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    10th Jul, 2020
  • Swami Vivekananda was remembered on his 118th death anniversary on 4 July.
  • His birthday is declared as National Youth Day (12th January) to honour his contributions to the country.
  • He wrote the books named Raja Yoga, Jnana Yoga, and Karma Yoga.
  • He was an ardent disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa and a major force in the revival of Hinduism in India and credited with enlightening the western world about Hinduism.
  • He is known to have introduced the Hindu philosophies of Yoga and Vedanta to the West.
  • He formed the Ramakrishna Mission in 1897 to bring noblest ideas to the doorstep of even the poorest and the meanest.
  • He preached ‘neo-Vedanta’, an interpretation of Hinduism through a Western lens, and believed in combining spirituality with material progress

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