The main scope of Bharat Sevashram
Sangha is to establish the kingdom of heaven on earth—that is to realize God
and to assist all mankind to do likewise, such as to nurse the sick, clothe the
naked, feed the hungry, and shelter the homeless and to mobilize and build the
- India: New
Delhi, Vrindaban, Haridwar, Varnasi (Kasi), Allahabad (Prayag),
Kurukshatra (Geeta), Puri (Jaganath), Gaya, Surat, Ahmdaebad, Navadwip,
Hyperbad (A.P.), Pandu, Lumding, Dimapur, Bankur, Dinaipur, Toor, Malda,
Jamshedpur, Goria, Horekhali, and Diamond Harbour. Bangladesh: Bajitpur, Madripu, Khulna, and Ashasuni.
Guyana, Trinidad, England, Fji, Canada, and USA
Bharat Sevashram Sangha Canada
is a spiritual brotherhood of monks and selfless workers dedicated workers to the service of humanity with vast network of volunteers across the globe dedicated to helping people in distress. The Sangha's social welfare activities include disaster relief, spreading education, providing healthcare facilities, vocational training and upliftment of the tribals.
Toronto Ashram History
With the blessings and guidance of His Holiness Swami Purnanandaji Maharaj of Bharat Sevashram Sangha, India, Swami Brahmanandaji came to Canada in 1974. He relinquished the position as the Principal of Guyana Hindu College and took up the mission of establishing a branch of Bharat Sevashram Sangha in Canada. Initially Swamiji started holding Sat-sanghas on Sundays at the homes of devotees and before long, a formal group was organized. In the same year the Organization was incorporated as "Bharat Sevashram Sangha - Sat-sangh Society of Canada." The name was later changed to "Bharat Sevashrm Sangha Canada".
The Mission temporarily moved to one of the fine Chapels of the University of Toronto at Wellesley and Bay Street, the University providing the premises free of charge. But in order to accommodate the growing membership, and to provide a home for Swamiji, a resolution was passed by the Executive Committee to purchase a property. In 1983 the Organization finally purchased a store-front property (with living quarters upstairs) at 196 Royal York Road in the City of Toronto.
His Holiness Swami Brahmanandaji sadly left his mortal body in 1987, but this did not extinguish the hope nor dream. In 1989, a big leap was made when members purchased a house on an acre of land in Etobicoke at the present location at 2107 Codlin Crescent, in the City of Toronto.