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Swami Vivekananda

Posted by
Sam (Chennai, India) on 12 January 2017 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Swami Vivekananda (1836-1902)
Swami Vivekananda was born on 12th January 1836. He was an Indian Hindu monk and the 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 is perhaps best known for his inspiring speech beginning with 'Sisters and Brothers of America' through which he introduced Hinduism at the Parliament of the World Religions at Chicago in 1893.

He was a major force in the revival of Hinduism in India and contributed to the concept of Nationalism in colonial India.

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Interesting history.

12 Jan 2017 7:37am

Devi from Chennai, India

amazing capture !!! Thank you Sam :))))))

12 Jan 2017 10:44am

Devi from Chennai, India

I came back here to say that this statue has a very realistic looking eyes..looks like marbles inlaid here !

12 Jan 2017 10:46am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb framing of the statue and very interesting to read about him and his story in the History !

12 Jan 2017 3:13pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine capture of this statue's expression. An effective image.

12 Jan 2017 4:13pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A nice shot of this statue.

12 Jan 2017 4:41pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle statue et vue et ce colier jaune fantastique

12 Jan 2017 4:47pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Excellent history behind Swami!! He looks very young for 181 years old. :-)

12 Jan 2017 7:03pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


13 Jan 2017 2:27pm