Ramkrishna Paramhansa and Swami Vivekananda: Ramakrishna Mission

Swami Vivekananda was a great disciple of Ramkrishna Paramhansa. He was a scholar of both Indian and Western philosophy.

Ramkrishna Paramhansa


Do you know, who was Ramakrishna Paramhansa?


Ramkrishna Paramhansa was a priest and saint and was also a socio-religious reformer. His holy life, simplicity and wisdom inspired all those who gathered around him. He believed that service to humanity was the best form of worship. His famous disciple was Narendra Nath Dutta, known as Swami Vivekananda.


Swami Vivekananda


He was a great disciple of Ramakrishna Paramhansa. He had faith in the superiority of Indian philosophy and spirituality. He wanted to be fearless and self-reliant. He represented Hinduism at the World Parliament of Religions held at Chicago in 1893.


Vivekananda organized the disciples of Ramakrishna and founded the Ramakrishna Mission in 1897.

The aims of the Mission are �


  1. To manifest divinity inherent in man
  2. To cultivate the spirit of liberty, equality and free-thinking
  3. To preach unity and oneness of all religions
  4. Service to mankind was service to God


He condemned the caste system and emphasis on rituals and superstitions. His teachings gave to the people of India the self-confidence they needed against the superiority of western civilization.




1. Who gave the quote �Arise Awake and stop not till the goal is reached�?
a) Ramakrishna Paramhansa
b) Swami Dayananda Saraswati
c) Subhash Chandra Bose
d) Swami Vivekananda


2. Swami Vivekananda was the founder of?
a) Belur Mission
b) Brahmo Samaj
c) Sringeri Mission
d) Ramakrishna Mission


3. What was the original name of Swami Vivekananda?
a) Rajendra Nath Dutta
b) Gopidhar Nath Dutta
c) Ramakrishna
d) Narendra Nath Dutta


4. In which year, the World Parliament of Religions was held in Chicago?
a) 1890
b) 1891
c) 1889
d) 1893


5. Ramakrishna Mission was founded in which year?
a) 1895
b) 1890
c) 1887
d) 1897


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