Swami Vivekananda Jayanti – 2019
Edmonton Balagokulam Observed The 156th Birth Day
Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh organized an event mainly focussed on the Balagokulam Kids to observe the 155th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda in Edmonton. We felt that slowly but surely the participants are getting attracted to the wisdom and knowledge of Swami ji which in the long run is going to influence the Canadian Hindu children in a very positive way
Pictures from Krishna Sakha in Edmonton
Swami Vivekananda – Background Information
Swami Vivekananda was a Hindu monk and one of the most celebrated spiritual leaders of India. He was more than just a spiritual mind; he was a prolific thinker, great orator and passionate patriot. He carried on the free-thinking philosophy of his guru, Ramakrishna Paramhansa forward into a new paradigm. He worked tirelessly towards betterment of the society, in servitude of the poor and needy, dedicating his all for his country. He was responsible for the revival of Hindu spiritualism and established Hinduism as a revered religion on world stage. His message of universal brotherhood and self-awakening remains relevant especially in the current backdrop of widespread political turmoil around the world. The young monk and his teachings have been an inspiration to many, and his words have become goals of self-improvement especially for the youth
Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902) was the foremost disciple of Sri Ramakrishna and a world spokesperson for Vedanta. His lectures, writings, letters, and poems are published as The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda. He felt it was best to teach universal principles rather than personalities, so we find little mention of Ramakrishna in the Complete Works
Swami Vivekananda represented Hinduism at the first World Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893 where he was an instant success. Subsequently, he was invited to speak all over America and Europe. He was a man with a great spiritual presence and tremendous intellect.
The Short Video below was compiled by Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA.