Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda

Born: January 12, 1863

Died: July 4, 1902

Nationality: Indian

Occupation: Clergyman

Biography: Swami Vivekananda , born Narendra Nath Datta, was an Indian Hindu monk. He was a key figure in the introduction of Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the western world, and was credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion in the late 19th century.

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Source/Notes: Letter to Mary Hale. From New York: February 10, 1896. Complete Works, 5.100. - Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda

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Source/Notes: Volume 1, Addresses at The Parliament of Religions, Religion not the Crying need of India (15 May 2010) - Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda