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Arya Pratinidhi Sabha of New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand
(The Arya Samaj Organisation of New Zealand since 1996)
Postal Address
P O Box 76-876
Manukau City
Auckland 2241

Sabha Satsangh Address
The Vedic Centre
32 Glasgow Avenue
Auckland 2104


Phone Contact
Phone/Fax:  +64-9-626 2031
Mobile:       +64-27-4 525 164

Queries/Info:   info@aryasamajnz.org

Kurvantho Viswamaaryam (Make The World Noble )

Namaste Ji

Welcome to the home of the Arya Samaj in New Zealand.
The main aim of our organisation is to "Awaken The World with Vedic Light" with the ultimate goal of "Krinvanto Vishvam Aryam - Make the World noble".
This site shows you the activities and events of the Sabha and its affiliates.
It is our endeavour to grow this site to include information and resources pertaining to the Vedas and the Arya Samaj movement so that we can continue the good work of the great Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Ji and help in making the world noble. Our goal is to make this site appeal to audiences with varying levels of understanding of the Vedic Dharma and the Arya Samaj Movement.
This site is currently undergoing a revamp, hence some areas will still be under construction. There will be regular updates to this site. 

The Ten Principles of The Arya Samaj

1.  God is the efficient cause of all true knowledge and all that is known through knowledge.
2.  God is existent, intelligent and blissful. He is formless, omniscient, just, merciful, unborn, endless, unchangeable, beginning-less, unequalled, the support of all, the master of all, omnipresent, immanent, un-aging, immortal, fearless, eternal, and holy, and the maker of all. He alone is worthy of being worshipped.
3.  The Vedas are the scriptures of all true knowledge. It is the paramount duty of all Aryas to read them, teach them, recite them and to hear them being read.
4.  One should always be ready to accept truth and renounce untruth.
5.  All acts should be performed in accordance with Dharm that is, after deliberating what is right and wrong.
6.  The prime object of the Arya Samaj is to do good to the world, that is, to promote physical, spritual and social good of everyone.
7.  Our conduct towards all should be guided by love, righteousness and justice.
8.  We should dispel ignorance and promote knowledge.
9.  No one should be content with promoting his/her good only: on the contrary, one should look for his/her good in promoting good of all.
10.              One should regard oneself under restriction to follow the rules of society calculated to promote the well being of all, while in following the rules of individual welfare all should be free.

Arya Veer

The Arya Veers are a division of our Sabha encompassing Arya Veers and Arya Veeraanganas from the ages of 10 until 25. The average age of this group is about 17 years.
The Arya Veers are a very integral part of the Sabha and their main focus is on the development of our young children into good citizens.
Some of their activities include:
1.  Selling bandanas to help raise funds for CanTeen - an organisation that deals with teenage cancer patients.
2.  Collecting second hand clothing for the Red Cross Organisation.
3.  Organising fundraising dinner nights for the Sabha.
4.  Assisting with the Ved Prachaar organisation.
5.  Administrating and coordinating the Sabha's library.
6.  Conducting Satsanghs four times a year. These Satsanghs are fully coordinated and run by our Arya Veers which include the performing of Yajna, master of ceremonies, bhajans, mishthaan vittran and pravachans.

Arya Women's Association (AWA)

The Arya Women's Association (AWA) was formed on 25 September 2005.
It's main objective is the prachaar of the Vedic Dharma focussing on the role of women in improving family life. AWA is an integral part of the Sabha and provides assistance for the various activities organised by the organisation.
As part of its activities, AWA also organises relevant educational workshops for its members.
The current executive committee comprises:
- Pandita Shrimati Padma Lochan Ji
- Katherine Kumar Ji
- Usha Prasad Ji
- Savitri Lakhan Ji
Assistant Secretary
- Prem Chandra Ji
- Indra Prasad Ji
Assistant Treasurer
- Sudeshna Sen Ji


Vedic Purohits
Pandit Hari Datt Ji, Pandit Shanta Prasad Ji, Pandit Rishi Nardan Ji, Pandita Savitri Lakhan Ji

Contact our Vedic Purohits for the following sanskaars:

 1. Garbadhāna
 2. Punsvana
 3. Sīmantonnayanama
 4. Jātkarma
 5. Nām Karna
 6. Nishkramańa
 7. Annaprāshana
 8. Chūŕdākarma
 9. Karnavedha
10. Upanayana
11. Vedārambha
12. Samāvartana
13. Vivāha
14. Vānaprastha
15. Sanyāsa
16. Antayesťi

