Sisters and Brothers of America,
As different streams, having their sources in different places, all mingle their waters in the sea,different religions in the form of different paths lead to God - are the famous words of Swami Vivekananda delivered in his lecture in Chikago in the year1893. People from various countries were spellbound to listen to this new concept from a young Indian who represented on behalf of Hindu religion in an international religion meet there.
Born in middle class family in Calcutta, he was brilliant son of an
attorney. His original name was Sri Narendra Nath Dutta. His primary education was under guidance of Private Tutor. He was admitted into Metropolitan school and next moved to Presidency College, Calcutta. After gradutation, he was admitted into Law course but could not continue study as financial problem arises on account of sudden death of his father. During his academic career in college, he became member of "Bramha Society" - an elite class of Bengal. He was disciple of Ramkrishna Paramahansa Dev, a monk of international repute who has followers all over India and even abroad.
After his death, Swami Vivekananda along with all followers of Ramkrishna Paramahansa Dev founded Barahanagar Ashram which very near to Calcutta.
Swami Vivekananda travelled Boston, Detroit, New York, Bultimore, Washington, Brooklin of America and delivered lecture there. On hearing his lecture on Ved which is ancient form of Indian mythology, Mrs.Margaret Novel of Ireland who is later known as Sister Nivedita became his follower. She was deeply involved in many philanthropic activities in Bengal till her death.
He had vast knowledge in philosophy, history, literatures, Science. He had a lot of contribution even in his short span of life. He founded Bharat Seva Ashram Sangha, Ramkrishna Ashram which has branches all over India and abroad. He tried to remove superstition of our society and establishe our country as modern India in World map. He is worshiped as an architect of modern India.