Goalundo.  Dt. Faridpur. Estd. 1880.
The Rajbari Brahma Samaj, Goalundo.
Secretary.—Babu Prasanna Kumar Das Gupta, Sub-Divisional Officer, Rajbari, (Faridpur Dt.) Mettings.—Weekly divine service is held in Bengali in the house of the Secretary and Minister.
Mandir.—The Samaj has no building of its own.

Gauhati.    Estd. 1873, 1891.
The Gauhati Brahma Samaj, Gauhati. Secretary:—Babu Kailas Chandra Sen, Gauhati.
Meetings:—Prayer Meetings are held every Sunday in Bengali.
Mandir:—The Samaj has its own Mandir.
Institutions:—1. Sunday school.
2. Mahila Samiti.
3. Sangat Sabha.

History:—The Brahma Samaj was at first established about 30 or 35 years ago. It existed for 5 or 6 years. Babus Hari Mohan Lahiri and Dina Nath Son, B. A., were for sometimes the Secretaries of the Samaj.
The Samaj was re-established by Babu Abhayacharan Bhattacharya, Head Master, Gauhati High School, in about the year 1891. After 3 years or so with the co-operation of Babu Prasanna Chandra Das Gupta, B. A., the movement was streng­thened and a separate house was set apart for the Samaj. At this time there were attached to it a Sunday School, a Sangat Sabha, a Mahila Samiti and occasionally public lectures were also delivered under its auspices.
Alter the great earthquake of 1997 the movement very nearly collapsed for a few months. Sometimes after Babu Vaikuntha Nath Bose pointed out to Babu Raj Mohan Das the necessity of having a permanent house for the Brahma Samaj. Babu Raj Mohan Das took up the matter and his earnest exertion a large amount was raised by subscriptions. A very good site for the Samaj was also secured rent-free from Government. And now the Mandir is consecrated to the purpose for which it was intended.

Harinabhi. Dt- 24 Pargannas. Estd. Feb. 1867.
The Harinabhi Brahma Samaj, Harinabhi, Sonarpur P. O. Bengal.
Secretary:—Babu Umesh Chundra Dutt,
9, Anthony Bazar, Calcutta.
Members:—32 (men 15, women 6, and children 11) Anusthahic 25; non-anusthanic 7.
Meetings:—Once a week service is conducted in Bengali.
Mandir:—There was a Mandir but it no longer exists. The first Mandir was consecrated in February 1886.
Preachers:—No ordaimed Missionaries.
(1) Umes Chundra Dutt.
(2) Ananda Chandra Mukerji.
(3) Dr. Jogendra Nath Mitra, M. R. C. P.
Miss:—Payment of subscription is optional. The construc­tion of a Mission House has been undertaken.

Hazaribagh. Estd. April 1868.

The Hazaribagh Brahma Samaj, (Boddom Bazar) Hazaribagh.
Secretary:—Babu Dina Nath Gupta, Members:—19. All Non-anusthanic.

Sympathisers:—About 100 men.
Meetings:—Two in a week, conducted in Bengali.
Mandir:—There is a Prarthana Mandir which was opened on 1st Baisak of the year 1868.
Funds:—Monthly subscription is collected as well as annual donation. There is no permanent fund.
History:—The Samaj was established in 1868, through the exertions of Babus Jadu Nath Mukerjee, Rajgopal Roy and Nava Krishna Roy. The Prayer-hall was constructed with subscriptions contributed by the gentry of the place on a plot of Government land measuring by local Bigha B 1, K 3, C 2 for which an annual rent of Rs. 3-7-3 is paid.
Howrah  Estd. 1864.
The Howrah Brahma New Dispensation Samaj.
Secretary:—Babu Surya Kumar Das.
Meetings:—Once a week, in Bengali,
Minister:—Babu Priya Nath Mullick.
Missionary:—Bhai Brahmanda Das.
Mandir:—It has got no Mandir. Its weekly services and other meetings are being held at the ‘Brahmanandashram,’ which is its Mission House or a Home for spiritual culture of the New Dispensation as taught by Brahmananda Keshub Chandra Sen.
Institutions:—(1) Tbe ‘Brahmanandashram’.
(2) Ladies’ Association.
(3) Moral Training Class.
(4) Charity Fund for the poor.
Organ:—The ‘Brahmananda’ is a monthly Bengali Magazine published as the organ of the Samaj.


