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Vivekananda House, Chennai (Madras)

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Displays about Swami Vivekananda are just part of the appeal of Vivekananda House, a semicircular building built in the 1840s to store ice. The famed "Wandering Monk" stayed here in 1897, preaching to big crowds. Today, a photo exhibit narrates the swami's life--his room is used for meditation. Plan to see Vivekananda House and other attractions that appeal to you using our Chennai (Madras) itinerary maker.
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  • Vivekananda house is an important pilgrimage and shrine amongst the followers of Swami Vivekananda. It is also famously known as the Ice House. This house was built in the year 1877. It is believed th...  more »
  • Visiting the vivekananda memorial on marina was a nostalgic experience. Great to know how he garnered support from the king of ramnad and laid the ground work of his movement and even for the famous C...  more »
  • For any Indian irrespective of caste, religion or creed, a name always front run in the minds whenever we think about a saint to quote, to read and to follow was, is and will be always the GIANT among...  more »