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Short Biography of Indian Monk Swami Vivekananda 

Earlier he was known as Narendra . He was an Indian Hindu monk and a chief disciple of the 19th Century Indian Mystic Ramakrishna . He was born in kayastha family . He was the six of his ten siblings . He acquired his preliminary education in 1871 at the age of eight from Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's Metropolitan Institution . Narendra completed his graduation in 1884 in arts from the Presidency College , Calcutta . Narendra met Ramakrishna in 1881 at Dakhineshwar.
                                      
Born : He was born on January 12 , 1863 , Calcutta , Bengal Presidency , British India .

 Father's name : His father's name was Vishwanath Datta . (His father was an attorney at       the Calcutta High court).

Mother's name : His mother's name was Bhuvaneshwari Devi .(His mother was a devout housewife).

Education : Calcutta Metropolitan School , Presidency College (Calcutta) .

Marriage Status : Swami did not married at all .

Religion : Hinduism .

Guru : Ramakrishna . 

Death : Swami Vivekananda died at Belur Math , Bengal Presidency , British India on 4 July, 1902 at the age of 39 .

All About Swami Vivekananda : Earlier he was known as Narendra . He was an Indian Hindu monk and a chief disciple of the 19th Century Indian Mystic Ramakrishna . He was born in kayastha family . He was the six of his ten siblings . He acquired his preliminary education in 1871 at the age of eight from Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's Metropolitan Institution . Narendra completed his graduation in 1884 in arts from the Presidency College , Calcutta . Narendra met Ramakrishna in 1881 at Dakhineshwar.

During this time , Narendra was undergoing a time of spiritual disaster . It was his famous question to Ramakrishna , "Have you seen God?". Ramakrishna did not persuade Narendra completely at the first go . But after noticed some great virtue of Ramakrishna , he became a frequent visitor to Ramakrishna . After the tragic death of his father , he came closer to Ramakrishna and received help to move out of his spiritual crisis situation .

In 1885 , Ramakrishna was diagnosed with throat cancer then Narendra took great care of his master and nursed him with utmost devotion and love . Before renouncing body , Ramakrishna made Narendra the leader of a new monastic order . Post the death of Ramakrishna , Narendra along with his young disciples began to love at Baranagar . In 1887 , he took the formal vows of sannyasa , thereby assuming new names .

 Narendra came to be well-known as Swami Vivekananda . In 1888 , to profess the message of Ramakrishna to the world , Swami Vivekananda resolved to embark on a journey , extensively exploring India in the initial years . He walked on foot , lived on alms led a life of a wandering monk . By this time , he understood that the masses required two kinds of knowledge . One which allowed them to improve their economy condition .  The second which helped them to build faith and strengthen their sense of morality .

 To accomplish his goal of bettering the life of the masses . Swami Vivekananda aimed at initiating an organisation . In 1893 , he travelled abroad for the first time to be a part of the World's Parliament of Religions . At the Parliament , Swami Vivekananda became known as the 'orator of divine right' and 'Messenger of Indian wisdom to the Western World'. Then he travelled in the eastern part of U.S. and London to expand the message of Vedanta . 

Upon returning to India in 1897 , he initiated Ramakrishna Mission , an organization which propagated the teaching of Practical Vedanta and commenced various forms of social service . In 1898 , Swami Vivekananda acquired a huge property at Belur which became a permanent abode of the monastery and monastic order . The place became known as Ramakrishna math and waopen to all men . Swami did not married at all . He died at Belur Math , Bengal Presidency , British India on 4 July , 1902 at the age of 39 .

                                              "Arise , Awake And Do Not Stop Until
                                                        The Goal Is Reach".
                                                                     ..................Swami Vivekananda.

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