Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2017 date is 12 January 2017 as per English calendar & as per Hindu calendar it is celebrated on 19 January. Vivekananda Tithi Puja is celebrated on 19 January, Krishna Paksha Saptami in Poush Month. This Jayanti is 155th birthday celebrations of Swami Vivekananda.
Swami Vivekananda, born Narendranath Dutta, was the chief disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and the founder of Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission. Swamy Vivekananda is considered as the prominent personality in introduction of Hinduism and its philosophies to western countries.
Swami Vivekananda’s speech in Chicago Parliament of World’s Religions in 1893 is one of the most popular speeches ever in the history of India and Hinduism.
Swami Vivekananda was born on 12 January 1863 (Poush Krishna Saptami) and left his physical body to Mahasamadhi on 4 July 1902.
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti is celebrated with utmost gusto in all the centers of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission. West Bengal’s Belur Math, the head quarters of Ramakrishna Math, is one of the best places to watch Vivekananda Jayanti celebrations.