Faridpur. Estd. 1887. Christmas Day
The Faridpur Brahma Samaj.
Faridpur Dt., E. B., S. Ry.
Secretary.—1 Babu Govind Chandra Dutta, 31, Mirzapore St., Calcutta.
2 Babu Sasi Bhushan Mitra, Asst. Secretary, Faridpur, E. B. S. Ry.
Members.—10 (Out of these 3 men, 2 women and 3 children belong to two anusthanic families.
Another family (anusthanic) consisting of one man, one woman and five children live here, though unconnected with the Samaj. They belong to the New Dispensation Church. There are five more anusthanic members on the roll but they live elsewhere.
Meetings:—Divine Service is held every Sunday evening in Bengali. In occasional meetings addresses are delivered in English.
Mandir: — The Samaj has a nice building of its own. There are several trustees of the Mandir.
Minister: — Babu Sasi Bhushan Mitra.
Funds:—Subscriptions are payable every month. There is no fixed rate. The Samaj has got 22 shares in the local Loan Co., Ld. which yield from Rs. 60 to 70 a year as interest. There is another fund in the hands of the Secretary collected from the subscriptions of the members of the Samaj.
Institutions:—The Samaj has a collection of English and Bengali books in the form of a small library.
Anniversary:—Though the foundation day of the Samaj is the Christmas Day yet as most of the people leave for the vacation, the Anniversary is now observ­ed on the Sunday after the Good Friday. On the occasion of the Utsavs the poor, about 200, are fed. Nagar Sankirtan, street preaching, and an address in English and Bengali form the chief part of the programme.

History:—The Faridpur Brahma Samaj was founded in 1857 by the late Babu Chand Mohan Maitra, father of Babu Heramba Chandra Maitra, M. A., Principal City College, Calcutta. It was first located in a thatched house. At that time there was scarcely any anusthanic Brahma in the locality. The thatched house having been burnt down by fire a plot of land was purchased near Jessore Road. After many attempts a pucca building at a cost of Rs. 3,000, raised by public donations was constructed. All credit is due to Babu Bhushan Mohan Sen, B. A., who constructed the Mandir under his supervision and who was for about 25 years the life and soul of the Samaj. Since 1897 a constitutional body has been conducting the affairs of the Samaj. The Samaj was affiliated to the Sadharan Brahma Samaj, Calcutta, in 1901.
Gaya. Est. 1866.
The Gaya Prarthana Samaj.

Mandir:—The Samaj has a Mandir.

The Upasana Samaj, Gaya.
Gaya. Estd. 1881,
Secretary: —Dr. Chandinath Chatterji, Homeopathic Practi­tioner, Gaya.

Giridih. Dt. Hazaribagh Estd. 6th Sept. 1874. The Giridih Brahma Samaj, Giridih.
Secretary:—Babu Tincouree Bose, Giridih.
Members.—16. 8 men, 4 Women, 4 boys. Anusthanic Brahmas 10.
Sympathisers:- 6.
Meetings:—The service is held once a week in Bengali.
Mandir:—A small Mandir has been standing in Baramasia, a small village adjoining Giridih on a small piece of land granted rent free by the then Zemindar of Panchamba. This was consecrated on 12th December 1882.
Funds:—Regarding subscription there is no hard and fast rule but it is collected from willing donors every month.
History:—During the year 1874, when Brahmanand Keshub Chunder Sen first paid a visit on his mission tour to Hazaribagh, a Brahma Samaj was opened in Panchamba, 4 miles west of Giridih, on the 22nd Aswin, corresponding to 6th September 1874. At that time Panch­amba was the Sub-Divisional Head quarters of Hazaribagh. The congregational worship of the newly started Samaj used to be held in the local school house. Soon after the members felt the want of having a new building for them­selves. But the plan was not carried out immediately as about that time a proposal was made for removing the Sub-Divisional Court from Panchamba to Giridih, in which case almost all the members would be shifting to that place. When the proposed change took place, the members of the Samaj built the building at Baramasia.


