An Introduction to Arya Samaj

What is Arya Samaj?

Arya Samaj is a spiritual way of living with a universal message of peace and happiness. Its ethos is captured in its ten guiding principles based on Vedic teachings that point to a better living.

Arya Samaj is a global phenomenon that attracts the young and old alike, sometimes from other religions, for its simple, logical and contemporary thinking on God, spirituality and values of life. It finds resonance with educated, middle-class professionals as it revolts against the horrors of organised religion.

Arya Samaj promotes true Indian culture and national spirit; instilling feelings of pride and patriotism for country.

Arya Samaj was founded on April 7th, 1875 at Bombay, India, by Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati. The purpose was to move the Hindu Dharma away from all the fictitious beliefs, and go back to the teachings of Vedas. Arya Samaj rejects all forms of ritualistic superstition such as idolatry, ancestor worship, pilgrimage and animal sacrifice, as well as all forms of social oppression such as the caste system, untouchability and child labor. It proclaims equal entitlement under the law between men and women, strives to reduce poverty and to protect the weak and the disadvantaged, denounces the consumption of meat as well as the use of intoxicants and recreational drugs, and promotes healthy community, family and private life in tune with the cycles of nature. The Arya Samaj stresses the universal and comprehensive nature of Vedic Knowledge and it's capacity to rejuvenate and redeem a troubled and wearied humanity. This capacity rests above all else in it's emphasis upon the correct understanding and worship of the one true God, who is the Supreme personification of Existence, Intelligence and Bliss.

More about Word Arya and what does Arya Samaj Stands for. (By Smt. Swatantralata Sharma)

The goal of the Arya Samaj has always been, Krinvanto Vishvam Aryam - Make This World Noble. Arya Samaj is based on the basic teachings of Vedas. These teachings are summarized in 10 basic principles

Arya Samaj Bangalore is located at 7 , CMH Road Indiranagar Bangalore in a beautiful Bhavan called Arya Samaj Mandir and the abode of knowledge and purity is painted in white and yellow colour.

The trustees of Arya Samaj Bangalore are

1 PresidentDr. P.C. Manav
2 SecretaryShri Vinay Poddar
3 TreasurerSmt. Sneha Rakhra
4 Trust Members
  • Shri P.N. Arya
  • Col. Dharam Veer
  • Shri V. N. Bajaj
  • Dr. S. C. Sharma
  • Shri S.D. Sharma
  • Smt. S. L. Sharma
  • Shri Yashraj
  • Shri Om Prakash Ochani
5 Mandir Members
  • Shri M.K.Sahni
  • Shri Ramlal Singh
  • Smt. Savita Aggarwal

Who started Arya Samaj?

Arya Samaj was founded by Swami Dayanand Saraswati in response to the negatives of organised religion and its emphasis on rituals. Swami Dayanand enlightened the masses against idol worship, superstition, irrational behaviour as ordained by temple priests and other vested interests. He propagated universal brotherhood based on Vedic teachings in their true essence.

Why join Arya Samaj?

The Arya Samaj Mandir Indiranagar is a beehive of activity that benefits individuals, families and society.

Samaj conducts at Mandir


Samaj conducts at Mandir or your venue

Patanjali Yoga of Swami Ramdev
8 day free camp starts every Second Sunday; 5.30 -7.30 am Contact: Vidyasagar Gandhi 9986265421
Pranayam and Yoga
Mon to Sat; 6 - 7 am; 7 - 8.30 pm: Contact: Nanjunda Gowda (9845856204)
Wed - 7 to 8 pm, Contact: Sridevi 9342090780

Dancing classes

Sat & Sun; 1- 4 pm. Contact: Prakash Iyer (9739601828, 9342477844)
Mon & Fri; 5 - 7 pm. Contact: Sharmila Mukherjee (9886231500)

Art & Craft

Painting, Fabric Glass, Pot & Pottery, Candle making
Wed 5 - 6.30 pm; Sat 10.30 - 12 noon. Contact: Meena Nesargi(9845332245)


Instrumental (Keyboard, Guitar, Tabla, Drums)
Tue, Thu & Sat; 4 - 10 pm. Contact: N.K. Babu (9844122738)
Sat 2 - 4 pm,
Seethalakshmi 9886388002 & Balu Sharma 9343055218

Arya Samaj Bookshop

Arya Samaj has well-stocked bookshop with a rich collection of spiritual books