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Nithya Pūjā is a must to go on in the Aadheenam as per Kāmikā Āgama and Somasambhupaddathi.
 
Nithya Pūjā is a must to go on in the Aadheenam as per Kāmikā Āgama and Somasambhupaddathi.
 
Once if a person receives Ācārya Abhiśekam (coronation ceremony) in a particular period, it is irrevocable and none other can replace him as Pontiff.  
 
Once if a person receives Ācārya Abhiśekam (coronation ceremony) in a particular period, it is irrevocable and none other can replace him as Pontiff.  
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===Previous Pontiffs of KaKailasonnata Dvadashanta Shyamala Peetha Sarvajñapeetham===
  
 
Earlier pontiffs of Kailasonnata Dvadashanta Shyamala Peetha Sarvajñapeetham seat ruling from Madurai Aadheenam:
 
Earlier pontiffs of Kailasonnata Dvadashanta Shyamala Peetha Sarvajñapeetham seat ruling from Madurai Aadheenam:
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293rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Bhagawan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal
 
293rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Bhagawan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal
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File:289madurai.jpg|alt=see caption|289th Guru Maha Sannidhanam of Madurai Aadheenam - Raopagathur Sri La Sri Swaminatha Sri Gnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal
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File:290madurai.jpg|alt=see caption|290th Guru Maha Sannidhanam of Madurai Aadheenam - Sri La Sri Swaminatha Sri Gnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal
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File:291madurai.jpg|alt=see caption|291st Guru Maha Sannidhanam of Madurai Aadheenam - Sri La Sri Somasundara Sri Gnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal
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File:292madurai.jpg|alt=see caption|292nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam of Madurai Aadheenam - Sri La Sri Arunagiri Gnana Sambanda Desika Paramacharya Swami
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==Coronation of His Divine Holiness as the 293rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam of Madurai Aadheenam==
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Bhagavan Sri La Sri Nithyananda Paramashiva Gnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swami, was formally coronated as the 293rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam (Pontiff) of the ancient Madurai Aadheenam located in Madurai at Tamil Nadu, South India on 27th April 2012 by the 292nd Pontiff - Sri La Sri Arunagiri Gnana Sambanda Desika Paramacharya Swami.
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By virtue of his being the current Pontiff and heir of the Madurai Aadheenam, His Divine Holiness Bhagavan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam is, therefore, the lawful successor, descendant and inheritor, invested with all the powers, duties, obligations, to perform the rituals and customary rights, vested in the Madurai Aadheenam.
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''Coronation Ceremony of HDH Bhagavan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam held at Adi Peetham, Bengaluru on 27th of April, 2012''
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File:maduraicoronation7.jpg|alt=see caption|Coronation Ceremony of HDH Bhagavan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam held at Adi Peetham, Bengaluru on 27th of April, 2012
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===Videos of Coronation of His Divine Holiness Nithyananda Paramashivam===
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'''Coronation as the 293rd Pontiff of Madurai Aadheenam Part - 1'''
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''27th April 2012 at Bidadi ashram, India''
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''In a landmark event in the history of Indian religious tradition, HDH Bhagavan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam has been declared as the 293rd pontiff of Madurai Aadheenam, the world's most ancient living Hindu religious organization. Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Arunagirinatha Sri Gnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal, the 292nd pontiff of Madurai Aadheenam, declared HDH Bhagavan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam as his successor at an auspicious ceremony held in Nithyananda Peetham’s international headquarters in Bidadi near Bangalore.
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According to Śaiva Siddhanta philosophy, everything is preordained according to the judgment of Lord Śiva. Referring to HDH Bhagavan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam as 'a noble gift of Lord Śiva', the current pontiff declared HDH as the ambassador to the Almighty. There is no tenure for this position and it is a lifetime honor.
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Accepting the sacred honor, HDH Bhagavan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam said, "With all humbleness for divine grace I hereby declare that I accept the responsibility given to me... as the 293rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam of Madurai Aadheenam... I vow...we will fulfill all the responsibilities of Madurai Aadheenam, reviving the Śaiva tradition and celebrating it all over the world... I also commit to Madurai Aadheenam Guru Maha Sannidhanam... that we will bring recognition to Madurai Aadheenam as an international religious organization."''
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'''Coronation as the 293rd Pontiff of Madurai Aadheenam Part - 2'''
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'''Coronation as 293rd Pontiff - 27 April 2012'''
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''27th April 2012 at Bengaluru Aadheenam
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A landmark event in the history of Hindu religious tradition, His Divine Holiness Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam was declared the 293rd pontiff Sarvajña Pīthadhipati, of the world’s most ancient living Hindu religious organization.
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Accepting the rare honor of being the direct representative of Mīnākṣi and Sundareśvar, the eternal cosmic founders of the Madurai Aadheenam, His Divine Holiness 293rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Sri La Sri Bhagavat Sri Nithyananda Paramashiva Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya declared, “I wanted the whole world to know that I have accepted Madurai Aadheenam to revive Vedic tradition."
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His Divine Holiness assumed the mantle as the Ruler of the Madurai Kingdom.''
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'''Coronation of HDH as the 293rd pontiff in Madurai 29 April 2012'''
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''Following is a photograph of the four predecessor Pontiffs of His Divine Holiness along with HDH:''
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File:maduraipontiffs.png|alt=see caption|(left to right) 289th Pontiff - Rao Bahadur Sri La Sri Swaminatha Sri Gnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal, 290th Pontiff - Sri La Sri Swaminatha Sri Gnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal, 291st Pontiff Sri La Sri Somasundara Sri Gnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal, 292nd Pontiff - Sri La Sri Arunagiri Sri Gnana Sambanda Desika Paramacharya Swami and the 293rd Pontiff - Sri La Sri Bhagawan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal
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''29 April, 2012 at Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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The legendary and sacred Madurai Aadheenam has existed since time immemorial. The Aadheenam is established in Madurai, one of the oldest cities in the world dating back since the time of Lord Sundareśvar and Devī Meenakshi’s presence on earth. It was revived 1500 years ago by the young incarnation Thiru Jnanasambandar, the visionary Saint of South Indian Saiva Siddhanta.
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On 27th April 2012, in a landmark event in the history of Hinduism, HDH Bhagavan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam was coronated as 293rd pontiff of Sarvajñapiṭham, the world’s most ancient living Hindu religious organization. As per direct instructions from Mīnākṣi and Sundareśvar, the 292nd Pontiff recognized His Divine Holiness as 293rd Pontiff.
