Swami Vivekananda Timeline

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Swami Vivekananda Timeline

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Chronology of Main Events – Swami Vivekananda’s Life

Year & Event

1863 January 12 – Birth in Kolkata

1879 Enters Presidency College

1880 Transfers to General Assembly Institution

1881 November – First meeting with Sri Ramakrishna

1882 To 1886 – Association with Sri Ramakrishna

1884

Passes B. A. Examination

Father passes away

1885 Sri Ramakrishna’s last illness

1886

August 16 – Sri Ramakrishna passes away

Fall – Establishes Baranagar Math

December 24 – Informal vow of sannyasa at Antpur

1887 January – Formal vows of sannyasa at Baranagar Monastery

1890 To 1893 – Travels all over India as itinerant monk

1892 December 24 – At Kanyakumari, South India

1893

February 13 – First public lecture, Secunderabad, South India

May 31 – Sails for America from Mumbai

July 25 – Lands at Vancouver, Canada

July 30 – Arrives in Chicago

August – Meets Professor John Ft. Wright of Harvard University

September 11 – First address at Parliament of Religions, Chicago

September 27 – Final address at Parliament of Religions

November 20 – Begins mid To western lecture tour

1894

April 14 – Begins lectures and classes on East Coast

May 16 – Speaks at Harvard University

July To August – At Green Acre Religious Conference

November – Founds Vedanta Society of New York

1895

January – Begins classes in New York

June 4 To 18 – At Camp Percy, New Hampshire

June To August – At Thousand Island Park on St. Lawrence river, N.Y.

August To September – In Paris

October To November – Lectures in London

December 6 – Sails for New York

1896

March 22 To 25 – Speaks at Harvard University, offered Eastern Philosophy chair

April 15 – Returns to London

May To July – Gives classes in London

May 28 – Meets Max Muller in Oxford

August To September – In the Europe for six weeks

October To November – Gives classes in London

December 30 – Leaves Naples for India

1897

January 15 – Arrives in Colombo, Sri Lanka

February 6 To 15 – In Chennai

February 19 – Arrives in Kolkata

May 1 – Establishes Ramakrishna Mission Association, Kolkata

May To December – Tours northwest India

1898

January – Returns to Kolkata

May – Begins North India pilgrimage with Western devotees

August 2 – At Amarnath, Kashmir

December 9 – Consecrates Belur Math

1899

March 19 – Establishes Advaita Ashrama at Mayavati

June 20 – Leaves India for second visit to the West

July 31 – Arrives in London

August 28 -Arrives in New York City

August To November – At Ridgely Manor, New York

December 3 – Arrives in Los Angeles

1900

February 22 – Arrives in San Francisco

April 14 – Founds Vedanta Society in San Francisco

June – Final classes in New York City

July 26 – Leaves for Europe

August 3 – Arrives in Paris for International Exposition

September 7 – Speaks at Congress of History of Religions at Exposition

October 24 – Begins tour of Vienna, Constantinople, Greece and Cairo

November 26 – Leaves for India

December 9 – Arrives at Belur Math

1901

January – Visits Mayavati

March To May – Pilgrimage in East Bengal and Assam

1902

January To February – Visits Bodh Gaya and Varanasi

March – Returns to Belur Math

July 4 -Mahasamadhi

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