12 January in History


Vivekananda, the great Indian spiritual leader and monk, was born Narendranath Datta (Narendra) in Calcutta on January 12, 1863 to a Bengali Kayastha family. His father Vishwanath Datta was attached to the Calcutta High Court.

Narendra was attracted to spirituality and monks from an early age. In his biography of Swami Vivekananda, Swami Nikhilananda writes: The youngster developed a special… Read More →

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