Its objective was to revive and reform Hindu religion; establishment of Vedic religion in its true form again; to unify India socially, religiously and politically and to stop western cultural effects on Indian culture and civilization. These included practices such as idol worship and polytheism, and such social stigma as and untouchability, child marriage and forced widowhood, which were prevalent in the 19th century. He devoted his entire life to serve the downtrodden people of the society. Reconversion to Hindu religion was made possible by a purificatory ceremonial process through this ritual. This introduced a social regeneration in terms of Vedic culture in India. His religious doubts were further intensified five years later by the death of a beloved uncle. I can walk on it like on road.
The experience set off a profound revulsion in the young boy against what he considered to be senseless. Jyotiba Phule was one of the prominent social reformers of the nineteenth century India. He advocated the concept of Swarajya, meaning a country free of foreign influence, resplendent in the glory of fair and just participants. One should always be ready to accept truth and to renounce untruth. Pandey, Dhanpati, Swami Dayanand Saraswati, New Delhi: Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt.
Here she gets the name Sister Mary Teresa. He also received a degree in Law. With this purpose he established the Arya Samaj at Bombay on 10th April, 1875. He studied law and had a very good legal career at Wardha. He is considered as the architect of Indian Renaissance and father of modern India. He voiced his opinions against idolatry and the pointless emphasis on empty ritualism, and man-made dictates that women are not allowed to read the Vedas. It also contributed more than the rational movement of Brahmo Samaj to the development of a new national consciousness in India.
The organization worked towards reviving and popularizing Hinduism. Gadge Maharaj - Gadge Maharaj was a saintly social reformer, a wandering mendicant who held weekly festivals with the help of his disciples across Maharashtra. Vidyasagar was a very courageous social reformer and he never hesitated to challenge the prevailing social evils. Thus, his Bhoodan Movement was one of the unique methods of providing social justice to the masses. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar Popularly known as Babasaheb, Dr. Any society consists of diverse and different types of persons; persons with different religions, different castes, different colors, different gender and different faiths etc. Opposition to Caste System and Untouchability: Dayanand spearheaded his crusade against caste system and untouchability.
Anna Hazare — Anna Hazare is an Indian social activist who led movements to promote rural development, increase government transparency and investigate and punish corruption in public life. The Hindus should not look towards Christianity, Islam or western culture for guidance. He left home at the age of 21 and he kept wandering in the company of one Dandi Swami Poornananda who gave Moolshankar the name Swami Dayananda Saraswati. His early childhood was spent in poverty without much of the basic necessities. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan the third-highest civilian award by the Govt. Life of Dayananda:Dayananda was born in an orthodox Brahman family at Tankara in the Morvi state in Kathiawar in 1824.
They also believed in karma and rebirth pursued path for the well being of the world. After working there for several years she travelled to Darjeeling, India. The Arya Samajists believe in one Supreme Being, who is omnipotent, eternal and maker of all. I spent 60 years for this. He was born on 26 December 1914 in Wardha District of Maharashtra.
Dayanand protested against all these evils. He founded the Servants of India Society. He advocated the ideal age for a girl to be between 16 and 24, and for men between 25 and 40. Through it he carried on several reforms. He was born on 12 January 1824 at Maurvi, Gujarat. Introduction of games such as Hath Pehchan hand recognition , Chun Chunav choices combined the benefits of physical and mental exercise.
It was meant for occupational purpose in the society. Dayananda concluded that current religious beliefs and social institutions were hopelessly corrupt. He was a staunch believer in the Vedic tradition and denounced idol worship and the rituals that were very wide spread during him time. It emphasized that — 1. Baba Amte Baba Amte Baba Amte was one of the most prominent social reformers of modern India; born to Devilal Singh and Laxmibai Amte, his childhood name was Murlidhar. Opposed child marriage — For an educated man needs an educated woman Arya Samaj under the leadership of Swami Dayanand Saraswati opposed the practice of child marriage.
Dayanand Saraswati was one of the most radical socio-religious reformers in the history of India. Although her mission started in India, she succeeded in bringing the people of all societies under one roof, i. He was very influenced by Gandhiji and all his life followed his principles and way of life. He injected a sense of pride and dignity in every Indian by unfolding the glorious cultural heritage of this land before them. Thus, he re-established the importance of Veda on a solid foundation.