National Youth Day is celebrated every year on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. Swami Vivekananda was arguably the most inspirational person to the younger generation and that is why his birthday, January 12, is celebrated as National Youth Day. A monk and enthusiastic disciple of Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekanand was an influential personality who inspired millions of people around the world. His morals and his magnetic aura are celebrated even after a century of his disappearance. wikimedia/ representative image Swami Vivekananda should always be remembered for his inspiration to humanity. Swami, without a doubt, is the greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration. Today we celebrate National Youth Day. So here are some little known facts about Swami Vivekananda that you probably shouldn’t know: Swami Vivekananda’s pre-monastic name was Narendra Nath Datta. He was born with a temperament of yogis and used to meditate from an early age.2. Lived in extreme poverty Swami Vivekananda’s father died suddenly when he was young. This broke his family’s financial backbone and the whole family was plunged into poverty. After the death of his father, his family was in extreme poverty. Many times Swamiji used to lie down in the house where he was invited to eat somewhere so that the rest of the people could eat properly.3. Obtained 56% in the baccalaureate exam. Swami Vivekananda’s unquestioned wisdom and eloquence as a speaker and leader was revealed to the world during his few years in public life. However, not many people know that he was an average goalscorer throughout his college life. It is believed that he was only able to score 46% in the college entrance exam and around 56% in his bachelor’s exams. Moreover, he was said to be bad at English grammar.4. Iconic Speech in Chicago Swami Vivekananda’s iconic speech at the World Religion Conference in Chicago is remembered by all. It was on September 11, 1893 that Swami Vivekanand gave a speech full of wisdom. For those unfamiliar, it was in this iconic Chicago speech that Vivekananda addressed the audience as “Brothers and Sisters of America.” In the speech which blew everyone away, Swami Vivekananda had mentioned the basic but most important things that one should follow in life. Facts about Swami Vivekananda | WikipediaThese things included being patriotic, loving all religions, analyzing religion, being familiar with science, knowing the importance and necessity of rituals, being aware of the roots of Hinduism, being aware of the purpose of science, being aware of the cause of the fall of India, and being against religious conversations. Hearing this, everyone present stood up for him and clapped. The speech so impressed the participants that Swami Vivekananda became India’s spiritual ambassador to America, and his teachings spread throughout the world.5. Jobless Forever Apart from holding a bachelor’s degree, Vivekananda has never found a job. He even went door to door for work. Swami Vivekananda’s faith in God was lost due to joblessness and he started saying, “God does not exist”6. RAM Facts About Swami Vivekananda | Twitter Swamiji used to borrow books from the library and return them the next day. The librarian doubted whether he really read the books or not. So the librarian tested it by asking questions from a random page of the books. Swamiji answered them correctly and also quoted lines from the same page.7. No entry for women inside the monastery Although Vivekananda used to respect and adore women, entry for them was strictly prohibited in his monastery. Once when Swamiji was ill, his disciples went to fetch his mother. Seeing his mother, he cried, “Why did you let a woman in? It is I who made the rule and it is for me that the rule is being broken. »8. Became a monk of NarendraWhen Swami Vivekananda became a monk of Narendra, his name was Swami Vividishanand, but before moving to Chicago, he changed his name to Vivekananda.9. Serving Humans is More Than Worshiping God Facts About Swami Vivekananda | YouTubeAfter the death of his guru Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda sought to roam India far and wide as a wandering monk. Ramakrishna taught Vivekananda that serving humans is more than worshiping God. It was during these travels that he gained an in-depth knowledge of Hindu culture in India and came to understand the sufferings of the common man.10. Suffered from 31 ailments and diseases During his lifetime, Swami Vivekananda suffered from no less than 31 ailments and diseases. Liver and kidney damage, insomnia, migraine, asthma, diabetes are just to name a few. He was rumored to discern and inflict intense pain on his human body and ignored his presence throughout his life.11. Predicted his own death, Swamiji always used to say that he would not live beyond 40 and went to heaven at the age of 39. !To learn more about the trends, click here.