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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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  • Museum is well done with informative displays on Swami Vivekananda and Indian spirituality. The 3D film on the Parliament of Religions was well done and charming. There was an area where you could... 
    Museum is well done with informative displays on Swami Vivekananda and Indian spirituality. The 3D film on the Parliament of Religions was well done and charming. There was an area where you could...  more »
  • Build in 1842 it contained Ice from far away to be used in the heat of India. It's also known for Swami Vivekananda visit hear and thus a rename since the British were gone. 
    Build in 1842 it contained Ice from far away to be used in the heat of India. It's also known for Swami Vivekananda visit hear and thus a rename since the British were gone.  more »
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  • Truly divine feel. Meditated after so long time. Peace of mind. Excellent artworks. World parliament of religions video was mind blowing!
  • During olden days the huge quantity of ice which were shipped by sea and stored here for later consumption . This place was called as Ice house. Later, as Ice got manufactured the place was used for stay during which time Vivekananda once stayed here for a short period. In his memory it is been named after him & converted into museum & meditation hall. Its a very beautiful house built by British to see their engineering.

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