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HDH Bhagavan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam walks among us today as the living incarnation of Devī Mīnākṣi. and Lord Sundareśvar. Behold this sacred darshan as He plays the leela and assumes the mantle as the religious head of the oldest religious organization that He Himself built and consecrated thousands of years ago''
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'''293 Guru Maha Sannidhanam Coronation Tiruvannamalai'''
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''5th May 2012 at Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu
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A landmark event in the history of Hinduism, as instructed by Devī Mīnākṣi and Lord Sundareśvar, the 292nd pontiff recognized His Divine Holiness as an incarnation of Devī Mīnākṣi and Lord Sundareśvar and coronated Him as the 293rd pontiff of Sarvajña Pītha, the world’s most ancient living Hindu religious organization.
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The legendary and sacred Madurai Aadheenam has existed since time immemorial. It was revived 1500 years ago by the young incarnation Thiru Jnanasambandar, the visionary Saint of South Indian Śaiva Siddhānta. The Aadheenam is established in Madurai, one of the oldest cities in the world dating back since the time of Lord Sundareśvar and Devī Minākśi’s presence on earth.''
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===Aftermath of Coronation of His Divine Holiness===
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File:aftermath3.png|alt=see caption|His Divine Holiness as the 293rd Pontiff of the Madurai Kingdom walks the streets with the 292nd Pontiff engaging directly with his people
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'''Print Media Coverage of the Coronation of His Divine Holiness  as 293rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam'''
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''The 292nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam says HDH has all the rights to be the 293rd Sannidhanam. He is from the Śaiva Vellalar community, has established and runs 1000s of temples under Nithyananda Peetham and  has all the capabilities of functioning as the junior pontiff''
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==Humanitarian Efforts in Madurai==
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===Annadāna"Free Distribution of Organic and Vegetarian Food===
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Annadān or the distribution of vegetarian, organic food, is first offered to the divine, and then shared with all who grace the occasion. It is the principal, social and spiritual service that marks the Hindu tradition.
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From the moment of His appointment, HDH provided Annadāna (free food) for lakhs of people everyday in Madurai. On an average, an astounding 125 kgs of rice is cooked each day.
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Food is served thrice a day at the Aadheenam premises and is prepared as per the Bhāga Śāstra - the source scripture in Hinduism regarding food. It is the science of cooking as disclosed by Paramaśiva Himself, where he details the best combination of ingredients to be consumed by a being for acquiring a healthy and enlightened body.
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The food is prepared to the accompaniment of mantras or kirtans (sacred hymns), infusing positive vibrations in the food that has the power to heal people. Ananda Sevaks, the blissful volunteers of Nithyananda Peetham cook and serve hot, nourishing, organic meals with rice, pulses and vegetables.
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On special occasions such as Hindu festivals, the Aadheenam feeds over lakhs of people with this service running 24/7, and is open to all.
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This Annadāna service at Madurai Aadheenam has brought tremendous satisfaction among the local people. There was an observable reduction in crime rates, as many of the underprivileged now had access to three square meals a day.
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===Free Medical Services===
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His Divine Holiness Bhagavan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam stated that the two-day free medical camp will be held every fortnight at Madurai Aadheenam. The Aadheenam runs a free medical service that is equipped with the latest diagnostic machines, including auto-refractometer, ultrasound & ECG, glucometers for blood sugar monitoring, etc. It also runs free the specialty medical camps which offer professional services, including door-to-door free services in case of patients requiring minor surgery. A separate area was earmarked on the Madurai Aadheenam premises to set up a facility for the fortnightly camps. In upcoming camps, the services would be expanded to include Siddha, homeopathy, Ayurveda and natural medicine.
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FREE 24 HOUR DIALYSIS CLINIC: With the donation of 47 dialysis machines costing Rs. 600,000 each by two Canadian doctors who are followers of HDH Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam, a free 24-hour dialysis clinic catering to nearly 250 people a day was in the works will be set up in the city shortly, to service the large numbers of renal failure cases, occurring in Madurai due to the excessively hard water in the region. A full-fledged 300-bed hospital and outpatient unit was also being planned at another location in the city.
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==His Divine Holiness - temple visits in and around Madurai as the 293rd Pontiff of the Madurai Aadheenam==
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''(Above) May 8, 2012 - His Divine Holiness was welcomed at the world renowned Meenakshi Amman temple in Madurai as the 293rd Pontiff of the Madurai Aadheenam along with the 292nd Pontiff.''
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''HDH seen alongwith the 292nd Pontiff at the everyday worship in Madurai Aadheenam''
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''The 293rd Pontiff of Madurai Aadheenam - HDH along with the 292nd Pontiff visited the Kanjanur Temple belonging to the Madurai Aadheenam on 16 May 2012''
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''18 May 2012 - HDH alongwith the 292nd Pontiff visited the Pannagaparameshwarar temple in Pannagateru, belonging to the Madurai Aadheenam''
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''21 May 2012 - HDH alongwith the 292nd Pontiff visited the Sakshinatheshwarar Temple in Tiruppurambiyam, Tanjore, another Shiva temple belonging to the Madurai Aadheenam.''
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''4 June 2012, His Divine Holiness performed the Parārtha Pūjā inside the sanctum sanctorum of the Madurai Aadheenam. It is the worship performed for longevity, health, victory and abundance of wealth for the ruler, and for the many-faceted growth of the village and other settlements to sacred deities of the Madurai Aadheenam''
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'''5 June 2012 - The 5-day Tirujnana Sambandhar Guru Pooja Festival''
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The festival from 01-05 June at Madurai Aadheenam culminated with a host of religious and service activities in which thousands of people from around the world participated. Tirujnana Sambandar, a 6th-century visionary Shaivite saint, is a reviver of the Madurai Aadheenam.
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Well before sunrise, to the accompaniment of traditional nadaswaram music by artistes from Tiruvannamalai,  the temple elephant and priests welcomed the two pontiffs of Madurai Aadheenam and took them in procession from Madurai Aadheenam to the Meenakshi-Sundareshwara temple. Entering through the East tower, the two pontiffs and devotees witnessed the auspicious suprabhata seva - gently awakening the Divine couple Meenakshi and Sundareshwara (Devi & Shiva) with music and worship.
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This was followed by the re-enactment of the scene of ‘darshan’, where the saint Tirujnana Sambandar receives the divine vision of Meenakshi and Sundareshwara. Worship was performed to over 60 other deities in the temple.  The deities of Tirujnana Sambandar and the 63 nayanmars (chief Shaivite saints) were then carried in a palanquin procession through the four streets surrounding the Meenakshi Amman temple. The procession arrived at Madurai Aadheenam where a special pooja (worship) and arati (worship with lamps) was performed. After the daily parartha pooja, a homa (fire ceremony) was performed. The following are pictures from the event.

