Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When was Arya Samaj founded?
A: Arya Samaj was founded on April 7th, 1875 at Bombay, India, by Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati
Q: What was the purpose of Arya
A: Arya Samaj was founded in the pre-independence era of India. The purpose was to move the Hindu Dharma away from all the fictitious beliefs, and go back to the teachings of Vedas.
Q: What is the primary goal of
A: The goal of the Arya Samaj has always been, Krinvanto Vishvam Aryam - Make This World Noble.
Q: On what principles is Arya
A: Arya Samaj is based on the basic teachings of Vedas. These teachings are summarized in 10 basic principles.
Q: What is the role of Arya
Samaj in the 1990s and beyond?
A: The role of Arya Samaj in the 1990s and beyond is very important. Arya Samaj today strives to promote, preserve, and realize the Vedic heritage.
Q: Is Arya Samaj active outside India?
A: The Arya Samaj organization is live and sound in all parts of the world. Arya Samaj has branches in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and in Australia.
Q: What role does Arya
Pratinidhi Sabha America play in North America?
A: Arya Samaj in United States and Canada is a big movement. Almost all big cities of these two North American countries have Arya Samaj branches. Arya Pratinidhi Sabha America is a network of all Arya Samajs in North America.
Annually, the Sabha meets at its flagship event, the Arya Maha Sammelan. The first Sammelan was held in Detroit in 1991. These conferences are an opportunity for Arya leaders to gather and set the agenda for Ved Prachar. Sammelans have been held in Toronto, Chicago, New York, New Jersey, Orlando, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Cleveland, Vancouver. The 21st Annual Arya Maha Sammelan will be held on July 28-31, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Arya Pratinidhi Sabha America is very active in forming new Arya Samaj chapters around the country. Constant work is being done to progress is this goal. Sabha also maintains a library of books and literature related to Arya Samaj. It also contains audio and video volumes of Bhajans. A list can be obtained by contacting our Prachar Vibhag at firstname.lastname@example.org