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Swami Vivekananda Jayanti

Sw Vivekananda at the Gateway of India, Mumbai

Sw Vivekananda at the Gateway of India, Mumbai

For Swami Vivekananda’s 151st birthday, wanted to share these pics of the Statue of Sw Vivekananda at the Gateway of India in Colaba. And here is his speech at the World Parliament of Religion in Chicago in 1893.

Many decades ago I picked up a little booklet of this speech at a train station near Trivandrum. As I read that speech, I had goosebumps and a realization dawned on me – this is my dharma! The fire roars till this day. Dare you to read and understand it! Uttistati!

Here’s another statue of Swami Vivekananda at the Hindu Temple in Chicago.

Comments

  1. He’s someone I admire a lot, and I think my brand of Hinduism is shaped by his teachings to a large extent.
    Arun, I want to share the link to an article of mine that was published on the net a couple of days ago. I think you’ll know what I’m trying to focus on when you read it. If you think it’s useful, please share it with like-minded people.

    social.yourstory.com/2014/02/spreading-like-jasmine/

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