Latest revision as of 06:46, 10 October 2019

The Ancient Kingdom of the Pandyas in South India

The Kingdom of Madurai - Established by Paramaśiva

The Kingdom of Madurai (spiritual, religious and political kingdom) was established in the mists of time by Lord Paramaśiva and later revived by Devī Mīnākṣi and Lord Sundareśvara, who as the deities and incarnates of Śrī Paramaśiva ruled over the Kingdom. Lord Paramaśiva and Devī Parāśakti in their incarnations as “Lord Sundareśvara also popularly known as Chokkanathar” and “Mīnākṣi Amman”, revived the Madurai Aadheenam as an “enlightenment ecosystem” which stands today as the oldest civilisation directly established by Paramaśiva in the world. The Ruling Seat is referred to as “Kailāsonnata Dvadaśanta Śyāmala Peetham Sarvajnapeetham”.

The Madurai Aadheenam is located in the city of Madurai, which is the capital of the Pandya Kingdom. The Pandya Kings ruled the entire 59 nations that then constituted planet earth, and consequently all the regions which lie in the state of Tamil Nadu, South India. The historical accounts of the royal divine dynasty dates back to the reign of Lord Śrī Rāma, the Divine Incarnation of Bhagavān Śrī Viṣṇu, who was at the same time the absolute Puruṣa, Paramaśiva, and absolute Uttama, operating within the rules of Dharma on the human plane. Śrī Rāma who blessed this lineage by being born as the 62nd King in this great lineage Sūrya vamsha (Lineage of the Sun God) dynasty which bears extensive references in the Hindu Epic Rāmayaṇa (Kishkindha Kandha, 4-41-11, 12); and to 5000 years ago in the Mahābhārat war (a historical war fought in Hindu epic called Mahābhārat) (Karna Parva, verse 20.25) fought by the Pandavas and Lord Śrī Kṛṣna (the Divine Incarnation of Bhagavan Śrī Viṣṇu an incarnation of Lord Viṣṇu ).

