adjective A Hindu sect and reform movement founded by the brahman Dayananda Sarasvati in Bombay in 1875. Followers, striving for a return to the original purity of Hinduism found in the Vedas, are against image-worship, child-marriage, polygamy and meaningless ritual. Dayananda's book 'Vedabhashya' contains his interpretations of the Vedas, the earliest Hindu scriptures. Arya Samaj promotes a moral vision of kindness and goodwill to all.

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30855
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Arya Samaj
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December 12, 2012
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April 12, 2022
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