Arya Pratinidhi Sabha
of New Zealand

Children's Corner
Is there one God or many gods?
There is only one God in the entire universe.
What is the name of the God?
God has many names but these names can be classified into two main groups, the main name and the names based on His different attributes. His main name and the most suitable name is one and this is AUM. He is also called by other names based on His different attributes for example Brahama (means creator of the universe), Vishnu (means present or spread throughout everything), Shiva (means giver of happiness), Ganesha (means Lord or protector of all things living and non-living), Rudra (means making the wicked weep by punishing them) and so on.
Why is AUM the most excellent name of God?
This is so because one of the meanings of AUM is the protector of all and God is the protector of all.
Where does God reside?
God is omnipresent. This means that God is present everywhere at the same time and at all times.
What does God do or what is His function?
There are four main functions of God. The first is to create the universe, the second is to sustain the universe, the third is to dissolve the universe and this cycle of creation, sustaining and dissolution is ever on going. His fourth function is to reward or punish the souls according to their good or sinful deeds (karma) respectively.

What are the Vedas?
Vedas are the absolute true knowledge revealed by God to mankind at the beginning of the creation of mankind for their physical, spiritual and mental development. This knowledge was passed down from the teacher (Guru) to their students by word of mouth from generation to generation. Later on this knowledge was written down by Rishi Vyas. This revelation of true knowledge by God has taken place at the beginning of each creation and will continue to do so in all future creations.

Crossword Puzzle

(Please see the crossword puzzle image)
1.  The great war that lasted 18 days
6.  To serve living elders and scholars eg. parents, grand-parents, in-laws, Rishis, etc
11.              Ancient name of India
12.              A festival associated with the Indian spring season and celebrated around February or March according to the Christian calendar
13.              Noble son
15.              Total number of Vedas
16.              Birthplace of Maharishi Swami Dayananda Ji
17.              Oldest language in the world
20.              Our motto - "Krinvanto _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Aryam"
22.              Site where the Satyarth Prakash was written
24.              Book
26.              One of the Rishis at the beginning of creation
28.              A famous revolutionist and freedom fighter against the British Raj
30.              Arya Samaj is a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
32.              Commonly known as festival of lights
33.              Vijay
34.              Site where Maharishi Swami Dayananda Ji breathed his last

1.  One of the greatest Arya Kings who lived his life strictly according to the Vedas and whose praise and accomplishments are remembered to this day like no other person in history
2.  Son of Maharaja Pandu
3.  How many principles does the Arya Samaj have?
4.  Society of noble people
5.  A Veda whose mantras are sung
7.  Practiced by Aryas daily in the morning and evening
8.  Present everywhere at the same time and at all times
9.  God
10.              Father of Maharishi Swami Dayananda Ji
14.              Atom
18.              Name of God meaning creator of the universe
19.              A book authored by Maharishi Swami Dayananda Ji
21.              One of the Pandava twins
23.              Vedic salutation meaning "I bow unto the light within you"
24.              Number of Mahayajnas
25.              Name of God meaning protector of all
27.              Name of God meaning giver of happiness
29.              Samaj
31.              Our Dharma


The Sabha does its own publications and owns a printing division called Vedic Printers.
It also produces DVD's and CD's of pravachans and bhajans.
The following publications and media are now available.
Some publications will have a charge to cover production costs.

Ratna Kanika

Our monthly newsletter to our members


Our quarterly magazine

Swarajali Bhajan Book

About 100 Vedic Bhajans compiled in English and Hindi.
Cost: NZD$10 + Postage

Ved Prachaar DVD's

A set of 12 DVDs with comprehensive lectures
by Acharya Ved Prakash Shrotriyaji of New Delhi, India.
Cost: NZD$120 + postage

Yoga For Daily Practice DVD

This DVD shows simple Yoga routines that you can practice daily.
It is presented and demonstrated by Dr. Veda Vrata "Aaloke" Ji
Cost: NZD$10 + postage

Vedic Bhajan's Volume 1

Bhajan CD by the Swaranjali Bhajan Mandali.
Cost: NZD$5 + postage

Arya Pratinidhi Sabha Calendar

Free distribution to members and sponsors.

Contact us:
Postal Address
P O Box 76-876
Manukau City
Auckland 2241

Sabha Satsangh Address
The Vedic Centre
32 Glasgow Avenue
Auckland 2104


Phone Contact
Phone/Fax:  +64-9-626 2031
Mobile:       +64-27-4 525 164

Queries/Info:   info@aryasamajnz.org

Om Tat Sat

(My humble  salutations to the great devotees ,  wikisources  and Pilgrimage tourist guide for the collection)


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