Tag: Swami Vivekananda

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  • Amit Shah visits Swami Vivekananda’s Kolkata house

    Amit Shah visits Swami Vivekananda’s Kolkata house

    BJP President Amit Shah on Monday  visited the ancestral house of Swami Vivekananda here and paid floral tributes. Shah was accompanied by BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, union ministers Babul Supriyo and SS Ahluwalia besides state BJP president Dilip Ghosh among others. During the day, the BJP president will hold meetings with party leaders here. …

    September 11, 2017
  • If you litter, don’t say Vande Mataram: Modi

    If you litter, don’t say Vande Mataram: Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said people who litter and throw garbage on the streets and roads have no right to chant Vande Mataram. Addressing students on the theme of ‘Young India, New India’ on the day that Swami Vivekananda delivered his historic address in Chicago in 1893, Modi asked whether the people of …

    September 11, 2017
  • Vivekananda wanted Hindu reformation first

    Vivekananda wanted Hindu reformation first

    Title: The Modern Monk: What Vivekananda Means to Us Today Author: Hindol Sengupta Publisher: Penguin Books Pages: 207  Price: Rs 399 It is not easy to write appealingly on someone who has been a subject of endless books. Yet, Hindol Sengupta manages to weave a powerful profile of Swami Vivekananda, one which neatly blends the …

    July 31, 2017
  • The Bengal Renaissance

    The Bengal Renaissance

    For over 500 years, the city of London has provided food for thought to Bengali intelligentsia back in Calcutta, now Kolkata. Throughout the duration of East India Company rule in India, there were calls for greater power for Indians in their own land starting from greater autonomy, social justice and finally outright independence. This brought …

    May 27, 2017
  • Solace for the suffering

    Solace for the suffering

    The birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, on 12 May 1820 is celebrated as the International Nurses’ Day. Another prominent figure who followed her path was the Scots-Irish Margaret Elizabeth Noble or Sister Nivedita, who catered to the sick in India, driven only by her moral instincts and courage, without any governmental …

    May 10, 2017
  • Healing touch

    Healing touch

    The meaning of word mother is virtually endless. Motherhood, an essence is experienced by women who inhabit or perform the role of bearing some relation to the child either biologically or non-biologically. The joy of bringing up a kid with care and affection cannot be fathomed. It surpasses every other forms of happiness. An affection …

    May 10, 2017
  • Laced with reverence for the divine

    Laced with reverence for the divine

    The unbroken chain of offering melodic tributes to Swami Vivekananda on his birthday has been deferentially continued by Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture for the last three decades. This year, the Institute organised a day-long Swami Vivekananda Music Festival at Vivekananda Hall with the same veneration and with almost the same features; but with some …

    February 3, 2017
  • Awakening India

    Awakening India

    To commemorate the 155th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda and celebrate National Youth Day, the Capital's Ramakrishna Mission organised a series of cultural programmes at Vivekananda Auditorium last week. The event was attended by about 650 students from various schools of Delhi. In his welcome address, Swami Shantatmananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission, briefly explained the relevance …

    February 3, 2017
  • A ministering angel

    A ministering angel

    Irish by birth and Indian by adoption, the life of Sister Nivedita (1867-1911), the illustrious disciple of Swami Vivekananda, is an epic of sacrifice, dedication and selfless service. She dedicated herself totally for the service of the people of India, specially of Bengal, and stood by their side in their hour of sorrow and distress. …

    February 2, 2017
  • An abiding message

    An abiding message

    Sisters and brothers of America’. These were the opening words of Swami Vivekananda as he addressed the opening session of the Parliament of Religions in Chicago. His speech was greeted with almost deafening applause from the 7000-strong audience. He thanked Parliament as the “Mother of a Religion” which has taught the world both tolerance and …

    January 27, 2017
  • Reviving Kolkata’s bygone

    Reviving Kolkata’s bygone

    The New Year celebration on the 1st January was transformed into Kalpataru Utsav by Ramakrishna Paramhansadev. To channelise the unbridled merry-making on the eve of a new beginning, the day would start with heart-warming rituals related to spiritual fulfillments that lead to unalloyed bliss. His foremost disciples Swami Vivekananda and Swami Abhedananda popularised the trend …

    January 20, 2017
  • Nation remembers Vivekananda on 154th birth anniversary

    Nation remembers Vivekananda on 154th birth anniversary

    From politicians to sports stars, celebrities to the common folks, the nation came together on Thursday to pay homage to Swami Vivekananda on his 154th birth anniversary also celebrated as ‘National Youth Day’. Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered the youth icon’s teachings that have shaped the future of many generations. “We offer salutations to the …

    January 12, 2017
  • Nation remembers Vivekananda on 154th birth anniversary

    Nation remembers Vivekananda on 154th birth anniversary

    From politicians to sports stars, celebrities to the common folks, the nation came together on Thursday to pay homage to Swami Vivekananda on his 154th birth anniversary also celebrated as ‘National Youth Day’. Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered the youth icon’s teachings that have shaped the future of many generations. “We offer salutations to the …

    January 12, 2017
  • Vivekananda’s influence on Bose

    Vivekananda’s influence on Bose

    The thought and action of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was highly influenced by Swami Vivekananda’s ideals. Netaji described Vivekananda as the maker of modern India”. Swamiji had a most practical approach in showing the path towards solving humanitarian crises in modern society. Netaji was influenced by Swamiji’s philosophical ideas about reconstructing the nation. He was …

    December 8, 2016
  • Who needs the Buddha?

    Who needs the Buddha?

    They know where they would be liked, loved, treasured and above all read. 

    November 26, 2016
  • Who needs the Buddha?

    Who needs the Buddha?

    They know where they would be liked, loved, treasured and above all read. 

    November 26, 2016
  • Sister Nivedita

    Sister Nivedita

     Sister Nivedita remains one of the most influential female figures of India. 

    November 13, 2016