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Swami Vivekananda Important & Interesting Questions and Answers

Swami Vivekananda’s family name was…

Answer: Narendra Nath Datta

Who was the father of Vivekananda?

Answer: Vishwanath Dutta

Vivekananda’s father was proficient in which languages?

Answer: English and Persian

What was the profession of swami Vivekananda’s Father?

Answer: Attorney at Law

Name of swami Vivekananda mother is

Answer: Bhuvaneswari Devi

When was Swami Vivekananda born?

Answer: 1863

” I prayed to Shiva for a son and He has sent me one of His demons” Who said this about Vivekananda

Answer: Vivekananda’s Mother

Which Sanskrit grammar by hearted almost whole at the age of seven by Swami Vivekananda

Answer: Mugdhabodha

At the age of seven Narendra joined the Metropolitan Institution founded by whom?

Answer: Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

In the year 1877 Narendranath and his Father visited in which place in Madhya Pradesh

Answer: Raipur

Who was the great- grandfather of Swami Vivekananda?

Answer: Rammohan Datta

Who was the Grand Father of Swami Vivekananda?

Answer: Durgaprasad

In which Day Vivekananda Born

Answer: Monday

In which Month swami Vivekananda Born?

Answer: January

Swami Vivekananda Birth date is

Answer: January 12

What is the pet name of Swami Vivekananda?

Answer: Bileh

Among the house servants who was the special friend of Swami Vivekananda?

Answer: Coachman

When Narendranath was studying at Metropolitan Institution what disease affected him?

Answer: Chronic dyspepsia

Mr. E.T . sturdy a disciple of Swami Vivekananda from which country?

Answer: England

Narendranath and his friends joined gymnasium who managed gymnasium?

Answer: Navagopal Mitra

Narendranath and his friends joined gymnasium in which place of Calcutta the gymnasium located

Answer: Cornwallis Street

In which sports Swami Vivekananda won first prize and a silver butterfly

Answer: Boxing

Naren learned the old Indian game chess at which place

Answer: Raipur

Under the Beni Gupta (also known as Beni Ostad) what Naren learned?

Answer: classical vocal and Instrumental Music

Narendranath joined presidency College in which year?

Answer: 1880

Narendranath passed his Bachelor of Arts examination from which Institution?

Answer: General Assembly ‘s Institution

Narendranath studied at General Assembly ‘s Institution Who founded this Institution?

Answer: Scottish General Missionary Board

Narendranath studied at General Assembly ‘s Institution now this institution known as…

Answer: Scottish Church College

Narendranath Passed his Bachelor of Arts examination in which year?

Answer: 1884.

Narendranath met for the first time Shri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa at whose house?

Answer: Surendranath Mitra of Simulia

Narendranath compiled a treatise on music in Benagli what is the title of the work

Answer: Sangita-Kalpataru

Narendranath compiled a treatise on music entitled Sangita-Kalpataru in Benagli who published this work?

Answer: Chandicharan Basak

In which year Narendranath’s compilation work entitled Sangita-Kalpataru published?

Answer: 1887

After college education Whose gymnasium Narendranath joined to practice wresting?

Answer: Ambu Guha’s

In which year Narnedranath met Shri Ramakrishna for the first time?

Answer: 1881.

Who founded famous KALI temple at Dakshineshwar

Answer: Rani Rasmani

Who were the leaders when Narendranath Joined in Sadharan Brahmo Samaj?

Answer: Pandit Shivanath Shastri and Vijaykrishna Goswami

” Have you seen God” Narendrnath asked this question to a prominent Brahmo Leader Who was that leader?

Answer: Maharshi Devendranath Tagore

Narendranath passed B.A examination with which division?

Answer: Second division

Narendranath changed his name twice-first to Vivekanada and then to what name?

Answer: Sachchidananda

As wandering monk Narendranath kept two books in his bundle, which are these two books?

Answer: GITA and The Imitation of Christ

As a wandering monk started from 1891 Swami Vivekananda first visited in which pilgrim centre in India

Answer: Varanasi

Swami Vivekananda met a celebrated Pandit and Bengali writer in Varanasi and held a long conversation Who was that Bengali scholar?

Answer: Bhudev Mukhopadhyaya

At Bangalore he was taken in as a guest by an eminent Malayalee doctor who was that Malayalee Doctor

Answer: Dr. Palpu

Name of the Kali temple visited by Swami Vivekananda in Kerala?

Answer: Kali Temple at Kodungallor

In December 1892 Swami Vivekananda met at Ernakulam a prominent social reformer in Kerala Who was that person

Answer: Chattambi Swami

While Vivekananda travel from Bombay to Pune he met one of the prominent freedom movement leader. Who was that leader?

Answer: Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Who was the Dewan of Mysore state when swami Vivekananda visited Mysore?

