Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti

25 February, 2019
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Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti: the Person who Roused the Slumbering Indian Souls

Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti is celebrated in India and various other parts of the globe as the birth anniversary of Swami Dayanand Saraswati, founder of Arya Samaj. According to the Hindu calendar, it falls on the 10th day of Krishna Pasha, in the month of Falgun. It will be celebrated on 15th February 2023. 

Swami Dayanand was such a noble human being who stood for the first time opposing numerous social evils like caste system, child marriage, animal sacrifice and discrimination and social injustice against women. It was Dayanandji also condemned idol worship and pilgrimages. He penned numerous books in his lifetime. The book Satyarth Prakash or ‘The Light of Truth’ is the most popular. The book played a vital role during India’s struggle for independence.

Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti Significance

Mool Shankar Tiwari the real name of the great personality was born in a Hindu family. He firmly believed that Hinduism had diverged from its pivotal characteristics and inner principles. Hence he dedicated his life to revive Vedic ideologies. He was really a self taught person. He tried his best to influence the then sleeping Indian society. 

The first Arya Samaj was set up by the great person was in Bombay in 1875. Thereafter the Samaj headquarters was shifted to Lahore. Maharshi was not only people who dip delved in religious ideas; his sole aim was to rouse the sleeping Indian soul. He tried his best to bring a drastic change in education system prevalent in that very time. This idea proved him to be one of the great visionaries of India. 

The Dayanand Anglo Vedic schools prolifically known as DAV schools proved his role as a education reformer. The first of its kind was established in Lahore and Mahatma Hansraj was the first headmaster of that school. Dayanand spent 25 years as a wandering monk to find the deeper perspective on life and its real meaning.

He founded the Arya Samaj with a vision in mind that only one that pays is universal brotherhood. He believed that all actions should be done with the prime objective to benefit mankind. He composed 10 principles of the Arya Samaj those are now being followed by millions of his devotees round the globe.

Maharishi Jayanti and The Celebrations Across India

Maharishi jayanti is celebrated to revere a great Hindu monk, a renowned scholar and a broad hearted man whose contributions to the depressed and exploited general people are followed till date. On this day, the devotees of Dayanandji recall his good deeds and spread the message of peace and brotherhood.

Places Where Celebrations of Maharishi Jayanti Take place

While Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti is celebrated round the globe, one of the best places to observe this day and pay homage to the monk is Rishikesh.

Some Great Sayings of the Great Personality

1. A value is valuable when the value of a value is valuable to oneself.

2. God has neither form nor colour. He is incorporeal and immense. Whatever is even in the world describes his greatness.


Here are two kinds of people, one who made their country proud and others who lived an extraordinary life to make the whole human race proud. Maharshi Dayanand Saraswasti, born in a Hindu family, dedicated his life for the reforms and betterment of the Hindu society. He will always be remembered as a humanitarian.

Life and work of Maharshi

Maharshi Dayandand Saraswati fought against every system which was oppressive as well as dogmatic in the Hindu society. He believed in the existence of a single god i.e. The Paramatma. He revolted against child marriage and fought against the discrimination of people based on their caste. He brought same minded people together to make his movement stronger and established AryaSamaj in 1875 in Bombay, India.

Celebration of this day

This day is celebrated by many in the western parts of India, even though it is a non-reserved holiday. Shlokas from the four Vedas: Rig, Sama, Yajur and Atharva are chanted and revised in some Hindu families as per the wish of Maharshi Dayananda. Many cultural programmes are held in various scales in different part of the country. In the year 2015, it is celebrated on 14th February.

Significance of this day on the lives of masses

Not most of the people, celebrate Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti, but they know that lives they live today would not be possible without men like Maharshi Dayanand. If these social evils like widowhood and a 14 girl getting married to a 60 year old man had not been protested against by the men like Maharshi Dayanand, women would still have been facing these problems.

Team AskGanesha wishes you all a very Happy Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti. Stay Blessed

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