The Singapore Dakshina Bharatha Brahmana Sabha (SDBBS) was founded in 1924 to fulfil the religious, social and cultural needs of the Brahmins living in Singapore. The Sabha provided an able platform for the members to interact socially. It was later registered formally in 1949 under the ‘Societies Act’ when the sabha activities were revived after a brief period of disruption during World War II.
SDBBS has been one of the pioneer organizations of its kind to be established in this part of the world. The Sabha conducts various events throughout the year, that engage in promoting Vedic culture for people both in and out of Singapore. The main activities of the sabha includes performing pujas on various festivities and occasions, conducting Veda classes, promoting arts and involving in public services by rendering assistance to several organisations and temples. It also plays an important role in shaping up the next generation to carry on with our legacy and preserving our culture and practises.
The sabha employs well-qualified purohiths from India to assist the members in performing various pujas, rituals and ceremonies either at their residence or at business premises or in public places. The purohiths also conduct regular Vedic chanting and sloka classes, which has become quite popular over the years and more centres are opened to conduct these classes all over Singapore. The purohiths also provide vaideeka assistance to members residing in neighbouring countries such as Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia.
It is heartening to note that the sabha which began functioning with only a few members, has over the years witnessed a steady increase in the number of members. The steadfast support from both the old and the new members has paved way to numerous ongoing activities in the sabha currently.
There has always been a great demand by the various temples in Singapore to get assistance from the sabha to aid in their temple’s religious events like Laksharchanai, Koti archanai, Maha Rudram, etc.