Answer: K. Seshadri Lyer

Swami Vivekananda met Maharaja of Mysore, who was the Maharaja of Mysore?

Answer: Chamarajendra Wadiyar

Swami Vivekananda visited Travancore and met Maharaja of Travancore, who was the Maharaja

Answer: Martanda Varma

While his visit at Madurai he met Raja of Ramanad and later Raja Became an admirer and disciple of Swami Vivekanadanda. Who was that Raja?

Answer: Bhaskara Setupati

Swami Vivekananda completion of pilgrim journey through India with visit of which place

Answer: Rameswaram

When Vivekananda visited Hyderabad he met Nawab of Hyderabad who was the Nawab?

Answer: Nawab Bahadur Sir Khurshid Jah

At which American City Swami Vivekananda delivered a lecture on “The powers of the Mind” in 1900?

Answer: Los Angles

Under whose leadership Swami Vivekananda’s devotees at Madras raise subscriptions for his passage to America.

Answer: Alasinga Perumal

In anticipation of his visit to America, the Swami Vivekananda approached the leader of Theosophical society in Madras. Who was the leader of Theosophical society in Madras?

Answer: Colonel Olcott

One of the prominent Raja of Khetri gave financial and other Assistant to Swami Vivekananda for his Visit to America?

Answer: Raja Ajit Singh

Who were the Two prominent persons being see off Swami Vivekananda at Bombay

Answer: Alasinga Perumal and Jagmohan

What was the Japan –bound ship name travelled by swami Vivekananda from Bombay to Japan?

Answer: Penisular

In which year Vivekananda started his voyage from Bombay to America?

Answer: 1893

Which was the first country visited by Swami Vivekananda while his voyage from Bombay to America in 1893?

Answer: Ceylon

Swami Vivekananda visited a Chinese monastery in Hong Kong while his travel from Bombay to Japan in 1893 In which place Chinese monastery located in Hong Kong?

Answer: Canton

Swami Vivekananda delivered his first public lecture in the Western world at the little village in New England what was the name of that Village?

Answer: Annisquam

In which connection the parliament of religions held in the city of Chicago in 1893?

Answer: World’s Columbian Exposition

What was the topic delivered by Swami Vivekananda at the first lecture at the Third Unitarian Church in Chicago?

Answer: The love of God

Who arranged lecture tour in America for Swami Vivekananda?

Answer: Slayton Lyceum Lecture Bureau

What society established by Swami Vivekananda in New York?

Answer: Vedanta Society

Swami Vivekananda Delivered lecture on Raja-Yoga and Jnana –Yoga in which American city?

Answer: New York

One of the disciple of Swami Vivekananda Miss: Laura Glenn at New York later known in which name?

Answer: Sister Devamata

At New York Swami Vivekananda initiated two of his disciple as “Sannyasa’’ who were these disciples

Answer: Madam Marie Louise and Leon Landsberg

Dr.Street a disciple of Swami Vivekananda ,who was later take the vows of Sanyasi from the Swami and be known as?

Answer: Yogananda

In which year Swami Vivekananda established Vedanta Society in New York?

Answer: 1894.

In which place in New York Swami Vivekananda conducted his great work of training and initiating disciples

Answer: Thousand Island Park

The Swami’s first known invitation to visit England had come to him from Whom?

Answer: Miss. F. Henrietta Muller

Swami Vivekananda teaching work in England began with his London lecture in 1895 at Prince’s Hall in Piccadilly. What was the topic?

Answer: Self-Knowledge

What was the original name of sister Nivedita

Answer: Miss Margaret Noble

Who noted all speeches of Swami Vivekananda in shorthand?

Answer: Josiah J. Goodwin

Swami Vivekananda closed his public lectures at Madison Square Garden in New York on

February 23,1896 what was the topic of lecture?

Answer: My Master

What was the subject of Swami Vivekananda’s third and last public lecture in Detroit on March 15th 1896?

Answer: India’s Message to the World

On invitation from the Graduate philosophical club of Hardvard University Swami Vivekananda delivered a lecture in 1896 What was the topic?

Answer: The Vedanta Philosophy

In his second visit in England in 1896 Swami Vivekananda met his Brother-disciple form Calcutta, who was that Brother-disciple?

Answer: Swami Saradananda

In his stay in London in 1896 Swami Vivekananda met celebrated orientalist and Oxford university professor, who was the person?

Answer: Professor Max Muller

  1. While his tour in Switzerland Swami I Vivekananda received an invitation for a meeting from a renoued German Orientalist and Professor at the University of Kiel. Who was that scholar?

Answer: Professor Paul Deussen

As per the Swami Vivekananda’s direction the first issue of prabuddha Bharata from Almora office was published in which year?

Answer: 1898.

In which place of Almora Swami Vivekananda founded Advaita Ashrama?

Answer: Mayavati

In which year Swami Vivekananda established Ramakrishna Mission?

