Maharshi Dayanada Saraswathi


The Arya Samaj was founded by Maharishi Swami Dayananda Saraswati, a sanyasin (renouncer) who believed in the infallible authority of the Vedas. He advocated the doctrine of karma and reincarnation, and emphasised the ideals of brahmacharya (chastity) and sanyasa (renunciation). The motto of the Arya Samaj taken from the Vedas is "Krinvanto Vishwam Aaryam" (Rig Veda 9.63.5) - Make all men Aarya (noble and cultured)." A similar echo from the Atharva Veda 2.13.4 states "Krinvantu vishwe deva". Another text quotes: "Aano Bhadrah krathavoyanthu vishwathah" which means "Let noble thoughts come from all quarters." Hence, by being a part of a Noble Society (Arya Samaj), you enjoin with a commitment to becoming an Aarya (Noble Person), who gathers in religious assemblies to propagate the teachings of the Vedas so that you can ennoble (make noble) those who aren't noble - Making the Universe Noble.

വിശ്വത്തെ ശ്രേഷ്‌ഠമാക്കുക ~ कृण्वन्तो विश्वमार्यम् ~ Make This World Enlightened