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Swami Vivekananda (12 January 1863 — 4 July 1902) was an Indian social reformer, preacher, propagator and a practitioner of practical Vedanta. The year 2013 is being celebrated as Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary. Lots of initiatives have been taken worldwide in this year. In Wikipedia, it is our effort to pay tribute to the great humanitarian of the nineteenth century.

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Month Number of DYK
January (2013)
2
February
0
March
3
April
1
May
1
June
3
July
11
August
2
September
9
October
14
November
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1 12 January 2013 Khandana Bhava–Bandhana Updated DYK query.svg ... that the Bengali prayer song Khandana Bhava–Bandhana was composed by Hindu monk Swami Vivekananda (pictured) Swami Vivekananda-1893-09-signed.jpg link 1020 It was featured on Swami Vivekananda's birthday
2 20 January Ramakrishna Mission Swami Vivekananda's Ancestral House and Cultural Centre Updated DYK query.svg ... that 3 Gourmohan Mukherjee Street, Kolkata, is the birthplace of Indian monk Swami Vivekananda? 620
3 5 March The Light: Swami Vivekananda Updated DYK query.svg ... that the new biopic, The Light: Swami Vivekananda, was released in early 2013 as a tribute for the 150th anniversary of the Swami's birth? 1395
4 9 March Vedanta Philosophy: An address before the Graduate Philosophical Society Updated DYK query.svg ... that after Swami Vivekananda gave a lecture on Vedanta Philosophy at the Graduate Philosophical Society of Harvard University, he was offered a faculty position? 490
5 18 March 150th birthday of Swami Vivekananda Updated DYK query.svg ... that in 2012, a three-day World Congress of Religions conference was organized by the Institute of World Religions to commemorate the 150th birthday of Swami Vivekananda? 1201
6 17 April Kali the Mother (poem) Updated DYK query.svg ... that in the poem Kali the Mother written by Swami Vivekananda in 1898, the poet worshipped the terrible form of Hindu goddess Kali (pictured)? Kali by Raja Ravi Varma.jpg link 5123
7 31 May Alasinga Perumal Updated DYK query.svg ... that Alasinga Perumal (pictured) sold his wife's jewelry to help the financially beleaguered Swami Vivekananda, a participant in the 1893 Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago? Alasinga Perumal.jpg link 3264
8 4 June Ajit Singh of Khetri Updated DYK query.svg ... that Swami Vivekananda said it would not have been possible for him to do anything for India without the help of Ajit Singh, eighth king of Shekhawat dynasty of Khetri, Rajasthan? link 1180
9 13 June Eugene Chelyshev Updated DYK query.svg ... that Eugene Chelyshev was the first Russian to be awarded the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship by the Government of India in 2004? link 443
10 29 June The Hymn of Samadhi Updated DYK query.svg ... that in the poem The Hymn of Samadhi, Swami Vivekananda explained experiences of Nirvikalpa Samadhi? link 353
11 2 July Sister Gargi Updated DYK query.svg ... that Sister Gargi, an American, wrote a highly regarded six-volume book on Swami Vivekananda? link 1360
12 4 July My Master (book) Updated DYK query.svg ... that My Master is an English book combined from two lectures delivered by Swami Vivekananda in New York and England in 1901? link 697
13 To the Fourth of July Updated DYK query.svg ... that Swami Vivekananda (pictured) wrote To the Fourth of July on the celebration of United States' Independence and incidentally died on the same date four years later? Swami Vivekananda-1893-09-signed.jpg link 2669
14 6 July Bhupendranath Datta Updated DYK query.svg ... that Bhupendranath Datta discussed his older brother Swami Vivekananda's socialist views in his book Swami Vivekananda, Patriot-prophet? link 439
15 7 July Inspired Talks Updated DYK query.svg ... that the book Inspired Talks (1909) contains a series of lectures delivered by Swami Vivekananda in mid-1895 to a group of selected disciples at the Thousand Island Park, New York? link 301
16 8 July The Song of the Sannyasin Updated DYK query.svg ... that in The Song of the Sannyasin, Swami Vivekananda defined the ideals of Sannyasa or monastic life? link 487
17 9 July Pavhari Baba Updated DYK query.svg ... that Pavhari Baba, an Indian ascetic and a practitioner of Hatha yoga, reportedly used to meditate for days in his underground hermitage at Ghazipur? link 1385
18 10 July Lectures from Colombo to Almora Updated DYK query.svg ... that upon Swami Vivekananda's arrival in South India in 1897, a 40-foot (12 m) high monument was built by the king of Ramnad to celebrate his achievements at the West? link 552
