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  • Writer's pictureAnustup Kundu

The Initiative by Arya Samaj to Commemorate Dayananda Saraswati's Bicentennial by Showcasing Kolkata's Heritage

News Desk, News Nation 360 : Few people are aware that the first widow marriage ever took place in this metropolis of Tilottama, Kolkata, under police protection. Pandit Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar faced opposition and dislike from the majority of Hindus during his fight for widow marriage. He brought up the Parashara Samhita at that point. Additionally, the majority of them claimed that he was the author and was pushing it under the name Parashar Rishi. He had Maharishi Dayananda Saraswati among his supporters at that time. His birth's 200th anniversary is currently being commemorated. British India's capital once stood in Calcutta. The city saw such a fierce independence movement that the British were compelled to relocate the capital to Delhi. The subcontinent's cultural centre was Calcutta. The battle for social reform then began one after the other. Dayananda Saraswati's Arya Samaj was instrumental in social reform. There were moments when that reform veered towards a freedom struggle. In addition to changing Hindu society, he launched a cow protection campaign. In observance of that occasion, Arya Samaj has arranged and scheduled a tour of several Kolkata landmarks. All of Kolkata's historical sites and landmarks will be displayed in a few hours. Everyone is welcome to tour both the historical site and the memory-filled home. The starting point of the journey is the location of the first widow marriage. Following that, people can have the chance to tour different locations within a seven-kilometre radius on foot or in the preferred car in small groups. Anyone from 8 to 80 is welcome to join them on this journey because age is no barrier. Arya Samaj will have 100 delegates present to represent 15 locations throughout Kolkata. People can use all of their freedom however they may choose. The tour will arrive at the destination's end by 11 p.m.

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