Quotes by Dayananda Saraswati

About Dayananda Saraswati:

Dayanand Saraswati was a Hindu religious leader who founded the Arya Samaj, a Hindu reform movement of the Vedic tradition. He was a profound scholar of the Vedic lore and Sanskrit language. He was the first to give the call for Swarajya as "India for Indians" – in 1876, later taken up by Lokmanya Tilak. Denouncing the idolatry and ritualistic worship prevalent in Hinduism at the time, he worked towards reviving Vedic ideologies. Subsequently the philosopher and President of India, S. Radhakrishnan, called him one of the "makers of Modern India," as did Sri Aurobindo.

Author Bio

  • NameDayananda Saraswati
  • Descriptionfounder of the Arya Samaj, a Hindu reform movement
  • BornFebruary 12, 1824
  • DiedOctober 30, 1883
  • CountryIndia
  • ProfessionPhilosopher; Autobiographer