Prime Minister Narendra Modi released commemorative coin on Swami Chinmayananda

The Hindu spiritual leader inspired the formation of Chinmaya Mission to spread the knowledge of Advaita Vedanta, the non dual system of thought found in the Upanishads.

Created On: May 8, 2015 16:03 ISTModified On: May 9, 2015 17:13 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 8 May 2015 released a commemorative coin to mark the birth centenary of Swami Chinmayananda in New Delhi.

Swami Chinmayananda born as Balakrishna Menon on 8 May 1916 pioneered works in the field of education and social reform. He died on 3 August 1993.

The Hindu spiritual leader and teacher inspired the formation of Chinmaya Mission, a worldwide nonprofit organisation, to spread the knowledge of Advaita Vedanta, the non dual system of thought found in the Upanishads, which epitomise the philosophical teachings of the Vedas.

He saw the need to inculcate India's great culture and spiritual traditions, through the English medium, among an elite class of people, who had moved away from this heritage.

 

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