Clipped video from movie shared as Swami Vivekananda’s famous speech in Chicago

A 2:26-minute clip supposedly of the great spiritual guru Swami Vivekananda is circulating on social media. It is being claimed that it’s an original video of Vivekananda’s iconic speech at Parliament of Religions in Chicago. Facebook user Kajalben Bhalara asserted that Vivekananda had delivered the speech on September 13, 1893.

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Posted by Kajalben Bhalara on Tuesday, 1 October 2019

A few more people on Twitter and Facebook shared the video with a similar narrative.


With a keyword search on Google, Alt News found the YouTube video titled, “Swami Vivekananda -2012 New Full Movie (English)“.

From 13:38 minutes in the video posted below, the relevant portion which picturises Swami Vivekananda delivering the speech in Chicago can be seen.

The same movie in Hindi was uploaded by the YouTube channel of Sri Ramkrishna Math Chennai on September 28, 2018. According to the certificate issued by ‘Central Board of Film Certification’, the name of the movie is ‘Vivekananda by Vivekananda’ produced by Beehive productions.

In conclusion, a clipping from a movie based on Swami Vivekananda’s life was shared as the original footage of the spiritual guru’s speech in Chicago.

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