Swami Vivekananda’s birthday is celebrated on the 12th of January every year in India, especially in the state of West Bengal. The day is observed as the National Youth Day following the Government of India’s declaration of the same in the year 1984.
When Is Vivekananda Jayanti 2020 Celebrated?
|Swami Vivekananda Jayanti||Monday, 12 January 2020||West Bengal|
Significance of Swami Vivekananda Birthday 2020
Swami Vivekananda inspired millions of youths throughout the world with his teachings. His prominence was felt at a convention in Chicago in the year 1893 where he was a participant and speaker. His famous speech on India’s spirituality-driven culture and robust history drew praises from the Americans, especially from the intellectual circle. His strong personality, vast knowledge in science and Vedanta, and empathy towards human and animal life, made him the torchbearer of peace and humanity.
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It should also be noted that Vivekananda was strictly against any form of superstitious beliefs and condemned any kind of violence. His approach to religion was an amalgamation of scientific studies and Vedanta. He was also a devoted disciple of Ramakrishna, a Hindu mystic and saint.
Like every year, Swami Vivekananda’s birthday will be celebrated on 12 January 2020. Vivekananda’s teachings continue to inspire millions of people across the world. Though predominantly a Hindu saint, Vivekananda always put humanity above everything else.
How is Swami Vivekananda’s Birthday Celebrated?
The National Youth Day is observed in many schools and colleges across West Bengal. Other than government-organised events and cultural programmes, Vivekananda’s birthday is also celebrated at Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission. Mangal aarti, devotional songs, meditation, recital of Vivekananda’s teachings, and sandhya aarti are performed at the Ramakrishna Math to mark the occasion.
Other than in India, Vivekananda’s birthday is also celebrated at the Vedanta Society of Toronto, Canada. The society strives to spread Vivekananda’s Vedanta-inspired teaching to the world.
So, if you are planning celebrate Swami Vivekananda’s birthday in the year 2020, you can pay a visit to Ramakrishna Math or Ramakrishna Mission.
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