About the Organization
The Bharat Sevashram Sangha is a spiritual brotherhood of monks and self-less workers devoted to the service of huminity. It was founded in 1917 by the illustrious patriot Saint Acharya Srimat Swami Pranabanandaji Maharaj. It is purely a philanthrophic and charitable organization with non-sectarian, non-communal and non-political character and outlook.
Aims And Objects
The aims and objects of the Sangha as defined in its Memorandum of Association are as follows:
1.To help the distressed,to nurse the sick, to feed the hungry and to clothe the naked.
2.To give necessary relief to the afflicted people in times of flood,famine and other disastrous conditions of the country.
3.To establish Sevashram in different parts of the country and to maintain, administer and assist free educational and medical institutions and other charitable societies to help the spread of education and to render help to the infirm, the invalid, the afflicted and the suffering humanity in general.
4.To ameliorate and improve the social and material condition of the people by encouraging home-industry irrespective of their caste and creed.
5.To create an atmosphere favourable to moral and spiritual growth.
6.To create,assist,preach,propagate and foster the spiritual cultural and ancient heritage of India.
7.To promote sympathy,tolerance,good feeling and unity among the followers of different faiths,so as to evolve a high sense of religious and social goodwill and peaceful co-existence.
8.Generally to promote educational facilities in the land particularly among the backward people,the outcastes and depressed classes.
Great illustrious Yogi for the mitigation of human suffering and universal emancipation
Yugacharya Swami Pranavananda
It was the blessed evening of lho holy full-moon day in the month of Magha In’1896, the dream that Shiva deolarlng himself “I shalll incamate myself as thy son” turned Into a reality. The baby-God adorned tho lap of the blessed mother Saradadevl and father Bishnucharan overwhelmed with joy went on chanting the name “Shiva Shiva”.
The charming boy, the divine-descent named as Jaynath-Lord of victory, Budha, as being born on Wednesday and afterwards as Binode, source of Joy grew up ilke a waxing moon shedding a lustre of celestial joy in the heart of all. Most of his time Binode sunk in meditation and was lost in inner-world-divine trances far far away from world-
Binode slept little, ate also too little, His guiding moto was that idleness, inertia, procrastination, slothfullness, slumbering habits were the greatest enemies of man.
When grew to adolescence and sent to school he expressed with sobbing heart his deep concern to his Head Master at the moral degradation of his fellow students and always reflected upon how to save these young budding flowers, future assets of the nation from moral ruin. Once he expressed his determination to take sannyas and dedicate his life for the moral and spiritual emancipation of the nation. Watching from very near Bionde’s overwhelming compassion and seniority of heart, spiritual fervour, heroic conviction and prophetic vision Head Master Sri Birendra firmly felt from within that this uncommon boy is sure to become a veteran infallible nation-builder.
As Gurdian of the youths Brahmachari Bionde’s love and care for them was so deep, so sincere, so touching and his treatment so friendly, so kind, so sympathetic that any of them, the moment he came in touch with him would intuitively take the Brahmachari to be his greatest friend and well-wisher and confided to him his inmost secrets and opened to him innermost pages of the book of his heart,
When Brahmachari was quite young tremendous wave of patriotism swept over Bengal and vigorous revolutionary movement was last gaining ground. Even in the middle of his teens he loved these youths very deeply and earnestly sought their welfare. He was always up and doing by his inspiring instructions as also by instance of his own life and character to awaken the sleeping lion in them.
In him we see physical strength, mental power and spiritual greatness wedded together homogeneously into a perfect, fullblown, unique personality. Whenever in the history of india such a divine personality appeared with such a rare and unique combination of Brahma-Tejas and Kshatravirya in his life and character, kingdom of heaven with universal peace and happiness has established on earth. The lives of Rama and Srikrishna stand as glorious instances of the same.
