Having renounced his family, Shudh Chaitanya very eagerly wanted to be initiated as a Sanyasi. He requested Chidashram Swami but he refused initiation in view of Sudh Chaitanya being very young.
He then approached Swami Purnanandji. In the first instance, he also refused, but ultimately observing his intense desire and capability, he agreed, initiated him and gave him the name Swami Dayanand Saraswati. Thus started the journey for great reformation of Swami Dayanand Saraswati.