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Should not Swami Dayanand Saraswati be called as Rashtrapitamah of India i.e.Bharat

Swami Dayanand Saraswati was the first to proclaim India for Indians
Lokmanya Tilak also said that Swami Dayanand was the first who proclaimed Swarajya for Bharat i.e.India.

One of his notable disciples was Shyamji Krishan Verma who founded India House in London and guided other revolutionaries like Madam Cama, Veer Sawarkar, Lala Hardyal, Madan Lal Dhingra, Bhagat Singh and others. His other disciples were Swami Shradhanad[3], Lala Lajpat Rai and others who got their inspiration from his writings.

His book SATYARTH PRAKASH contributed to the freedom struggle by inspiring the freedom fighters. On the basis of these facts some believe that Swami Dayanand rightfully deserves to be called as Grandfather of the Indian Nation.[4]

*Aurobindo Ghosh, Bankim Tilak Dayanand (Calcutta 1947 p1)
*Dayanand Saraswati Commentary on Yajurved (Lazarus Press Banaras 1876)
*Rashtra Pitamah Swami Dayanand Saraswati (MRSethi Educational Trust Chandigarh, 2006)

I fully agree with you. If I

I fully agree with you. If I remember correctly, the first Speaker of Lok Sabha, Shri Anantshayanam Iyengar said so, long back.

But political power is required to push such ideas.

See, how RSS people have poularised Swami Vivekanand, even though he was an admirer of the British rulers. So much so that many people would not even talk about Swami Dayanand Saraswati, as much as they eulogise Swami Vivekanand. It is only because, they have a political party BJP to back up and support such ideas.

Today, only a person like Swami Ramdev appears to be capable of pushing such ideas, as he has named the lacation of Patanjali Yog Ashram as Maharshi Dayanand Gram at Haridwar.

Or, better late than never. Make a political party of Arya Samajists. That looks like a far-fetched dream, considering the present postures of our so-called leaders and the various 'sabhaas'

My best wishes,


Thank you Aditya for your

Thank you Aditya for your comments.
History has not done justice to the Maharishi.
I read in some of the articles written by Baba Ramdev that he was inspired to take sanyas from the life of Swami Dayanand Saraswati who had not opted for Moksh but gave his life for the country's degraded religious political social and spirtual environment.

Yes. I fully agree with sri

Yes. I fully agree with sri Aditya ahujaji. The late Iyengar was repoted to have told that if Mahatma Gandhiji could be called father of the nation then Dayanand should be called the great father[ pitamah]of the Nation. Alas, with passing away of Shyam prasad Mukerjee, the voice of Dayanand was not heard in BJS later. Even Madhok a true disciple of Dayanand was expelled from BJS. All these factors plus the domination of sangh workers in the then BJS and now BJp resutled the enthronement of Swami Vivekanand. And Swami Dayanand was sidelined....

Thank you Vasudevarao ji for

Thank you Vasudevarao ji for supporting my views.

I suggest that allthe admirers of Swami Dayanand Saraswati and Arya Samajists should join Bharat Svaabhiman movement of Swami Ramdev ji and strengthen the thought process by putting it into practice.

Yes I agree with all these.

Yes I agree with all these. But to follow 'VEDAS' every body must know the Sanskrit language. But tragedy is that I myself donot know the ordinary Sanskrit [---- to know the Panini grammer is far far away]. So perhaps to save our religion it is the firs duty to make the Sanskrit language spread widely in my country.But in this materialistic society who will take the responsibility.

Further, Mahatma Gandhiji

Further, Mahatma Gandhiji considered Gopal krishna gokhale as his political mentor. Gokhale considered Mahadev Govind Ranade as his political mentor. Ranade considered himself as the disciple of Rishi Dayanand. Further, he was also nominated as a member of Parokaparini founded by Dayanand. Thus Gandhiji had Dayanand as his foremost mentor. Thus for both moderates and revolutionaries Dayanand was a fountain head of inspiration. Hence, it would be in fitness of things that Rishi Dayanand is declared as the pitamah of the country. But whatever may be facts the truth is it requires a political will to carry out the agenda and sadly Dayanand's followers had no requisite political strength.

Many a books have been

Many a books have been written and articles authored but no constitutional benefit or truth could be accrued by the so known Arya Samaj disciples and followers. I agree with Shri Aditya Ahuja's comments when he says, we should all strengthen the Bharat Swabhiman movement of Swami Ram Dev in whom we can see a true disciple of the Rishi, promising re-writing of Constitution of Bharat by changing the political set up of the Nation through this movement.I do not hesitate to comment that after Swami Shradhanad,Pandit Lekh Ram, Gurudatt Vidyarthi and a few Sanyasis of the early era, none of Dayanand's followers could understand Dayanand and his philosophy and contribution, except Swami Ram Dev in whom we can see a ray of hope and confidence

I can't say how much Swami

I can't say how much Swami Baba Ramdev shall be able to contribute something in this respect. It is the job rather duty of Arya Samaj - its leaders, scholars and followers who should unveil the history and get the honor Swami Dayanand deserves. Having read his life written by so many scholars I feel pity sometimes for the Arya Samaj leaders who have earned fame name and money in the name of the Swami and failed to do anything for Swami's name and fame, who had toiled single handed for the mankind as a lone missionary.

I fully endorse views of Mr.

I fully endorse views of Mr. Samual Henry that ARYA SAMAJ owes so much to Swami Dayanand.

Alas! Arya Samaj don’t have any leader of suitable stature Who can lead to get the due honour to Swamiji.

Raj Kumar Arya

Illiterated idiots can't do

Illiterated idiots can't do anything.
Swami Vivekanand was an idiot.
Todays present Arya Samajists are not Arya Samajists.Most of these Arya Samajists are idolators and ram ram sayers.So thinking if these idiots can do anything.Lokk Swami Agnivesh doing romance in Big Boss.No one understands Swami Dayanand's philosophy as the world is an idiot.
If you believe me then before spreading Dayanand's teaching make yourself a great scholar,a great Arya,a great dharmic before doing anything.But understanding,reading and studying thoroghly the ancient hisory and literature of India is very important.

Remember,illiterates can't do anything good for Arya Samaj.Before doing anything go and get higher education.Learn from west as Swami Dayanand Said we should follow the great persons of the west too for our increment.Don't be lazy and illogical.Don't get sad.See a ray of hope and study first.Set your target for Arya Samaj and work till you don't achieve it.

Many persons think of Arya Samaj's welfare but they are not thinking whole heartedly.

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Vinay Arya