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Vivekananda House, Chennai (Madras)

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Get to know more about the culture of India and the Hindu monk Swami Vivekananda by visiting Vivekananda House. The house represents an important place for Ramakrishna religious movement and contains exhibitions with photos, paintings, books, films and rooms where Vivekananda stayed. Watch a 3D movie about his work, see one of his lectures, and learn about his teachings from the short videos. See him come to life in a holographic display, and try the interactive slideshow with his pictures. Plan to see Vivekananda House and other attractions that appeal to you using our Chennai (Madras) itinerary maker.
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  • This building is semicircular shape, decorated with pink marble, can be seen when visiting the Marina because it is located next to it. The building is quite beautiful, worth it to give it attention. There is a charming garden, where you can view the falls here statue of Vivekananda.
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  • Vivekanand Ice House is an awesome place to know about Swami Vivekanand, Rama Krishna mission and his contributions to social reforms in India. They play a 3D short feature film which shows the comple...  read more »
  • good place or history lovers, spent half day over there enjoyed the times. need more facilities like drinking water and food 
  • I felt very good visiting here.the 3d show is very inspirational and gallery is having very good collection and ticket charge is 10 Rs. Make sure you take care of timings... It closed between 1 to 3 pm. From here one can enjoy the sea shore as well.
  • If yu wanna make your mind peace just go to this place. I believe still Vivekananda soul lives there yu can feel while entering to it.
  • Vivekananda House (earlier known as Ice House or Castle Kernan) is an important place for the Ramakrishna Movement in South India. Swami Vivekananda came to Chennai (earlier Madras) in February 1897, and he stayed at Castle Kernan for nine days. During his nine day stay, he shook India’s national consciousness through his fiery lectures at Chennai. Later, Ramakrishna Math (Monastery) Chennai was founded by Swami Ramakrishnananda, a brother disciple of Swami Vivekananda. The Math functioned from here during its first 10 years (1897-1906) until it got moved to the current location at Mylapore, Chennai. In 1963, during the Birth Centenary of Swami Vivekananda, the Government of Tamil Nadu renamed the Castle Kernan as Vivekanandar Illam (Illam means house in Tamil) or ‘Vivekananda House’. In 1997, on the eve of the Centenary of Swamiji’s return to India (and his stay at House), the Government of Tamilnadu at the request of the Ramakrishna Math, leased out the Vivekananda House and it’s valid up to 2020. Vivekananda House now houses a Permanent Exhibition on Indian Culture and Swamiji’s Life, maintained by the Ramakrishna Math and is a source of inspiration to thousands of people who visit it every year.
  • A unique experience being in the meditation hall where Swami Vivekananda once stayed. Enabled me take strong decisions.
  • Vivekananda house or Vivekanandar Illam is a museum as well as a shrine. The location is very attractive. If you come to Marian Beach then don't forget to visit this place.
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