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Assam Bangiya Saraswat Math HISTORY


   In the end of happy journey of austere endeavor of Srimat Swami Nigamananda Saraswati, the 'Shanti Ashram' was founded by him in the auspicious occasion of Akshay Tritiya at Kumilla Durgapur in 1314 B.S. for the first time. He returned to Dhaka after staying there almost three and half years due to some reasons. The Shanti Ashram was shifted to Gendaria in Dhaka in 1318 B.S. 'Sri Gouranga Anath Niketan' was founded there on 26th Agrahayan 1318 B.S. The noble purpose behind it is to serve the distressed, the grieved, the sick and the poor.
There was a disciple named Saruram Kalita, inhabitant of Charigram near Jorhat, would go to Sri Sri Thakur. He supplied the information to Sri Sri Thakur that vast land was given by Govt. in Assam only charging with an irregular fees. Saruram purchased a plot of 80 bighas at Kumarveti Chapri village of Kokilamukh taking money from Sri Sri Thakur. The Math was instituted on the land.
Sri Sri Thakur together with Swami Swarupananda and Atul Chakraborty went to Kokilamukh on 10th Magh, 1318 B.S. from Dhaka and selected the place after observing it. And he stayed there with Atul Chakraborty. Coming back to Dhaka Swami Swarupanandaji made an arrangement for sending the all ashram articles to Kokilamukh by steamer. On 22nd Falgun all of them came to Kokilamukh winding up the Dhaka Ashram this year. Sri Sri Thakur himself founded the asan of Gurubrhama at Kokilamukh in the propitious occasion of Akshay Tritiya on 7th Baisakh 1319 B.S. and gave the name to it also Shanti Ashram. First seven self denying disciples (Swami Chidananda, Swami Premananda, Swami Swarupananda, Swami Yogananda, Swami Suddhananda, Swami Bodhananda and Swami Saradananda) were initiated asceticism by Sri Sri Thakur and he gave name to this Ashram as Saraswat Math. Then it has been given a name to Assam Bangiya Saraswat Math since 1325 B.S.

    Being an ascetic relating to the title of Saraswati under the Sringeri Math he gives the name to his Math as 'Saraswat Math', Ashram as 'Saraswat Ashram' and Sangha as 'Saraswat Sangha'. The religious books compiled by him is familiarized as 'Saraswat Granthabali'.