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Home >> Brahmo Samajes
The first Brahmo Samaj was set up on 11th Magh, 1236 (BE) or 23rd January, 1830. Ever since that momentous happenning 174 years ago Brahmo Samajes were being built all over India and the most prolific period was during the era of Keshub Chandra Sen.

His apostolic zeal attracted many followers and resulted in Brahmo Samajes built across the length and breadth of India and even in Burma, now known as Myanamar.

Though Brahmo Samajes were predominantly found in Bengal. According to Miss Collet's Brahmo Year Book there were 107 Samajes in 1877, with 61 in Bengal, 4 in Bihar, 3 in Orissa, 6 in Assam, 8 in North West Province, 2 in Central India, 4 in Punjab, 10 in Western India, 2 in Sind and and 6 in South India. In 1892 the number of Samajes, according to the annual reports of the Sadharan Brahmo Samaj rose to 233, with 124 Brahmo Samajes in Bengal alone. But in 1911 we find that there are only 182. The reason for this was the lack of missionary activity and and aggravated by the progress of nationalistic and political movements all over the country. At the time of Keshub's death in 1884, the center of religious attention in Calcutta had already shifted to Ramakrishna Paramhansa of Dakshineshwar and the Ramakrishna Mission founded in 1897. Also the advent of Gandhi and the nataionalistic movements also contributed to the general decline in Brahmo movement. But there are more Brahmos outside the Brahmo Samaj than within.
Report of Brahmo Samajes in India by 1872
Sl # Name of Samaj Presidency/ Province Year Estd. Sympathy
1. Adi Brahmo Samaj Bengal 1830 AS
2. Akna Bengal 1871 N
3. Allahabad North West 1865 AS
4. Allahabad (2) North West 1867 K
5. Agra North West 1871 K
6. Ahmedabad Bombay 1871 K
7. Brahmo Samaj of India Bengal 1866 K
8. Baranagar Bengal 1865 AS
9. Bhowanipore Bengal 1862 AS
10. Barasat Bengal 1870 K
11. Behala Bengal 1853 AS
12. Baruipur Bengal 1867 K
13. Boluhati Bengal 1857 AS
14. Burdwan Bengal 1857 AS
15. Burdwan Bengal 1867 K
16. Baganchra Bengal 1864 K
17. Bogura Bengal 1858 K
18. Boalia (Rajshahi) Bengal 1859 K
19. Barisal Bengal 1860 K
20. Brahmanberia Bengal 1863 N
21. Bareilly Oudh 1858 K
22. Bhagalpur Bengal 1863 K
23. Bangalore Madras 1867 K
24. Berhampore Bengal 1867 AS
25. Blacktown (Madras city) Madras 1871 N
26. Bunnoo Punjab 1866 N
27. Cachar Bengal 1864 N
28. Utkal Orissa 1865 AS
29. Cuttack Orissa 1868 K
30. Chittagong Bengal 1853 K
31. Chinsurah Bengal 1865 K
32. Chunapukur (Calcutta) Bengal 1869 K
33. Chandernagore Bengal 1860 AS
34. Chandernagore Bengal 1872 K
35. Dacca Bengal 1867 N
36. Dacca (2) Bengal 1871 K
37. Dehradun North West 1867 K
38. Dinajpore Bengal 1867 K
39. Etwa North West 1871 K
40. Faridpur Bengal 1857 K
41. Ghazipur North West 1871 K
42. Gaya Bihar 1866 K
43. Gournagar Bengal 1860 K
44. Gauhati Assam 1870 K
45. Goalpara Assam 1870 K
46. Harinavi Bengal 1868 K
47. Hazaribag Bihar 1869 K
48. Howrah Bengal 1864 K
49. Jamalpur Bihar 1867 N
50. Jabbalpur Central Province 1867 N
Sl # Name of Samaj Presidency/ Province Year Estd. Sympathy
51. Kaligacha Bengal 1867 K
52. Kalighat Bengal 1869 K
53. Kalna Bengal 1868 AS
54. Kanpur North West 1865 N
55. Karachi Bombay 1869 K
56. Kishoregunge Bengal 1869 K
57. Konnagar Bengal 1863 N
58. Krishnanagar Bengal 1844 K
59. Kumarkhali Bengal 1849 K
60. Kusthia Bengal 1869 N
61. Lucknow Oudh 1868 K
62. Lahore Punjab 1863 K
63. Mandarah Bengal 1871 --
