Which of the following are the principles of Arya Samaj?

  1. The Vedas are the only source of truth and its study is absolutely necessary
  2. Prohibition of idol-worship
  3. Support to widow remarriage in certain circumstances
  4. Opposition to reincarnation theory of God and religious pilgrimages

   Select the correct option from codes given below:

Answer: [D] 1, 2, 3 & 4

   Ten principles of Arya Samaj are:

  • Vedas are the only source of truth therefore the study of Vedas is absolutely necessary
  • Recitation of the Mantras of the Vedas and performance of Yajnas 
  • Opposition to idol worship
  • Faith in theory of karma and transmigration of soul
  • Faith in theory of one god who has no physical existence
  • Opposition to reincarnation theory of God and religious pilgrimages
  • Opposition to child marriage and polygamy
  • Belief in female education
  • Support to widow remarriage in certain circumstances
  • Attempt to propagate Hindi and Sanskrit language

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