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An introduction to the History of Arya Samaj
Arya Samaj is a Hindu reformation organization that follows the principles and processes of Hindu Vedas.
Swami Dayanand Saraswati found Arya Samaj on 10th April 1875. Arya Samaj follows Hinduism but doesn’t believe in idol worship.
He was a renouncer who believed in the infallible authority of the Vedas. The purpose was to move the Hindu Dharma away from all the fictitious beliefs and go back to the teachings of Vedas. Arya Samaj rejects all forms of superstition such as idolatry, ancestor worship, pilgrimage and animal sacrifice. It is also against social oppression such as the caste system, untouchability and child labor.
It strives for women empowerment as well as the equality of every human being. Besides, it works for many social causes such as poverty eradication, protects and help the weak, reduce animal cruelty as well as vegetarianism, eradicate the use of intoxicants and recreational drugs, promotes healthcare and welfare of human beings.
The basis of the code of conduct of Arya Samaj is Vedic knowledge. Swami Dayanand Saraswati sternly emphasized Vedic dharma. Dayananda advocated the doctrine of karma and reincarnation and emphasized the ideals of brahmacharya (chastity) and sannyasa (renunciation).
About Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati
Swami Dayananda Saraswati (born Mulshankar), is the founder of the Arya Samaj, was one of the makers of modern India was born in 1824. He was born in a small town of Tankara, Kathiawar of Gujarat in a Brahmin family to Karshanji Lalji Kapadi, and Amrutbai.
He renounced the worldly life and moved from one part of India to another in the pursuit of knowledge and truth nearly twenty-five years, from 1845 to 1869.
Swami Dayanand Saraswati worked with the motive to bring a new social, religious, economic and political order in India. He believed that the only way for the betterment of society was to follow the founding principles of the Vedas.
Through his daily life and practice of yoga and asanas, teachings, preaching, sermons, and writings. He inspired the moment of Swarajya (self-governance) and advocated equal rights and respects to women. He even emphasized the right for the education of all children, regardless of gender.
What are the beliefs of Arya Samaj?
As mentioned earlier, Arya Samaj views Vedas as the ultimate guide. All the processes and rituals follow the Vedic methods.
The Arya Samaj believes in one god and worship methods mentioned in the ancient Vedas. It is more than just a religious organization and strives to impose the laws of Vedas in society, making it just and bias-free.
Arya Samaj considers the Vedas as an infallible authority. They believe one god which is referred to as Aum mentioned in Yajurveda. Arya Samaj believes in the equality of every human being and empowerment of women.
Dayanand Saraswati and the activists of Arya Samaj believed in a world where everyone is equal. The Arya Samaj condemns superstitions and the caste system. The rules of society must be just and should not discriminate people based on their status.
Social beliefs of Arya Samaj Mandir Shimla
Arya Samaj believes in a society where everyone is equal. It is against animal sacrifice, child marriage, untouchability, casteism according to birth instead of merit, etc.
Arya Samaj has no provision for shradh. The last rites according to Arya Samaj Shimla are different than basic Hindu last rites. They are based on Vedas.
According to Arya Samaj beliefs, the Gayatri mantra is a divine slogan. And therefore, the Arya Samaj members recite Gayatri Mantra at mostly all puja and Havans.
They also believe in vegetarianism, and the consumption of beef is strictly prohibited. Cows are considered holy and a symbol of godliness.
The Arya Samaj Shimla upholds the doctrines of karma and process of 16 Sanskars.
Besides, Arya Samaj Shimla also believes in social reforms. Their Vedic methods take care that basic human rights are not violated.
Arya Samaj believes just in the Vedas and the traditions depicted in other scriptures like the Ramayana and Mahabharata are not followed. The Arya Samaj also rejects other scriptural works such as the Bible and the Quran.
According to the Arya Samaj, the words of Vedas are considered as the eternal word of God.
Arya Samaj Activism
For equality and welfare of widow, they encourage widow remarriage and equal rights to education for both boys and girls. To support girl education, special schools and colleges they opened different educational institutes and schools.
