Vivekananda House, Chennai (Madras)

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. Make Vivekananda House a part of your Chennai (Madras) vacation plans using our Chennai (Madras) route planner.
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  • this is the place Swamiji stayed in when he came to chennai and has been preserved as a museum in his memory. has lots of rare pictures, some video shows and a lovely ultra peaceful meditation ro0m.  more »
  • Excellent architecture, divine and spiritual place which was ince used by Swami Vivekanand. It is not to miss !!  more »
  • A disciple of Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda, was born into an aristocratic family in Calcutta and was inclined to spirituality from a young age. A great intellect and ability to communicate combined ...  more »
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  • The place is situated right on the beach road and is very much reachable by any kind of transportation. This place is actually where Swami Vivekananda stayed when he was in Chennai. The display of all the photographs of the timeline of the life of Swami Vivekananda is something much appreciated. It's a walk down display right from the entrance to the top of the house. The words of Swami written on the walls are much inspiring and the meditation hall where Swami did his meditation during those days was a different world for itself. All the peace in the world seems to be present in the hall and one can actually feel it. Spend some quality time there for some refreshment of soul. Also there's a book store just by .. it's a collection of some thoughts and life of Swami Vivekananda and Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.
  • If you are in search of Peace, At this place your search probably takes Halt. 3D show on the life of Swami Vivekananda is very inspiring and insightful it is around 45 minutes. There is Meditation Hall and they provide free Meditation class on Saturday. Marine Beach view from the top floor is nice. Transportation are easily available.
  • A very calm and serene place to visit near the Marina beach. Swami Vivekananda's photos are beautifully displayed. The place is well maintained my Ramakrishna Ashram.
  • It's opposite to Marina beach. They are conducting 3D show in different time slot. They are providing free meditation class every Saturday 8:00 PM. May be on other time also but I am not aware about it. It’s a wonderful place....!
  • Hidden gem and strategic location right across Marina beach. Must visit place to know the life and history of this great philosopher. I also loved their video show and their book store.
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