Swami Vivekananda Jayanti

12 January, 2015
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti Swami Vivekananda Jayanti

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti is an annual celebration in India  to honor the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, a  great Indian philosopher, monk and spiritual revolutionary. The celebration takes place on 12th January every year. The day is Swami Vivekananda’s birth day.

Swami Vivekananda was born in Kolkata in 1863 and was a disciple of Ramakrishna Paramhansa Deb. He played a significant role to introduce Indian philosophies and spirituality to the Western world. He was a key figure in the development of the Indian independence movement too encouraging the youth to come forward to save their motherland.

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti is celebrated at every corner of India with great enthusiasm and devotion. People from different walks of life pay tribute to Swami Vivekananda organizing various seminars, cultural programs, and discussions on his illustrious teachings and philosophy. His famous quotes and speeches are also reminded on this occasion to inspire people to follow his great teachings and lead a life of utmost righteousness, compassion, and total self-realization.

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti is ruly a celebration of the life and teachings of the most revered spiritual leader and is an occasion for people to focus on his message of universal brotherhood, and the pursuit of truth.

The significance of the day

The significance of Swami Vivekananda Jayanti lies in the devotional celebration of the life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda, one of the most prolific spiritual leaders of modern India. Swami Vivekananda's teachings stressed on the unity of all religions and the importance of self-realization. According to him it is the ultimate goal of human life. His message of universal brotherhood and tolerance flows on and on to inspire people around the world even today.

His teachings seem to be relevant and provide guidance for people who go on seeking spiritual growth and personal development.

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti is a celebration of the life and teachings of the great spiritual leader and an opportunity for people to throng to honor his legacy, learn from his great teachings, and work towards a more peaceful, tranquil and harmonious world.

What do we learn from the day?

Swami Vivekananda's teachings and philosophy have valuable lessons that we can learn from. Some of them are:

Self-introspection: Swami Vivekananda stressed on the importance of self-introspection as the ultimate target of humanity. He believed that by realizing our true nature and potential, we can achieve true happiness and fulfillment.

Universal brotherhood: Swami Vivekananda's message of universal brotherhood emphasized the unity of all religions and the importance of tolerance and understanding between people of different faiths and cultures.

Service to mankind: Swami Vivekananda believed that serving others is a key aspect of spiritual growth. By helping others, man can achieve the deeper sense of fulfillment and purpose in life.

Courage and determination: Swami Vivekananda encouraged humans to be courageous and utterly determined in the pursuit of their respective goals, even in the face of all kinds of obstacles and challenges.

Faith and utmost devotion: Swami Vivekananda emphasized on the importance of faith and devotion in one's spiritual journey. It was his belief that by surrendering to a higher power, a person can achieve spiritual growth and enlightenment.

Swami Vivekananda's teachings provide guidance to lead a purposeful and meaningful life. He emphasized on the importance of self-realization, universal brotherhood, service to humanity, determination, courage, faith, and devotion.


Swami Vivekananda was born on 12th January 1863 in a Bengali family. His birthday is celebrated as Swami Vivekananda Jayanti. The day is celebrated as Nation Youth Day in India.

Swami Vivekananda holds an eminent position in Indian history. He has been the role model for today's youth and generation. He takes a stand besides most eminent personalities of Indian History like Rabindranath Tagore, CV Raman etc.

Unlike other Jayanti, Swami Vivekananda Jayanti doesn't fall on same day every year, which is decided by Hindu calendar and dates.

Swami Vivekananda followed Hindu philosophy of Vedanta. Being the biggest devotee of Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda founded Belur Math, Ramakrishna Mission which promotes spiritual movement across the globe. The mission was founded in 1 May 1897.

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