Swami Shradhanand was the only Hindu Sanyasi who had addressed a huge gathering from the minarates of the main Jama Masjid New Delhi, for the national solidarity and vedic dharma starting his speech with the recitation of ved mantras. at his father’s request. He originally went with the intent of spoiling the arrangements, but strongly got influenced by Dayanand’s courage, skill, and strong personality. In 1917, Shraddhanand left Gurukul to become an active member of the Hindu reform movements and the Indian Independence movement. In the early 1920s he emerged as an important force in the Hindu Sangathan movement, which was a by product of the now revitalised Hindu Maha Sabha. Shraddhanad and his wife Shiwa Devi had two sons and two daughters. His wife died when Shraddhanad was only 35 years old. His granddaughter Satyavati was a prominent opponent of the British rule in India Swami Shradhanand was the only Hindu Sanyasi who had addressed a huge gathering from the minarates of the main Jama Masjid
New Delhi, for the national solidarity and vedic dharma starting his speech with the recitation of ved mantras. By 1923, he left the social arena and plunged wholeheartedly into his earlier work of the shuddhi movement (re-conversion to Hinduism), which he turned into an important force within Hinduism. In late 1923, he became the president of Bhartiya Hindu Shuddhi Sabha, created with an aim of reconverting Muslims, specifically ‘Malkana Rajputs’ in the western United Province. This brought him into direct confrontation with Muslim clerics and leaders of the time. On 23 December 1926 he was assassinated by a Muslim fanatic named Abdul Rashid, who entered his home at Naya Bazar, Delhi, by posing as a visitor.
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