Photographer's Note

This is Swami Vivekananda's statue. The statue is near the Gateway of India. I assume it is commerate his departure from Bombay for America in 1893.

It mentions his Birthdate - 12th Jan 1863, the day he left for America 31st May 1893 and the day he died, 4th July 1902. He died at an early age of 39.

He was a deeply religious and spiritual man.

Swami Vivekananda travelled to America to attend the Parliament of Religions in Chicago. He got so popular after the Parliament of Religions he took a tour of America to give his lectures. He established the Vedanta Society of New York.
After which he returned to India.

He made another trip to America to start the Vedanta Society in San Francisco in 1900 before he died in 1902 at the age of 39.

I took this photo by shoving my camera through the bars of the fence that surround the statue.
What surprises most about the statues (this one and the one of Shivaji which I posted earlier) around the area, is that, there are 100s of pigeons and there is no pigeon waste on any of the statues. Which is very very surprising as no where else have I seen statues without bird droppings on them. I guess these get cleaned and maintened regularly.

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