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Indian Hindu monk and philosopher

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Swami Vivekananda: Indian Hindu monk and philosopher
Swami Vivekananda, born Narendranath Datta, was an Indian Hindu monk, a chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna. He was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world and is credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the late 19th century. He was a major force in the revival of Hinduism in India, and contributed to the concept of nationalism in colonial India. Vivekananda founded the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission. He is perhaps best known for his speech which began with the words - "Sisters and brothers of America ...," in which he introduced Hinduism at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago in 1893.

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JNU administration files police complaint in Swami Vivekananda statue vandalism incident

Dr Buddha Singh, the chairperson of JNU's Swami Vivekananda Statue Installation Committee, filed the complaint at the police station.
DNA - Published

Swami Vivekananda statue vandalised at JNU

Swami Vivekananda statue vandalised.
DNA - Published

PM Modi invokes Tamil philosopher Pungundranar, Vivekananda in UNGA address

Seeking collective efforts to address serious global challenges, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UNGA speech on Friday invoked famous Tamil philosopher Kaniyan Pungundranar's quotes as well as..
IndiaTimes - Published

Smriti Irani visits Amethi, meets Army chief

Union minister Smriti Irani on Thursday unveiled a statue of Swami Vivekananda at the premises of Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi district. The union minister..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Terrorism global threat, flourishing in Pak'-PM Modi recalls 9/11 attack in US, Swami Vivekananda's historic speech

PM Modi said that India has taken a bold step against terrorism in past and will continue to do so in future.
DNA - Published

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury apologises for calling PM Modi 'naali' over his comparison with Swami Vivekananda

"It is a misunderstanding. I didn't say 'naali'. If Prime Minister Modi is upset with it, then I'm sorry. I had no intention to hurt him. If the Prime Minister is hurt I will personally apologise to..
DNA - Published

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