At Kanyakumari - a unique symbol of unity and purity - is the Memorial of Swami Vivekananda, another symbol of the united aspiration of Nation. In the Memorial, there is a happy and harmonious blend of all the architectural beauty of the country. It is a symbol of unity because the whole nation wished, worked and contributed for it. Person from all states participated in its inauguration.
Swami Vivekananda has said that even after he laid down his body, he would continue to work and inspire generations to come to carry on his unfinished work.We see it still happing. Swamiji does it in innumerable ways. The magnificent Vivekananda Rock Memorial at Kanyakumari is one such undying source of inspiration.
Our Eknath Ranade was of the type of heroic patriots and workers of whom Swami Vivekananda would be proud; in fact Swamiji wanted India to produce thousands of them to enable her to take the fullest advantage of the possibilities of the modern period of her long and glorious history to raise every man, woman, and child, of our nation, irrespective of caste, creed, or sex, to the highest level of human dignity, freedom and equality.
Spirit behind Vivekananda Rock Memorial & Vivekananda Kendra
Shri Eknath Ranade was the youngest of eight siblings (four brothers and four sisters). He was born on 19 November, 1914, at Timtala in Amaravati District of Maharashtra.
Eknathji Ranade : The Man and his Mission
जब सम्पूर्ण राष्ट्र बड़े हर्षोल्लास से स्वामी विवेकानन्द की जन्मशताब्दी मनाने में व्यस्त था, तब श्री एकनाथ जी ने उस महान देशभक्त संन्यासी को अपनी सच्ची श्रद्धांजलि देने के लिए “हे हिन्दू राष्ट्र उतिष्ठत ! जाग्रत !!” पुस्तक का संकलन किया जो जनवरी 1963 में प्रकाशित हुई I
माननीय एकनाथजी : जीवन - क्रम
19.11.1914 – जन्म : टिमत्ळा, जिला – अमरावती, महाराष्ट्र में