Arya Samaj was founded by Swami Dayananda Saraswathy in 1875 at Bombay.
“Go Back to the Vedas” was a famous quote of him.
He was born in 1794 in the state of Gujarath.
He wrote the books Satyartha Prakash, Veda Bhashya Bhumika and Veda Bhashya.
Real name of Dayananda Saraswathy was Mul Sankar.
Most distinctive feature of Arya Samaj was Sudhi Movement.
The Dayanand Anglo-Vedic College at Lahore became the foremost agency for spreading nationalism in Punjab.
The first unit of Arya Samaj was located at Lahore.
“India for Indians” was political slogan of Dayananda Saraswathy.
College section of Arya Samaj was led by Lala Lajpath Rai and Hansraj.
In 1882 the Arya Samaj formed a low protection association.
Dayanand Saraswathy was the first to recognize Hindi as the national language of India.
After the death of Dayanand Saraswathy two sections formed in Samaj namely Gurukula Section and College Section.
Gurukula section was led by Swami Shradhanandha and College Section was led by Lala Lajpath Rai and Hansraj.
The split of Arya Samaj was in 1892.
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