21 Facts About Arya Samaj


Arya Samaj was the first Hindu organization to introduce proselytization in Hinduism.

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Arya Samaj was established in Bombay on 10 April 1875 by Dayananda Saraswati was born on Mool Shankar Tiwari.

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Arya Samaj established Gurukul which emphasised Vedic values, culture, and Satya.

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Nonetheless, two members of the Prarthana Arya Samaj approached Dayanand and invited him to speak at one of their gatherings.

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Arya Samaj invited topics of discourse from the audience and spoke on eight.

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Some authors claim that the activities of the Arya Samaj led to increased antagonism between Muslims and Hindus.

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Bhagat Singh's grandfather followed Arya Samaj, which had a considerable influence on Bhagat Singh.

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In Punjab, the Arya Samaj was opposed by the Ahmadiyya movement which provided the Samaj one of its most aggressive opponents from among the various Muslim groups and whose founder Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was extensively involved in theological disputations with Samaj leaders, most notably with Pandit Lekh Ram.

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Arya Samaj was active in Sindh at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century.

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Arya Samaj is sometimes referred to as 'Dayanand ka vir sipahi'.

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The Arya Samaj extended its efforts to the region to reconvert these people back to Hinduism through Shuddhi ceremonies.

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Arya Samaj criticized the samaj efforts at converting Christians and Muslims.

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Branch of Arya Samaj was established at Dharur in Beed district of Hyderabad state, the largest princely state during British colonial rule.

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The Arya Samaj, in turn, criticized Islam and the Islamic rulers of the state.

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Arya Samaj promoted the use of Hindi in Punjab and discouraged the use of Punjabi.

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The Arya Samaj is associated with the Dayanand Anglo Vedic schools which number over eight hundred.

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Branch of Arya Samaj was established in 2015 in Angul district in the state of Odisha.

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Arya Samaj is active in countries including Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Fiji, Australia, South Africa, Kenya, Mauritius and other countries where a significant Hindu diaspora is present.

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The Arya Samaj members reject other Hindu religious texts because they are not "pure" works, and because these texts promote things do not support their ideology and are therefore against the Vedas.

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The members of Arya Samaj reject other scriptural works such as the Puranas, the Bible, and the Quran.

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Arya Samaj members consider the Gayatri Mantra, as the most holy mantra and chant it periodically, do the meditation known as "Sandhya" and make offering to the holy fire.

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