Answers to this Quora question say Swami Vivekananda was an incarnation of Shiva. Was Swami Vivekananda mentioned in Hindu scriptures as an avatar of Shiva?
Lord Shiva is never born from A garbh of a pregnant women. This never happened since the beginning of Universe. Lord Shiva just appears and disappears. It is wrong to say human beings which are born are Shiva Avatar. People claiming to be an Avatar of Shiva are misleading people.
Sources: Shiv Mahapuran
Yes,Swami Vivekananda was an avatar of Lord Shiva because people were also called him ``Bileshwar Mahadev''. His mother was a devotee of Shiva and she had prayed to Lord Shiva for a son. I live in Kolkata and in my city there is the house of Vivekananda. One day,I went to Swami Vivekananda's house. The guide told us that Lord Shiva himself incarnated as Swami Vivekananda's. I saw the Shiva Linga which Vivekananda's mother was worshipped everyday. Swami Vivekananda was an avatar of Lord Shiva that many people knows.
Just think of Parliament of Religion , Chicago. What have we heard. It was a divine voice that proclaimed a profound philosophy , that came out of Swamiji. Who else other than Lord Shiva , could have delivered such a profound philosophy. Lord did it through his human form Just like Sri Shanakaracharya ( definitely a Shiva Avatar ) did it several hundreds years ago . He was the symbol of eternal India . People are now gradually realising it
Om Namaha Shivaya , Om Namaha Sri Shankaraya . Om Namah Mahacharya Vivekanandaya .