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The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the International Arya Mahasammelan – 2018

Swami Dayanand Saraswati

  • Dayanand Saraswati (12 February 1824 – 30 October 1883) was an Indian religious leader and founder of the Arya Samaj, a Hindu reform movement of the Vedic dharma.
  • He was also a renowned scholar of the Vedic lore and Sanskrit language.
  • He was the first to give the call for Swaraj as “India for Indians” in 1876, a call later taken up by Lokmanya Tilak.
  • Denouncing the idolatry and ritualistic worship prevalent in Hinduism at the time, he worked towards reviving Vedic ideologies.
  • Subsequently, the philosopher and President of India, S. Radhakrishnan called him one of the “makers of Modern India.
  • He showed us the path of renaissance and self-pride.
  • He was an intrepid warrior of social and spiritual reform.
  • He took effective measures for educational and social reform especially for women empowerment and eradication of untouchability.
  • Swami Dayanand Saraswati had worked for eradication of discrimination in society on the basis of caste, creed and sect and motivated everyone to become Arya – that is – the best.

Arya Samaj

  • Arya Samaj is an Indian Hindu reform movement that promotes values and practices based on the belief in the infallible authority of the Vedas.
  • The samaj was founded by the sannyasi (ascetic) Dayanand Saraswati on 10 April 1875.
  • Members of the Arya Samaj believe in one God and reject the worship of idols.
  • The Arya Samaj was established in Bombay on 7 April 1875 by Dayananda Saraswati (born “Mool Shankar” in Kathiawar, Gujarat 1824 – died Ajmer, 1883)

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