Rajaram Ramachandran

Gold Star - 20,218 Points (13-7-31 (see reverse) / Chennai born, now at Juhu, Mumbai, India)

##48 (Vivekananda) Whirlwind Tour In North India - Poem by Rajaram Ramachandran

From May 1897, he travelled
In North India and lectured
At many places, like Almora
Punjab and Jammu-Kashmir.

At Jammu, he had a discussion
Personally with Maharaja to open
A Monastery for training young men
On the doctrines of Hindu Religion.

Despite his physical weakness,
He covered many places,
Situated in Northern parts
And spoke about the Vedas.

“The individual’s strength
Is the Nation’s strength, ”
This was his slogan
That he told everyone.

“Be good to others.
Learn all the virtues,
Such as service to the poor,
Universal love and character.”

“Build up strength,
Self-respect is worth.
Promote unity among all.
Practice self-control.”

In all the meetings,
These were the slogans,
With his powerful voice,
He told the audience,

Early in 1898, the Belur Math,
In the name of Ramakrishna Math,
Was commissioned to function
As Headquarters of this mission.

The lady disciple, Sister Nivedita,
Was trained by Vivekananda
Along with other western disciples,
To take up various arduous duties.

In the Holy Mother’s vision,
They moved like her children.
Nivedita adopted the ways
Of a woman in a Hindu house.

He took rest for a few days
In the vicinity of Himalayas.
He felt that place homely
And his health improved slightly.

Comments about ##48 (Vivekananda) Whirlwind Tour In North India by Rajaram Ramachandran

  • (12/14/2009 4:21:00 AM)

    Failing health, but still shining in use
    until the very end. Touching
    write, Rajaram.

    Warm regards,

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  • (12/13/2009 8:46:00 PM)

    Your lines promotes his values very well. Informative lines always. (Report) Reply

  • Miriam Maia Padua (12/13/2009 7:30:00 PM)

    I'm happy finding this poem at the home page.ou made since I have read about Swami Vivekananda (when my friend told me, it was his favorite writer, a major force in the revival of Hinduism in modern India, best known for his inspiring speech.
    Now, I read it through your poem..nicely done, Sir
    thanks for sharing...its great to know more about him in poetic form
    God bless you...


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 13, 2009

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