In the end of happy journey of austere
endeavor of Srimat Swami Nigamananda Saraswati, the 'Shanti
Ashram' was founded by him in the auspicious occasion of
Akshay Tritiya at Kumilla Durgapur in 1314 B.S. for the
first time. He returned to Dhaka after staying there almost
three and half years due to some reasons. The Shanti Ashram
was shifted to Gendaria in Dhaka in 1318 B.S. 'Sri Gouranga
Anath Niketan' was founded there on 26th Agrahayan 1318 B.S. The
noble purpose behind it is to serve the distressed, the grieved,
the sick and the poor.
There was a disciple named Saruram Kalita, inhabitant of
Charigram near Jorhat, would go to Sri Sri Thakur. He supplied
the information to Sri Sri Thakur that vast land was given by
Govt. in Assam only charging with an irregular fees. Saruram
purchased a plot of 80 bighas at Kumarveti Chapri village of
Kokilamukh taking money from Sri Sri Thakur. The Math was
instituted on the land.
Sri Sri Thakur together with Swami Swarupananda and Atul
Chakraborty went to Kokilamukh on 10th Magh, 1318 B.S. from
Dhaka and selected the place after observing it. And he stayed
there with Atul Chakraborty. Coming back to Dhaka Swami
Swarupanandaji made an arrangement for sending the all ashram
articles to Kokilamukh by steamer. On 22nd Falgun all of them
came to Kokilamukh winding up the Dhaka Ashram this year. Sri
Sri Thakur himself founded the asan of Gurubrhama at Kokilamukh
in the propitious occasion of Akshay Tritiya on 7th Baisakh 1319
B.S. and gave the name to it also Shanti Ashram. First seven
self denying disciples (Swami Chidananda, Swami Premananda,
Swami Swarupananda, Swami Yogananda, Swami Suddhananda, Swami
Bodhananda and Swami Saradananda) were initiated asceticism by
Sri Sri Thakur and he gave name to this Ashram as Saraswat Math.
Then it has been given a name to Assam Bangiya Saraswat Math
since 1325 B.S.
Being an ascetic relating to the title of
Saraswati under the Sringeri Math he gives the name to his
Math as 'Saraswat Math', Ashram as 'Saraswat Ashram'
and Sangha as 'Saraswat Sangha'. The religious books
compiled by him is familiarized as 'Saraswat Granthabali'.