Arya Samaj in Singapore

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Arya Samaj, Singapore
Arya Samaj.png
Arya Performing Agnihotra
Motto "कृण्वन्तो विश्वमार्यम्"
Civilise the world !
Formation 11927 (9910 years' time) (11927)
Bombay, India
Founder Dayananda Saraswati
Type Religious organization
Legal status Foundation
Purpose Educational, Religious studies, Spirituality, Social Reforms
Headquarters Syed Alvi Road, Singapore
Coordinates 28°22′N 77°08′E / 28.36°N 77.13°E / 28.36; 77.13Coordinates: 28°22′N 77°08′E / 28.36°N 77.13°E / 28.36; 77.13
Area served
Singapore
Main organ
आर्य प्रतिनिधि सभा – sārvadēśika ārya pratinidhi sabhā
Affiliations आर्य प्रतिनिधि सभा – sārvadēśika ārya pratinidhi sabhā
Website www.aryasamajsingapore.org

Arya Samaj (Hindi: आर्य समाज सिंगापुर) has existed in Singapore since 1927 and runs Hindi classes at its premises through the Dayanand Anglo-Vedic Schools System.[1][2][3]

Location[edit]

Arya Samaj Singapore is located at 113 Syed Alwi Road, in front of Mustafa Centre in Little India, Singapore, Phone +65-6294 1358.[1][2][3] The nearest MRT stations is Farrer Park MRT Station as seen in the google map directions.

Every Sunday, morning Yagna and Satsang is held from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.[1] Every Thursday, evening Satsang is held 4:30 pm till to 6:00pm.[1] All other days, evening Pooja is held 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.[1]

History[edit]

In 1927, Arya Samaj was established in Singapore in a shophouse in Rowell Road.[1][2][3]

In 1942 till 1945, during the Second World War the activities of the Arya Samaj was interrupted by the Japanese occupation of Singapore.[2][3]

In 1963, the Arya Samaj movement's present building at Syed Alwi Road was opened by Mollamal Sachdev, whose family gave generously to the building fund.[2][3]

In 2014, on 1 and 2 November, Arya Samaj Singapore celebrated International Arya Conference (Hindi: अंतर्राष्ट्रीय आर्य महा सम्मलेन) to mark the 101 years of Arya Samaj movement.[4]

In 2015, inaugural International Yoga Day (Hindi: अंतर्राष्ट्रीय योग दिवस) was celebrated by the Arya Samaj.[5]

Arya Bhawan Singapore[edit]

The Arya Bhawan Singapore (Hindi: आर्य भवन सिंगापुर) building at Syed Alwi Road is used as a community hall for weddings and other traditional Hindu festivals such as Deepavali and Holi.[2][3]

DAV Hindi School, Singapore[edit]

DAV Hindi School, Singapore (Hindi: दयानन्द अंग्लोवेदिक हिंदी विधालय, सिंगापुर) is run by the Arya Samaj to teach Hindi language at its premises through the D.A.V. Hindi School.[1][2][3] Although English is the language of instruction in Singapore schools, Mother Tongue is a compulsory subject at the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE), Singapore-Cambridge GCE Ordinary Level ('O' Level) and Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level ('A' Level) and DAV Hindi School, Singapore cover the syllabus for those.

Singapore Arya Vedic Library[edit]

The Singapore Arya Vedic Library (Hindi: सिंगापुर आर्य वैदिक पुस्तकालय) is located at Arya Samaj Bhawan at Syed Alwi Road. It houses Vedic and Arya Samaj books.[1][2][3]

Membership[edit]

In 1975, the membership of the Arya Samaj in Singapore stood at approximately 350.[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Arya Samaj Singapore Website
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Arya Samaj". The Singapore Encyclopædia. Archived from the original on 2007-07-07. Retrieved 2007-09-27. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Vidyalankar, Nardev; Manohar Somera (1975). Arya Samaj and Indians abroad. New Delhi, India: Sarvadeshik Arya Pratinidhi Sabha. pp. 146–147. 
  4. ^ Singapore Arya Maha Sammmelan 2014
  5. ^ Arya Samaj Singapore celebrates 2015 International Yoga Day