The Mother of the Cosmos, “Ādi Śakti” (the original source of energy), the divine consort of Lord Śiva, “Sundareshvara,” appeared in her third incarnation as “Mīnākṣi” meaning ‘“the fish-eyed one’”. Appearing from the pure sacrificial fire, the homa agni, she carried a divine body unlike any other human form, and was endowed with extraordinary yogic powers, infinite qualities and energies. Also named “Thadathagai” (warrior princess)” and “Angayarkanni”, and with a regal upbringing beyond even that of the most valiant of princes, she was the Queen of the blessed Pandiyan empire headquartered at Madurai city, the city created by the divine couple. Ruling for a considerably long period, she elevated the Mīnākṣi Sāmrājya (Rule of Mīnākṣi) with cosmic justice, and extended the divine empire in all directions, ruling with extraordinary administrative acumen.

The Lord of all Lords, Paramaśiva, the One without a beginning or end, the One who is eternal, formless, nameless, and representing causeless auspiciousness incarnated as Sundareśvara - the One who is ‘supremely beautiful’.

The very land of Madurai is sacred, for here Sundareśvara incarnated himself in not just one human body, but eleven different bodies at different times. Even in Kailasha, Paramaśiva’s very own abode, the cosmic center of the universe, He assumed and left just one body. In Kashi, Paramaśiva’s city, He assumed two forms. But, in Madurai He assumed 11 incarnations to playfully, casually please, protect, and play with not just His surrendered devotees, but even other species such as animals and birds, for no cause or reason. In that sense, Madurai is considered the rarest of rare energy fields, so very close to Paramaśiva, who has a direct connection with Madurai and its people. The incredible journey into the play of divine consciousness is made possible by the most enchanting recordings of the great Paranjyothi Munivar called the “Thiruvilayadal Purāṇam”, the 64 magnanimous Līlas of Lord Sundareśvara.

Tiru Jnanasambandhar - The Reviver of the Madurai Aadheenam

More than 1500 years ago in the 7th century, the Madurai Aadheenam was revived once more by the famous child-incarnation, Tiru Jnanasambandar, born in the holy town of Sirkazhi (Sembai) in the Chola region (South India). Named by Śrī Paramaśiva Himself, “Jnanasambandar” means the one who has gained contact with the Siva Jñānam, the highest spiritual knowledge, i.e. the knowledge of Paramaśiva. Jnanasambandar’s bio-memory itself was never disconnected from the cosmic consciousness from birth. He, even while living in the body, was widely accepted, recognized, revered, worshiped as an incarnation of Paramaśiva Himself. From the ‘64 leelas’, divine plays of Lord Sundareśvar, one of the divine plays glorifies the acts of Thirugnanasambandar for reviving the “Saiva tradition” by restoring the Madurai Aadheenam. From Thirugnanasambandar the recorded history of this Aadheenam begins. Till the revival of Madurai Aadheenam by Tiru Jnanasambandar, there was no record of its history, though the Aadheenam itself existed much before his time.

As an embodiment of supreme love, He radiated a state of intense ecstatic love of God i.e mahabhava – the “Feeling Connection”, which is the foundational philosophy of Madurai Aadheenam.

Tiru Jnanasambandar taught and transmitted to the world the 5 sacred syllables “Namaḥ Sivāya” – ‘Na-Ma-Chi-Va-Ya”, and emphasized the glory of the sacred holy ash, Thiru Neeru, as well as the greatness of the Tamil language.

Assuming the human body for only 16 years, His mission was to rid the land of Paramaśiva from the persecuting, irreligious Jain tradition that had lost all its sublime spirit, because of the inevitable corruption that ensues after the Living Enlightened Masters leave their body.

The purpose of His divine incarnation was to revive, re-establish the pure enlightenment science of Vedic tradition, “Veda Neri”, which He declared as the only philosophy of the Madurai Aadheenam. The quintessence of the Vedic tradition is to express and radiate “devotion and gratitude” for Lord Paramaśiva.

Guru Maha Sannidhanams of the Madurai Kingdom

In his lifetime, Tiru Jnanasambandar ensured that the legacy established by Paramaśiva was preserved and maintained by His direct heirs and legal representatives - the lineage of Guru Maha Sannidhanams (Pontiffs) of the Madurai Aadheenam.

The Aadheenam’s rare and sacred lineage of Pontiffs has been systematically carried over in an unbroken progression from ages. The chosen emissaries of Lord Paramaśiva and Devī, the Guru Maha Sannidhanams (pontiffs) of Madurai Aadheenam are the direct representatives of the cosmos.

This lineage of Guru Maha Sannidhanams were entrusted with the responsibility of training and grooming the Kings in administration, constitution and governance acting as regents. They also performed the spiritual initiations on the Kings and the citizens of the Kingdom, imparting the enlightenment science to them.

The unbroken lineage of Pontiffs begins from Paramasiva Himself existing till date, with the previous pontiff being the 292nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam, “His Highness Loka Guru Śrīla Śrī Arunagirinatha Śrī Gnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal”, who is from Sirkazhi, Thanjavur Dt (Tamil Nadu, South India). On 27-05-1975, He was coronated as the prince (Perarasar) of Madurai Aadheenam and was crowned as the Great King on 14-03-1980.

