His Divine Holiness contribution towards peace
His Divine Holiness Paramahamsa Nithyananda is a world-renowned humanitarian and spiritual leader with a mission to re-create a Conscious world where the global issues at the climatic, economic, social, health and humanitarian levels, cease to exist from their very root; turning the problems of poverty, hunger, violence, discrimination into powerful living through the experience of Oneness.
He has been working from the very grassroots level to usher in an era of peace at all levels – individual, societal, national and global. His deep insights into the workings of the human mind-body-emotions have enabled him to powerfully directly address various social and emotional problems facing humanity today. The life solutions based on the ancient Hindu tradition, the meditation and yoga techniques from the scriptures, the cognitions rooted in the highest truths, the lifestyle based on living and radiating the higher values of life and powerful way of living and realizing one’s ultimate potential – these form the foundation of His Divine Holiness’s teachings which by their inherent nature provide the foundation for peace on planet Earth.
He belongs to the Adi Shaivism sect, a minority sub-sect of Hinduism and an indigenous community on the verge of extinction, which stands on the principles of Oneness (Advaita) and peaceful co-existence with humanity, living beings, and Nature at large.
In just 16 years of public life, He has showered His contributions on humanity in the areas of meditation, healing, health and wellness, yoga, medicine, education, lifestyle, science, and technology.
Paramahamsa Nithyananda has been working on creating and teaching people:

  1. The significance of peace and how to achieve it
  2. Working for higher consciousness, life, and lifestyle
  3. Reducing collective negativity in thoughts, words, actions
  4. Living in oneness- peaceful co-existence with humanity and nature
  5. Manifesting superhuman powers for a better quality of life

More than 20 million people in 347 cities in 196 countries over 6 continents revere and follow His Divine Holiness.

Highlights of contributions of H.H. Paramahamsa Nithyananda to humanity towards establishing peace and enlightenment:

  • The spiritual head of the most ancient apex body of Hinduism, Sri Panchayati Akhada Maha Nirvani the world’s most ancient Hindu monastic organization with over 2 million monks.
  • Nithyananda University – the world’s largest Hindu University with 270,000+ enrollments, conducting over 5,000+ courses1600+ faculty350+ campuses and centers in 108+ nations, pursuing a certificate, diploma, degree and doctorate courses in various branches of Hinduism.
  • Established 34 Hindu Temples and Aadheenams (temple-monastery complex) worldwide in 6 countrieshousing 3720 deities.
  • World’s largest library on Hinduism with over 70,000 titles on Hinduism, Performing Arts, Culture, Architecture, Temple, Hindu History and Society.
    • Collection of over 15TB digital Books and manuscripts and books from ancient Mutts and Ashrams (monasteries).
    • More than 50,000 palm-leaf manuscripts collected and preserved to revive ancient scriptures.
    • An online repository of more than 14,500 palm-leaf manuscripts online for free downloads.
    • State-of-the-art printing technology on palm-leaves, printing at least 1,000 palm-leaf folios per day.
    • Recognized and located over 4,00,000 titles on Spirituality, Veda-Agama, Hindu Art and Architecture, Hindu Sciences, and various branches of Hinduism.
    • Collection of more than 1 million palm-leaf folios containing the Veda-Agama and other source scriptures.
    • Developed unique knowledge classification system for Indology literature that provides 30,000 categories to catalog any book from Hinduism.
    • Developed world’s best search engine tool with the ability to phonetically search irrespective of the spelling of the text present in the content
    • Developed bi-lingual text recognition OCR (optical character recognition) that can simultaneously recognize more than one script from a Document (patent pending).
  • No-Hunger Project: Through Annalaya (food donation centers), served over
    2 million organic, sattvic vegetarian meals. So far 10,000 nutritious meals served every day.
  • As a powerful spiritual healer, healed over 500,000 people worldwide, physiologically, psychologically, neurologically, and beyond.
  • Established Sadashiva Call Center for spiritual counseling and healing to callers from 50 countries through 8 spoken languages, with over 30,000 calls attended per month.
  • Initiated over 50,000 Spiritual Healers through the Nithyananda Healing Science, who channel the peaceful, healing energy, contributing positive healing energy for the planet.
  • Nithyananda Gurukul (the ancient Vedic educational system)
    • Reestablished the authentic, traditional Education System of the Vedic Age, after several thousand years.
    • Initiated 150,000 students into the power of Third Eye Awakening thereby awakening the whole brain leading to significant increase in memory, intuition, creativity, clarity, and confidence.
    • Over thousands of children attend Nithyananda Weekend Gurukul with 40 centers worldwide.
    • Over 10,000 students have attended programs and got initiated into the powers of Third Eye, in-house at the Bengaluru Aadheenam.
  • Nithyananda Sacred Arts – the world’s largest producer of Deities with a collection of rare artifacts to protect and preserve heritage:
    • 200 ton of Burma teak items, 5 ton copper and brass artifacts, 1 ton silver artifacts17 ton metal statuesproduced, 1 million kg worth stone statues300 Wooden Statues, wooden Sacred Vehicles and Wooden Thrones; 50 ton of sacred energy beads (Rudraksha) collected making it the world’s largest collection under one roof.
    • 2674 statues which weigh over 1.07 million kg have been made and sent to Nithyanandeshwara Hindu Temples across the world.
    • Over 5000 unique deities have been created by artisans so far.
  • Blessed 300,000 people per day during the Kumbh Mela, the world’s largest gathering of humanity for collective Global Peace and individual super-conscious breakthrough; with over 300,000 meals a day.
  • 500 books published in 26 global languages; spiritual media productions with 500 discourses of His Divine Holiness and spiritual music albums.
  • Designed and conducted over 100 programs, which turns human problems into spiritual powers and spiritual solutions for humanity.
  • Over 5 million lives enriched through His world tour talks on Yogic sciences.
  • Over 100,000 lives initiated into the rare, sacred initiation of ‘Shiva Deeksha’ as per the Agamas; causing a breakthrough in human consciousness and peaceful existence; all living beings including animals are blessed to be initiated, allowing their evolutionary ascend to higher consciousness.
  • For the first time, 1008 scriptural evidences comprehensively researched and published on the original Yogic Science.
  • 300 Yogic techniques and 108 Yogic Flows (Nithyananda Yoga – Prathama Vinsaya Krama), 108 Nithya Kriyas (a special combination of Yogic postures) shared with the world for awakening their inner potential energy (Kundalini Shakti) and manifest the Yogic powers.
  • Unleashed over 460 Yogic powers from the Agamas (Vedic scriptures) to humanity through Deeksha – energy transmission or initiation. Initiated over 100,000 people into the powers of the Third Eye located between the eyebrows (also called the pineal gland).
  • Awarded two Guinness World Records for the largest rope yoga (Kundalini Rajju YogaSM) and largest pole yoga (Shivastamba Yoga) classes, bringing worldwide attention to these extraordinary forms of authentic yoga.


  • Launched the Minute4Peace initiative which aimed to reduce crime globally by conducting mass meditations around the world in parallel. In 2014, just after 2 years of launching the program, it crossed over 1 billion minutes of meditation.
  • Scientific studies showed reduced crime rate after participation in the meditation and completion techniques. In a scientific research in 1976, it was found that when 1% of a community practiced meditation (pujas) the crime rate was reduced by 16% on average.[9]
  • No-Hunger Project: Through Annalaya (food donation centers) His Divine Holiness’s organizations have served over 2 million organic, sattvic vegetarian meals. So far 10,000 nutritious meals are being served every day.
  • Free complete medical care: His Divine Holiness has opened hundreds of free medical care centers for the needy. Further thousands of free medical camps were conducted all over the world including India and Malaysia.
  • Over 500,000 people have been helped through the power of Third Eye in preventive scanning and spiritual healing powers. His Divine Holiness has conducted thousands of free health camps.
  • Disaster relief: His Divine Holiness has provided emergency relief to thousands who face natural events such as tsunami, earthquake, floods etc. through Nithyananda Global Initiative. Volunteers have provided thousands of food packets, clothes and blankets to affected areas in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu and built shelters for those who have lost their housing during these events.
  • Kumbh Mela is the earth’s largest spiritual gathering and marks the greatest celebration with a violence-free environment. It is inscribed on the UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. (https://ich.unesco.org/en/RL/kumbh-mela-01258 )
  • Kumbh Mela for world peace – in September 2006 His Divine Holiness organized the first confluence for world peace to honor the memory of those who lost their lives saving others on September 11, 2001, at Irvine, California, USA. The second confluence for peace was held in Los Angeles in 2007 in collaboration with Vedanta Society, BAPS, ISKCON, Siddha Yoga and other organization. The Kumbh Mela festival spread fast to other countries including Australia, Canada, etc.
  • In 2009, His Divine Holiness organized month-long Peace Walk covering 1000 km and 1000 villages, to bring together in harmony from all walks of life, to promote feeling connection and Oneness among people. During the walk health camps were conducted in villages along its path.
  • International Peace Day – His Divine Holiness has conducted large-scale collective meditations on September 21st International Peace Day, to raise the collective consciousness and awareness of peace.
  • His Divine Holiness’s organizations have been providing micro-financing to people below the poverty line enabling them to take up self-employment, supporting over 1000 indigenous ethnic minority families with free food, education and employment in their traditional field of expertise, supporting over 100 social welfare youth groups financially to inspire them to contribute at a grassroots level.
  • Worship (Pujas, Homas, and Meditations) – Employing powerful mass worship as a means to realizing collective peace and harmony. Young monks of the Nithyananda Order conduct mass fire rituals involving the public thereby creating profound healing energy for a peaceful mind and healthy body in those living in the surrounding areas.
    The rituals have powerful benefits like:
    Effect on personal health and well-being- Enhanced cognitive function[1],  verbal memory[1], decrease in thoughts per second[2], steadiness in mind[2], reduction in mental stress[3], reduction in depression, epilepsy and anxiety[4], balancing of blood pressure[5], gene expression and immunity[6]
    Healing effect on the health and environment even after nuclear or chemical[7] or nuclear disasters[8]. Such fire rituals are conducted as a means to connect to the universal Existence and thus reinforce the sense of connectedness with the whole world. They bring about peace and harmony and purify the space in which they are conducted.
  • Homas and Rituals conducted –
    • Daily Homas across all major 33 temples and monasteries
    • Special homas during major Hindu festivals
    • Several mass (1008) Homas conducted.


  • His Divine Holiness follows the ideology of “Knowledge is free.” His organizations worldwide provide free primary, secondary and university level education.
  • Paramahamsa Nithyananda has inspired a global Vedic renaissance, through Nithya Satsang – spiritual gatherings aimed at creating positive and harmonious vibrations, at the individual and global level. Members of the Nithyananda Mission gather daily in their own cities and Paramahamsa Nithyananda himself conducts the powerful Nithya Satsang every morning, relayed live across the world, and viewed online in over 60 countries through two-way video conferencing and internet television.
  • Specially designed meditation programs as the first step for realizing peace at the individual level and a unique system of yoga called Nithyananda Yoga for realizing the inherent inner bliss.
  • Mass and home satsangs (spiritual gatherings) aimed at creating positive and harmonious vibrations at the individual and global level.
  • Public discourses given:
    Number of hours of discourses in past 15 years 30,000 hrs
    Volume of video discourses created 1 PetaByte
    Youtube – 6000 hours, 35.68 million of watched hours, 41.4 million views, 247 countries, 127,000 subscribers
    Nithyananda TV – 24-hr free online spiritual television network founded in 2010 with hundreds of millions of views.
    Facebook – 1.1 million followers, > 1 million likes
  • His Divine Holiness has revived the Hindu way of education – Gurukul – which is based on the tenets of creating enlightened children. A few thousand students all over the world are educated partly or completely based on this education system that integrates regular schooling with learning the cosmic principles and Vedic sciences such as the Science of Oneness and manifesting powers.
  • He established the Nithyananda Gurukul in 2006, an in-house residential Gurukul in the Bengaluru Aadheenam. Hundreds of children from around the world are guided and nurtured to be the future leaders of humanity who will serve the world through spiritual powers.
  • 35% of children at the Gurukul have IQ scores above 130 – ‘Gifted Category’ as per the SLOSSON IQ SCORE. 50% of the students are studying 1 to 3 years ahead of their age in school.
  • Thousands of children worldwide attend the Nithyananda Weekend Gurukul SM  near their homes, imbibing the ancient Spiritual Sciences and Powerful Cognitions taught to them.
  • He has initiated 100,000 students into the power of Third Eye Awakening thereby awakening the whole brain leading to significant increase in memory, intuition, creativity, clarity, and confidence.
  • The initiated students travel worldwide as peace ambassadors demonstrating over 1000 places per year the powerful science of Third Eye Awakening, healing thousands from physical and mental ailments, providing life solutions, thereby showing tangibly the possibilities of powerful fulfilled peaceful living.
  • Nithyananda University is the world’s Largest Hindu University. It has:
    270,000+ enrollments, 2,700+ courses, 550+ faculty, 350+ campuses and centers in 150+ nations, pursuing a certificate, diploma, degree and doctorate courses in various branches of Hinduism.
  • Library having:
    • More than 70,000 titles on Hinduism, Performing Arts, Culture, Architecture, Hindu History and Society.
    • Collection of more than 15TB digital Books and manuscripts, special collection on Kashmir Shaivism, and various other rare manuscripts, books from ancient Mutts and Ashrams
    • An online repository of more than 14500 palm-leaf manuscripts online for free downloads
    • Recognised and located more than 4,00,000 titles on Spirituality, Veda-Agama, Hindu Art and Architecture, Hindu Performing Arts, Hindu Sciences, and various other branches of Sanatana Hindu Dharma.
    • Developed Indological knowledge classification system that provides 30000 different categories to catalog any book from Hinduism.
    • Developed world’s best unique search engine tool with the ability to phonetically search irrespective of the spelling of the text present in the content.
    • Developed bi-lingual text recognition OCR that can simultaneously recognize more than one script from a Document, which will be patented soon.
    • Developed a unique search engine which can search content inside a video, which makes video content more user-friendly and easy to access the content.
  • Founded Nithyananda University Press in the year 2003.
  • Nithyananda University Publications – Authored 336 books in 26 global languages
  • Groundbreaking and revolutionary books on His commentaries that are revelations about the VedaAgamasUpanishads, Shiva SutrasJain Sutras, Yoga Sutras, Ashtavakra Gita and Bhagavat Gita, among others, delivered in the most user-friendly way for the contemporary man to manifest as a reality in his life.
  • A unique series of scriptural books on Nithyananda Yoga, as revealed by AdiYogi Sadashiva comprehensively researched and mapped, presenting for the first time, authentic Yoga with over 1008 scriptural evidence called Shastra Pramana – from the Vedagama, and Apta Pramana – the enlightened experiences of the Enlightened Yogis, Rishis, and incarnations. It includes over 200 + Yogic postures (Asanas) illustrated, 350+ Yogic breathing (Pranayama), breath-holding techniques (Kumbhakas), Yogic hand gestures (Mudras), Yogic body-locking (Bandhas), withdrawing from the five senses (Pratyahara), Yogic centering (Dharana), truth revealed when flowing into it (Dhyana), being in  state of oneness  (Samadhi), Energized syllables (Mantras), and Yogic physiology, Yogic Lifestyle, Yogic Diet, Yogic purification techniques.
  • Complete Works of MahaSadashiva –  Locating, acquiring, collecting, producing, preserving, spreading the VedaAgamas to the world; and decoding and mapping (authentic translations) of Sanskrit into English  from rare scripts such as DevanagariGrantha etc.; launching a website https://jnanalaya.nithyananda.org/  that contains terabytes of research on VedaAgamas, freely available to the world.
  • Spiritual Media Productions with 500 discourses of His Divine Holiness and spiritual music albums.
  • Inspired Hinduism Now online magazine with 226,000 followers – one of the largest online Hindu magazines (https://hinduismnow.org, https://fb.com/hinduismnow).


  • His Divine Holiness has been successively conducting a host of Yoga and Meditation programs, grounded on the insights and revelations from the VedaAgama, that are His own direct experiences (atma  pramana). Through direct transmission of energy (initiation or Deeksha), over hundred thousand people have experienced the possibilities of a Superconscious breakthrough.
  • His Divine Holiness as a Jagatguru (Guru for the whole world) is awakening all types of people, irrespective of ethnicity, culture or background, to their ultimate human possibilities; enlightening them with Powerful Cognitions and empowering them with Powers.
  • Many of these programs have been available free to participants around the world. In 2010, His Divine Holiness launched a new initiative – a series of online satsangs (spiritual discourses) on his online television channel Nithyananda.tv, programs, and webinars, which have become hugely popular globally.
    Presenting the milestones of programs designed and conducted by His Divine Holiness worldwide, in-person in 20 countries, and through online programs in 196 countries.
  • His Divine Holiness has revealed 460 Yogic powers from the Agamas. In 2015, He initiated people into Third Eye AwakeningSM which awakens the powers of the Third Eye located between the eyebrows (also called the pineal gland). Over 100,000 people have been initiated into Third Eye AwakeningSM.
  • Third Eye awakened individuals demonstrate extraordinary powers such as blindfold reading, body scanning, healing, remote vision, consciousness over matter, mind reading etc.
    • Initiated disciples into the Science of Akashic Reading – the ability to read the Cosmic archives saved in the ether energy and see people’s past, present, and future.
    • On 5th June 2017 (World Environment Day), another breakthrough was witnessed when His Divine Holiness initiated devotees in 108 locations worldwide to manifest rain simultaneously, as a way to heal Mother Nature.
    • In 2016, Third Eye Awakening demonstrations were performed at Capitol Hill in Washington DC to a group of Indian-American businessmen and politicians.
    • In 2016 and 2017, Third Eye Awakening demonstrations were done at  Agape Spiritual Center in Los Angeles.
    • In 2017, a World Tour to 14 cities in 6 countries was embarked on by His initiated disciples who demonstrated the powers of Third Eye Awakening such as blindfold reading, body scanning, materialization, etc, thus showing the world their own possibilities of a Superconscious breakthrough.
  • Designed and launched ‘Manifesting Shaktis’ in 2011 which is the science of manifesting powers through Kundalini Awakening initiation (to awaken the inner potential energy), done in person and through 2-way video conferencing.
  • Designed the hallmark Third Eye AwakeningSM program in 2015 that paved the way for creating super conscious beings or ‘power manifestors’ who can manifest the state, space and the powers of Mahasadashiva.
  • Designed and launched the hallmark “Inner Awakening” – a 21-day yoga and spiritual retreat in 2009 which teaches and empowers humanity to manifest their life the way they want it consciously. As part of this program series, His Divine Holiness has revealed new programs every year based on new research into different aspects of the Agamas:
    • In 2012, conducted this program on a cruise. This program revealed fundamental Yogic principles of living successfully such as Integrity, Authenticity, Responsibility & Enriching. The program was designed to leverage the unique properties of large water bodies to launch the conscious evolution of humanity.
    • In 2013, conducted the Inner Awakening program in Bali, Indonesia on the science of Enriching – the power of making other people’s reality come true. This was truly revolutionary in terms of designing a program which teaches the enlightened lifestyle of being in oneness and harmony with others and nature.
    • Designed “Shivoham” in 2014, conducted in Cambodia based on sacred cosmic patterns (yantras) and sounds (mantras) that aligned meditator’s mind and body to cosmically harmonic visualizations and thoughts. This revived the ancient science of Yantras and Mantras as per the Agamas.
    • Designed “Nithyanandoham” in 2015, conducted in Phuket, Thailand – a program based on taking everyone from believing they are a seeker, to understanding that they are masters of their lives.
    • Revived the ancient science of spiritual alchemy products as per the Agamas in 2016 at the “Sadashivoham” program; these alchemy products made with yantras (sacred geometry) with sacred herbs serve as catalysts to manifest powers.
    • Revived the ancient science of “Aushada”, the energy herbs, which accelerates the ability of people to experience a higher level of consciousness and to express powers and introduced this science in the program called “Mahasadashivoham”.
  • His Divine Holiness has designed 108 Nithya Kriyas – a special combination of yoga postures, visualization and breathing techniques that unblock energy circuits in the body and to provide relief from 108 mental, emotional, physical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, insomnia, etc.
  • Designed over 100 programs for humanity, which turned the problems into powers and spiritual solutions in programs such as “Awakening Wealth Consciousness”, “Be Your Own Boss: Manifesting Leadership Consciousness”, “Enlightened Relationships”, “Conquering Time: Unlocking the Illusion of Time”, “Conquering Life: Awakening Spiritual Powers to Conquer Anything in Life”, “Weight Loss: The Secret Yogic Solution”, and more.
  • Designed en-PregnancySM, a unique program designed to bring enlightened babies into the world by revolutionizing the process of preparing for child delivery.
  • eN-ParentingSM, a program designed to educate parents, teachers, and caregivers about conscious parenting about raising a new enlightened generation of children.
  • Designed and launched the pivotal “Nithya Dhyaan Yoga” meditation program, which for the first time unleashed the hidden power of emotions associated with the seven chakras (energy centers) in the human body as described by the Agamas.
  • Designed and launched the seminal “Nithya Kriya Yoga” meditation program, which cleanses the seven layers of the body (physical, breath, mental, causal and other layers) to take people beyond pain, guilt, fear, boredom, and tiredness in life and convert these negative emotions into powers that supercharge their life.
  • Designed and launched the breakthrough “Unclutching meditation”, a self-evolving meditation to take the mind beyond thoughts to the space of Nirvikalpa Samadhi. Launched the “Nithyanandam” program based on this process.
  • Designed and launched the breakthrough “Completion Process” – a process to go beyond limiting cognitions from the past and manifest the hidden powers and peace in everyone.
  • Designed and launched the breakthrough “Kalpataru Yogam” program that teaches the ancient secret science of manifesting one’s desires as taught in the Agamas.


  • Worldwide organization for reviving, researching, preserving, spreading and teaching the authentic Science of Oneness, Power-manifestation, Yoga and Enlightened lifestyle for enabling peaceful co-existence of large communities.

Reviving the science of Temple building 

  • Temples are high energy places meant to radiate the Cosmic healing energy for peace and well-being. These monuments of knowledge have been almost annihilated. His Divine Holiness is reviving them and preserving this rich cultural heritage and spreading it worldwide. These temples are also educational and cultural centers where congregation happens every day.
  • Founded 34 temples & Aadheenams (temple-monastery complexes) worldwide in 6 countries, housing 3720 deities. Cities include Bangalore and Hyderabad in India, Los Angeles, San Jose, Seattle, Oklahoma City, St. Louis, Columbus Ohio, Houston & New York in the USA, Toronto in Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Melbourne in Australia.
  • Preserving, making and distributing from under a single roof the sacred temple arts and architecture as per the Agamas, that include stone temple structures, deities made of stone or 5-metal alloys, temple chariots, vehicles of deities (vahanas), worship items, crafted temple jewelry, and traditional decorations. Over 5000 unique deities have been created by artisans so far.

Reviving practices of worship in ancient monasteries in India 

  • The spiritual head of the most ancient apex body of Hinduism, Sri Panchayati Akhada Maha Nirvani the world’s most ancient Hindu monastic organization with over 1.2 million monks.
  • Madathipathi (Head of monastic organization) of the following Mutts:
    • Sri Somanatha Swami Temple & Mutt, Thiruvarur, India
    • Sri Arunachala Gnanadesikar Swami Temple & Mutt, Vedaranyam, India
    • Sri Po. Ka. Sathukal Mutt, Vedaranyam, India
    • Sri Palsamy Mutt, Thanjavur, India
    • