How did Swami Dayanand pass away?

Swami Dayanand was a subject of many assasination attempts over the years when he founded the Arya Samaj. It was in 1883 one such attempt was made and it was successful. The Maharaja of Jodhpur, Jaswant Singh II, invited Swami Dayanand to his palace. Once there the Swami extolled the Maharaja to give up his sinful lifestyle, including his fondness for a dancing girl Nanhi Jaan. 

Jasawant Singh II was eager to become Swami’s disciple and so agreed to it. This infuriated Nani Jan and she bribed the cook, Jagannath to mix small shards of glass in Swami Dayanand’s nightly milk. This caused him to be bedridden, and develop bleeding sores. Feeling guilty, Jaaganath confessed his crime to Swami Dayanad, who forgave him. 

The Maharaja arranged for him to be sent to Mount Abu and then to Ajmer for better medical care but there was no improvement of the Swami’s health. He passed away on 30 October 1886 on Diwali.

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