Young Naren was very restless and naughty. His parents used to face difficulties to control him. Bhuvaneswari Devi sometimes used to say, "I prayed to Shiva for a son and he has sent me one of his demons". But she found out a unique way to calm his little down. She used to pour water on little Narendranath's head and recite the name of Shiva in front of him and that used to have magical effects.
From childhood Narendranath had been a worshipper of Shiva. In childhood Narendranath used to practise meditation before the image or idol of Shiva. In adulthood, he wrote several poems and and prose articles dedicated to Shiva, such as A Hymn to Shiva, The Dance of Shiva, Shiva's Demon, Shiva in Ecstasy (texts linked at the bottom of this page).
In 1898, Swami Vivekananda visited Amarnath. Later he told to his disciple, "Since visiting Amarnath, I feel as if Shiva is sitting on my head for twenty - four hours and would not come down."[Source]
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