Vivekananda Kendra

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Vivekananda Kendra is a Hindu spiritual organisation based on the principles preached by Swami Vivekananda. It was founded on 7 January 1972 in Kanyakumari, India by Eknath Ranade, a senior pracharak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. Its current president is P. Parameswaran.

Activities[edit]

The organisation conducts Yoga classes, seminars, and rural development activities.

The organisation constructed a solid waste management and bio-gas plant in Mahabalipuram.[1]

Books published[edit]

  • VKPT (December 1991), Golden Words of Swami Vivekananda, Chennai, INDIA: Vivekananda Kendra Prakashan Trust, OL 24405837M 
  • VKPT (2009), Padavali ॐ, Chennai, INDIA: Vivekananda Kendra Prakashan Trust, OL 24405835M 
  • VKIC (January 2010), Heritage of KAMAKHYA on the Nilachala Hill, Guwahati, IN: Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture, OL 24405831M 
  • Dr. Suresh Shastri (13 October 2010), Karmayoginee Nivedita, Pune, India: Vivekananda Kendra Marathi Prakashan Vibhag, OL 24405830M 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Power from waste: Vivekananda Kendra shows the way". The Hindu. Tamil Nadu, India. 7 September 2011. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Beckerlegge, G. (2003). "Saffron and Seva: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's Appropriation of Swami Vivekananda". In A. Copley. Hinduism in Public and Private. Oxford University Press. pp. 31–65. ISBN 0198062826. 
  • Beckerlegge, Gwilym (2010). "'An ordinary organisation run by ordinary people': A study of leadership in Vivekananda Kendra". Contemporary South Asia. 18 (1): 71–88. doi:10.1080/09584930903561689. 
  • Pandya, Samta (2014). "Seva and Institution Building in Hindu Inspired Faith Movements". Global Journal of Human-Social Science Research. 14 (3). 
  • Pandya, Samta P. (2014). "The Vivekananda Kendra in India: Its ideological translations and a critique of its social service". Critical Research on Religion. 2 (2): 116–133. doi:10.1177/2050303214534999. 

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