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Brahmo Samaj is a social and religious movement founded in Kolkata, India in 1828 by Raja Ram Mohan Roy. He was influenced by western thought and was one of the first Indians to visit Europe. He died in Bristol, England. The Brahmo Samaj movement thereafter resulted in the Brahmo religion in 1850 founded by Debendranath Tagore — better known as the father of Rabindranath Tagore. Jump to: navigation, search This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1828 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Indian reformer Ram Mohan Roy died in Bristol, England, where this statue of him stands. ... World map showing Europe (geographically) When considered a continent, Europe is the worlds second-smallest continent in terms of area, with an area of 10,600,000 km² (4,140,625 square miles), making it larger than Australia only. ... Jump to: navigation, search Bristol is an English city and county and one of the three administrative centres of South West England (the others being Plymouth and Exeter). ... Jump to: navigation, search Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK... Jump to: navigation, search 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Debendranath Tagore (Bangla:দেবেন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর, Debendronath Å¢hakur)(May 15, 1817 - January 19, 1905) was a Bengali philosopher from current-day West Bengal, in India. ... Jump to: navigation, search Rabindranath Tagore Rabindranath Tagore (Bangla: রবীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর, Robindronath Å¢hakur) (May 7, 1861 – August 7, 1941) (in the Bangla Calendar, 25 Baishakh, 1268 – 22 Srabon, 1348), also called Gurudev, was a Bengali poet, Brahmo philosopher and nationalist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1913, becoming the...


The popularity of the Brahmo Samaj grew as a result of the raising of a new class of educated Indians that resulted from the occupation of India by the British Empire. Its prime belief is that there is only one God. It rejected the Vedas, the caste system, polytheism, idol worship, and the belief in avatars. Jump to: navigation, search The British Empire in 1897, marked in pink, the traditional colour for Imperial British dominions on maps The British Empire was the worlds first global power and the largest empire in human history, a product of the European Age of Exploration that began with the... Jump to: navigation, search The term God is capitalized in the English language as a proper noun when used to refer to a specific monotheistic concept of a supernatural Supreme Being in accordance with Christian, Jewish (sometimes as G-d - cf. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Vedas (Sanskrit:- वेद), refers to collectively a corpus of Old Indo Aryan religious Literature, the newest parts of which probably date back to around 500 BC. There is some controversy about the upper limit, dates around 1,500 BC have been advanced by mainstream scholars. ... The word Caste is derived from the Portuguese word casta, meaning lineage, breed or race. ... Jump to: navigation, search Polytheism is belief in, or worship of, multiple gods or divinities. ... Idolatry is a term used by many religions to describe the worship of a false deity, which is an affront to their understanding of divinity. ... In Hinduism, an avatar is the incarnation (bodily manifestation) of an Immortal Being, or of the Ultimate Supreme Being. ...


The core principles of the Brahmo Samaj are:

  1. There is only one God.
  2. No created object is to be worshipped as God, and God alone is to be considered as infallible.

The Bengal Renaissance of the nineteenth century had among its luminaries a large number emerging from the Brahmo Samaj, Rabindranath Tagore being the foremost of them. Keshab Chandra Sen (18381884) and Protap Mazumdar (18401905) are some other notable members of the Brahmo Samaj. Bengal renaissance is the period of time that saw surge in creative and social activity in Bengal. ... Jump to: navigation, search Rabindranath Tagore Rabindranath Tagore (Bangla: রবীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর, Robindronath Ţhakur) (May 7, 1861 – August 7, 1941) (in the Bangla Calendar, 25 Baishakh, 1268 – 22 Srabon, 1348), also called Gurudev, was a Bengali poet, Brahmo philosopher and nationalist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1913, becoming the... Keshab Chandra Sen (1838 to 1884) was a great scholar, orator, leader, and visionary. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1884 is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar). ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


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Brahmo Samaj ("assembly of brahman") (621 words)
Ram Mohan Roy, founder of Brahmo Samaj, identified the monotheism of Christianity and Islam as of universal validity.
Codification of the doctrines came with the main principles of the Nava Samhita, New Dispensation, of Keshub Chandra Sen, the third leader of the movement, in 1881.
Keshub gave concreteness to the otherwise abstract monotheism of the Samaj by introducing into the church the Pilgrimage to saints, the Homa ceremony, the Baptismal ceremony, the Lord's supper, the Flag ceremony, the Arati, the vow of Poverty, the Savitri Vrata, the Nightingale Vrata, and other innovations.
Encyclopedia: Brahmo Samaj (845 words)
Brahmo Samaj is a social and religious movement founded in Kolkata, India in 1828 by Raja Ram Mohan Roy.
The Brahmo Samaj movement thereafter resulted in the Brahmo religion in 1850 founded by Debendranath Tagore — better known as the father of Rabindranath Tagore.
The popularity of the Brahmo Samaj grew as a result of the raising of a new class of educated Indians that resulted from the occupation of India by the British Empire.
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