64. Monghyr Bihar 1867 K
65. Milapoor (Madras) Madras 1870 K
66. Midnapore Bengal 1846 AS
67. Meerut Bengal 1871 K
68. Mymesnsingh Bengal 1853 K
69. Malapara Bengal 1870 AS
70. Mangalore Madras 1870 AS
71. Nowgaon Assam 1870 K
72. Osmanpur Bengal 1870 K
73. Prarthana Samaj Bombay 1867 K
74. Puddapukur Bengal 1871 K
75. Puttakoti Madras 1865 --
76. Patna Bihar 1867 N
77. Pune Bombay 1870 N
78. Pratyahik Samaj- Calcutta Bengal 1871 N
79. Rajmahal Bengal 1868 K
80. Rawalpandi Punjab 1867 K
81. Ratnagiri Bombay 1869 K
82. Rangpur Bengal 1864 K
83. Salem Madras 1866 --
84. Sindh Bombay 1869 K
85. Sinduriapatty Bengal 1865 K
86. Serampore Bengal 1862 N
87. Santipur Bengal 1863 K
88. Shyambazar Bengal 1864 N
89. Sultangacha Bengal 1863 K
90. Sankharitollah Bengal 1868 K
91. Sylhet Bengal 1863 K
92. Shibsagar Assam 1866 K
93. Selidah Bengal 1867 K
94. South India Brahmo Samaj Madras 1864 K
95. Serajgunge Bengal 1870 K
96. Sat Sungat Punjab 1871 K
97. Taki Bengal 1869 N
98. Tipperah Bengal 1862 N
99. Tundla North West 1869 K
100. Tezpur Assam 1870 --
101. Tharvetuvo Burma 1871 --
102. Udunalapeti Madras 1864 --
KEY: AS = affiliated to Adi Samaj; K = Followers of Keshub; N = Neutral
SOURCE: Report of the Brahmo Mission Office, Brahmo Samaj of India, 1873
The following is a list of other Brahmo Samajes that were subsequently opened in other parts of the country, excluding those mentioned above and were in operation at the turn of the century.
Report of Brahmo Samajes in India by 1892
Sl # Name of Samaj Presidency / Province Year Estd.
1. Ahmednagar PS Bombay 1871
2. Amarpur Bengal 1884
3. Amragiri Bengal 1882
4. Arrah Bihar 1882
5. Bagerhat Bengal 1883
6. Bagnan Bengal 1879
7. Baguri Bengal 1888
8. Bahirgarh Satya Dharma Pracharini Sabha Bengal 1883
9. Bajrayogini Bengal 1887
10. Balasore ND Orissa 1865
11. Balasore SBS Orissa 1884
12. Banda North West 1863
13. Banda PS North West 1877
14. Bankura Bengal 1881
15. Bapatla PS Madras 1890
16. Barisa Bengal 1882
17. Barisal Bengal 1861
18. Baroda PS Bombay 1883
19. Bangalore (Regimental Samaj) Madras 1871
20. Bangalore Cant. PS Madras 1879
21. Benares Cant. North West 1883
22. Bezwada Madras 1886
23. Bhavnagar Madras 1876
24. Bhowanipore Prarthana Samaj Bengal 1877
25. Bolpur Bengal 1884
26. Broach PS Bombay 1876
27. Chaibasa Bengal 1891
28. Cooch Behar Bengal 1872
29. Cooch Behar North Bengal 1888
30. Chengalpalyem Madras 1887
31. Chengutia Bengal 1880
32. Chicacole PS Madras
33. Coimbatore Madras 1881
34. Darbhanga Bihar 1869
35. Darjeeling Bengal 1877
36. Deviganj Bengal 1881
37. Dharampur Bengal 1872
38. Dhenkanal Orissa 1887
39. Dibrugarh Assam 1887
40. Dumraon Bihar 1880
41. Feni Bengal 1884
42. Giridih Bihar 1874
43. Garbetta Bengal 1887
44. Gorabazar Bengal 1881
45. Golaghat North West 1886
46. Ghazipur SBS North West 1872
47. Ghurni Bengal 1880
48. Goori Bengal 1879
49. Goori Student's Samaj Bengal 1883
50. Gorabazar Bengal 1881
51. Gourifa Bengal 1875
52. Gwalior North West 1872
53. Howrah SBS Bengal 1892
54. Haldibari Bengal
55. Hooghly Bengal 1870
56. Hyderabad Sind 1869
57. Indore Central 1880
58. Jalpaiguri Bengal 1870
59. Jasir Assam 1889
60. Jhansi North West 1879
61. Jhinaidaha Bengal 1876
62. Kaira PS Bombay 1875
63. Kakina Bengal 1870
64. Kaliagunj Bengal 1883
65. Kanpur North West 1865
67. Karatia Bengal 1888
68. Katihar (Purnea) Bengal 1891
69. Khagole Bengal 1884
70. Khalipur Bengal 1886
Sl # Name of Samaj Presidency / Province Year Estd.