19 14 July Sankari Prasad Basu Updated DYK query.svg ... that Sankari Prasad Basu, an Indian scholar, won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1978 for his research work Vivekananda o Samakalin Bharatbarsha? link 420
20 17 July Baranagar Math Updated DYK query.svg ... that Baranagar Math was the first monastery of the Ramakrishna Order, where Narendranath Datta and his brother disciples took refuge after their Master's death? link 1403
21 18 July Bibliography of Swami Vivekananda Updated DYK query.svg ... that The Monk As Man: The Unknown Life of Swami Vivekananda is one of the many books written on Swami Vivekananda? Link 1776
22 8 August J. J. Goodwin Updated DYK query.svg ... that without the efforts of British stenographer J. J. Goodwin, a good number of lectures of Indian philosopher Swami Vivekananda would have been lost? 1019
23 18 August Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University Updated DYK query.svg ... that Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University has affiliations with more than 60 engineering colleges and 30 polytechnic colleges in Chhattisgarh, India? link 652
24 11 September Swami Vivekananda (film) Updated DYK query.svg ... that Mithun Chakraborty (pictured) won the National Film Award in the Best Supporting Actor category for his portrayal of Ramakrishna in the 1998 film Swami Vivekananda? Mithun Chakraborty image cropped.jpg link 1361 Swami Vivekananda first lecture at the Parliament of the World's Religions (1893)
25 15 September Sister Christine Updated DYK query.svg ... that Sister Christine (pictured) said that Swami Vivekananda's mere uttering of the word "India" stirred emotions of "love, passion, pride, longing, adoration, tragedy, chivalry, heimweh, and again love"? Sister Christine image.jpg Archive copy link 3182 Swami Vivekananda's second lecture date in Chicago
26 19 September Vedanta Society of New York Updated DYK query.svg ... that Vedanta Society of New York (VSNY) was the first Vedanta Society, founded by Swami Vivekananda in New York in November 1894? link 806 Swami Vivekananda's third lecture at Chicago
27 20 September Swami Vivekananda statue (Golpark, Kolkata) Updated DYK query.svg ... that the Kolkata Municipal Corporation provided INR1.2 million (US$20,000) for a new 12-foot-high statue of Swami Vivekananda in Golpark, Kolkata? link 845 Swami Vivekananda's fourth lecture at Chicago
28 24 September Vivekodayam Updated DYK query.svg ... that the name of Vivekodayam, a Malayalam literary magazine founded in 1904, was a tribute to Swami Vivekananda? link 848
29 26 September Josephine MacLeod Updated DYK query.svg ... that Josephine MacLeod, an American devotee of Swami Vivekananda considered the day she met the Swami for the first time as her "spiritual birthday"? link 2549 Swami Vivekananda fifth lecture at Chicago
30 27 September Arise, awake, and stop not till the goal is reached Updated DYK query.svg ... that Arise, awake, and stop not till the goal is reached, originally a sloka of Katha Upanishad, was Swami Vivekananda's (pictured) message to the Hindus to get out of their hypnotized state of mind? Swami Vivekananda in London 1895.jpg link 3165 Swami Vivekananda's last lecture at Chicago, 1893
31 29 September Bartaman Bharat Updated DYK query.svg ... that in Bartaman Bharat (1905), Swami Vivekananda felt that India was in a "terrible danger" and suggested not to foolishly imitate the West? link 672
32 Nachuk Tahate Shyama Updated DYK query.svg ... that the poem Nachuk Tahate Shyama, written by Swami Vivekananda, relates to one's surrender to the Hindu goddess Kali (pictured) Maa Bhavatarini's face @ Dakshineshwar Kali Temple.JPG link 787
33 1 October Religion not the Crying need of India Updated DYK query.svg ... that on 20 September 1893, Swami Vivekananda stated at the Parliament of the World's Religions that Religion was not the crying need of India link 2390
34 3 October Eknath Ranade Updated DYK query.svg ... that Eknath Ranade, who founded the Vivekananda Kendra in Kanyakumari, was honoured as a Karmayogi? link Views
35 4 October Buddhism, the Fulfilment of Hinduism Updated DYK query.svg ... that Indian Hindu monk Swami Vivekananda asserted that "Buddhism was the fulfilment of Hinduism link Views
36 6 October Bahujana sukhaya bahujana hitaya cha Updated DYK query.svg ... that the Rigveda dictum Bahujana sukhaya bahujana hitaya cha ("for the happiness of the many, for the welfare of the many") was advocated by Gautama Buddha and Swami Vivekananda? link Views Comments
37 8 October Sangeet Kalpataru Updated DYK query.svg ... that the Bengali anthology Sangeet Kalpataru (1887), edited by Narendranath Datta and Vaishnab Charan Basak, was republished in 1963 as Sangeet Sadhanay Vivekananda O Sangeet Kalpataru? link Views Comments
