Dayanand Saraswati

About Dayanand Saraswati

Who is it?: Indian philosopher
Birth Day: February 12, 1824
Birth Place: Tankara, Gujarat, Indian
Died On: 30 October 1883(1883-10-30) (aged 59)\nAjmer, Rajasthan
Birth Sign: Pisces
Religion: Hinduism
Founder of: Arya Samaj
Philosophy: Vedanta
Guru: Virajanand Dandeesha
Literary works: Satyarth Prakash (1875)
Honors: Sindhi Marhu
Influenced: Madam Cama, Pandit Lekh Ram, Swami Shraddhanand, Shyamji Krishna Varma, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Lala Hardayal, Madan Lal Dhingra, Ram Prasad Bismil, Mahadev Govind Ranade, Swami Shraddhanand, Mahatma Hansraj, Lala Lajpat Rai
Samkhya: Kapila
Yoga: Patanjali
Vaisheshika: Kanada, Prashastapada
Dvaitadvaita: Nimbarka
Shuddhadvaita: Vallabha Acharya

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Dayanand Saraswati was bornon February 12, 1824 in Tankara, Gujarat, Indian, is Indian philosopher. Dayanand Saraswati, a prominent Hindu religious leader and a Vedic scholar was the first Indian to voice his right for freedom of India from British rule in 1876. A highly intelligent and rational personality, he was way ahead of his times. He was a staunch believer in the Vedic tradition and denounced idol worship and the rituals that were very wide spread during him time. A scholar in Vedic lore and Sanskrit he aspired to wean the Indians away from meaningless rituals and guided them towards true Vedic ideologies. Even as a young boy he was inclined towards asceticism and ran away from home when his parents tried to arrange his marriage with a girl of their choice. He was deeply devoted to God and translated the Vedas from Vedic Sanskrit to Sanskrit and Hindi so that the common man could also read them. A visionary, he called for the equality of rights of all human beings irrespective of gender, religion or social standing. Among his biggest contributions to mankind was the founding of the Arya Samaj, a socio-cultural movement that promoted true Vedic learning and worked for the upliftment of the society.
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Famous Quotes:

"I accept as Dharma whatever is in full conformity with impartial justice, truthfulness and the like; that which is not opposed to the teachings of God as embodied in the Vedas. Whatever is not free from partiality and is unjust, partaking of untruth and the like, and opposed to the teachings of God as embodied in the Vedas—that I hold as adharma."
"He, who after careful thinking, is ever ready to accept truth and reject falsehood; who counts the happiness of others as he does that of his own self, him I call just."

— Satyarth Prakash

Biography/Timeline

1824

Dayananda Saraswati was born on the 10th day of waning moon in the month of Purnimanta Falguna (either the 12 or 24 February 1824) on the tithi to a Hindu family in Jeevapar Tankara, Kathiawad region (now Morbi district of Gujarat.) His original name was Mul Shankar because he was born in Dhanu Rashi and Mul Nakshatra. His father was Karshanji Lalji Tiwari, a wealthy tax collector, and mother Amrutbai. His father also served as the head of an eminent Hindu family of the village. As such Dayanand led a comfortable early life, learning Sanskrit and studying the Vedas and other religious texts.

1845

Dayananda Saraswati spent nearly twenty-five years, from 1845 to 1869, as a wandering ascetic, searching for religious truth. He gave up material goods and lived a life of self-denial, devoting himself to spiritual pursuits in forests, retreats in the Himalayan Mountains, and pilgrimage sites in northern India. During these years he practiced various forms of yoga and became a disciple of a religious Teacher named Virajanand Dandeesha. Virajanand believed that Hinduism had strayed from its historical roots and that many of its practices had become impure. Dayananda Sarasvati promised Virajanand that he would devote his life to restoring the rightful place of the Vedas in the Hindu faith.

1846

The deaths of his younger sister and his uncle from cholera caused Dayananda to ponder the meaning of life and death. He began asking questions which worried his parents. He was engaged in his early teens, but he decided marriage was not for him and ran away from home in 1846.

1869

One of the most important debates took place on 22 October 1869 in Varanasi, where he won a debate against 27 scholars and approximately 12 expert pandits. The debate recorded to have been attended by over 50,000 people. The main topic was "Do the Vedas uphold deity worship?"

1883

Later, Maharaja arranged for Swamiji to be sent to Mount Abu as per the advice of Residency, however, after staying for some time in Abu, Swamji was sent to Ajmer for better medical care. On 26 October 1883. There was no improvement in his health and he died on the morning of 30 October 1883 at 6:00 am, chanting mantras. The day coincided with Hindu festival of Diwali.

1964

He also had a notable influence on Bhagat Singh. Singh, after finishing primary school, had joined the Dayanand Anglo Vedic Middle School, of Mohan Lal road, in Lahore. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, on Shivratri day, 24 February 1964, wrote about Dayananda: