Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanthi celebrates the birthday of Swami Dayananda Saraswati, the founder of Arya Samaj. Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanthi 2017 date as per Hindu Tithi is February 21. He was born on the 10th day of waning phase of moon or Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi in Falgun month. His birthday as per Gregorian calendar is on February 12, 1824.
Swami Dayananda Saraswati established the foundation of Arya Samaj in 1875. The primary objective of Arya Samaj is to do good to the whole world by improving the physical, spiritual and social conditions of society. Today, the presence of Arya Samaj is felt in more than 100 countries.
Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati, as he was popularly known to the world, yearned for ‘Krinvanto Vishwamaryam’ – to make the entire world a group of good people.
Satyarth Prakash, meaning the light of truth, is the most important text and guide of the Arya Samaj. It was written by Swami Dayananda Saraswati to propagate the true teachings of the Vedas.