Swami Pranavanandaji’s love for the poor, depressed, helpless and down-trodden people were unparalleled. He said”collect and knit up carefully together all the scattered individual into a great social power and thus relieve the poor and depressed, save the helpless and downtrodden, bestow peace and bliss on the heart of the people in sorrow and agony. ” His heart always bled for all high and low, specially for those in the lower stages of the society.
Swami Pranavananda was a born Yogi, always drawn to the innerself like the great Shiva, the Lord of the Yogis. From his boyhood he was found one adept in meditation and contemplation like the Buddha. His discrimination of the real from the unreality, his complete dispassion for the transitory world-phantom, his glowing self-knowledge, his unflinching Brahmacharya naturally put him in the same platform with Jagatguru Acharya Shankara. His fathomless love, sympathy and compassion for the degraded, the distressed and down-trodden humanity and his life-long service towards their amelioration and uplift, remind one of Sri Chaitanya, the mercy incarnation of lord.
Jogiraj Baba Gambhirnathji and Govindananda Giriji were behind Br. Binode with their divine force and inspiration in his spiritualjourney. In 1916A, D. on the blessed day of Maghi Purnima under the tree of Kadamba Br. Binode blossomed in full maturity. Illumination dawned on him. Divine Mission before his cosmic vision manifested.
In that ecstatic state of mind he declared “This is the age of universal awakening, universal unification, universal harmonization and an age of universal emancipation.” In the year 1923 on the same auspicious Maghi Purnima day in the hermitage in Bijitpur before Brahmachrins and sannyasins, Yugacharya Swami Pranavanandaji explained the ideology behind the epithet of great Bharat Sevashram Sangha which is now spread all over India and many of countries in the world, well-known for its humanitarian and spiritual services.
Acharyadeva said ‘Bharat’ indicates that Sangha’s Primary object is emancipation of the people on the eternal lofty ideals of India or Bharat. ‘Seva’ imports the idea of serving the people physically, mentally, morally and spi ritually, ‘Ashram’ suggests the system which is based and disciplined on the ideals and practice of renunciation, self-control, truth, continence and honest labour, ‘Sangha’ means organisation. Sangha through its ideals and practice will infuse an organisational spirit amongst the disintegrated masses, towards building up of a well-compact and powerf ul nationality.
ACHARYA’S CLARION CALL
BHARAT SEVASHRAM SANGHA
LIST OF CENTRES
1. Swarajyapuri Road, Gaya, Bihar-823 001 Phone: 0631-2220579 / 2226021, Stn, Enquery-2220929
2. Sigra, Varanasi-10. Phone: 0542-2221639 / 2220746 / 5531208
3. Swargadwar, Puri, (Orissa), Pin:752 001 Phone: 06752-223227
4. 93, Tularam Bag, Allahabad-6 (U. F.) Phone: 0532-2434897 / 2100634
5. Vrindavan, Dt.-Mthura-281 121 (U. P,) Phone: 0565-2443324
6. Srinivashpuri, New Delhi-65 Phone: 011-26316566 / 26848181
7. Kurukshetra, (Haryana), Pin : 132 118 Phone: 01744-229511
8. Hardwar, Devpura, Post Box No.-23, Pin:249 401 Phone: 01334-226363 / 223456
9. Kedamath, Dt.-Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand
10. Badrinath, Dt.-Chamoli, Uttarakhand, Phone: 01381-222242
11. Ukhimath, Dt.-Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand, Phone: 01364-264274
12. 1-2-603/1, Bharat Sevashram Marg, Hyderabad-500 080 Phone: 040-27612284 / 27646148
13. Ashram Road, Ahamedabad-9 (Gujarat) (Near Times of India) Phone: 079-2658-0367/2658-6038
14. Katargam, Surat, Pin :-395 004 Phone: 0261-2480016
15. 263, Swami Pranavanandaji Marg, Sec-31A, Vashi, Navi Mumbai-400 703 Phone: 022-2781-1327
