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Swami Vivekananda death anniversary: Remembering the Hindu philosopher

Thursday, 4 July 2013 - 9:08am IST Updated: Thursday, 4 July 2013 - 3:44pm IST | Agency: dna webdesk



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.”

Tanmay Shah, member of dna’s Shadow Editorial Board, has a piece on Swamiji and looks at the relevance of his life and works for the youth of today.

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.

And finally, DNA Online reader D D Ganguly, talks about his favourite book of Swamiji Swami Sishya Sangbad, and shares with us how it inspired him to become an entrepreneur.

Read Zee News' Pearls of wisdom from the master.

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