Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2022: "Man is born to conquer nature, not to follow it," said philosopher Swami Vivekananda, and it still rings true in the ears of anyone who wants to overcome any obstacle with a fearless attitude. Swami Vivekananda's teachings and life have inspired millions around the world.
Swami Vivekananda's birthday, January 12, was declared National Youth Day by the Indian government in 1985 in honor of the great philosopher and monk. This day has been observed as National Youth Day in India since 1985. The history & significance of National Youth Day 2022 is explained here.
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2022 History & Significance
Swami Vivekananda was born Narendranath Datta in Kolkata, West Bengal, on January 12, 1863. He always had a spiritual bent to him. He began practicing meditation at a young age and later joined the Brahmo Samaj movement for a time. He is credited with introducing Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the western world, making him one of the greatest patriots.
Despite the fact that his father, Shri Ramakrishna, had died, he set out on a long journey to explore and discover every part of India. He had complete faith in the youth of this country, as a true Karma Yogi. He was convinced that youth, through their hard work, dedication, and spiritual power, could change India's fate.
"What I want is muscles of iron and nerves of steel, inside of which dwells a mind made of the same material as the thunderbolt," he told the youth. He hoped to instill basic values in the youth through messages like these.
Swami Vivekananda believed that anything that weakens us spiritually, physically, or mentally should be discarded as poison. With the help of yoga and meditation, negative thoughts should be replaced with positive ones.