that his attention was broken when the members of the house broke the door of the room and shook him. Later on, this child spread meditation, spirituality, nationalism, Hindu religion and culture in the whole world and became famous all over the world in the name of Swami Vivekananda.


In 1871, Swami Vivekananda got admission at the age of eight in the Metropolitan Institute of Ishwar Chand Vidyasagar. In 1877 his family moved to Raipur, in 1879 his family came back to Calcutta. He was the only student to get first class marks in the Presidency College entrance examination. In 1881 he obtained the degree of Fine Arts and in 1884 the degree of Arts. He was an avid reader of many subjects like philosophy, religion, history and social science. Swamiji had a keen interest in Vedas, Upanishads, Ramayana, Gita and many Puranas and Hindu scriptures.

Contribution of Vivekananda

Swamiji was not only a saint but also a great patriot, speaker, thinker, writer and human lover. Swamiji believed that India is the land of holy religion and philosophy, because great Mahatmas and sages were born on this land. This land is the land of renunciation and renunciation and he believed that on this earth the door of supreme life and liberation is open for man.

Gurudev Rabindranath ji once said, if you want to know India, then read Vivekananda, you will find everything positive in him, nothing negative.

Roma Rolla has said that it is impossible to even imagine Swamiji to be second. Wherever Swami ji has gone, he has always come first, everyone used to have a leader and mentor in him.

 “Arise, wake up and wake others up, make your human birth successful and do not stop until the goal is achieved.”

This statement of his changed the lives of many people and showed them a way to do something in life. In the last years of the nineteenth century, Vivekananda wanted to free India from violent revolution, then he traveled around India and the world by adopting the policy of “Ekla Chalo”.

How did Swami Vivekananda die?

According to the monks, on July 4, 1902, in the evening at Belur Math, he did yoga for 3 hours, while going to his room at 7 o’clock in the evening, he asked no one to disturb him and at 9.10 in the night his The news of death spread like fire in the monastery.

According to the monasteries, he took Mahasamadhi, but medical science confirms his death due to bursting of nerves during this period. Although many consider it to be a normal death as well.

Thoughts of Swami Vivekananda

According to Swami Vivekananda, a controlled mind protects us from negativity, whereas an uncontrolled mind leads us to negativity in life. He propagated the idea that self awareness is the best way to control the mind. Willpower and determination can also stop the mind from wandering. However, his teachings are full of warnings because, according to him, one should practice the same thought over and over to keep the mind under control. Mind control meditation should be done twice a day, especially in the morning and evening, as these are the quietest periods of the day. He believed that this would reduce the fluctuations in the mind. Regarding controlling the mind, Vivekananda said that it is only one concentration that separates humans from animals and that due to the difference in concentration, one human being differs from another.

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