Swami Vivekananda

Born: 12 January 1863 Calcutta (now Kolkata)

Died: 4 July 1902 (aged 39) Belur Math, Bengal Presidency,British Raj (now in Belur, West Bengal)

Biography: Born Narendranath Dutta,  was an Indian Hindu monk and chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna. He 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. 

The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.

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