Vivekananda House, Chennai

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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. Make Vivekananda House a part of your Chennai vacation plans using our Chennai route planner.
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  • This place is right opposite to Marin Beach. Swamiji has stayed in this place and did lectures too. The maintenance can be improved and general awareness can be created so the tourist don't miss this ...  more »
  • the place is where Swami Vivekananda used to stay during old days. The place was actually built as a storage place for ice slabs imported from England. The place has a certain calmness about it. There...  more »
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  • Place of ambience and knowledge. A fan of Swami vivekananda will find this a great retreat. Please also visit the book store the prices are very low and good selection of books
  • This was an interesting place, but not one for the uninitiated in Hinduism and Buddhism. I had a guide from my hotel take me through, and since he was Hindu, he was able to walk me through the exhibits and give me the back story. Without him, it just would have been a bunch of wall hangings with captions.
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