Directory of Samajes - Madras

Directory of Samajes - Madras - 1

Banglore.    Estd.  1868.
(I)  Petta Brahma Samaj, Banglore City.
Secretary—Mr. P. Moonisamyi Raju, Basavangudi, Bauglore City.
Members—25 Men.
1 Woman   =  40
14  Children,
Sympathisers—60
Meetings—Divine service is held once a week either in Kanarese or Telugu.
Mandir—No Mandir. Its -want is greatly felt.
Minister—Brahmanaoda Yogendra.
Funds—Subcription not fixed. There is an amount of Rs. 500 to wards the building fund.
Institutions—(1) Moral Training Class for boys on Saturdays.
2)     Library,
Mis—.One thousand copies of ‘ Brahmopasanai Paddhati ’ are being aunually circulated free.
History—This Samaj is, the result of the inflence of Keshnb’s preachings iu Madras. The. late Mr. Varadaya Naidu with Mr. Raghavulu Naidu and others started this Samaj in the llrst week of March! 1868 probahly while Eeshub was in the Presidency. The Samaj attracted some attention when about a couple of months after Mr. Brahatnaoanda Yogengra openly embraced tho Brahma faith. During the early days of the Samaj Mr. Yogeudra exerted most for its progress. He composed hymns for the use of the Samaj and the following (1) Brahma Smkirtan-.Vanjari, (2) Bhakti Sudha- rasa, (3) Brahmananda Sataka, (4) Deva-Bhakti-Sara, (5) Akshara Malika Stotra. Although many of the old adherants of the Samaj have now passed away and others hare left the place, its meetings are held regularly and there is every hope of a bright future.


Bangalore.    Estd. about 1867.
(2)  The Bangalore City Brahma Samaj, Bangalore.
Secretary—Mr. Narayan Singh, Bangalore.
nembers—20.
Meetlngs — Every Wednesday in Kanarese or Telugu.
Mandir—No Mandir. Divine service is conducted in a private house.
Late Rev. P. C. Muzoomdar and Mr. Bipin Chandera Pal visited this Samaj.

Bangalore.   Estd. 1872.
(3)  Cotton Pettah Brama Samaj, Bangalore.
Secretary—Pandit Basappa, Bangalore City Dharwar Unda- cappass’s lane, 291,
Members—15—out of this 8 are Anusthanic.

Banglore.     Estd.  1868.
(i)  Petta Brahma Samaj, Banglore City.
Secretary—Mr. P. Moonisamyi Raju, Basavangudi, Bauglore City.
Members—25 Men.
1 Woman    =    40
14  Children
Sympathisers—60.
Meetings—Divine service is held once a week either in Kanarese or Telugu.
Mandir—No Mandir. Its -want is greatly felt.
Minister—Brahmanaoda Yogendra.
Funds—Subcription not fixed. There is an amount of Rs. 500 to wards the building fund.
Institutions—(1) Moral Training Class for boys on Saturdays.
(2) Library,
Mis—.One thousand copies of ‘ Brahmopasanai Paddhati ’ are being aunually circulated free.
History—This Samaj is, the result of the inflence of Keshnb’s preachings iu Madras. The. late Mr. Varadaya Naidu with Mr. Raghavulu Naidu and others started this Samaj in the llrst week of March! 1868 probahly while Eeshub was in the Presidency. The Samaj attracted some attention when about a couple of months after Mr. Brahatnaoanda Yogengra openly embraced tho Brahma faith. During the early days of the Samaj Mr. Yogeudra exerted most for its progress. He composed hymns for the use of the Samaj and the following (1) Brahma Smkirtan-.Vanjari, (2) Bhakti Sudha- rasa, (3) Brahmananda Sataka, (4) Deva-Bhakti-Sara, (5) Akshara Malika Stotra.
Although many of the old adherants of the Samaj have now passed away and others hare left the place, its meetings are held regularly and there is every hope of a bright future.

Bangalore.    Estd. about 1867.
2) The Bangalore City Brahma Samaj, Bangalore.
Secretary—Mr. Narayan Singh, Bangalore.
members—20.
Meetings Every Wednesday in Kanarese or Telugu.
Mandir—No Mandir. Divine service is conducted in a private house.
Late Rev. P. C. Muzoomdar and Mr. Bipin Chandera Pal visited this Samaj.

Bangalore.    Estd. 1872.
(3)  Cotton Pettah Brama Samaj, Bangalore.
Secretary—Pandit Basappa, Bangalore City Dharwar Unda- cappass’s lane, 291,
Members—15—out of this 8 are Anusthanic.
Sympathisers—30.
Meetings—Weekly service in Kanarese or Telugu.
Mandir—No Mandir.
Organ—A pamphlet called ' Masa Patrika’ or the ' Monthly Journal' is published under the editorship of Pandit Basappa.
History—Most of the members of this Samaj were once the Members of the City Samaj. But owing to inconve­nience in attending the Pettah Samaj, 2 miles distant from Cotton Pettah, it was thought desirable to establish a Samaj in Cotton Pettah and this was done on the 24th March 1872 by Messrs. Rangappa, Muniappa and others. Bat for want of a permanent place of worship it had to shift itself from one place to another and owing to other difficulties the work of the Samaj for a time came to a standstill. But the activity of its Memberi has renewed itself and once more the record of its progress sends hope into the minds of its adherents.  

Bapatia Dist. Guntoor.  Estd. 1900.
Prarthana Samaj, Bapatla ( Guntoor Dt.).
Secretaries    =  Mr. B. Rambrahmam.
Mr. P. Veeraya. Pada Nundlpadu Bapatla.
Members—18.
Sympathisers—20.
Meettlngs—Once a week service is conducted in Telugu.
Mandlr—No place of worship of its own. The need for Mandir is keenly felt.
Subscription—No fixed rule. There is no permanent fund.
Institutions— Night School.
2   Library.
3   Temperance and Purity Association.
4   Itwaropatana Goithi.
The institutions ander the Samaj are practioally in a dying state for want of funds. Bapatla is the birth place of the late Mr. D. P. Bapaya, B. A., L. T., whose record of servioe to the Brahma Samaj will remain ever memorable. Mr. Seetharamaya Naidu, and Mr. Hanumantha Rao take a good deal of interest in the progress of this Samaj.

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