On 4 July 1902, when he was only 39 in Belur Math, West Bengal, Swami Vivekananda, a spiritual leader, died.
Swami Vivekananda was born in an affluent family in Kolkate on January 12, 1863, as Dhyana Sidha, a meditation specialist, by his guru Ramakrishna Paramhamsa.
He dedicated his life to the service of the nation and mankind and stressed the power of meditation.
He came to fame in 1893 at the World Parliament of Religions held in Chicago following the idea of meditation in childhood. His speech popularised India’s culture and heritage.
With his incredible understanding and colourful personality of Indian and Western culture, He made an irresistible appeal to all kinds of Americans who came into contact with him during the global dialogue on various types of faith in the United States.
He established the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission. Swami Vivekananda struggled with a number of health issues throughout his brief life.
Today, on the anniversary of his death, several leaders and politicians paid tribute to and praised his contributions.
Home Minister Amit Shah stated, “Swami Vivekananda is synonymous with Indianness, infinite knowledge, and positive energy.” He paved the way for humanity’s advancement and well-being.
His teachings, inspiring thoughts, and efforts aided in the development of the nation. He brought the world into resonance with India’s philosophy and culture.
I’m bowing at a great man’s feet. “Today, in 1902, Swami Vivekananda achieved Mahasamadhi,” tweeted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, adding how He has taught us about “individual freedom, social equality and fairness.”
Tributes to Swami Vivekananda have been paid by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari as “the inspiration of young people” Swami Vivekananda remembered Shripad Y Naik, the Minister of State of the AYUSH Union, by sharing one of his quotes, that he “Lift up, wake up and stop until the objective is met.”
Swami Vivekananda was described as “one of India’s most celebrated spiritual leaders” by Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Sadananda Gowda.
He went on to say that Vivekananda was a prolific thinker and ardent patriot who worked tirelessly to improve society.