Principles of Arya Samaj:
- Acceptance of the Vedas as the only source of truth.
- Opposition to idol worship.
- Opposition to the theory of God-incarnation and religious pilgrimages.
- Recitation of the mantras of the Vedas and performance of ‘Havan’ and ‘Yajna’.
- Faith in female education.
- Opposition to child-marriage and polygamy.
- Propagation of Hindi and Sanskrit languages.