The Dhosa Brahma Samaj, Dhosa (Bengal).
Secretary:—Babu Haridas Roy.
Meetings:—Weekly divine services are held.
Anniversary Utsav every Christmas day.
Dhubri. Estd. 4th July 1875. Dhubri Brahma, Samaj, Dhubri, Assam.
Secretary:—Babu Sasi Mohan Das, 2nd Clerk, Deputy Commissioner’s Office, Dhubri.
Members:—35; 10males, 10females, 15 children (14 anusthanic and 21 non-anusthanic persons.)
Meetings: -Divine service is held every Sunday in Bengali.
Mandir: — There is a Mandir of the Samaj constructed in 1886. It stands on the bank of the Brahmaputra, one of the broadest rivers in the world, and commands a most inspiring scenery.
Funds:—Every member except in special circumstances is required to pay a subscription of not less than one Anna a month. No permanent fund is established.
Institutions:—1 Students’ Weekly Service.
1 Sunday Moral Training Class.
Celebrations:—The Samaj celebrates two utsavs generally, (1) Anniversary of the Samaj (2) The Maghostav.
A tablet has been raised in the compound of the Mandir in memory of Babu Ambica Charan Mukerji, the late Secretary of the Samaj who died in the Mandir while engaged in a religious discourse in 1902.
Dibrugarh. Estd. about 1886.
The Dibrugarh Brahma Samaj, Dibrugarh, Assam.
Secretary: - (Provisional) Kshetra Nath Ghose, Dibrugarh.
Members: - Anusthanic. Male- 9 Adult, 7 Children, and Female- 5 Adult, Children, Total-30
Meetings: - On Sunday evening Service is conducted in Bengali.
Mandir:—There is a Mandir of the Samaj which was consecrated on 3rd December 1905.
Institutions:—1 Dibrugarh Victoria Girls’ School. 2 The Chatra Samaj.
Anniversary:—Only the ‘Maghostav’ is observed by the Samaj.
History.—The idea of a Brahma Samaj at Dibrugarh at first originated with a band of four young men headed by Babu Mahendra Nath Sen, who came here as an employee of the 'Assam Railways and Trading Co., Ld.’ in 1883. They had at first no fixed place for worship but would nevertheless hold their prayer-meetings regularly either in the open air or at some private residence. As in the course of a year the body gained strength by the addition of two or more earnest souls, they began to contemplate upon the necessity of having a place of worship of their own; and with the advent of Babu Prasanna Chandra Das Gupta, Head Clerk, Deputy Commissioner’s Office, they approached a Marwari gentleman Babu Hari Bilas Agarwalla and secured from him a plot of land as a free gift. Babu Kail Kumar Muzumdar became the first Secretary in May 1886. The period from 1886 to 1890 was marked by a great religious fervour and compactness amongst the members of the Samaj. The Sunday Services used to be regularly conducted by Babu P. C. Das Gupta and family prayers by Babu Mahendra Nath Sen. With the transfer of the former there came a temporary lull. But in 1891 matters seemed to have changed and a set of rules were framed for the management and conduct of the Samaj. But the constitution of the same was questioned and objected to by some anusthanic Brahmas and this problem was eventually solved by passing a set of Rules on the 8th November 1902, which enforced that the Ministers, Secretaries and Members of the Executive Committee were to be anusthanic Brahmas. In 1901 the Samaj gained an energetic worker in the person of Babu Sadaya Charan Das, who exerted his best with the aid of Babu Haris Chandra Bagchi, a pleader of the local bar to house the Samaj in a pucca Mandir and got the building consecrated on 3rd December 1905.
Dinajpore. Estd. Octobjer 1867.
The Dinajpore Brahma Samaj, Dinajpore, Eastern Bengal.
Secretary:—Pandit Bhuvan Mohan Ear Rai Vidyaratna, Balubari, Dinajpore.
Members: - Men 11, Women 1, Children 2. Total 14. Anusthanic 5 and Non-anusthanic 9
Sympathisers: - 20.
Meetings:—Congregational worship is held once a week in Bengali.
Mandir.—There is a Mandir which was opened on the 1st January 1886.
Institutions.—There is a Charitable Homeopathic Dispensary under the management of the President and the Secretary.
Funds.—-There is no permanent fund existing: subscriptions are paid monthly.Celebrations:—The following Utsavs are observed by the Samaj.
(1) The Mandir consecration day is the 1st of January.
(2) Maghostav (11th Magh.) 24th January.
(3) Last day of Chaitra.
(4) New Year’s day (1st Baisak).
(6) Kartik Utsav (Foundation of the Samaj Day).
During Maghostav besides Upasana, Sangit, Prarthana and Sankirtan, rice and clothes are generally distributed to the deserving poor.