The name of Maharishi Swami Dayanand Saraswati has been written in golden letters in the history of India. Dayanand Saraswati was born on 12 February 1824 in Tankara, Gujarat. Swami Dayanand Saraswati is recognized as a great thinker and social reformer of modern India as well as a patriot. His childhood name was Moolshankar and he founded an Arya Samaj reformer organization - Arya Samaj in 1874. Swamiji died on 30 October 1883 in Ajmer.
Swami Dayanand Saraswati has founded the Arya Samaj. Please tell here that he was a monk and a great thinker and he has always considered the power of Vedas to be paramount. Swami Ji made karma siddhanta, rebirth, celibacy and renunciation four pillars of his philosophy. He first gave the slogan of Swarajya in 1876, which was later promoted by Lokmanya Tilak.
The number of great men influenced by the thoughts of Swami Dayanand Saraswati is numerous, among them the prominent names are Madam Bhikaji Cama, Pandit Lekhram Arya, Swami Shraddhanand, Pandit Gurudutt Vidyarthi, Shyamji Krishna Verma, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Lala Hardayal, Madanlal Dhingra, Ram Prasad Bismil. , Mahadev Govind Ranade, Mahatma Hansraj, Lala Lajpat Rai, etc. Among the prominent followers of Dayanand, Lala Hansraj founded 'Dayanand Anglo Vedic College' in Lahore in 1886 and Swami Shraddhanand established Gurukul in Kangri near Haridwar in 1901. Had. Swamiji used to defy the evils prevailing in the prevailing religions whether it was Sanatan Dharma or Islam or Christianity. In his great book Satyarth Prakash, Swamiji has denied the evils prevailing in all opinions.