##02 (Vivekananda) Birth Of Narendranath Datta Poem by Rajaram Ramachandran

Rajaram Ramachandran

Chennai born, now at Juhu, Mumbai, India

##02 (Vivekananda) Birth Of Narendranath Datta

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(Born on 12-1-1863)

The Land of Bengal is famous
For all kinds of noble causes,
Affecting social, political, religious,
Arts, cultural and trade interests.

In all these fields, there arose
Great many reformers, leaders,
Artists, poets, entrepreneurs,
As the top most sons of its soils.

As the heart of Indian Nation,
It rose up to all the occasions,
With its mighty contributions,
In the nation building functions.

Its abundant natural resources,
The perennial flow of rivers,
The deep sea coastal borders,
They added to its rich treasures.

As God’s gift, this mother soil
Gave birth to a great soul,
Narendranath Datta by name,
Later Vivekananda, he became.

In the year eighteen sixty three,
On the twelfth day of January,
He was born at Calcutta,
Now known as Kolkata.

Bhuvaneswari Devi, his mother,
Viswanath Datta, his father,
Both were proud of this son
For his nature more divine.

Lord Siva of Varanasi came,
Once in his mother’s dream,
Granting her wishful boon,
“I’ll be your son soon.”

True to her dream, her son
Proved himself more divine
In his every word and action,
That enhanced his reputation.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Samanyan Lakshminarayanan 26 October 2009

the birth of the sun as son...beautifully narrated

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Sandra Fowler 27 October 2009

A great word painting of Bengal. One of the most treasured friends of my poetry life came from this region of India. Beautiful work, Rajaram. Fond regards, Sandra

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Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK 03 March 2010

You’re programmed by Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother and Swami Vivekananda for such wonderful narrative and informative poetic journey …and blessed you’re indeed Sir.. Ms. Nivedita UK

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Chitra - 31 October 2009

wonderful narration of the rise of the pure soul!

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Kesav Easwaran 30 October 2009

Sweet diction...smooth flow of words...you very beautifully describe the Bengali backdrops there...thanks...10

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rajagopal haran 27 October 2009

The moment I have realized God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free. ….i see a correlation in these lines of Vivekananda and the sayings of Manikka Vachagar “ avan arulaalae avan thaal vananghi” The compassion of god is such that he takes any form any decision for the sake of love for the creatures … These feelings are well portrayed… .i can visualize what Vivekananda would have been if he had grown your age…great contribution to literature

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Hema Ravi 27 October 2009

True to her dream, her son Proved himself more divine In his every word and action...... 'These lines sum it all about the apostle who has left an indelible mark not only in the Indian soil but also in the far West.

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Rajaram Ramachandran

Chennai born, now at Juhu, Mumbai, India
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