Consider the following societies/schools:

  1. Arya Samaj
  2. Brahmo Samaj
  3. Prarthana Samaj
  4. Satyashodhak Samaj

 Which of the above rejected the authority of the Vedas?

Answer: [C] 3 & 4 Only

Although the adherents of Prarthana Samaj were devoted theists, they also did not regard the Vedas as divine or infallible.  Satyashodhak Samaj was started by Jyotirao Phule with the ideals of human well-being, happiness, unity, equality, and easy religious principles and rituals. Arya Samaj was founded by Swami Dayananda Sarasawti and was based on Indian religious movement that promotes values and practices based on the infallibility of the Vedas. Brahmo Samaj was based on the faith in Vedas.

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