Apr 15, 2018 News
The Guyana Central Arya Samaj and the Berbice Central Arya Samaj, along with all the affiliates and associates in and across Guyana, celebrated the anniversary of Arya Samaj Foundation Day on April 10.
The Arya Samaj was established on April 10, 1875 in Bombay, India by its iconic spiritual founder, Maharishi Swami Dayanand Saraswati. Since then, Arya Samaj ideals and practices have spread all over the world and today, there are many temples and persons in numerous countries that preach and teach the Word of God because of the Arya Samaj and its zeal for truth and logic.
A primary objective of the Arya Samaj is to do good to and for the world in such a way as to promote physical, spiritual and social upliftment for everyone. To achieve this, our conduct is always to be guided by unselfishness, love, righteousness and justice.
These among other core values, remain the focus of the Arya Samaj in a world that continues to be pulled into every conceivable realm of negative thoughts and emotions. We continue to look for the ultimate good of our children and parents; the advancement of our country and its economic and social values and the overall cohesion of our peoples.
Over the short but impactful history of the Arya Samaj since its formation, there have been undeniable contributions to nationhood in many countries. Humanity as a whole has benefited from the modernistic, logic-driven approach to Hinduism as practiced by the Arya Samaj.
In a message, President of the Guyana Central Arya Samaj Dr. Yog Mahadeo noted that among its many forms of appeal, the Arya Samaj is people-focused. “Our life-long mission is to make the world a noble place. All of our actions and intent is supposed to be focused on helping others.” He continued, “The bedrock to our growth and development as a nation is in education and healthy lifestyle. One of our goals therefore is to learn, practice, teach and preach the word of God and to inculcate healthy living habits that focus on building and maintaining strong families. To preach and practice unity and love is ultimate.”
The President noted that all the temples across the country celebrate this anniversary.
“In Berbice, Demerara and Essequibo, across the mandirs, there are a number of activities at various mandirs during the month of April. In Berbice there is a multi-kundahavan at the 64-66 Vedic Mandir and a day of devotion and singing. In West Demerara there is a multi-kundahavan at the Windsor Forest Mandir, youth camp and a week of devotion and songs at all the mandirs. At East Coast Demerara and Georgetown there will also be special services, and a youth-activity on April 29 at the Georgetown Mandir.
General Secretary to the organization Bahen Renuka Lall said that the Arya Samaj movement teaches everyone to be kind, courteous and loving toward everyone. Our belief is that everyone is equal and that all are entitled to happiness and prosperity. She reminds everyone to go to temple and to do good.
President of the Berbice Central Arya Samaj, Dr Vishwa Mahadeo noted that the Arya Samaj movement all across the world is observing the anniversary. “We are joining hands with many countries in a Universal movement that believes in helping everyone and letting everyone grow and develop. We believe that our personal happiness lies in the happiness of everyone and our personal contentment is experienced when others are contented.”
The West Demerara Arya Samaj, under the head of Pandita Dolly of Windsor Forest also launched a week-long celebration across the mandirs of West Demerara, culminating with a grand celebration at the Windsor Forest and Central Mandir (Georgetown). East Coast Demerara’s head, Pt. Seu from Enmore also announced its week-long activity and the participation in the grand celebrations on April 29 at the Central Mandir.
Member of the Essequibo group, Rakesh Ramballi called on all members to be reminded of special celebrations in Essequibo in June this year.
Krinvantovishvamaryam – Make the world noble.
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