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Do Arya Samajis and Brahma Samajis worship Idol. Why Raja Ram Mohan Roy born in Brahmin family revolted against Idol worship, yet he was Hindu ?

Asked by INSAN, 20 Apr '10 01:46 pm
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God knows better.The Hadith says:- Narrated 'Umar bin Al-Khattab: I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended. So whoever emigrated for worldly benefits or for a woman to marry, his emigration was for what he emigrated for."
Answered by yusuf syed, 21 Apr '10 11:04 am

 
  
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Learn and Remember this. Hindu is a complete monotheist with concept of God as Anantham and Achinthyam (all pervaded, beyond imagination). God is without any attributes. God is to be realized within and not without. "Ekam Sat" is the Rig Ved Mahavaakya.
Answered by Chandra sekhar Krishnan, 20 Apr '10 02:15 pm

 
  
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Even people who do not believe in GOD find a place in this dharma. they maybe chaarvakas or nireeswara waadis. that is why in gautama buddha finds his name in the dasa avataaras of lord vishnu. idol worship if only one form of worship in sanathana dharma. its NOT the ONLY form of worship.
Answered by Haalayudha Dattuni, 20 Apr '10 04:23 pm

 
  
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There are many different (and somtimes opposing) faiths in India and there is no single religion called Hindu religion. Any Indian faith which does not come under the category of Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Jain, Sikh, Jew or a Parsi is labled as Hindu.
Answered by Vikram, 20 Apr '10 02:24 pm

 
  
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Even the founder of Arya Samaj - Maharishi Swami Dayanand Saraswati was born in a brahim family and even he lost his faith in idol worship.

No Aryasamaji's dont worship idol, instead they perform Yagya... vedic way.

Both Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati and Raja Ram Mohanray worked towards women upliftment, giving equal right to women.
Answered by shashi, 20 Apr '10 02:33 pm

 
  
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ARYA SAMAJ AND BRAMHA SAMAJ IS NOT worshipping the idol as far as raja ram mohan roy was concerned he revolutionised the society by uniting the hindus against the sati pratha and advocated the female education that time
Answered by sushil trivedi, 20 Apr '10 01:56 pm

 
  
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There are some religions who do not accept idol worship, but the problem is if u do not have some idol
in front, r u going to pray just like that?No is the ans, thus, the buddhist pray idol of LORD BUDDHA,
Islam have mosques/dargas, so on, thus idol worship becomes necessary, now the ULTIMATE REALITY, is without any form, but for above mentioned problem, idol is necessary.
Answered by harshendu madge, 20 Apr '10 06:22 pm

 
  
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I am really proud of Raja ram mohan roy, Mahatma phule, and many leaders who are the real bravehearts of this world. Because they fought with the people of their own community, thier own family members, thier own religious leaders. I really feel great of such people.
But I feel even more proud of the Hindu people, And I really feel they are great people. Because they have accepted what Raja ram mohan roy and many other great leaders said. This shows that the conscience
of the great Hindu people is alive, and they can decide and accept what is right and what is wrong. The Great hindu people are not afraid to hear views from people. They are not afraid even if someone says wrong about their religion or thier god's. Each and every hindu person has the oppurtunity to think and take the decision.
Now there are leaders who also try to pinpoint the wrongings in a religion. Even these people are great because they are trying to fight against thier own community, own religion, thier own fam ...more
Answered by satishraj medapatla, 26 Apr '10 08:50 pm

 
  
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Arya samajists do not worship idols and they believe that God exists all over he is niraakar omni present...but they do havan yagy..using ghee samit and samagri ...to purify the place sarrounding ..with herbal products from himalayas...
Answered by sarya mitra, 24 Apr '10 08:02 pm

 
  
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Another question arising from the IGNORANCE of the questioner about Hinduism !
The questioner thinks that idol worship is mandatory in Hinduism. More so with a Brahmin. The essential principle of Hinduism is Advaita, where god is seen as an omnipresent, omnipotent, formless existence.. known as Brahman. Hindu masters like Adi Sankaracharia, Ramanujam etc who propagated that principle the most...were all Brahmins. Hinduism accommodates many many paths to Divinity. There are NO rigid ready-made beliefs to be swallowed in Hinduism, like in certain other religions with origins outside asia.
Answered by Shunmugham, 23 Apr '10 07:31 pm

 
  
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