The world-wide-web of the mammoth Bharat Sevashram Sangha is the brain-child of Acharya Swami Pranavanandaji Maharaj which was created by the direct commandment from the Supreme Being in 1917 at Bajitpur village of Madaripur district, presently in Bangladesh and got registered under Society Act XXI of 1860 in 1927. Having established its global Head Quarters in Kolkata the Sangha has around hundred branches in and around the world including New Delhi, Navi Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Bhopal, Guwahati, Raipur, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Ahmedabad, Surat etc. as well as in the pilgrimage centres in Gaya, Puri, Varanasi, Allahabad, Hardwar, Vrindavan, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Dwaraka, Kurukshetra, Nasik, Navadwip, Gangasagar etc.(India) and in Bajitpur, Dhaka, Madaripur, Khulna, Ashashuni etc. (Bangladesh);London, New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Toronto, Guyana, Trinidad, Fiji (Europe & America), Kathmandu (Nepal).
The multifaceted activities of the Bharat Sevashram Sangha encompasses a huge domain including education, healthcare, medical assistance, vocational training, reforms of Holy places, upliftment of downtrodden classes etc. while determinantly keeping in touch with its nucleolus— satisfying the needs of needy now and ever.
The Bharat Sevashram Sangha (BSS) and Sri Sri Pranav Math are the both sides of a coin. The Pranav Math took formal shape in 1929-1930 and the inaugural function was celebrated on March, 1930. The Bharat Sevashram Sangha is known as Pranav Math in Bangladesh.
In the year 1923 on the auspicious Maghipurnima day, in a gathering of the Brahmacharins and sacrificing workers, in the hermitage of Bajitpur (Now in Bangladesh), the epithet “Bharat Sevashram Sangha” was suggested and adopted by the Acharya as the appropriate denomination of his Organisation. The ideology behind the epithet, as explained by the Acharya was as follows :- The word “Bharat” indicates that the Sangha’s primary object is emancipation of the Indian people on the basis of its eternal ideals; the word “Seva” imports the idea that the Sangha, includes those who are true servants of the nation and who have dedicated their lives to the service of the people – physical, mental, moral and spiritual; the word “Ashrama” will at once suggest the ideals of the ancient ‘Varnashrama’ system which was based and disciplined on the ideals and practice of renunciation, self-control, truth and continence ;“Sangha” means organisation; the “Sangha” will be a living organism, the Acharya himself being the life and soul and all the sacrificing and devoted children being its different limbs ; the Sangha through its ideals and practice will infuse an organisational spirit amongst the disintegrated masses, towards building up of a well-compact and powerful nationality.
Thus within the name of the Sangha was included, in a nut-shell, the aims, objects and ideals of the Bharat Sevashram Sangha.
The Sanghas Global Headquarters
Bharat Sevashram Sangha
211, Rash Behari Avenue
Ballyagunge, Kolkata – 700 019
Phone: 033 – 2440 5178, 2327
Fax: 033 – 2440 2326