Ideals of Pramahansha Srimat Swami Nigamanda Saraswati was to impart service to the poor and
needy by treating all as the incarnation of Lord Shiva; in His words “Shiva Gyane Jiva Seva”
i.e. “Service to all living beings deeming it as service rendered to the Supreme Being”. He
initiated this service to poor and needy (Daridra Narayana Seva) through His desciples in
rural areas in different parts of British ruled India. America Saraswata Sangha is committed
to His ideals and considers it as responsibility to serve the community through charitable
America Saraswata Sangha is passionate about helping people providing grants to our parent
organization Nilachala Saraswata Sangha and other organizations in the USA, India that share
similar ideals, or engaging volunteer efforts of its inspiring members.
Our Focus is to serve the underserved and underprivileged in the community through charitable
Our Volunteers are members of America Saraswata Sangha; who are active participants of
charitable activities in their local communities and Efland in Orange County, North
Nilachal Saraswata Sangha, Puri, our parent organization conducts various charitable
activities in Odisha, India:
Providing educational assistance in school uniResources, books, tuition fees etc to
students with financial needs.
Donating blood to community blood banks that help the underserved people in
Providing meals to the poor people during special events and festivals.
Providing community medical assitance to people at large social events in
collaboration with local Government and other organizations.
Supporting conservation of environment and afforestation thoroughly by planting
trees by the sea shore to protect the coastal areas during tropical storms;
enhancing the green areas in urban parts of Odisha.
Sadguru Swami Nigamananda Deva had sought to awaken and inspire the people en mass through
combined sadhana by directing them to lead an ideal family life and to establish
Sangha-shakti. Thereby, he sought to awaken and strengthen a society from within wherefrom
would emerge true Sevaks of peoples with humane outlook. We are yet to learn the skills of
employing Sangha-shakti or collective-power or team-power in enriching the larger society in
our country. SriSriThakura has shown the way to follow with the help of these Bhakta
Sammilanis. Learning to utilize the power of 'sangha' or 'team' is another principal
objective of the Bhakta Sammilani.