Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti: Date, Celebration, Quotes

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Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti 2024

Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti is celebrated on 5 March. This day is celebrated on the 10th day of the waning moon in the month of Phaliguna. It is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati. He was a social reformer and founded the Arya Samaj. He is one of the main visionaries of modern India and has a significant impact on Indian society. Stay tuned and read this article to learn more about Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti 2024!

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DayMaharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti
Date5 March 2024
PurposeTo commemorate the birth anniversary of Dayanand Saraswati
FounderArya Samaj
Born12 February 1824
Died30 October 1883

When is Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti Celebrated in 2024?

Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti is celebrated on 5 March 2024. As per the Hindi calendar, this day falls on the 10th day of Krishna Pasha i.e. in the month of Falguna on 5 March 2024. It is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of the famous social reformist of India Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati.

Source: Wikipedia

Who was Maharishi Dayanda Saraswati?

Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati was an Indian philosopher, social leader and reformer who founded the Arya Samaj. He was born in 1824 in Gujarat, India in a Brahmin family. He left his home and wandered around for 15 years in search of a higher truth. Dayanand Saraswati learned from his experiences and he followed the Vedas. 

He wrote almost 60 works in his lifetime which tell about the true essence of life. The Light of Truth is among his most popular works. Maharishi Dayanand founded the Arya Samaj in 1875 with a vision of universal brotherhood.

Source: Bookstawa

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Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti Celebrations across India

He was a self-taught man and was the first man in India to highlight social evils like the caste system, child marriage, animal sacrifice etc. He also contributed to overhauling the education system and his vision came into existence with the development of DAV (Dayanand Anglo Vedic) schools. 

On his birthday the devotees pay him tribute and recall Dayanand’s good deeds. Schools and other such educational institutions spread his message of peace and brotherhood and educate the youth about his thoughts and beliefs. 

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10 Famous Quotes by Dayanand Saraswati

Here are 10 famous quotes BY Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati: 

“I believe in that which was true in past, which is true at present and which will be true in future also. I am not starting any new religion or any new thought but whatever was being taught in old times in Aryavart from Rishi Brahma to Rishi Jamini. I am propagating that only.”

“The greatest musical instrument given to a human being is the voice.”

“I am a sage so even due to your bad behaviour I will never think bad of you. God will give you the right power to think.”

“Till you live you should always do right karma.”

“The tongue should express what is in the heart.”

“I consider almighty god above all so only I always propagate his true message of Vedas.”

“God has neither form nor colour. He is incorporeal and immense. Whatever is seen in the world describes his greatness.”

“Making enemies in the name of religion is always bad.”

“Those who help others are helped by the god.”

“As the god has given sun, water, earth, fire, air, moon to all, In the same way he had given true knowledge of Vedas for all mankind.”

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Why do we celebrate Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti?

If you take a look at the Hindi Calendar, Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti is celebrated on the 10th day of Krishna Pasha. It is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati. He was a nobleman who had a great impact on Indian society as he was the first man to oppose social evils such as animal sacrifice, child marriage, caste system, etc.

Is Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti a bank holiday?

Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti is not a bank holiday in the yearly holiday calendar. In some organizations, this day comes under the optional holiday.

When was Dayanand Saraswati born and died?

Dayanand Saraswati was born in 1824 in Tankara, Gujarat India and he died on 20 October 1883 in Ajmer, Rajputana. He was a Hindu ascetic and a social reformer and he was popular because he founded the Arya Samaj in 1875.

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