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‘His Ideas Are Our Guiding Light’: Tributes Pour In For Swami Vivekananda On His Death Anniversary

Swami Vivekananda passed away on July 4,1902 at Belur Math in West Bengal.

‘His Ideas Are Our Guiding Light’: Tributes Pour In For Swami Vivekananda On His Death Anniversary
Vivekananda is best known for his speech at the World's Parliament of Religions held in Chicago in 1893. | Twitter
‘His Ideas Are Our Guiding Light’: Tributes Pour In For Swami Vivekananda On His Death Anniversary
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2021-07-04T12:36:07+05:30

Today marks the 119th death anniversary of spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda. The world-renowned leader breathed his last on July 4, 1902, at Belur Math in West Bengal.

Regarded as one of India’s finest intellectuals, Vivekananda’s philosophies of yoga and Vedanta are very popular all over the globe. His teachings laid emphasis on the power of meditation and they particularly focussed on inculcating an attitude of positive change in youngsters.

On the occasion of his death anniversary various leaders paid tributes to him.

“On this day in 1902, Swami Vivekananda attained Mahasamadhi. We shall forever remain indebted to him for his teachings on individual freedom, social equality and justice into the Indian ethos. His thoughts & ideas are our guiding light, even today,” TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted.

To honour Vivekananda, renowned sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik shared an image of one of his sand arts and wrote, Remembering Shri #SwamiVivekananda on his Death anniversary. A message from #SwamiVivekananda, inspired whole world "youth call for peace" One of my SandArt.”

Meanwhile Union home minister Amit Shah said that Vivekananda’s teachings, inspiring thoughts and efforts helped in the development of the nation.

"Swami Vivekananda is synonymous with Indianness, infinite knowledge and positive energy. He paved way for the upliftment and welfare of mankind. His teachings, inspiring thoughts and efforts helped in the development of the nation. He made the philosophy and culture of India resonate in the world. I bow at the feet of such a great man,” he tweeted.

Paying homage to his spiritual guru, Assam Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted,

“The life, ideals and teachings of #SwamiVivekananda fascinated me right from my young days. I feel everyone should read about him to have peace and bring positive change in life. Paying homage to the great son of Bharat Mata on his punnyatithi.”

Vivekananda is best known for his speech at the World's Parliament of Religions held in Chicago in 1893.

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