The Arya Samaj helped to establish Dayanand Anglo-Vedic (D.A.V.) schools & colleges in North India to impart education. The first D.A.V. college was in Lahore in 1886. These educational institutions combine the scientific approach as well as the spiritual philosophy of the Vedas.
Although a brahman by birth, Maharshi Dayananda, rejected Brahmanic control of Vedic religion. He believed that Vedic knowledge should be available to everyone. You can become a member of Arya Samaj regardless of your caste and social status. Any person who accepts the beliefs of Arya Samaj, can become a member and join the movement.
The Dharma(duties) of a member of Arya Samaj includes adopting Vedic rituals instead of traditional Hindu rituals based on scriptures other than the Vedas. They should promote Vedic knowledge and work towards common welfare of the society, by fighting against the superstitions and other ill practices.
Services offered by Arya Samaj office Shimla
The society of Arya Samaj Shimla offers various services, and you can book a pandit.
You can book a pandit for any of the below-mentioned services. If the service you are looking for is not mentioned, you can still get in touch with us. The Arya Samaj Shimla society strives to provide excellent services at a very low price.
Havan service by Arya Samaj Mandir Shimla
Arya Samaj emphasis the importance of Havan. The offerings made to fire in the form of Havan and the chanting of the pious mantras from Vedas is both calming and soothing.
According to Arya Samaj, Havan is one of the easiest ways to offer your prayers. Havan is spiritually fruitful, it is also good for the calming of mind and atmosphere.
The holy smoke that rises by making oblations to fire purifies the atmosphere. It sweeps off the negative energies from the atmosphere. It also helps clear and sooth your mind and body.
Therefore, Havan has both – spiritual as well as scientific advantages. You can book a pandit for Havan in Shimla. The Arya Samaj Shimla can help you perform Havan at home, offices or business places.
Arya Samaj Temple Shimla: Puja and Other services
You can book an Arya Samaj Panditji for different religious puja and rituals in Shimla.
For pujas, Havanas, Naam jaaps, and other religious ceremonies, you can book an Arya Samaj Panditji. Arya Samaj Temple Shimla offers various services for registering and conducting different pujas according to your requirements.
Besides, you can book a Pandit from Arya Samaj Temple Shimla, for any kind of puja you want. If the service you are looking for is not mentioned on this page, you can still send an inquiry.
You can use the contact form, or call us on 8488880607.
Arya Samaj Temple Shimla for 16 Sanskars
Besides Vedic havans and Arya Samaj marriages in Shimla. You can also book a pandit for one of the any 16 Sanaksars. The services by Arya Samaj Temple Shimla include the rituals of solah Sanskar or the 16 Sanskars.
You can book pandit for any of the 16 Sanskars:
Garbhadhan Sanskar, Punsavana Sanskar, Simantonnayana Sanskar, Jaatakarma Sanskar, Namkaran Sanskar, Nishkraman Sanskar, Annaprashana Sanskar, Mundan Sanskar, Karnavedh Sanskar , Upanayana Sanskar, Vedarambha Sanskar, Samavartana Sanskar, Vivah Sanskar, Vanaprastha, Sanyasa, Antyeshti Sanskar.
Arya Samaj Temple Shimla for Last Rites
The last rites or the Antyesti is conducted in Arya Samaj according to the Vedic rules. The last rites according to Arya Samaj rules is scientific and takes less time, and is cheaper.
Panditji for other services related to Arya Samaj Mandir Shimla
Arya Samaj Shimla provides you with plenty of other services. You can book a pandit for naming ceremony by Vedic rituals by Arya Samaj pandit, Mundan puja by Arya Samaj panditji, birthday Ceremony puja, Shanti yagna, etc.
Besides, Arya Samaj Shimla services are also for Janeu Dharan or janeu pooja, Griha Pravesh, Bhoomi pujan, etc. You can book a pandit for Shanti puja, Vastu Shanti pooja, puja for New Business, Opening Ceremony puja, etc.
