Although I regard both of these people as great intellectuals of their time, but I sometimes wonder why Swami Dayanand is almost forgotten today when compared to the glory of Vivekanand. He was not only a great reformer but also the first to call for independence. I came up with some reasons that might have led to him being relegated to secondary status in India. Here are some of them: 1) He was not only a strong adherent of Hindu/ Vedic philosophy but also gave a call for conversion to Hinduism. 2) Due to his belief in supremacy of Vedas, he rejected all kinds of discrimination and hence more vocal against the existing system of caste and gender. 3) He was largely confined to India while Vivekanand had got recognition of foreigners, which is/was the most necessary condition to prove intellect. Do you think there are other reasons for his disappearance from the scene today?