To propagate Sanatan Dharma, i.e. spiritual foundation of the Hindu religion, To spread the right kind of education among people (and publish spiritual literature with emphasis on character building), and To provide service to all created beings, in general, with the attitude of serving the indwelling God.
In order to achieve the above objectives he initiated several thousand interested people of all walks of life and taught them his unique spiritual practices devoid of any sectarian bias in the form of a complete package of worship, prayer and meditation. He encouraged his disciples to meet periodically in groups (Sangha) of three or more for offering prayer and worship to the Guru, exchanging spiritual experiences, chanting of "Jaiguru" (a non-sectarian Word meaning "Glory due to the Master"), reading spiritual books and dwelling on the ideas therein, devising ways and means for the management of the Math and the Ashrams and pledging to lead the life of a spiritually inspired ideal householder.He also called upon his devotees, both householders and Samnyasis, to annually meet in a conference (Bhakta-sammilani or congregation of devotees) in order to strengthen the various prayer groups, discuss the need for having the Guru in one's life, review the well-being of Samnyasis living in the Ashrams, help solve problems pertaining to them and the Ashrams as a whole, provide welfare services, such as schools, if any, for the communities and finally to organise spiritual meetings in order to hold lectures by enlightened speakers on contemporary problems of public spiritual life. All these activities are intended, to help in the spiritual advancement of the disciples such that they will be able to attain peace and true happiness in life.
Swami Chetananda Saraswati is a great spiritual leader(Sadhguru) and a true successor in the spiritual lineage of Sri Sri Thakur Nigamananda Paramahansa Dev.He focuses on disciples mental purification with selfless service to lead a spiritual life.Swamiji's mission of spreading spiritual knowledge has been made possible with the establishment of various Ashrams (Retreats) and Sangha (Prayer Group).He gives importance to moral education (Mulyabodha Sikhya) for students that prepare the youth to serve the mankind in the society.
In purbashram Sri Chakrapani Mishra and Smt. Arunbala Mishra had been sincere devotees of Sri Sri Thakur ever since their childhood and hence this initiation intensified and consolidated their spiritual virtues, especially of Sri Mishra who had already acquired, by his earlier yogic practices, grace and blessings of Sri Sri Thakur.Sri Mishra's Gurudev proposed and wished, during the terminal years of his life, that he would pass away in peace if the former consented to enter into the Samnyas order after his retirement from worldly life and succeed him to continue the spiritual legacy of Sri Sri Thakur.
During March 1966, Sri Chakrapani Mishra (who was working as a Professor and researcher in the University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT),Bhubaneswar) and his wife Smt. Arunabala Mishra were initiated by Swami Vishuddhananda Maharaj following the latter's initiation into the Samnyas order in year 1995 and continued the legacy of Guru parampara as per his Guru's wish and know as Swmai Chetanananda Saraswati and Maa Amritamaye Saraswati.
Following Chetananandaji's first initiation as a householder, his Master Swami Vishuddhananda Maharaj had asked him to compile the latter's life history based on his diary notes, which he did. The book (Bholara Atmasmriti) was written and published first in Oriya language and then translated into Bengali and later into English. He has translated "Guru Gita" in English which is a great piece of work. He is the chief advisor of Odiya bi-monthly spiritual magazine "Nigam Darpan" and writes frequently to enlighten the readers.
Swamiji guides many disciples, managing the principal shrine - Sri Sri Nigamananda Math (Temple) and the Samadhi temples (later built on the graves of Swami Vishuddhananda Maharaj and Mata Anandamayee Saraswati) at Jharboni together with the branch Ashrams established or proposed by his Gurudev Swami Vishuddhananda Maharaaj. He added more Ashram in Odisha and encouraged to have Sangha in different parts of India ( Mumbai, Pune,Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi) and to help the disciples.
Round the day and the year, yoga, various rituals and festivities are performed in the Ashrams. Bhakta Sammilani is organized every year by rotation in different places to give devotees a glimpse of spiritual bliss.A number of prayer group meetings of the devotees are also arranged periodically as an ongoing activity.Participation of the disciples in all such activities, as well as the practice of alms-giving (Mustibhiksha), are intended to maintain the legacy of the Master and help to purify their minds for spiritual advancement.This has been, in general, the standing instruction of the past Masters passed on to posterity.
In a spacious land site donated earlier to his Gurudev at Tandipur, Dist. Ganjam in Orissa, Swami Chetanananda Maharaaj has founded a new branch Ashram, Sri Sri Nigamananda Ashram early 1998, with its socio-educational wing known as Swami Vishuddhananda Seva Pratisthan. This wing envisages an integrated and wholesome development of village sites such as Tandipur based on spiritual philosophy as preached by Sri Sri Thakur Nigamanandaji, and his disciple Swami Vishudhanandaji as laid down broadly in Nigamananda Ashram (Math) deed of Trust (Registered, 1984).
A facility for imparting spiritually oriented education in the primary stage, a school known as Saraswat Vidya Mandir has been started since July 1998. Community welfare to be brought about by creating facilities for the formal, moral and vocational education of young children and grown-up village lads is being proposed. An orphanage, old persons home, community prayer halls, Yoga-meditation center for physical and mental well being are proposed to be located adjoining the hills under natural forest cover.
Sri Sri Nigamananda Ashram unit has already come up and is functioning as the nerve center for planning and implementation of the proposed programmes and associated activities.It is proposed to replicate such efforts in the other Ashrams, including the main Math at Jharboni where a Rishi Vidyalaya of the kind Sri Sri Thakur once started in the Saraswat Math premises in Kokilamukha, Assam is being envisaged. Education, selfless service and spiritual enlightenment are the key areas of focus of the different Ashrams created in various part of Odisha.