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Nilachal Saraswat Sangha,Puri

Sangha Shakti


Concept of Sangha  


“Samaniba Akutih Samana Hrudayani chah;

Samanamastu Bo Manah Jaoa Bah Susahasti” 


The purpose of all of you; let be one; let your hearts be one; let your minds be one, by means of which all of you could be one in all respects. 


The concept of Sangh, in both worldly and spiritual progress of human beings, was developed by the Hindu sages, which dates back to the age of Rig Veda. This idea gained momentum in the days of Buddhism and then gradually withered away.   

Sangh in spiritual practice


“Tretaya mantra shaktischa, Jnana shakti kruteyuge;

Dwapare yudha shaktischa, Sangha shakti kalou yuge.” 


Paramahansa Sri Sri Nigamanand Saraswati Dev realizing the power of co-operation in every sphere of life of men in this age had revived that concept of Rishiyug and instructed his followers to combine under a Sangha for mutual and concurrent progress. he had called attention to the fact that  people are left with no other choice than the ‘Sangha’(co-operation) for their spiritual development; because in this age, man is not strong enough  physically or mentally to undertake strenuous practice methods like Yoga, Jnana or Tantra etc, for his spiritual advancement. 

Formation of Sangh

A Sangh is formed only when heart meets heart; mind meets mind; thinking meets thinking and aim meets aim. According to Sadguru Swami Nigamanand, when more than two persons meet in aforesaid manner, a Sangha is formed. Where there is a drop of antagonism, where there is an iota of divisiveness; there, sin would hold its way. In such a place Sangha cannot be formed. Hence, there are only two cardinal principles for establishment of a Sangha; (a) Single-minded renunciation of resentment, (b) single-minded union of hearts. When people come together to abide by the instructions of a Sadguru with a single aim and a single thought; the practice for Atmagathan (self-development) becomes easier and ever so achievable. 

Sri Sri Thakura had established Neelachala Saraswat Sangh in Puri, in 1934, bringing together a handful of sincere devotees. The Sangha has now grown to have branches all over India and some places abroad, striving to fulfill his eternal vaanis in everyday life.