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).
(5) Bhadrostav.    
(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.


History: - Before the year 1880 there was but one Brahma Samaj at Dacca, known as the East Bengal Brahma Samaj of which Bhai Banga Chandra Roy was minister. After the memorable agitation against the Cooch Behar Marriage by a large majority of the local Brahmas he was ousted from the Vedi for his adherence to Keshub Chandra Sen, and was obliged to leave the Samaj with a small number of his friends who established a separate Samaj by the middle of September 1880. They built a Mandir in 1883 and consecrated it in 1884. The Samaj was at first called the Branch Brahma Samaj of India, and afterwards the East Ben­gal New Dispensation Church. Its missionary body consisted of the Minister, Bhai Banga Chandra Roy, who was declared Apostle of the New Dispensation in East Bengal by Keshub Chandra Sen in 1831 and his assistants, the late Babu Kailash Chandra Nandi, Bhai Isan Chandra Sen, Durga Nath Roy, Baikuntanath Ghosh, Dinanath Karmakar and Chandra Mohan Karmakar. The last named two missionaries who are brothers have been residing at the town of Mymensingh which is their Head Quarters. This body was shortly after joined by Bhai Mahim Chandra Sen who threw up his appoint­ment in a Government High School. Bhai Sasi Bhusan Mallik who resigned his post of the Sub-Inspector of Police and by the late Bhai Ananda Prasanna Sen. Then came in the late Bhai Rai Charan Das of Sylhet who died a premature death and Pandit Mahesh Chandra Chakravarty who was a preacher of social Reform before. The late Dr. Doorga Das Roy, Go­vernment Assistant Surgeon and the late Babu Gopi Krishna Sen, Collector’s Sheristadar worked almost with mission­ary zeal in furthering the cause of the Samaj in its earlier days and the former discharged the duties of the Secretary and helped in the several secular and philanthropic movements of the Church.
Most of the missionaries at first lived with their families in a congested quarter of the town near the Mandir at Armanitola, but as their families increased and there was want of accommodation for all the missionaries, the Lord found for them a new settlement in the outskirts of the town, where they removed in 1887 and founded what is now known as the Bidhanpalli, i.e., Dispensation-settlement consisting of homes belonging to six missionaries, three lay members, the Girls Rescue Home and a Sanctuary for daily Divine Service. The work of missionaries, consists chiefly of devotional exercises, e.g., daily united service in the sanctuary, weekly congregational service in the Mandir and Prayer Meetings, Sangats and visits to different parts of Eastern Bengal and Assam.

The missionary body as well as the minister have no fixed monthly income for their support. They have the very scanty proceeds of the sale of their publications supplemented by voluntary help from the sympathising public for the support of themselves and their families. They have thus managed to get on by the grace of God for over thirty years, though at times put to sore distress, and they trust with His help to continue so till the end.

Darjeeling.     Estd. 1877
The Darjeeling Brahma Samaj, Darjeeling.
Secretary: —Mr. Lachman Singh. 

Members:—37, only one out of which is anusthanic.
Meetings:—Divine Service is held every Sunday in the Morning. Attendance is very small on ordinary occa­sions. But during the months from April to June and September to October the attendance becomes considerably larger.
Mandir:—The Samaj has a Mandir of its own.

The Deoghar Brahma Samaj, Deoghar, E. I. Ry.
Secretary:—Baba Fakir Chandra Sadhukhan, L. M. & S., Deoghar.
Members:—28; Men-9, Women-4, Children-11. Number of Anusthanic persons is 13 and that of non-anusthanic is 4.

Meetings:—Weekly Service is conducted in Bengali. Some times such meetings are held twice a week. Sunday is the principal Samaj Day.
Mandir:—The Samaj has no Mandir of its own. But a plot of land has been purchased for the purpose and a building fund opened.
Lay Preachers:-
1.Babu Bhusan Mohan Sen.
2.Babu Fakir Chandra Sadhukhan.
3.Babu Tincoury Mukherji.