Havans are one of the easiest ways to offer your prayers to the Gods. There are so many advantages of havan. It has a soothing and calming effect on the environment. The smoke from the havan purifies the atmosphere and the mind and body of the performer. It is undoubtedly one of the best ways and traditional to worship the almighty
You can book a pandit for Havan in Shimla by contacting Arya Samaj Shimla Services.
Get in touch with us for Tilak Ceremony, Shagun Ceremony, Chura Ceremony by Aryasamaj panditji, or vivah puja, Vaidik Marriage vidhi, Arya Samaj Marriage Rituals, Engagement puja by Arya samaj panditji.
Besides, Arya Samaj Shimla also provides you the best services for Maha Mrityunjay Mantra Jaap, Gayatri Mantra Jaap, Gayatri Hawan, karmkand, etc.
The 10 Principles of Arya Samaj, followed by Arya Samaj Shimla
The following are the 10 basic principles of Arya Samaj. Every Arya Samaji must follow & practice these principles. They govern Arya Samaj and its practices.
The 10 principles are:
- God is the origin and the head of all the truth, and knowledge prevalent in this world.
- Also, God is formless, he is the most powerful. He is just, merciful, omnipresent, incomparable and the base of everything. The god is birthless and deathless, diseaseless, and knows everything. God is fearless, sacred and the creator of the universe. Our devotion must be to him only. He is truth and bliss.
- Every Arya Samaj should read and understand Vedas. It is their supreme duty to do so. Vedas are the books of true knowledge and forms the basis of Arya Samaj beliefs and code of conduct.
- Accept the truth and reject the untruth
- A member of Arya Samaj should act according to the Dharma, after deliberating over what is right and what is false.
- Arya Samaj works for the well being of the whole world – physically, spiritually as well as socially.
- The Arya Samaj believes in treating everyone as equal and with love and kindness. So a member of Arya Samaj must treat everybody with love, respect, and Dharma.
- A member of Arya Samaj must strive to work towards the eradication of Avidya (ignorance or lack of knowledge) and spread knowledge (vidya/Gyan).
- Arya Samaj emphasizes the welfare of all. Therefore, one should not just be satisfied with one’s own progress. But also regard everyone’s progress as their own.
- Individually, one is free to follow norms, which are beneficial to him or her.
Arya Samaj Mandir Shimla Library: Vedic books
Arya Samaj emphasizes Vedas as literary inspiration. Therefore, all the books related to Arya Samaj are in one way or the other based on the Vedas. First of all, comes the four Vedas, the source of the principle beliefs and methods of Arya Samaj.
This is the Vedic book of melodies, chantings, and mantras. Samveda is the “Book of Song,” or the “Veda of Chants”. Sama Veda was for the priests who performed the rituals of the soma ceremonies. Rig Veda and Samveda are connected and about 75 verses in Samveda are from the Rigveda.
Yajurveda basically depicts how different rituals should be performed. The name is derived from the Sanskrit word, yajus, meaning “worship” or “sacrifice”. Yajurveda is also based mostly on the Rig Veda. It is a ritual based book, that includes the methods both – of worshiping god and of sacrificial rituals.
The Rigveda is the text of the Vedic Sanskrit hymns. It was written in 1700–1100 BCE, making it one of the oldest Hindu texts. It is also one of the world’s oldest religious texts.
Atharvaveda deals with medicines for various diseases. It also includes hymns to the gods, asking them for help and benefits like health, wealth and long life.
Below mentioned are a few of the best books to attain Vedic knowledge as well as understand Arya Samaj better.
Swami Dayanand Saraswati, the founder of Arya Samaj wrote the book Satyartha Prakash. In English, it means ‘The light of Truth’. It is one of the most popular books of Arya Samaj and is often considered as one of the best works by Maharshi Dayanand.
The Arya Samaj by Lala Lajpat Rai
Full name of this book written by Lala Lajpat Rai, a disciple of Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati is ‘The Arya Samaj: an account of its origin, doctrines, and activities, with a biographical sketch of the founder’.
Arya Samaj Shimla lets you order Vedic books online easily, through our online store.
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