A Hindu reform movement. Founded in 1875 by Swami Dayananda Saraswati (1825–83), it appealed to the authority of the Vedas(sacred texts) in support of programmes of social reform and education. Its supporters, such as Lala Rajpat Rai, were prominent in political movements opposed to British rule, and their activities aggravated Hindu relations with Sikhs and Muslims. This organization believed that the Hindu/Indian society was different than it was suppose to be according to the Hindu holy books.
The mission of the Arya Samah is to promote goodwill and harmony among its members and society at large by advocating universal Vedic teachings. To educate adults and children about the basic principles of Hinduism and perform the Havan/Yajna ceremony on a regular and ongoing basis. To teach Sanskrit and Hindi languages to adults and children (as secondary languages) that will enable them to read, write and speak these languages and help them understand the proper pronunciation and meanings of Vedic Mantras. To provide a platform for members to exchange views about Vedic/Hindu Dharma and matters affecting their social life. To develop pride in ethnic identity by participation in the celebration of religious festivals and cultural programs. To establish and maintain permanent place of worship as Arya Samaj Temple, community center and a library. To serve the community at large for humanitarian needs. To participate in intra and Interfaith activities and provide information to other Faith Communities about Hindu Religion.
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