Mother Document of Madurai Aadheenam

Translation of essential part of the Mother document: Name of the institution – Sri Thirujnanasambandhar Swamigal Aadheenam

During the reign of King Koon Pandiyan, the Tamil saint and nayanmar called Thirujnansambandhar incarnated in Chola kingdom, in the town of Sirgazhi. He attained enlightenment at the age of 3 through the Grace of Devi Adishakti (Divine feminine consciousness) Herself. He also sang the devotional Tamil verses called ‘Devaaram’ in praise of Paramashiva, and received several gifts from Him as a blessing. Endowed with many mystical powers, Thirujnanasambandar also visited many temples of Paramashiva to manifest these powers for the people of the kingdom. He reached the Pandya kingdom. There, he healed the severe fever and bent back of King Koon Pandiyan (“koon” meaning hunchbacked). The King was thereafter called Sundara Pandyan (“Sundara” meaning handsome). (Ref.: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koon_Pandiyan)

2. Particulars of the scheme of administration : The administration is happening under the person who comes as pontiff of Madurai Thirujnanasambandha Swamigal Aadheenam.

3. Appointment method of Pandya kingdom : The person who comes as pontiff, in his period has to initiate the Thondaimandala Saiva Vellalar people and disciples of the Thirujnansambandhar mutt into Samaya and Vishesha deekshas as per the Agama.

4. Particulars of important customs and usages: Nithya Pūjā is a must to go on in the Aadheenam as per Kāmikā Āgama and Somasambhupaddathi. Once if a person receives Ācārya Abhiśekam (coronation ceremony) in a particular period, it is irrevocable and none other can replace him as Pontiff.

Previous Pontiffs of KaKailasonnata Dvadashanta Shyamala Peetha Sarvajñapeetham

Earlier pontiffs of Kailasonnata Dvadashanta Shyamala Peetha Sarvajñapeetham seat ruling from Madurai Aadheenam:


1st Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sivananda Yogeendra Sri ShivaJnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

2nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Shivajnana Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

3rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Shivaprakasha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

4th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Jnana Prakasha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

5th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Chidambara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

6th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Pasupathi Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

7th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Paramananda Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

8th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Guruthama Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

9th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Paranavanatha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

10th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Shivaprakaha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

11th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Natananadha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

12th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Jnanaprakasha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

13th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Pasupathinadha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

14th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Pandiya Poositha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

15th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Ekanta Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

16th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Mahalinga Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

17th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sadashiva Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

18th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Umapathy Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

19th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Ananda sundara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

20th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Shivananda Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

21st Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sadashiva Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

22nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Pranavechura Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

23rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sachitaananda Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

24th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Vishwanatha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

25th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Parashivavedanatha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

26th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Mahadeva Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

27th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Nithiyananda Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

28th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Shambhunaada Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

29th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Swayambhunaadha Nadha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

30th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Madurai Naayaka Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

31st Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Chidambara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

32nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Kannappa Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

33rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Mahalinga Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

34th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Thirikalaa Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

35th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Shivaanugraha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

36th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sarvajnana Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

37th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sundaralinga Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

38th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Jnanaprakaasha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

39th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Mahaalinga Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

40th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Somasundara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

41st Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Nithiyananda Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

42nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Svayamprakasha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

43rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Dakshinamurthy Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

44th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri ParamJyotho Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

45th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Mandhirechura Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

46th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Athmananda Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

47th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Kailasha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

48th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Shivajnana Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

49th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sadashiva Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

50th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Nirathichayananda Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

51st Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri JnanaBhodhaka Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

52nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Ulaganadha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

53rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Nandisha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

54th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Uma Magesha Desiga Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

55th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Prakasha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

56th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Shivananda Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

57th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sabhanadha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

58th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Swaminatha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

59th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sakalaagama Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

60th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Parama Jnaana Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

61st Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Yogaprakasha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

62nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Nilakantha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

63rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Chittanadar Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

64th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Chathinipaadha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

65th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Paramananda Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

66th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Jnanabodhaka Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

67th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Veda Naayaka Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

68th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Somasundara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

69th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sachitananda Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

70th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Kailaaya Sadhguru Sundaralinga Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

71st Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Trymbaka Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

72nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sabhapati Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

73rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sambashiva Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

74th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Shivasubramaniya Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

75th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Nithiyananda Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

76th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Thandavaraaya Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

77th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Satyagnana Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

78th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Madurainayaka Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

79th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Thyagaraja Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

80th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Yogaprakasha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

81st Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Ananda Sundara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

82nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Mandhirechura Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

83rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Veda Nayakam Mahadeva Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

84th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Dakshinamoorthy Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

85th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sadahiva Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

86th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Svyambhunatha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

87th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Umapathy Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

88th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Vishvanatha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

89th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Ananda Sundara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

90th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Swayambhunatha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

91st Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Thyagaraaja Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

92nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Chiikanta Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

93rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sundaralinga Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

94th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Anandeshwara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

95th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Meenakshi Sundara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

96th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Chinmurthy Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

97th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Swaminaatha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

98th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Siddhantha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

99th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Abitega Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

100th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Chinmoorthy Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

101st Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sachidananda Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

102nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri NiradhiSayaandha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

103rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sachitananda Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

104th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Ananda Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

105th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sadashiva Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

106th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Jnana Sarvaanugraha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

107th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Somasundara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

108th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sukananda Sundara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

109th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Chandra Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

110th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Ninmalothama Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

111rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sabapathy Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

112nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Vijnaana Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

113rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Kaalatheeshwara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

114th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Panchanadeshwara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

115th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sambanda Saranaalaya Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

116th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Svayamprakaasa Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

117th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Gangaadhara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

118th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Nithya Jnana Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