16. Rivers’Meet Road, Sonari West, Jamshedpur-11 Phone: 0657-2304000 / 6544675
17. Kattupillaiyar Koel Road, Ramesmaram-623 526 Phone: 04573-221215
18. Anju Kattu Villai Road, Kanyakumari-629 702 Phone: 04652-246164
19. T. H. Road, Kesavapuram, Minjur, Chennai-601 203 Phone: 044-27935105
20. No. 118/2, Amruthahalli-Jakkur Road, Bangalore-560 064, Karnataka Phone: 080-23620034
21, Station Road, Dwarka. Phone: 02892-234157
22. Chaitanya Avenue, Durgapur Phone: 0343-2562121
23. Barajuri, Ghatshila a Phone: 06585-281012
24. 454/3, Shaktinagar, BHEL, Bhopal-24 Phone: 0755-2472514 9425676877
25. 1521-B, Wright Town, Jabalpur Phone: 0761-2313661/2405840
26. Fafadih, Sashtrinagar, Raipur Phone: 0771-2583777
Pranavananda Academy, V. I. P, Road, Raipur Phone: 96305-22022
27. Kalibari Rd,, Dimapur, Nagaland Phone: 03862-232802
28. Subhaspally, Sillguri-734 401 Phone: 0353-2436232
29. Lakhra Road, Guwahati-781018 Phone: 0361-2471329
5 No. Colony, Pandu, Guwahati-781012 Phone: 0361-2572707
30. Nasik, Tapovan, panchavati dt 23161218 Phone: 0253-2519844
31, Gangasagar, Dt. 24 Prgs. (S), Pin :-734 606 Phone: 03210-240205
32. Lot No. 8, Kakdwip, Phone: 03210-255712
33. Mahishadat, Dt.-Midnapore, Phone: 03224-240361
34, Pukurla, Dl,-M[dnapore, Phone: 9609034379
35. Co[onelgola, Dt.-Midnapore Phone: 03222-263364
36. Sahapur, Maida, Phone: 09434836786
37. Raiganj, Dt,-Dinajpur Phone: 03523-223260
38. Teor, Dt.-South Dinajpur Phone: 03522-252433
39. Aurangabad, Dt.-Murshidabad Phone: 03485-262442
40. Ranibandh, Bankura Phone: 03243-250232
41, Purulia Phone: 03252-222056
42. Suri, Dt.-Birbhum Phone: 03462-255481
43. tarapith, dt.-birbhum Phone: 03461-253227
44. Chato Nilpur, Barddhaman Phone: 0342-2646289
45. Pranavanandapally, Bankura, Pin:722 102 Phone: 03242-250744
46. Pranavananda Road, Garia, Kolkata-700 084 Phone: 033-2430-3580
47. N. S, Road, Navadwip, Nadia Phone: 03472-240227
48. Diamond Harbour, Dt. 24 Pgs. (S) Phone: 03174-255269
49. Horekhali, Haldia, Dt.-Midnapore Phone: 03224-231219
50. D. B. C, Road, Jalpaiguri Phone: 03561-224240
51. Naimisharanya, Sitapur, Pin-261402, UP Phone: 9451431920
1. London Sevashram Sangha,
99A, Devonport Rd., Shepards Bush W12 8PB, Ph. 004420-8929881 / 87439048
2. Guyana Sevashram Sangha, Cove & John, East Coast Dem.
Guyana, South America. Ph. : 001-592-229-2721
3. Trinidad Sevashram Sangha, 32, Nolan St.,
Chaguanas, Felicity, Trinidad, (W.I.) Ph : 001-868-672-1407
4. America Sevashram Sangha, Inc.,
153-14 lo 153-20, 90th Ave., Jamaica Queens, New York-11432, Ph : 011-718-523-7515
5. Bharat Sevashram Sangha of North America, 522, Garfield Avenue, Aurora, IL 60506, Chicago, Tel : (630) 301-6039
6. Bharat Sevashram Sangha (West)
9493, Harfield St. Riverside CA 92503-951 Ph : (951) 353-2510
