Greater Atlanta Vedic Temple: Swami Shraddhanand Martyrdom Day
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Swami Shraddhanand Martyrdom Day
Among the few who were eminent in building India in the later part of the 19th century and the early years of the twentieth, was Mahatma Munshi Ram, known as Swami Shraddhanand. As a valiant warrior of the war of independence, Swami Shraddhanandji presents a living portrait of bravery and sacrifice.
He promoted movement for education of girls and founded a gurukul. This is the institution which Ramsay Macdonald visited and where he likened Munshi Ram to a biblical prophet walking the shores of Galilee. This is also the institution towards which Mahatma Gandhi was first drawn while he was in South Africa and where he stayed first on his return to India. It was this institution which conferred on Gandhiji the title of the 'Mahatma'. In 1962, The Government of India declared the Gurukul as a full fledged university (Mahavidyalya).
In Delhi, he founded a number of institutions aimed at social, moral and cultural betterment and to uplift prople, especially the so-called 'untouchables'. He also founded two prominent newspapers: the Urdu 'Tej' and the Hindi 'Arjun'.
His message from his sick bed was, "India's salvation lay in abiding Hindu-Muslim unity."
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Date: Sunday, December 27, 2015
Time: 10.30 AM - 12.30 PM
Venue: Greater Atlanta Vedic Temple, 492 Harmony Grove Rd, Lilburn, GA 30047
Contact: 770-381-3662, www.vedictemple.org