Why did Swami Vivekananda Died of?

By Mandeep Kumar|Updated : August 11th, 2022

Swami Vivekananda passed away on 4 July 1902 at 9:20 PM while meditating. He died at Belur Math, which is located in West Bengal. Belur Math is the headquarter of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission. According to his disciples, the possible cause of death was the rupture of a blood vessel in his brain. He was cremated on the bank of the Ganga river on a sandalwood funeral pyre. The death anniversary of Swami Vivekananda is observed on 4 July every year.

Who was Swami Vivekananda?

Swami Vivekananda was an author, philosopher, and Indian Hindu monk. Narendranath Datta was his original name. The key points related to Swami Vivekananda have been elaborated below:

  • He was born on 12 January 1863 in a Bengali family in Calcutta (now Kolkata), West Bengal.
  • He took the name of Vivekananda in 1893 on the request of Maharaja Ajit Singh.
  • He instituted Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission.
  • He was called the ‘maker of modern India’ by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
  • He is well known for his speech at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago in 1893.

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  • Swami Vivekananda died of the rupture of a blood vessel in his brain. It was believed that the rupture was due to an opening in the crown of his head. His cremation took place on the bank of the Ganga river in Belur, West Bengal.

  • Swami Vivekananda died on 4 July 1902 at 9:20 PM while meditating in Belur Math. He was cremated opposite where the cremation of Ramakrishna took place sixteen years earlier.

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