Swami Vivekananda was born NarendraNathDatta to VishwanathDatta and Bhuvaneshwari Devi, in Kolkata on 12th January, 1863.
Swami Vivekananda 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.
By the time he passed away at the Belur Mutt, on July 4, 1902, he had launched a revolution that still resonates around the world today.
As a vehicle for his Guru’s message, he has been an inspiration for youth around the world for over a century.