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.
IDEOLOGY BEHIND THE NAME
"BHARAT SEVASHRAM SANGHA"
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
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
Thus within the name of the Sangha was included,
in a nut-shell, the aims, objects and ideals of the Bharat
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