A Celebration of the 150th Birth Year of Swami Vivekananda

Rev. Dr. David Breeden, Senior Minister
Dr. Shashikant Sane
Dr. Subhash Kak
Dr. Anantanana Rambachan
Sunday, November 24, 2013

The first “World Parliament of Religions” was held in Chicago in 1893 in conjunction with the World Columbian Exposition. Swami Vivekananda, a Hindu monk represented India as a delegate. Tagore wrote of him: “If you want to know India, study Vivekananda. In him everything is positive and nothing negative.”  This Assembly was part of a weekend of events celebrating the 150th birth year of Vivekananda.

The speakers were joined by musical guests Smt. Nirmala Rajasekar, a world renowned performer and teacher of Carnatic music.  She was accompanied with mridangam played by percussionist Shri Thanjavur K. Murugabhoopathi, one of India’s finest musicians.  The mridangam is a double headed drum.

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