July 02 2004
Bhagawan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam ordained the first batch of Sanyasis at the ashram on the 2nd of July '04 - Guru Purnima Day, during the Sanyas Dheeksha Mahotsav. The Mahotsav lasted 3 days, from 30th June to 2nd July '04. Swamiji Himself conducted all the Poojas and Homas.
The poojas that were conducted are:
SatGuru Pooja, Ganapathi Pooja, Pithru Karma, Thrisuparna
Homa, Rudra Pooja, Atmasuddhi, Swatharpana, Gyanagni Homa, Vairagya
Bramacharya Vratanushtana and Pooja to "Guruparampara".
His divine holiness explained the flow and significance of the poojas in both English and Tamil throughout the Mahotsav. It was a rare and eye-opening event for the people who witnessed the programme conducted by the Master Himself.
Being Guru Poornima Day, His divine holiness blessed each of those present and the programme concluded with a healers' meet as well. To the people, it was a rare and fulfilling Guru Purnima Day in their lives.