Swami Vivekananda’s earlier name was Narendranath Datta. He was born in Calcutta in an aristocrat Bengali family on 12 January 1863. At that time India was under the British rule and Calcutta was the capital of India.His father Vishwanath Datta was an attorney of Calcutta High Court and his mother was a housewife. average student but he has a great interest in reading books. He had great interest in the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and the Puranas.Narendranath studied in the institution Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. Later he passed Entrance exam from Presidency College. He also studied western history and western philosophy from the Scottish Church College. He completed his Bachelor degree in 1884.Vivekananda became a member of Brahmo Samaj, where he got the thoughts about formless god.