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Brahmo Samaj


  • Meaning of the Brahma Samaj
  • Formation of Brahmo Samaj
  • Founder of Brahmo Samaj
  • The objective of Brahmo Samaj
  • Streams of Brahmo Samaj
  • Introduction of Raja Ram Mohan Roy
  • Contributions of Raja Ram Mohan Roy
  • The doctrine of Brahmo Samaj
  • Social and religious reform
  • The decline of Brahmo Samaj
  • References

Meaning of Brahmo Samaj

  • Brahmo literally means “one who worships Brahman”, and Samaj means “community of men”.
  • The Brahmo Samaj literally denotes a community (Sanskrit: ‘samaj’) of men who worship Brahman the highest reality.
  • In reality, Brahmo Samaj does not discriminate between castes, creed,s or religions and
  • It is an assembly of all sorts and descriptions of people without distinction, meeting publicly for the sober, orderly, religious, and devout adoration of “the (nameless) unsearchable Eternal, Immutable Being who is the Author and Preserver of the Universe.”

Formation of Brahmo Samaj

  • It was one of the most influential religious movements in India.
  • It is made a significant contribution to the making of modern India.
  • It was started at Calcutta on 20 August 1828 by Raja Ram Mohan Roy and Debendranath Tagore as the reformation of the prevailing Brahmanism of the time (specifically Kulin practices).
  • It began the Bengal Renaissance of the 19th century pioneering all religious, social, and educational advances of the Hindu community in the 19th century.
  • Its Trust Deed was made in 1830, formalizing its inception and
  • it was duly and publicly inaugurated in January 1830 by the consecration of the first house of prayer, now known as the Adi Brahmo Samaj.

Founder of Brahmo Samaj

  • Raja Ram Mohan Roy is regarded as the Father of Modern India who founded the first religious reform organization i.e. Brahmo Samaj in 1828. The two most prominent leaders of the Brahmo Samaj were Debendranath Tagore and Keshab Chandra Sen.
  • It forbade idol worship and discarded meaningless rites and rituals. The Samaj also forbade its embers from attacking any religion.
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