Iconoclast Swami

Print edition : February 08, 2013

The peepul tree at Kakrighat on the way to Almora, Uttarakhand, where Vivekananda is said to have had a vision about the oneness of the microcosm and the macrocosm. Photo: AXaAXax

The house in Cossipore, Kolkata, where Ramakrishna spent his last days.

Mount Abu in Rajasthan, which he visited in the summer of 1891. He stayed in a cave on the banks of the Nakki lake. Photo: AzsAXazx

Hardwar, where the stoicism of ascetics made a strong impression on the young Sadhu. Photo: aAXax

Bhuvaneswari Devi. Vivekananda was born in Kolkata on January 12, 1863, to Bhuvaneswari Devi and Vishwanath Dutta. He was named Narendranath.

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa. In November 1881, Vivekananda met Sri Ramakrishna for the first time.

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