“It is perfectly certain that India never saw a more learned Sanskrit scholar, a deeper metaphysician, a more wonderful orator, and a more fearless denunciator of any evil, than Dayanand, since the time of Sankarcharya.”
- Madame Blavatsky (Founder of the Theosophical Society)
"Rishi Dayanand sacrificed his life on Deepavali Day. However, the light of his soul illuminated thousands of others before it departed to reach Moksh. "
- Veda Jyoti Mazazine ( Arya Pratinidhi Sabha, South Africa)
"The founder of Arya Samaj, Rishi Dayanand, was born in Gujarat. His original name was Mool Shanker. He came to be known as Dayanand after he became a Sanyasi and dedicated his life to social service.
He toured the country, met the scholars and thinkers of his time and had an exchange of views with them.
He spent some time in the company of theosophists. They wanted to make him their leader. But Dayanand had a sharp mind and at once understood that although they professed to be well-wishers of India, their intentions were not honest; that they were trying to deceive the superstitious and tradition-bound people, by administering to them the opiate of mysticism and divine incarnations that they were seeking to poison the atmosphere of new-consciousness and were, in fact, well-wishers of imperialism. He, therefore, parted company with them.
One of the persons who received initiation and the sacred thread from him was Arjun Singh, the grandfather of Bhagat Singh. Bhagat Singh's niece, Virendra Sindhu, has written:
- Sikh Heritage (Visit) (History & Researches, United Kingdom)
"We pray to the Almighty for the benevolent qualities with which we strive towards making the world noble and succeed in destroying our enemies (weakness and bad qualities). We put before others the example of Aryattava (noble & benevolent qualities) in our life."
Translation by: Pandit Prashant (Melbourne Arya Samaj).
Charan Kamal Gururaaj Ke, Bandow Baaram Baar
Bhaiyo aur Baheno, saadar sa prem, Namaste!
With the greatest love and admiration for Swamiji, I present to you this website in memory and in gratitude to a soul who sacrificed his life for the upliftment of humanity.
After reading Swamiji's words of Wisdom in the form of the many books authored by him, and the many words written of and about him, It has made me not only proud to be an Aryan, but moreso, a better individual.
Having been inspired and motivated by Swamiji, I have taken it as my duty, and as per the third principle of the Arya Samaj, to live by the words of Ved Maa, and to share this happiness with others, either through simple social interactions, or by the performance of Sandhya & Havan, or even through websites such as this one.
However, ever so often, individuals who've become interested in the life and teachings of Swamiji have little or no online resource(s) that is easily accessible to them or the wider Arya/Hindu community in general.
Independently, I have taken the time to research, compile, edit and organize information, both online and offline sources including books, magazines, pamphlets, cd's, cassettes and various websites.
It is my fervent hope that after you would have had the opportunity to throughly browse this website, a renewed sense of pride and understanding for our Rishiraaj (a King amongst Rishis) would be instilled in your heart and in the hearts of those who seek to read of his glories.
May you continue to be inspired by the life of this great soul, and may you share this inspiration with not only to those around you, but to the world at large.
Bhedha kubhaavan dhoor bhagaave aaya yahaa par pyaar,