119th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri karunaalaya Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

120th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Devanayaka Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

121rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Brahmapuresa Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

122nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Thavaprakaasha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

123rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Umapathy Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

124th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Utthamaananda Sundara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

125th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sundara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

126th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri MaraiJnana Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

127th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sivapaadairudaya Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

128th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri vairagya Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

129th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sundaralinga Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

130th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Parashivajnana Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

131st Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Panchanana Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

132nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Dharmopadesa Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

133rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Anandeshwara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

134th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Guruthama Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

135th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Maraignana Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

136th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Perundeva Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

137th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Srikalatheeswara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

138th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Acharyacharana Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

139th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Paramashiva Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

140th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sundaralinga Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

141st Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Arunachalesa Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

142nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri vidyeshwara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

143rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Parameshwara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

144th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Chidambara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

145th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri ParamanandaSri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

146th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Ganapatheeswara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

147th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Pasupathy Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

148th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Ambikapathy Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

149th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Ulaganaayaka Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

150th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sivananda yogeendra Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

151st Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Kandhapa Naatha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

152nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Meenakshisundara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

153rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sankaralinga Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

154th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sadashiva Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

155th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Subramanya Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

156th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Panchanadesa Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

157th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Thiruchitrambala Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

158th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Natesa Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

159th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Ramesha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

160th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sattayappa Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

161st Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri kaliyappa Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

162nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sokkanaatha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

163rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Murugappa Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

164th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Shanmuga Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

165th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Soundara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

166th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Mahalinga Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

167th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Ekanaatha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

168th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Ananda paravasa Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

169th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Thyagaraaja Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

170th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sadashiva Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

171st Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Ambalavaana Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

172nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Thonipuresa Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

173rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Shivananda Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

174th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Umapathy Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

175th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Nellaiyappa Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

176th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Masilaamani Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

177th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Mahadeva Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

178th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Swaminatha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

179th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Shivalokananda Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

180th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Maduresa Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

181st Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Siddhanaatha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

182nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Kandappa Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

183rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Gangaadara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

184th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Chikantadeva Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

185th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Vidyananda Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

186th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Mahadeva Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

187th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Balaravaya Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

188th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Manthiresa Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

189th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Ambalavaana Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

190th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Neelakanta Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

191st Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Pasupathy Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

192nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Vedanayaka Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

193rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Subramanya Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

194th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Kripalaya Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

195th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Chandrasekara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

196th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sivaprakasha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

197th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Mahadeva Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

198th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Ananda Paravasa Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

199th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Maduresa Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

200th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Shivaloka Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

201st Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Marai Jnanasambandha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

202nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Vishwanatha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

203rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri KalaiJnana Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

204th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Suyambunatha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

205th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Chitrambalava Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

206th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Chinmurthy Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

207th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Thyagaraja Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

208th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Kandhappa Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

209th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Chokkalinga Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

210th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Subramanya Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

211th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sundaralinga Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

212nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Ganesha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

213th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Dakshinamurthy Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

214th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

215th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Madurai Nayaka Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

216th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sampandha Saranaalaya Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

217th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Madurai Naayaka Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

218th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Parashiva Jnanaprakaasha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

219th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Shambudha Natha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

220th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Arumuga Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

221st Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Pasupathi Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

222nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Saabhanadha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

223rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Swayamprakasha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

224th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Kaalatheeshwara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

225th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sachidananda Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

226th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sivapaada Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

227th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Saravanorebhava Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

228th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Viswanatha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

229th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Gaurivallabha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

230th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Jnanabhodaka Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

231st Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Bhakthavatsala Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

232nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Acharya Charana Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

233rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sampandha Saranaalaya Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

234th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Madura Nayaka Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

235th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Nandikeshwara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

236th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Atmanaatha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

237th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Mithyeshwara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

238th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Velayudha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

239th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Thiruvarul Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

240th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Kadambavana Sundara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

241st Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Shanmuga Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

242nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Maheshwaradeva Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

243rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Shanmuga Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

244th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Swaminatha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

245th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Suguna Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

246th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Tiruchitrambala Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

247th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sivagnana Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

248th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sadashiva Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

249th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sundaralinga Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

250th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Ponnambala Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

251st Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Chandrasekara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

252nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Marai Jnana Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

253rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Chitrambalava Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

254th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Pasupathy Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

255th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Uma Maheshwara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

256th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Kailaya Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

257th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Marai Jnana Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

258th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Somasundara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

259th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Sivagnana Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

260th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Thyagaraja Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

261st Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Trikaala Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

262nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Paambaninaada Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

263rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Ekanaatha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

264th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Vaidhyalinga Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

265th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Subramanya Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

266th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Annamalai Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

267th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Saravana Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

268th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Shiva Jnana Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

269th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Arumuga Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

270th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Ponnambala Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

271st Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Ponnambala Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

272nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Chandrasekara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

273rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Marai Jnana Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

274th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Pasupathy Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

275th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Uma Maheshwara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

276th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Kailaaya Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

277th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Marai Jnana Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

278th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Somasundara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

279th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Shiva Jnana Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

280th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Thyagaraja Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

281st Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Trikaala Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

282nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Paambani Naatha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

283rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Ekanaatha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

284th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Vaithyalinga Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

285th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Subramanya Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

286th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Annamalai Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

287th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Saravana Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

288th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Arumuga Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

289th Guru Maha Sannidhanam RAVBAHADUR Srila Sri Swaminatha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

290th Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Swaminatha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

291st Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Somasundara Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

292nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Arunagirinatha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

293rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Bhagawan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal

Coronation of His Divine Holiness as the 293rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam of Madurai Aadheenam

Bhagavan Sri La Sri Nithyananda Paramashiva Gnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swami, was formally coronated as the 293rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam (Pontiff) of the ancient Madurai Aadheenam located in Madurai at Tamil Nadu, South India on 27th April 2012 by the 292nd Pontiff - Sri La Sri Arunagiri Gnana Sambanda Desika Paramacharya Swami.