Funds:—One rupee per year is the rate of subscriptionf or a member.
Anniversary:—The Anniversary of the Samaj takes place just after the 'Pujah' during ‘Durga Pujah’ holidays. The Anniversary festival concludes with Kojugara purnim at the house of the late venerable Raj Narain Bose, whose sacred memory is very closely associated with it.

Deoghar being a health resort for sick persons, the number of sympathisers who attend the Samaj on Sundays varies considerably.



These gentlemen began collecting subscriptions in the Dacca District, while the following gentlemen volunteered to collect subscriptions in the other Districts of Eastern Bengal and elsewhere:—

Babu Braja Sundar Mitter, Deputy Magistrate, Tipperah.
Babu Durga Mohan Das, Pleader, Barisal.
Babu Bhagavan Chandra Basu, Dy. Magistrate, FaridpurBabu Ram Chandra Banerjee, Treasurer, Mymensingh.
Babu Ram Sankar Sen, Deputy Magistrate, Kisoregunj.
Babu Bhagavan Chandra Basu, Dy. Magistrate, Brahamanbarriah.
Babu Kali Mohan Das, Pleader, High Court, Calcutta.
Babu Kasi Kant Mukerjee, Inspector of Schools, Rajashahi.
Babu Dina Bundha Mallick, Dy. Magistrate, Madaripur.
Babu Uma Charan Das, Assistant Master, Jessore.
Babu Hara Chandra Chowdhry Zamindar, Sherpore.

In 1867 the foundation of the new Mandir was laid by Babu Abhoy a Kumar Datta, Small Causes Court Judge, Dacca, and in December 1869 the Mandir was completed at a cost of nearly Rupees Ten Thousand and opened by Brahmanand Kesab Chan­dra Sen who came down from Calcutta for the ceremony. This new Mandir was called the East Bengal Brahma Samaj Mandir.
In the following year 1870-71 began the schism between the conservative and the progressive Brahmas. The former consisted of all the influential gentlemen mentioned above and the elderly people who joined the Brahma Samaj move­ment, and the latter consisted of the younger generation led by Babu Bejoy Krishna Goswami. This was exactly like the schism that took place in Calcutta in 1865 between the Adi Samaj and Bharat Varasiya Brahma Samaj lead by Babu Kesab Chandra Sen. The progressive party would have nothing to do with any thing connected with idolatry and the caste system, while the conservative party would not proceed to that length. As time went on the conservatives began to lose strength and at last the progressives took possession of the Mandir. Unlike Calcutta the conservatives in Dacca did not form a separate Samaj like the Adi Samaj.
The progress of the East Bengal Brahma Samaj continued uninterrupted until 1878 when owing to the Cooch-Behar Mar­riage of Babu Kesab Chandra Sen’s daughter the few followers of Kesab in tbe East Bengal Brahma Samaj headed by Babu Banga Chandra Sen left the E. B. Brahma Samaj and held a separate Samaj elsewhere. This small congregation was after­wards called the New Dispensation Church of Dacca. The East Bengal Brahma Samaj henceforth attached itself to the cause of Shadharan Brahma Samaj established in Calcutta on the 16th May 1878.
The East Bengal Brahma Samaj has now a large congre­gation of more than 200, of whom more than 100 are sub­scribers. Its present Minister is Babu Bhuhan Mohan Sen, B A., late Head Master of the Dacca Collegiate School. Its present Secretary is Babu Satis Chandra Ghosh and Assistant Secretary Babu Rames Chandra Mukherjee.
Brajendra K. Guha.
Wari, Dacca,
Dacca. Estd. 12th Sept. 1880,
(2) The East Bengal New Dispensation Brahma Samaj, Armanitola, Dacca.
Secretary:—Babu Girindra Chandra Das, B.L., Bangla Bazar, Dacca.
Members: —Men 20, Women 20, Children 36. Only four of these are Non-anusthanic. All others are anusthanic.
Sympathisers:—About 10.
Meetings:—The number of meetings is five conducted in Bengali.
Mandir:—The Samaj has a Mandir and a sanctuary for daily worship. The date of consecration is 13th Sep­tember 1884.
Funds: - Subscripfions are voluntary. Mission Fund is Rs. 15-12-0 and Mandir Fund is Rs.3-12-0.
1. The Girls’ Rescue Home.

