Vivekananda

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Vivekananda

  1. 1. Vivekananda
  2. 2. 1863Born
  3. 3. 1881 In November Vivekanandamet Sri Ramakrihna (1836-1886), his guru, for the first time
  4. 4. 1882-86 Vivekananda was closelyassociated with Sri Ramakrishna
  5. 5. 1886 Vivekananda took the vow ofsanyas with his brother disciples onChristmas Eve, sitting around a fire in the compound of Swami Premananda’s house at Antpur, in Hooghly district
  6. 6. 1887 Vivekananda foundedRamakrishna Math in May at Baranagore in Kolkota
  7. 7. 1888-89 Years of close involvement withthe Math when he and his brothermonks led a life of severe penance and meditation under crushing poverty
  8. 8. 1890-93 These were his years as the Wandering Monk. He left the Math in July 1890 and travelled across Indian. During this periodhe acquired an intimate knowledge of the life of the toiling masses.
  9. 9. 1892 Vivekananada meditated for three days in December on a rock offKanyakumari. When he came backto the mainland, he had decided totravel to the West to seek help for India’s poor
  10. 10. 1893Sails for the US from Bombay on May 31. Makes his first address at the parliament of religions at the Artinstitute in Chicago on September 11,and his final address on September 27
  11. 11. 1894-96Travels extensively in the US andEurope, lecturing and preaching
  12. 12. 1897 Returns to India via Colombo in January. Calls a meeting of his desciples, both monks and laypersons, in March at Balaram Bose’sHouse in Kolkota and announced the formation of the Ramakrishna Mission
  13. 13. 1898Goes on a pilgrimage in northernIndia. In June he visits Kashmirwith his disciples from the West
  14. 14. 1900 Arrives in Paris on August 1 to participate in the congress of the History of Religions. Travels toHungary, Rumania, Serbia, Bulgaria,Constantinople. Onwards to Athensand Cairo. Returns to Belur Math on December 9
  15. 15. 1901Goes on a Pilgrimage in East Bengal and Assam with mother Bhuvaneshwari Devi
  16. 16. 1902 Returns in March from Varanasi toBelur math. Passes away at the Math on July 4
  17. 17. Thank You

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