Facts about Swami Vivekananda you probably don’t know
Swami Vivekananda's birthday or National Youth Day is around the corner and it is time to remember him.
Among all young generation monks in the world, the name of Swami Vivekananda flashes bright and clear. He was one of the most influential monks of all times. One of the amazing gifts that he has given us is that he believed in us.
Swami Vivekananda should always be remembered for his inspiration to the mankind. Swami, without a doubt, is the greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration.
Vivekananda spread the words of humanity and brotherhood among all men and women and called for global integrity through spiritual upliftment.
National Youth Day is celebrated on 12 January every year on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda.
On his 155th birth anniversary, we remember some inspiring things on Swami Vivekananda:
- Swami Vivekananda's pre-monastic name was Narendra Nath Datta. He was born with a temperament of yogis and used to meditate at a very early age.
- He was born in a financially well-off family. His father, Vishwanath Datta was an attorney who excelled in his career. His mother's name was Bhuvaneshwari Devi.
- When it came to academics, Narendra Nath Datta wasn't great at scoring marks. He took three university examinations - the entrance examination, the First Arts Standard (FA, which later became Intermediate Arts or IA) and the Bachelor of Arts (BA). His scores in the English language were 47 per cent at the entrance level, 46 per cent in FA and 56 per cent in BA.