Friday, July 29, 2005

Vivekananda Deemed University

The university in Swamiji's name has at last seen the light of day. Swamiji's prophesy about Belur Math becoming a 'great university' has come true at long last. The formal inauguration of this university took place on 4 July 2005, the day of Swamiji's Mahasamadhi, besides being the American independence day. It was on this day that Swamiji wrote his famous poem 'To the Fourth of July' and gifted it to some of his American disciples. His prophesy about the university, "The spiritual impact that has come to Belur [Math] will last fifteen hundred years, and it shall be a great university. Do not think I imagine it; I see it', was pronounced just two days he passed away, that is, on 2 July 1902 (as recorded in Miss McLeod's reminiscences of Swamiji).

Conact Details:
Swami Atmapriyananda
Vice-Chancellor of the Vivekananda (deemed) university
Vivekananda Sabhagriha Campus,
PO Belur Math, Dist Howrah - 711202
West Bengal, India (Telefax: 033-26549999)
e-mail: vivekanandauniversity@yahoo.co.in
amapriyananda@rediffmail.com

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