71. Khatura Bengal 1869
72. Kheda PS Bombay 1876
73. Kidderpore Bengal 1875
74. Kolhapur Bombay 1875
75. Kulberia Bengal 1888
76. Kurigram Bengal 1880
77. Lait Kynsew Assam 1891
78. Madras - Thousand Lights Madras 1888
79. Maheshpur Bengal 1879
80. Majilpur Bengal 1881
81. Maldah Bengal 1875
82. Mangalgunj Bengal 1878
83. Manikdaha Bengal 1881
84. Masulipatnam Madras 1882
85. Matihari Punjab 1875
86. Mawrynkhong Bengal 1889
87. Moodially Bengal 1873
88. Mousmai (Cherraponji) Assam 1889
89. Mowkhar Assam 1886
90. Multan Punjab 1875
91. Munshiganj Bengal 1876
92. Muradnagar Bengal 1881
93. Muzaffarpur PS Bihar 1883
94. Nadiad PS Bombay 1878
95. Nalhati Bengal 1888
96. Naraingunj Bengal 1881
97. Natore Bengal
98. Navagram Orissa 1886
99. Navasari PS Bombay 1878
100. Nibadhai Bengal 1887
101. Nilphamari Bengal 1885
102. Nimta Bengal
103. Nongrim Assam 1890
104. Pabna Bengal 1867
105. Pachumla Bengal 1874
106. Pahowa Dharma Sabha Punjab 1884
107. Pandharpur PS Bombay 1874
108. Peddapuram Madras 1896
109. Pherozepur Bengal 1878
110. Phulbari Bengal
111. Purbapara Bengal 1888
112. Quetta SBS Sind 1883
113. Rajamundry PS Assam 1879
114. Rajkot Bombay 1873
115. Rampurhat Bengal 1874
116. Ranchi Bihar 1879
117. Rangoon Burma 1880
118. Rangoon (2) Burma 1883
119. Rangoon (3) Burma 1884
120. Rasapagla Bengal 1882
121. Rashpur Bengal 1887
122. Ratlam Central 1887
123. Shillong Assam 1875
124. Saidpur Bengal 1878
125. Satara Bombay 1874
126. Sibpur Bengal 1882
127. Simla Hills ND Punjab 1875
128. Sojitra PS Bombay 1878
129. South Suburban Bengal 1878
130. Sukkur Sind 1883
131. Surat Bombay 1875
132. Sylhet Student's Samaj Bengal 1879
133. Tangail Bengal 1887
134. Tezpur Assam 1870
135. Thana PS Bombay 1881
136. Tilli Bengal 1889
137. Tindharia Bengal 1886
138. Ujjain Central 1889
139. Velpur Madras 1883
140. Wandiwash Madras
KEY: PS = Prarthana Samaj; ND = New Dispensation; SBS = Sadharan Brahmo Samaj
SOURCE: Annual Report of the Sadharan Brahmo Samaj, 1892 and History of the Brahmo Samaj by Sivnath Shastri.