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StateNew York
CityJamaica
Address 115022 Hillside Ave
Zip/Postal CodeNY - 11432
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Dayananda was born in the Kathiawar region in Gujerat into a Brahmin family that followed the icon-worship of . As a boy he studied Sanskrit and Vedic texts. Once he went with his father to fast on Shivaratri night in a temple. His father and others fell asleep and he saw mice eating the food offerings on the image and further desecrating it. This made him disillusioned of image-worship and he told his father there was no god in the image and if there was he was impotent and not worth worshipping. His parents tried to marry him but he left home and wandered in a search for true knowledge, studying and debating sacred Sanskrit texts – it is said he even forgot Gujerati, being attracted to an Advaitic interpretation of the Upanishads and practising yoga. His guru from 1860 for two and a half years was the Sanskritist Virjanand Sarasvati.

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