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 The SPH 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 The SPH Bhagavan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam held at Adi Peetham, Bengaluru on 27th of April, 2012
29 Apr 2012 – Visit to Madurai Aadheenam soon after the Coronation ceremony
Following the Coronation ceremony at the Adi Peetham Dhyanapeetha Matha on 27 April 2012, on 20 Apr 2012, the two Pontiffs of Madurai Aadheenam visited Madurai Aadheenam to meet the people and share the about the coronation. Following are photographs from the events:
5 May 2012 – The SPH, the 293rd Pontiff of the Madurai Aadheenam and the 292nd Pontiff visited the kingdom of Tiruvannamalai, birthplace of The SPH, after the coronation
Following are videos of Coronation of The Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism (SPH) Nithyananda Paramashiva at Bengaluru, Madurai and Tiruvannamalai
Coronation as the 293rd Pontiff of Madurai Aadheenam Part – 1
Coronation as the 293rd Pontiff of Madurai Aadheenam Part – 2
27th April 2012 at Bidadi ashram, India
In a landmark event in the history of Indian religious tradition, The SPH 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 The SPH 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 The SPH Bhagavan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam as ‘a noble gift of Lord Śiva’, the current pontiff declared The SPH as the ambassador to the Almighty. There is no tenure for this position and it is a lifetime honor.
Accepting the sacred honor, The SPH 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 fulfil 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 293rd Pontiff – 27 April 2012
27th April 2012 at Bengaluru Aadheenam
A landmark event in the history of Hindu religious tradition, The SPH Bhagavan 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, The SPH 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.”
The SPH assumed the mantle as the Ruler of the Madurai Kingdom.
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 The SPH 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.