7. Bharat Sevashram Sangha of North America, INC., New Jersey,
3490 Route 27, Kendall Park, NJ 08824. Ph : 001-732-422-8880
8. Bharat Sevashram Sangha Canada
2107, Codlin Crescent, Etobicoke, Ontario M9W 5K7. Canada, TeleFax : 416-679-0967
9. BSS Canada, 102, Rivalda Road, Toronto,
ON M9M 2M8 Ph : (416) 741-4335, Fax : (416) 744-6305
10. Fiji Sevashram Sangha, 6, Bau St., Suva, Fiji Islands,
Ph : (679) 3317625, Fax : (679) 330-2210
Branch : 10 Nasoki St., Lautoka, Fiji. Ph : (679) 6640-420
11. pranavananda Ashram, opp. Guhyeshwari Temple, Kumarigal,
Kathmandu, Nepal, Ph. : 0097714468076
12. Pranab Math, Bajitpur, Madaripur, Khulna, Ashasuni, Nagaon,
Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bajitpur Ph : 008801963475937
New Branches of The Sangha
1. Lumdlng, Assam Phone: 03674-263346
2. Gorakhapur 18, Kasta Road Phone: 0551-2201326
3. Shlllong Jail Road, Meghalaya Phone: 0364-2225264
4. Jammu Panjgraln, Nagrota, NH1 Byepass Rood Phone: 08336016512 / 09858616814
5. Agartala Debtila, Kanchanpalli, pln-799130 Phone: 0381-2300842
6. Port Blair Slpplghat, Kalapathar, A & N Islands Phone: 03192-250156
7. Beldanga, West Bengal, Phone: 03482-264253
8. Dokra Paschlm Medlnlpur, W. B, Phone: 97339 73300
9. Khatra, Bankura, W.B Phone: 03243-255640
10. Palradanga Ranaghat W. B. Phone: 034 73-238600
11. Amarkantak Sonmura Road, Dist-Anuppur, Pin-484886, M.P. Phone: 07629 269641/09406436850
12. Baroda 9 Deepkunj Society, Makarpura Rood, Pin-390010 Phone: 0265-2645180
13. Kalol Bajrongball, Vyayamshola, Dt, Gandhinogar Gujarat Phone: 02764-227857
14. Nagpur 242, Pranab Nagar, Pln-440026, Bhilgaon Phone: 9423685031
15. Balurghat, W.B. Phone: 03522-255883
16. Farakka, W.B Phone: 03485-253546
17. Thlruvanontapuram Bund Road, Ambalathara, Pin-695026 Phone: 8086004036
18. Pushkar Bamdev Road, Chhotibasti, Pin-305022 Phone: 9660364632
Tribal & Backward Class Welfare Centres of the Sangha
Dediapara, Dist-Narmada, Gujarat Phone: 02649-234060
Gangpur Bansda, Dist-Navasari, Gujarat Phone: 02630-244003
Dabanki P.O.-Potka, East Singhbhum, Jharkhand Phone: 0657-2777227
Karbi Anglong, Sukanjan, Jankha, Assam Phone: 03675-246179
Silchar, Ganganagar, Assam Phone: 03842-269880
Ghaksol, Via-Gazole, Dist-Malda, W.B. Phone: 03512-230419
Ranchi, Indraprastha Colony, Bariatu, Ranchi-834009 Phone: 0651-2544787
Pakur, Dist-Pakur, Jharkand Phone: 06435-221016
Tajpur, P.O.- Tajpur, Dist.-Maida, W.B. Phone: 03511-252165
Raniswar, P.O.-Raniswar, Dist-Dumka, Jharkhand, Phone: 06434-290065/66
Pakke Kessang, Arunachal Pradesh
Berhampur Chuanpur, Murshidabad, Pin-742101, W.B. Phone: 03482 224462/09732417838
Kunor, Kaliaganj, U.Dinajpur, Raiganj, Pin-733129, W.B. Phone: 03523 204198/09932849554