Annual Special Sangha Pujas

'Raasa-Utsava' has been derived from 'Raasa leela' of ShriKrishna; is being celebrated by Nilachala Saraswata Sangha, Puri on auspicious month of 'Kartik' in the Hindu calendar. The 'Raasa Purnima' which is named by 'Raasa leela' of ShriKrishna comes in month of Sarat, a month before Kartik.

America Saraswata Pathachakra became America Saraswata Sangha after approval from Nilachala Saraswata Sangha President and Parichalak (Administrator) Shri Shyam Sunder Dash in Sept 2003. The first session of the Sangha was held on the day of Pousa Purnima in the lunar calendar (January 7th) in year 2004.
Pousa Purnima is celebrated as the Annual Day of America Saraswata Sangha.

'Akshaya Trutiya' is the combination of two words Akshaya and Trutiya. Akshaya means imperishable and never diminishes. Trutiya means the third day of waxing moon in the lunar calendar.
Per Hindu religion this day marks the beginning of the 'Satya Yuga:' the first of the four Yugas when the age when truth and honesty was truly existing and prevailing in society.

Janmostava, the birthday of Shri Shri Thakura, coincides with Hindu festival Rakshya Bandhan. On this day of the Lunar calendar, Shri Shri Thakura was born to a virtuous brahmin couple at Kutabpur in Nadia district (now in Bangladesh). Nilachala Saraswata Sangha, Puri, along with its branches, Asana Mandiras, and all devotees at their home, celebrate this auspicious day as grand festival.