By virtue of his being the current Pontiff and heir of the Madurai Aadheenam, His Divine Holiness Bhagavan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam is, therefore, the lawful successor, descendant and inheritor, invested with all the powers, duties, obligations, to perform the rituals and customary rights, vested in the Madurai Aadheenam.

Coronation Ceremony of HDH Bhagavan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam held at Adi Peetham, Bengaluru on 27th of April, 2012

Videos of Coronation of His Divine Holiness Nithyananda Paramashivam

Coronation as the 293rd Pontiff of Madurai Aadheenam Part - 1


27th April 2012 at Bidadi ashram, India

In a landmark event in the history of Indian religious tradition, HDH Bhagavan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam has been declared as the 293rd pontiff of Madurai Aadheenam, the world's most ancient living Hindu religious organization. Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Arunagirinatha Sri Gnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal, the 292nd pontiff of Madurai Aadheenam, declared HDH Bhagavan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam as his successor at an auspicious ceremony held in Nithyananda Peetham’s international headquarters in Bidadi near Bangalore.

According to Śaiva Siddhanta philosophy, everything is preordained according to the judgment of Lord Śiva. Referring to HDH Bhagavan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam as 'a noble gift of Lord Śiva', the current pontiff declared HDH as the ambassador to the Almighty. There is no tenure for this position and it is a lifetime honor.

Accepting the sacred honor, HDH Bhagavan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam said, "With all humbleness for divine grace I hereby declare that I accept the responsibility given to me... as the 293rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam of Madurai Aadheenam... I vow...we will fulfill all the responsibilities of Madurai Aadheenam, reviving the Śaiva tradition and celebrating it all over the world... I also commit to Madurai Aadheenam Guru Maha Sannidhanam... that we will bring recognition to Madurai Aadheenam as an international religious organization."

Coronation as the 293rd Pontiff of Madurai Aadheenam Part - 2

Coronation as 293rd Pontiff - 27 April 2012

27th April 2012 at Bengaluru Aadheenam

A landmark event in the history of Hindu religious tradition, His Divine Holiness Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam was declared the 293rd pontiff Sarvajña Pīthadhipati, of the world’s most ancient living Hindu religious organization.

Accepting the rare honor of being the direct representative of Mīnākṣi and Sundareśvar, the eternal cosmic founders of the Madurai Aadheenam, His Divine Holiness 293rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Sri La Sri Bhagavat Sri Nithyananda Paramashiva Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya declared, “I wanted the whole world to know that I have accepted Madurai Aadheenam to revive Vedic tradition."

His Divine Holiness assumed the mantle as the Ruler of the Madurai Kingdom.

Coronation of HDH as the 293rd pontiff in Madurai 29 April 2012

Following is a photograph of the four predecessor Pontiffs of His Divine Holiness along with HDH:

29 April, 2012 at Madurai, Tamil Nadu The legendary and sacred Madurai Aadheenam has existed since time immemorial. The Aadheenam is established in Madurai, one of the oldest cities in the world dating back since the time of Lord Sundareśvar and Devī Meenakshi’s presence on earth. It was revived 1500 years ago by the young incarnation Thiru Jnanasambandar, the visionary Saint of South Indian Saiva Siddhanta.

On 27th April 2012, in a landmark event in the history of Hinduism, HDH Bhagavan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam was coronated as 293rd pontiff of Sarvajñapiṭham, the world’s most ancient living Hindu religious organization. As per direct instructions from Mīnākṣi and Sundareśvar, the 292nd Pontiff recognized His Divine Holiness as 293rd Pontiff.

HDH Bhagavan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam walks among us today as the living incarnation of Devī Mīnākṣi. and Lord Sundareśvar. Behold this sacred darshan as He plays the leela and assumes the mantle as the religious head of the oldest religious organization that He Himself built and consecrated thousands of years ago

293 Guru Maha Sannidhanam Coronation Tiruvannamalai

5th May 2012 at Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu

A landmark event in the history of Hinduism, as instructed by Devī Mīnākṣi and Lord Sundareśvar, the 292nd pontiff recognized His Divine Holiness as an incarnation of Devī Mīnākṣi and Lord Sundareśvar and coronated Him as the 293rd pontiff of Sarvajña Pītha, the world’s most ancient living Hindu religious organization.

The legendary and sacred Madurai Aadheenam has existed since time immemorial. It was revived 1500 years ago by the young incarnation Thiru Jnanasambandar, the visionary Saint of South Indian Śaiva Siddhānta. The Aadheenam is established in Madurai, one of the oldest cities in the world dating back since the time of Lord Sundareśvar and Devī Minākśi’s presence on earth.

