When was Arya Samaj founded
Arya Samaj was founded in 1875 at Bombay, India, by Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati.
The pioneers of Arya Samaj are: .
Swami Dayanand Saraswati Ji (Founder
of Arya Samaj)
Swami Shradhanand Ji (Founder
of Gurukul Kangri University, Hardwar)
Mahatma Hans Raj Ji (Founder
of D.A.V. Institutions)
Acharya Ram Dev Ji (Founder of
Kanya Gurukul Dehradun, U.P.)
Pandit Guru Dutt Ji Vidyarthi
(Emminent Vedic Scholar)
Lala Lajpat Rai Ji (Freedom Fighter
Purpose of Arya SamajArya
Samaj was founded in the pre-independence era of India. The purpose was to move
the Hindu Dharma away from all the factitious beliefs, and go back to the teachings
Goal of Arya Samaj
The goal of the Arya Samaj has always been, Krinvanto Vishvam
Aryam - Make This World Noble.
Principles of Arya Samaj
Arya Samaj is based on the basic teachings of Vedas. These teachings
are summarized in following 10 basic principles.
- God is the ultimate source of all true knowledge and of the objects that are known
through his means.
- God is existence, intelligence and bliss. He is formless, almighty, just merciful,
unborn infinite, unchangeable, beginning less, incomparable, the support and lord
of all pervading omniscient, imperishable, immortal, exempt from fear, eternal,
holy and maker of the universe.
- The Vedas are books of the true knowledge. It is the paramount duty of all
Aryans to read them and to teach them, to hear them and to read them to others.
- We should always be ready to accept truth and renounce untruth.
- All actions should be done in conformity with Dharma, after due consideration of
right and wrong.
- The primary aim of Arya samaj is to do good to all mankind i.e. promote their physical,
spiritual and social welfare.
- We should treat all people with affection, justice and regard to their merits.
- We should aim at dispelling ignorance and promote knowledge
- No one should remain satisfied with his own welfare. He should regard his
welfare to life in welfare to all.
- In matters, which affect the well being of all, a person should give a subordinate
place to his personal likings. In matters, which affect him alone, he is to
enjoy freedom of action.