2. The Students’ Welfare Association (Monthly).
3. Sangt Sabha for young students (Weekly).
4. Do. for adults (Weekly).
5. Ladies’ Sangat (Monthly).
6. Sunday Class for children (Thrice a month).

The ‘Destitute Brahma Families Relief Fund’ is an institu­tion attached to the East Bengal Brahma Conference. Its Secretary is Babu Chandi Kishor Kushari, Parambrahmashram Colotolab, Dacca. The amount realised up to Sept. 1906 was Rs. 2,213. The institution was established in 1892.
Publications.—The New Dispensation Samaj has published the following pamphlets (1) Universal Religion, (2) The New Religious Ideal, (3) The highest truths of all religions, (4) Joydeb and Geeta Govind.
(4) (a) ‘The East’ an English Bi-weekly Bs. 8. (b) ‘The New Light’ and ‘Navalok’ (Anglo. Bengali monthly) Rs. 2
1. Rev. Bhai Banga Chandra Roy.—Minister, edits a bi­weekly English paper “The East” which is now 36 years old devoted to politics and a religious monthly the “New Light”, author of many English and Bengali sermons. Born in 1839, doing missionary work since 1873. An Apostle of the Church of the New Dispensation, with Eastern Bengal as his centre of work. Address.—Bidhan- palli, Dacca.
2. Rev. Bhai Isan Chandra Sen.—Missionary, Manager, N.D Mandir, preaches generally in North Bengal and Assam. Born in 1850, is co-adjutor of the local Minister since 1874.
Address.—Bidhanpalli, Dacca.
3. Rev. Bhai Durganath Roy.—Missionary, possessed of a sweet voice and power of composing extempore hymns at Divine Service, has composed hundreds of such hymns printed in the Bidhan Sangit, and published by the Mission officeat Dacca. Born in 1850. Coadjutor of the Local Minister since 1874. For over two years now Minister of the Cooch Behar State Church.
Address—Minister, N. D. Samaj, Cooch-Bear.
4. Rev. Bhai Baikunta Nath Ghosh.—Missionary. Joined the Dacca Mission in 1875; now doing Mission work in connection with the Calcutta N. D. Samaj. Born in 1854.
Address—Brahma Mission Office, 3, Ramanath Majumdar’s Street, Calcutta.
5.  Rev. Bhai Mahim Chandra Sen—Missionary. Joined the Missionary body in 1882 after having resigned his post as a teacher in Government Zila School, generally does work at Dacea. Born in 1850.
Address—Bidhampalli, Dacca.
6. Rev. Bhai Sasi Bhusan Mullik.—Missionary. Joined the Missionary body with his old father, the late Parameswar Mallik whose eventful life and con­version are described by him in a book ‘God’s Dealings in the Life of a Sinner”—Founder and Superintendent of the Girls’ Rescue Home at Dacca.
Address—Bidhanpalli, Dacca.
7. Rev. Bhai Mahesh Chandra Chakravarty.—Missionary for about ten years, generally resident at Itna, a village in the District of Mymensingh. Preaches on Social Reform in his tours through Bengal.
Address—Itna P. O. Mymensingh.
Lay Workers.
1. Babu Govinda Chandra Das, B. L.—Secretary of the N. D.
Samaj—resigned the bar in 1902, and since then doing miscellaneous philanthropic and religious work in connection with the Church and helping in the open-air-preaching organized in different quarters of the town now in abeyance for some time.

Address—Banglabazar, Dacca.2. Babu Sasi Bhusan Datta—Retired in 1895 from Govern­ment Education Service in Assam where he was Head Master and Deputy Inspector of Schools and now settled in Dacca; helping in the work of the Church, chiefly in open-air-preaching.