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IMPORTANT HISTORICAL DETAILS

(i) The correct date of establishment of Arya Samaj at Bombay: 10th April 1875, Saturday (= chaitra shukla panchami vikram samvat 1932, 1931-as per Gujarat). Reputed scholars - Swami Vidyananda Saraswati, Dr Bhawanilal Bharatiya, Pt. Udhishthir Mimansak etc. all have concurred this date. Dr JTF Jordens, the famous author of "Dayananda Sarasvati-His Life & Ideas", has also mentioned the same date (10 April 1875) as the date of inauguration of the Bombay Arya Samaj.

(ii) Satyarth Prakash was first published by the Star Press-Banaras (Kashi) in the year 1875 (samvant 1931). Its second revised edition was published by the Vedic Yantralaya - Allahabad (Prayag) in the year 1884 (samvant 1941).

(iii) Rigvedadibhashyabhumika was published first in 16 fascicles (monthly issues), from 1877 onwards by the Lazarus Press. The last 2 were published by the Nirnaysagar Press, Bombay, 1878. (1877-1878 AD; samvant1934-1935)

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