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Arya Samaj is a Hindu reform movement founded by Swami Dayananda on 7 April 1875. He was a sannyasi who promoted the Vedas. Dayananda emphasized the ideals of brahmacharya.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of New Religious Movements (2004)

by Peter Clarke

The Arya Samaj is a Hindu revivalist movement with its origins in north India inthe nineteenth century, but with a global presence and purpose inthe twentyfirst. Withits message of 'Back to the Veda', it has sought to purify Hindu practices, ideas ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: A Concise Introduction to World Religions by Willard G. Oxtoby (Editor), ISBN 9780195422078 (2014)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Arya Samaj: Arya Samaj is a Hindu reform movement founded by Swami.

Google previewHinduism Ancient and Modern (1905)

As Taught in Original Sources and Illustrated in Practical Life by Baij Nath (Lala.)

Unlike Hinduism, the Arya Samaj is a propaganda, and seeks to bring into its fold not only the orthodox Hindus, but the lower classes tend men of other persuasions also. Only the other day it converted a Mohammedan teacher in the Punjab to ...

Google previewReligion and Society (1996)

by Gnana Stanley Jaya Kumar

So that both in its popular character and methods, as well as in the high social position and educational training of its members and in its rapidly growing numbers, the Arya Samaj is a movement of considerable importance. The principles of ...

Google previewFaith & Philosophy of Hinduism (2009)

by Rajeev Verma

Arya Samaj is a Hindu reform movement in ...

Google previewLife in Freedom (2014)

Liberation Theologies from Asia by Michael Amaladoss

SWAMI AGNIVESH Swami Agnivesh is a sannyasi who belongs to the Arya Samaj Arya Samaj is a reform movement within Hinduism started by Swami Dayanand Sarasvati in 1875. It sought to restore Hinduism to its pristine purity in ...

Google previewHistory of the Punjabees (2010)

by J. N. Nanda

The Arya Samaj is a social and religious organization. It followed the Christian practice of holding Sunday morning prayer and religious discourse sessions. It does not believe in human intermediaries between God and an individual and is ...

Google previewArya Samaj and Indian Civilization (2004)

by R.K. Pruthi

Lastly, the Arya Samaj is a separate organisation with its definite and written constitution. Thus, it fulfils all the essential conditions of a separate religion more than any other accepted or established religion of the world. There is, therefore, no ...

Google previewHindu Iconoclasts (2004)

Rammohun Roy, Dayananda Sarasvati, and Nineteenth-Century Polemics Against Idolatry by Noel Salmond, Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion

The Arya Samaj is an entirely Indian movement; and, while obliged to reckon with European science and civilisation, it seems European thought, philosophy, and especially religion. It is the latest effort at reform which has sprung from the midst ...

Google previewThe Church at Home and Abroad (1890)

by Henry Addison Nelson, Albert B. Robinson

The Arya Samaj is a religious ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of the Hindu World (1992)

by Gaṅgā Rām Garg

The Arya Samaj believes that one of the causes of India's downfall was the prohibition of foreign travel. It allows the entrance of the followers of other religions into the Hindu fold, as it believes that they were converted to other religions under ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Encyclopedia of Hinduism: A-M (2002)

by James G. Lochtefeld

Arya Samaj The Aryan movement was once described as an "invasion," but in recent years it has become more common to describe it as a "migration." According to the accounts in the Vedas, the Aryans were a pastoral people, and although ...

Google previewReligions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, 2nd Edition [6 volumes] (2010)

A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices by J. Gordon Melton, Martin Baumann

Arya Samaj is a sectarian philosophy within Hinduism that challenges Brahmanism. Its early leaders attracted followers from late 19th-century, north Indian communities at a time of traumatic social and economic transformation under British ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Studies (2012)

by Helmut K. Anheier, Mark Juergensmeyer

The Arya Samaj, formed in 1875 by Swami Dayanand Saraswati, an evangelical Shaivite ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Hinduism (2006)

by Constance Jones, James D. Ryan

The Arya Samaj seeks to restore the central- ity of the Vedas to Hinduism and to reject much of Hinduism's SANATANA DHARMA (eternal way), including worship of images and PUJA (traditional rituals). The society teaches 10 basic ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Hinduism (1997)

by Bruce M. Sullivan

ARYA SAMAJ. Hindu revivalist movement founded in 1875 by Swami Dayanand Sarasvati. The Arya Samaj sought to restore Hinduism to what was perceived to be its original purity. It saw in the Vedas the essential teachings of Hinduism, and ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions (2015)

Volume 1: A-L; Volume 2: M-Z by Patrick Taylor

Arya Samaj rekindled hope in the ideal of “unity in diversity” as it sought to unite Aryas, Dasas, Dasyus, Yadus, Sanahas, Purus and Cheddis—India's ancient peoples—into a coherent whole. These lessons were not lost on later generations of ...

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