Swami Vivekananda Biography

Swami Vivekananda, the great man who gave Indian culture global recognition, was born on January 12, 1863 at 6:33:33, 6 minutes before sunrise. The world-conquering son of Bhuvaneshwari Devi was welcomed with mangal dhvani by playing mangal conch. Mother India also became proud of the birth of such a great Vibhuti.

The appearance and appearance of the child was very much like that of his ascetic father Durgadas. The family expressed their desire to name the child Durgadas, but based on the dream seen by the mother, the child was named Vireshwar. Pyaar se people used to call by saying ‘Bile’. According to Hindu tradition, children have two names, one is Rashi’s and the other is a common name, so on the auspicious occasion of eating food, the child’s name was named Narendra Nath.

Narendra’s intellect was sharp from childhood. Narendra was very naughty as a child. Fear, reprimand or threat had no effect on him. So Mother Bhuvaneshwari Devi thought of a wonderful solution, when Narendra’s rude behavior increased, she would pour water on him saying Shiva-Shiva. Child Narendra becomes very calm. There is no doubt that the child Narendra was a form of Shiva.

Narendra enjoyed listening to the stories of Maa Ke Muhan Se Ramayana – Mahabharata. As a child, Narendra Nath loved to ride on the train. When someone asks what will you become when you grow up, you innocently say that you will become a coach.

Vishwanath Dutt, a father who believed in western civilization, wanted to teach his son English to join the western civilization. But destiny had incarnated the child for some special purpose.

It would not be an exaggeration to say that if anyone can be credited with making Indian culture globally recognized, it is Swami Vivekananda. Narendra had special interest in exercise, wrestling, cricket etc. Sometimes also participate in jokes with friends. General Assembly College President William Hastie said that –

Narendranath is a great student of philosophy. All the universities in Germany and England do not have a brilliant student like Narendranath.

Whatever is great in Narendra’s character is the result of the education of his well-educated and thoughtful mother. From his childhood, he had a desire to reach God. Hearing Descartes’ anism, Darwin’s evolution, Spencer’s monotheism, Narendranath was anxious to find the truth.

To fulfill this purpose, he went to Brahmo Samaj, but his mind did not calm down there. Hearing the praise of Ramakrishna Paramahansa, Narendra approached him for the purpose of reasoning with him, but was impressed by his ideas and accepted him as his guru. By the grace of Paramahasam, he had self-realization. Narendra was the foremost of Paramhansa’s beloved disciples. At the age of 25, Narendra took sanyas wearing a garb and set out on a world tour.

In 1893, he went to the Chicago World Council of Religion as India’s representative, but at that time Indians were looked down upon in Europe. But who has stopped the rising sun, Swamiji got an opportunity to speak despite the opposition of the people through the efforts of a professor.

Swami Ji addressed the audience as “Sisters and Brothers of America”. Hearing these words from the mouth of Swamiji, he was welcomed with the sound of Kartal Dhvani. The listeners remained enthralled by his mantras, not knowing when the appointed time had passed. On the request of President Gibbons, Swamiji started speaking further and spoke for more than 20 minutes. Overwhelmed by him, thousands of people became his disciples. It used to be that whenever there was a noise in the meeting, they were enticed to listen to Swamiji’s speech and the whole crowd calmed down. By his explanation, Swami ji proved that Hindu religion is also superior, it has the ability to include all religions. This wonderful saint spread the flag of Indian civilization across the seven seas.

Swami ji was not only a saint but also a patriot, orator, thinker, writer and lover of humanity. In 1899, a terrible plague broke out in Kolkata, despite being unwell, Swami ji set an example of humanity by helping the people affected by the epidemic with his heart and money. Swami Vivekananda founded the Ramakrishna Mission on May 1, 1897. The Ramakrishna Mission considers service and philanthropy to others as Karma Yoga, which is an important principle revered in Hinduism.

The wonderful works done by Swami Ji in his short life span of 39 years will continue to guide the generations to come. On July 4, 1902, Swamiji’s supernatural body merged into the Divine.

Swamiji’s ideal-

उठो जागो और तब तक न रुको जब तक लक्ष्य प्राप्त न हो जाए।

Wake up and don’t stop until the goal is achieved.

A source of inspiration for many youngsters. Swami Vivekananda’s birthday is celebrated as National Youth Day.

Paramount in his education is –

“मानव सेवा ही ईश्वर सेवा है।”

“Human service is God’s service.”

Ganesh Chaturthi Essay / The Hindu Festival Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi is very important in Hinduism. This popular festival is celebrated during Shukla Paksha Chaturthi during Bhadrapada (August and September) month.

It is believed that Lord Ganesha was born on this day. This holy festival associated with the religious faith of Hindus is celebrated not only in India but also in the whole world by Indians with joy and happiness. Especially in Maharashtra, Ganesh festival is celebrated with much fanfare.

Ganesha is the child of Lord Devadidev Mahadev Shankar and Mother Parvati. Ganesha’s elder brother’s name is Kartikeya. And his sister’s name is Ashok Sundari. The names of Lord Ganesha’s wives are Riddhi and Siddhi. Vighna Harta Ganesha has two sons named Labh and Shubh. According to the scriptures Lord Ganesha is said to be the deity of planet Ketu.

Lord Ganesha is called Gajanan due to his elephant-like head. He is also called Mangal Murti. It is believed that worshiping Ganesha increases knowledge, wealth, intelligence, happiness and prosperity and all kinds of troubles, troubles and sorrows are destroyed.

श्री Ganesha Janmotsav / Ganesh Chaturthi

On Ganesh Chaturthi (Ganesh’s birthday), modak laddus, a favorite dessert of Lord Ganesha, are made. In this festival, Ganesha idols made of clay and attractive colors are installed at various places. As long as Ganesh ji is established, he is served delicious dishes every day, and is worshiped with religious chants every day. Devotees pray to the benevolent Lord Ganesha for happiness, prosperity and peace in their lives.

12 names of Lord Ganesha

Sumukha, Ekdanta, Kapil, Gajakarnak, Lambodar, Vikat, Vighna nāśaka, Vinayaka, Dhumraketu, Ganadhyaksha, Bhalachandra, Gajanan.

Lord Ganesha and his likes

Modak laddus are very dear to Lord Ganesha. According to religious scriptures, Lord Ganesha likes red flowers. Kalyan Kari, Kishin Harata Ganesha Bhagwan Ka Vahan Mushak (Rat) is. Ganesha is said to be the lord of water elements. Pasha and Ankush are the main weapons of Lord Ganesha. Shami-Patra and Durva are more dear to Lord Ganesha.

ॐ गणपतये नमः॥

Lord Ganesha is worshiped with Mantra. Red sandalwood, camphor, coconut, jaggery, Durva grass, and modak are used in Ganesh Puja. Lord Ganesha, who took different avatars in every age, is also called Adi Dave. It has been said in the religious texts that the entire animal world resides in the belly of Lord Ganesha. Ganesha’s long nose indicates his intelligence and cleverness. Ganesha’s large ears are a more perceptible indicator of strength, and his charming eyes are indicators of sharp and precise vision.

Immersion of the statue of Lord Ganesha

Ganesh festival lasts for 11 days. The immersion of the idol of Lord Ganesha is done on Anant Chaturdashi. Many emotional devotees even cry tears of joy when Ganesh Utsav comes to an end, and pray to Lord Ganesha for early next year. From the place where Ganesha is installed, the idol is carried with great respect to the place of immersion with musical instruments, dancing and singing. The installed idol of Lord Ganesha is immersed in the sea or holy river.

A short story of Lord Ganesha

Ganesha, the son of Lord Shankar and Mother Parvati, was born with a normal face. One day while going for bath, Mother Parvati ordered her son Ganesha to guard the house. As per the mother’s orders, Ganesha started guarding. At that time Lord Shankar arrived at the door. And he said that this is my home, let me enter the house. Obedient Ganesha did not allow him to do so. That’s why Lord Shankar, in anger, severed Ganesha’s head from his body with his trident.

After a while Maa Parvati came out of the house. And he told the truth to Lord Shankar that while going to Mount Kailash, he himself had asked me to produce a child through yoga, from that knowledge this son of ours was born. Lord Shankara then sends his messengers instructing them to go and bring back the head of the first dead creature found with its head in the north direction.

The messengers go and return with the head of a dead elephant. Shankar puts the elephant’s head on Lord Ganesha and Ganesha comes alive. It is on this divine occasion that Lord Ganesha gets the blessing that Lord Ganesha will get the first place in every kind of worship. Every worship will be considered incomplete without worshiping Lord Ganesha.

A short story about Ganesha’s vehicle “Mushak”.

Sage Soubhari, who lived on Mount Sumeru in ancient times, went to the forest to collect wood one day. At that time his wife Manomayi was engaged in housework at the Ashram. Suddenly at that time an evil Gandharva eyes the sage’s wife.

Fascinated by Manomayi’s beauty, he enters the ashram and holds Manomayi’s hand. At that moment Soubhari reaches back to Rishi ashram. Seeing the wickedness of that Gandharva, Rishi Soubhari curses-

You, like thieves, have entered my ashram and tried to behave away from my wife, so you will appear on earth in the form of a “mouse” and thieves will steal your food and feed your stomach.

When Gandharva realized his mistake, he fell at the feet of Sage Soubhari and begged for forgiveness. The sage said that the curse given by me cannot fail, but your glory will be in becoming a mouse on earth and suffering the curse.

The sage said that Lord Ganapati will incarnate in the form of “Gajmukh” in the ashram of sage Parashar in the Dwapara Yuga, then you will become his vehicle, and will always be honorable.

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