Answer: 1897

At whose house meeting in the presence of und Swami Vivekananda resolved to formation of Ramakrishna Mission Association Later Known as Ramakrishna Mission?

Answer: Balarambabu

In which year Swami Vivekananda established Advaita Ashrama at Mayavati in Almora ?

Answer: 1899

Where is the Ramakrishna Mission and Ramakrishna Math Head Quarters located?

Answer: Belur

In which year Belur Math started?

Answer: 1899

Swami Vivekananda deputed whom to New York to manage his work in his absence

Answer: Swami Saradananda

Swami Vivekananda deputed whom to London to manage his work in his absence?

Answer: Swami Abhedananda

Swami Vivekananda assigned to whom for task to propagate Vedanat in South India and opening a centre at Madras?

Answer: Swami Ramakrishnananda

In which year Swami Vivekananda started his second Voyage to West?

Answer: 1899

were accompanied Swami Vivekananda for his second visit to west?

Answer: Swami Turiyananda and Sster Nivedita

Swami Vivekananda wrote travelogue about his second voyage to west in a series of articles Under which title?

Answer: Parivrajaka

In which Bengali journal of Ramakrishna order Swami Vivekananda’s travelogue about his second voyage to west published?

Answer: Udbodhan

What is the English title of Swami Vivekananda’s travelogue about his second voyage to west?

Answer: Memories of European Travel

Swami Vivekananda started his Second voyage to west from which port?

Answer: Calcutta

Swami Vivekananda boarded in which ship at Calcutta port for his second voyage to west

Answer: S.S Golconda

Who is the author of book “The Master as I saw Him”?

Answer: Sister Nivedita

In which year swami Vivekananda founded a formal Vedanta Society in San Francisco?

Answer: on April 14 ,1900

With the blessing of Swami Vivekananda Swami Turiyananda established Shanti Ashrama in which American city?

Answer: California

Swami Vivekananda attended the Congress of the History of Religion which was held from September 3 through 8 in which European city the congress held

Answer: Paris

In his visit in Paris Swami Vivekananda met one of the eminent Indian Scientist Who was the scientist

Answer: Jagadesh Chandra BOSE

When did Swami Vivekananda take Mahasamadhi?

Answer: 4 July 1902

India observing birth Day of Swami Vivekananda as?

Answer: National Youth Day

In which day India observing National Youth Day

Answer: January 12

In which year Government of India to decide to observe the birthday of Swami Vivekananda as the National Youth Day.

Answer: 1984

National Youth Day started observing since…

Answer: 1985

Ramakrishna movement also known as …

Answer: Vendanta Movement

In which college Narendranath first studied?

Answer: Presidency College, Calcutta

When Narendra Nath Studied at Presidency college, Calcutta Who was the Principal of that college

Answer: W.W.Hastie

Where was Swami Vivekananda born?

Answer: Calcutta

During which festival was Swami Vivekananda born?

Answer: Makar Sankranti

When split occurred in Brahmo Samaj Narendranath Joined in which section?

Answer: Sadharan Brahmo Samaj

Who was responsible for meeting of Swami Vivekananda with Ramakrishna Paramahamsa?

Answer: Principal William Hastie

In Which year Narendranath father died?

Answer: 1884

In which year Sri Ramakrishna Died?

Answer: 1886.

The first monastery of Ramakrishna order was started at which place?

Answer: Baranagore

While a wandering monk Swami Vivekanada met a great saint at Ghazipur.Who was the saint?

Answer: Saint Pavhari Baba

In which year Swami Vivekanada started his historic wandering through India?

Answer: 1891.

Name of the Prince Swami Vivekanada met at Alwar?

Answer: Prince Mangal Singh

Who requested to Maharaja to assume the name of Vivekananda?

Answer: Maharaja of Khetri

Who gave letters of introduction to Chairman of the committee for selection of delegates in the parliament of religious for Swami Vivekananda?

Answer: Professor J.H.Wright

In which year Parliament of World’s Religions was held at Chicago?

Answer: 1893

Where did Swami Vivekananda represented India as it delegates and in which meet?

Answer: Chicago, Parliament of Religions

In which hall the first session of the Chicago parliament of religions was opened?

Answer: The great hall of Columbus

Who were the delegates participated in the first session of the Chicago parliament represented by Brahmo Samaj

Answer: Pratap Chandra Majumdar of Benagal and Nagarkar of Bombay

Who was the representative from the Buddhists of Ceylon in the first session of the Chicago parliament of religions?

Answer: Dharmapala

Swami Vivekananda earned wild applause for beginning his address at the World Parliament of Religions with the famous words…

Answer: “Sisters and Brothers of America”

Which Association in New York invited Swami Vivekananda for series of lectures?

Answer: Brooklyn Ethical Association

How many days Swami Vivekananda Meditated on the rock of Kanyakumari?

Answer: Three Days

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