Aftermath of Coronation of His Divine Holiness

Print Media Coverage of the Coronation of His Divine Holiness as 293rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam

The 292nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam says HDH has all the rights to be the 293rd Sannidhanam. He is from the Śaiva Vellalar community, has established and runs 1000s of temples under Nithyananda Peetham and has all the capabilities of functioning as the junior pontiff

Humanitarian Efforts in Madurai

Annadāna"Free Distribution of Organic and Vegetarian Food

Annadān or the distribution of vegetarian, organic food, is first offered to the divine, and then shared with all who grace the occasion. It is the principal, social and spiritual service that marks the Hindu tradition.

From the moment of His appointment, HDH provided Annadāna (free food) for lakhs of people everyday in Madurai. On an average, an astounding 125 kgs of rice is cooked each day.

Food is served thrice a day at the Aadheenam premises and is prepared as per the Bhāga Śāstra - the source scripture in Hinduism regarding food. It is the science of cooking as disclosed by Paramaśiva Himself, where he details the best combination of ingredients to be consumed by a being for acquiring a healthy and enlightened body.

The food is prepared to the accompaniment of mantras or kirtans (sacred hymns), infusing positive vibrations in the food that has the power to heal people. Ananda Sevaks, the blissful volunteers of Nithyananda Peetham cook and serve hot, nourishing, organic meals with rice, pulses and vegetables.

On special occasions such as Hindu festivals, the Aadheenam feeds over lakhs of people with this service running 24/7, and is open to all.

This Annadāna service at Madurai Aadheenam has brought tremendous satisfaction among the local people. There was an observable reduction in crime rates, as many of the underprivileged now had access to three square meals a day.

Free Medical Services

His Divine Holiness Bhagavan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam stated that the two-day free medical camp will be held every fortnight at Madurai Aadheenam. The Aadheenam runs a free medical service that is equipped with the latest diagnostic machines, including auto-refractometer, ultrasound & ECG, glucometers for blood sugar monitoring, etc. It also runs free the specialty medical camps which offer professional services, including door-to-door free services in case of patients requiring minor surgery. A separate area was earmarked on the Madurai Aadheenam premises to set up a facility for the fortnightly camps. In upcoming camps, the services would be expanded to include Siddha, homeopathy, Ayurveda and natural medicine.

FREE 24 HOUR DIALYSIS CLINIC: With the donation of 47 dialysis machines costing Rs. 600,000 each by two Canadian doctors who are followers of HDH Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam, a free 24-hour dialysis clinic catering to nearly 250 people a day was in the works will be set up in the city shortly, to service the large numbers of renal failure cases, occurring in Madurai due to the excessively hard water in the region. A full-fledged 300-bed hospital and outpatient unit was also being planned at another location in the city.

His Divine Holiness - temple visits in and around Madurai as the 293rd Pontiff of the Madurai Aadheenam

(Above) May 8, 2012 - His Divine Holiness was welcomed at the world renowned Meenakshi Amman temple in Madurai as the 293rd Pontiff of the Madurai Aadheenam along with the 292nd Pontiff.

HDH seen alongwith the 292nd Pontiff at the everyday worship in Madurai Aadheenam

The 293rd Pontiff of Madurai Aadheenam - HDH along with the 292nd Pontiff visited the Kanjanur Temple belonging to the Madurai Aadheenam on 16 May 2012

18 May 2012 - HDH alongwith the 292nd Pontiff visited the Pannagaparameshwarar temple in Pannagateru, belonging to the Madurai Aadheenam

21 May 2012 - HDH alongwith the 292nd Pontiff visited the Sakshinatheshwarar Temple in Tiruppurambiyam, Tanjore, another Shiva temple belonging to the Madurai Aadheenam.

4 June 2012, His Divine Holiness performed the Parārtha Pūjā inside the sanctum sanctorum of the Madurai Aadheenam. It is the worship performed for longevity, health, victory and abundance of wealth for the ruler, and for the many-faceted growth of the village and other settlements to sacred deities of the Madurai Aadheenam

'5 June 2012 - The 5-day Tirujnana Sambandhar Guru Pooja Festival

The festival from 01-05 June at Madurai Aadheenam culminated with a host of religious and service activities in which thousands of people from around the world participated. Tirujnana Sambandar, a 6th-century visionary Shaivite saint, is a reviver of the Madurai Aadheenam.

Well before sunrise, to the accompaniment of traditional nadaswaram music by artistes from Tiruvannamalai, the temple elephant and priests welcomed the two pontiffs of Madurai Aadheenam and took them in procession from Madurai Aadheenam to the Meenakshi-Sundareshwara temple. Entering through the East tower, the two pontiffs and devotees witnessed the auspicious suprabhata seva - gently awakening the Divine couple Meenakshi and Sundareshwara (Devi & Shiva) with music and worship.

This was followed by the re-enactment of the scene of ‘darshan’, where the saint Tirujnana Sambandar receives the divine vision of Meenakshi and Sundareshwara. Worship was performed to over 60 other deities in the temple. The deities of Tirujnana Sambandar and the 63 nayanmars (chief Shaivite saints) were then carried in a palanquin procession through the four streets surrounding the Meenakshi Amman temple. The procession arrived at Madurai Aadheenam where a special pooja (worship) and arati (worship with lamps) was performed. After the daily parartha pooja, a homa (fire ceremony) was performed. The following are pictures from the event.