Thursday, January 14, 2016

Vivekananda House, Chennai

Born on 12 January 1863, Swami Vivekananda was an chief disciple of the 19th-century saint Ramakrishna. He was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world. He is that he made at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago in 1893 and introduced Hinduism to the World.



After returning back to India from Chicago he stayed in a house at Chennai for nine days and hence this house has been called Vivekananda House. Now, this historic place houses a permanent exhibition on Indian Culture and Swami Vivekananda’s Life. 



The exhibition is open to public all days from 10.00 AM to 12.15 PM and from 3.00 PM to 7.15 PM except Wednesdays. I could not see the exhibition as I was too early to this place.

19 comments:

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Lovely photos. All the Indians are his fans. Rally the youth icon.

rupam sarma said...

Great post, Beautiful pics.

Jeevan said...

Nice capture on his statue and the house!

Btw. Pls check his date of birth :)

genie said...

Such an interesting post. The building is beautiful and the statue is impressive. I know you enjoyed the exhibition.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, such beautiful blue, blue skies, Rajesh!! And a magnificent statue!! Great captures for the day, as always!! I hope you and your family have a great weekend! Enjoy!!

Cloudia said...

Thank you for teaching and showing

Jim said...

Great

ladyfi said...

What an impressive golden statue.

Indrani said...

The exhibition must be interesting. Hope I get a chance to visit.

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, não consegui a tradução, no entanto digo-lhe que as imagens tem qualidade e são maravilhosas.
AG

Rajesh said...

Jeevan, thanks for the correction.

Nefertiti said...

magnifique statue mais aussi batiment ;o)

Irene said...

Impressive! Great shots, Rajesh!

Happy weekend!

Irene

Linda said...

Wow! That is a magnificent statue!

Kathe W. said...

simply lovely! Thanks!

Jeannie Marie said...

What a beautiful building! It's amazing to boast a lovely statue as well!

Amit Agarwal said...

Very beautiful!

purba chakraborty said...

A wonderful post. Loved the pictures.

Jyotirmoy Sarkar said...

Swami Vivekananda....one of my most favorite personality.
Its amazing to see the house. Thanks a lot for sharing.