Swami Vivekananda was a Hindu monk who spread the concepts of Hinduism and Indian culture in America and other western countries. A disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Swami Vivekananda established social organizations like the famous Ramakrishna Mission. He gave his life up for the welfare of his country and was dedicated to the progress of the poor and the helpless. He was a great thinker and a man of action. Swami Vivekanandaâ€™s thoughts were the combination of the ancient spiritual traditions of India and the rationality and logic of the West. His ideals have had a great impact on the lives of various people including Mahatma Gandhi and Subhash Chandra Bose. For ages to come, Swami Vivekanandaâ€™s visions will be a source of inspiration to the world.