When and where was Swami Vivekanand born? – 12 January 1863, Kolkata

When and where did Swami Vivekanand die? – July 4, 1902, Belur Math

What was Swami Vivekanand’s childhood name? – Narendranath Dutta

What was the name taken up by Swami Vivekanand in 1887 when he took the formal monastic vows? – Swami Vividhishananda

Which society was founded by Swami Vivekanand in 1894? – Vedanta Society of New York

When was Swami Vivekanand’s famous speech in Parliament of World’s Religion, Chicago? – 11 September 1893


January 12 is celebrated as the National Youth Day in honor of Swami Vivekananda, who was born on this day.

Swami Vivekananda was the man who took the Vedanta philosophy to the West and reformed Hinduism drastically.

At a very young age, Swami Vivekanand had memorized Sanskrit grammar, Ramayana, and Mahabharata.

Swami Vivekanand received his first call to attend the Parliament of World’s Religion (that was to be held in July 1893) in December 1892.

Swami Vivekanand traveled to England thrice between 1895 and 1896. He met Margaret Noble (Sister Nivedita) during this period and made her his disciple.

Swami Vivekanand found the Sri Ramakrishna and Sri Sarada Devi Math & Mission in the year 1897. He had formally consecrated the math by installing the master’s relics in its shrine. Hence, Belur Math became the headquarter of Sri Ramkrishna Mission.