38 9 October Swami Vivekananda in California Updated DYK query.svg ... that during Vivekananda's stay in California, he opined that Jesus was a Yogi? link Views Comments
39 16 October Daridra Narayana Updated DYK query.svg ... that Daridra Narayana is an axiom enunciated by Swami Vivekananda that espouses service of the poor as equivalent in importance and piety to the service of God? 600 Comments
40 19 October John Henry Wright Updated DYK query.svg ... that Harvard professor John Henry Wright (pictured), whose teaching range was "encyclopaedic", described Indian Hindu monk Swami Vivekananda as "more learned than all our learned professors put together"? John Henry Wright.jpg 2297 Comments
41 20 October go to Dakshineswar and meet Updated DYK query.svg ... that Professor William Hastie suggested that Swami Vivekananda go to Dakshineswar and meet Ramakrishna to understand the meaning of the word "trance"? Comments
42 21 October influenced by Swami Vivekananda Updated DYK query.svg ... that Mahatma Gandhi was influenced by Swami Vivekananda when he said that "the love that I had for my country became a thousand-fold"? 1192 Comments
43 22 October Atmano mokshartham jagat hitaya cha Updated DYK query.svg ... that Atmano mokshartham jagat hitaya cha, a motto created by Swami Vivekananda, suggests a twofold aim of human life – one is to seek one's own salvation and the other is to do welfare of the world? 521 Comments
44 23 October Swami Vivekananda's prayer to Kali at Dakshineswar Updated DYK query.svg ... that according to scholars, Swami Vivekananda's prayer to Kali at Dakshineswar (image of deity pictured) was a significant event in his life? Dakshineswar Bhavatarini Kali.jpg 3294 Comments
45 25 October Swami Vivekananda Youth Employment Week Updated DYK query.svg ... that during the Swami Vivekananda Youth Employment Week in April 2012, 65,000 youths were handed job appointment letters in Gujarat, India? 784 Comments
46 26 October Ram Chandra Datta Updated DYK query.svg ... that Ram Chandra Datta and his cousin Narendra Nath Datta (later titled Swami Vivekananda), as disciples of Ramakrishna, belonged to the "Householder Group" and "Renouncer Group" respectively? Comments
47 4 November Swami Vivekananda Updated DYK query.svg ... that Swami Vivekananda is credited with raising interfaith awareness and bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the late 19th century? 5237 Comments]]
48 6 November Rousing Call to Hindu Nation Updated DYK query.svg ... that Eknath Ranade published the book Rousing Call to Hindu Nation in 1963, the centenary year of the birth of Swami Vivekananda? 390 Comments]]

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  1. 150th birthday of Swami Vivekananda
  2. Arise, awake, and stop not till the goal is reached
  3. Bahujana sukhaya bahujana hitaya cha
  4. Baranagar Math
  5. Bartaman Bharat
  6. Bibliography of Swami Vivekananda
  7. Biley
  8. Bireswar
  9. Bireswar Vivekananda
  10. Buddhism, the Fulfilment of Hinduism
  11. Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University (recreation after copyvio investigation failure)
  12. Eugene Chelyshev
  13. Influence and legacy of Swami Vivekananda
  14. Inspired Talks
  15. Kali the Mother (poem)
  16. Karma Yoga (book)
  17. Khandana Bhava–Bandhana
  18. J. J. Goodwin
  19. Jnana Yoga (book)
  20. Lectures from Colombo to Almora
  21. Life and Philosophy of Swami Vivekananda
  22. My Master (book)
  23. My Play is Done
  24. Nachuk Tahate Shyama
  25. Notes of some wanderings with the Swami Vivekananda
  26. Ramakrishna Mission Swami Vivekananda's Ancestral House and Cultural Centre
  27. Ram Chandra Datta
  28. Relationship between Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda
  29. Religion not the crying need of India
  30. Rousing Call to Hindu Nation
  31. Sangeet Kalpataru
  32. Sankari Prasad Basu
  33. Sara Chapman Bull
  34. Sister Christine
  35. Sri Ramakrishna Darshanam
  36. Swami Vivekananda and meditation
  37. Swami Vivekananda (1955 film)
  38. Swami Vivekananda at the Parliament of the World's Religions (1893)
  39. Swami Vivekananda in California
  40. Swami Vivekananda: Messiah of Resurgent India
  41. Swami Vivekananda statue (Golpark, Kolkata)
  42. Swami Vivekananda's prayer to Kali at Dakshineswar
  43. Teachings and philosophy of Swami Vivekananda
  44. The Hymn of Samadhi
  45. The Light: Swami Vivekananda
  46. The Master as I Saw Him
  47. The Song of the Sannyasin
  48. To the Fourth of July
  49. Vedanta Society of New York
  50. Vedanta Philosophy: An address before the Graduate Philosophical Society
  51. Swami Vivekananda Youth Employment Week

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