Swami Vivekananda

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VARIETY

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Relationship, Mother, Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda: Monk who never stopped loving his mother

If his life was unconventional, its traces could be found in his childhood itself.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Swami Vivekananda

19 quotes of Swami Vivekananda every Indian must know by heart

His words offer an unending source of inspiration to move on in life.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Hinduism, Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda, the monk who transformed India

The truth about Vivekananda is that he doesn’t quite fit our ideas of either a holy man or a sanyasi.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Book Extract, Swami Vivekananda, RSS, Narendra Modi

Why Swamiji advised Modi not to become a monk

[Book extract] He had told Narendra that he was meant to do something spectacular in worldly life.

VARIETY

 |  1-minute read
Ramakrishna Mission, Hinduism, Swami Vivekananda

5 quotes by Swami Vivekananda that can change your life

Some words of wisdom from the renowned philosopher.

POLITICS

 |  Fortune Cookie  |  7-minute read
Philosophy, Hinduism, Vedanta, Swami Vivekananda

Let Swami Vivekananda be remembered as the messiah of tolerance

The political appropriators of his legacy have conveniently forgotten his core philosophy.

POLITICS

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Hinduism, Make in India, Vedas, Swami Vivekananda

India needs Swami Vivekananda now more than ever

His ideas are still relevant at a time when the country is being challenged by pseudo-secularists and religious fundamentalists.

LIFE

 |   Long-form
Swami Vivekananda, Sanatan Dharma, Mother, Hinduism

Worshipping mother as God an inherent part of Indian culture

Female life-giving principle has always been considered divine and a great mystery.

LIFE

 |   Long-form
Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Belur Math, Durga Puja, Swami Vivekananda

How Swami Vivekananda gave Durga Puja at Belur Math an idol makeover

Inspired by Sri Ramakrishna and Ma Sarada, he introduced the Kumari Puja and started worshipping the image of the Divine Mother.

LIFE

 |  4-minute read
Terrorism, Swami Vivekananda, Philosophy

Why Swami Vivekananda still matters

He taught us how to realise the universal consciousness beyond the limitations of time and space within our own minds and hearts.