A video documentary on The Life of Swami Vivekananda by DD Podhigai

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A documentary on the life of Swami Vivekananda produced by DD Podhigai TV in Tamil for the occasion of Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Birth Anniversary. This documentary covers the life of Swami Vivekananda from birth, to his first meetings with Sri Ramakrishna, his days of wandering throughout India, his historic speech in the Parliament of Religions, his American and European spiritual tour, his return to India and the formation of the Ramakrishna Order. This documentary was telecasted by DD Podhigai TV on 04.07.13 at 7.05pm

Duration: 25 min

A video documentary on Vivekananda Illam by DD Podhigai

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This documentary in Tamil was produced by DD Pothigai TV for the occasion of Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Birth Anniversary. This documentary provides a historical perspective on the development of the famous Ice House where Swami Vivekananda stayed for 9 days after his return from the west. From the time of the building inception by The Boston Ice King, Frederic Tudor, to the time it was revamped by Biligiri Iyengar and finally to the time it was sanctified by Swami Vivekananda during his stay in the then Castle Kernen. Swami Vivekananda spoke on many topics during his 9 days stay, and this documentary briefly covers his speeches during his stay in Castle Kernen. This documentary was telecasted by DD Pothigai TV on 04.07.13 at 7.05pm

Duration: 29 min

National Youth Day Celebrations – 12th Jan 2013

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12th January is the birthday of Swami Vivekananda as per the English calendar. This day is being observed as National Youth Day throughout India.

The year January 2013 to January 2014 is a historic year as the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda falls during the period.

This year, 2013, National Youth Day (Jan 12th) was celebrated at Vivekanandar Illam, in a way, heralding the year long celebrations of 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

The Day started early in the morning with Puja to Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, Swami Vivekananda, Swami Ramakrishnananda, etc., followed by Sri Ramakrishna Homa on the new ground leased recently to Vivekananda House by the Tamilnandu Government.

After the Homa Monks, devotees and admirers offered pushpanjali to Swami Vivekananda’s statue, situated at the entrance of the Vivekanandar Illam and then Arati was performed to Swamiji. Next Swami Tyagananda Maharaj, head of the Ramakrishna Vedanta Society in Boston, and Swami Vimurtananda Maharaj, Editor of Sri Ramakrishna Vijayam Tamil Monthly, addressed the gathering of students, admirers and devotees. In the end Swami Gautamananda Maharaj, President of Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai delivered the benedictory address. Afterwards prasad was served.

In the Evening (5 PM) devotional Bhajans were rendered by the Students of GK Shetty Vivekananda Vidyalaya, Ambattur, Chennai. Next was Silambattam (Traditional Acrobat performances) by the Students of  Tamilnadu Mallakhamb Federation. Next was Villipattu by the Students of Jaigopal Garodia Vivekananda Vidyalaya, Kolathur.

Towards the end Swami Gautamananda Maharaj presented the performers with mementos and then Prasad was served to all.

Some of the pictures from the Day are published here:

Vivekananda – A Radiant Light HD Video

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Swami Vivekananda – A Radiant Light HD Video portrays Swami Vivekananda’s advent to the west (Chicago, America) with excerpts from his historic speech delving on Harmony of Religions delivered in Chicago on September 11, 1897. The ocean and the sun indirectly refers to the Action and Knowledge (with respect to four Yogas) that helps in dispelling our ignorance. The camera movement over the ocean also indicates that he traveled to the west by Ship in Ocean. The Video doesn’t show any form of Swami Vivekananda echoing his own words – “I am a voice without Form”. Kindly refrain from uploading this video to social networking sites (facebook etc.), 3rd party video sites (youtube etc.) and blog sites without permission.

9/11 – The Awakening 3D Movie Trailer

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As part of 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Swami Vivekananda, Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai and Ramakrishna Mission, Delhi launches Swami Vivekananda’s Historic Chicago Address in Stereoscopic 3D Animated short Movie Full HD (1080P) format. In Collaboration with GISR (Global Institute for Stereo Vision and Research), Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai and Ramakrishna Mission, Delhi has attempted realistic rendering of Swami Vivekananda with actual skin shaders. Also, we have done motion capture for smooth body motion and realistic facial expressions. For the complete stereoscopic 3D version of the video, please make a visit to Vivekananda House in Chennai, India

Anyone can download/embed this trailer video to social networking sites, 3rd party video sites, blog sites with just a source link to www.vivekanandahouse.org

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