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Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati

Thursday, 01 April 2021
Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati

Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati's 2021 birth anniversary will be celebrated on 8 March. Also, this day is considered to be one of the popular cultural holidays in many states of the country. Thus, this day is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati, a social leader and the founder of the Indian philosopher Arya Samaj.

Dayanand Saraswati stood for many social reforms and openly fought against discrimination and inequality of women.

Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti is considered an alternative public holiday in India. This means that all offices, public, private or government, schools, educational institutions, colleges, universities remain open and fully functional on this day. Apart from this, most of the businesses, retail shops, shopping malls, post offices and banks are also open. However, some companies keep a holiday on this day.

Who was Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati?

According to the Hindu calendar, the birth anniversary of Maharishi Swami Dayanand Saraswati, the founder of Arya Samaj and the great thinker and social reformer of modern India, is celebrated on the tenth day or the tenth day of the Krishna Paksha of the month of Falgun. All Vedic institutions and religious establishments in India celebrate this day with great pomp and enthusiasm.

Dayanand Saraswati refuted the orthodox ideologies that predominantly resided in British India and contributed to the revival of Vedic principles in the society. He was honored as "Makers of Modern India" by both S. Radhakrishnan and Sri Aurobindo.

Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati, Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Madan Lal Dhingra, Ram Prasad Bismil, Ashfaq Ulla Khan, Laj Lajpat Rai were very much inspired to name a few.

From childhood, he started on the path of renunciation or penance and openly advocated the principles of rebirth, celibacy, karma and many more. She believed in the rights of women and propagated how women were oppressed in society and they should be given equal opportunities and the right to education.

Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti History

Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati was born into an influential Hindu Brahmin family as Moolshankar Lalji Kapri and Yashodabai as the original Shankar Tiwari. He was named Mool Shankar Tiwari because according to Vedic astrology, he was born in Sagittarius and Mool Nakshatra.

Indulging in penance since childhood, he spent twenty-five years trying to gain a deeper meaning about life and to discover its true essence. He was given the title as the founder of "Arya Samaj" in the year 1875 with the motto.

Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti Celebration

On the day of Maharishi Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti, the great monks try to remember the teachings and follow the path shown to mankind. Since he was a great man and a great scholar, his contribution to society is remembered. Many schools and academic institutions organize debate competitions with the subject based on their ideology. His message about peace, equality and brotherhood has been spread by his devotees.

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