The marriage of girls five or six
Burning the wife with her dead husband whether she is willing or not.
Meaningless observance of festivals and worshipping for show.
The worship of several gods and ranking gods as high and low.
Rammohan was sick of these practices. He had a high regard for Hinduism. But he felt
that the Hindus had yet to understand their religion correctly. There should be equality
between men and women. People should give up superstitious beliefs.
Many of Rammohans friends accepted his line of thinking. An association of such
close friends was formed. It was called Atmiya Sabha (The Society of Friends).
Religious discussion took place there. The members had to give up idol-worship. They had
to spread the Societys views on religion among the people.
Many scholars opposed Rammohan. Rammohan wrote articles in reply. The people read them
and understood what was said in the sacred books.