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Swami Vivekananda

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Birthday
12, 1863
Birthplace
Kolkata, India
Death Date
Jul 4, 1902 (39)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
12, 1863
Birthplace
Kolkata, India
Death Date
Jul 4, 1902 (39)

About

Indian spiritual leader who helped to establish Hinduism as a major world religion by conducting hundreds of public and private classes, in which he explained the doctrines of Hindu philosophy in the United States, England and Europe.

Before Fame

He was interested in spirituality from a young age and meditated in front of images of the gods frequently. 

Trivia

He helped to introduce the practice of yoga to the West.

Family Life

His parents were named Bhuvaneswari Devi and Vishwanath Datta.

Associated With

He gave lectures on yoga and was as much an expert on the topic as Indian yoga master, Sri Aurobindo.