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Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding Brahmo Samaj?

Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding Brahmo Samaj?

1. It opposed idolatry.

2. It denied the need for a priestly class for interpreting the religious texts.

3. It popularized the doctrine that the Vedas are infallible.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below :(2012)

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer: B

  • Raja Ram Mohan Roy founded Brahmo Sabha in 1828, which was later renamed as Brahmo Samaj.
  • Its chief aim was the worship of the eternal God. It was against priesthood, rituals and sacrifices.
  • It focused on prayers, meditation and reading of the scriptures. It believed in the unity of all religions.
  • It was the first intellectual reform movement in modern India. It led to the emergence of rationalism and enlightenment in India which indirectly contributed to the nationalist movement.
  • It believed that Vedas are not infallible.

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