July 4th 1902 – marks the death anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. He was not even 40 when he died, but in that short span he changed the way Hindu philosophy and Hinduism was perceived both in India and outside.
Today, on the occasion of his 111th death anniversary, we look back with some of our finest columns and remembrances on the man who won the hearts and minds wherever he went.
Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr in his column, writes about the man who “defended Hindusim from its critics from what he believed to be was a mockery of the religion. He explained the rationale of worship of idols, the basis of much popular Hinduism, and he understood the psychological significance of rituals and symbols in religious practice. But he did not overlook the problems inherent in the Hinduism of his day.”
Shantanu Banerjee looks back at the time when Swami Vivekananda “chose a four-year-old Muslim girl in Kashmir for the Kumari Puja on mahastamee during the Durga Puja in 1898. In a world, where people cause violence in the name of religion, K.G.Suresh asks if it is time to realise a world religion.
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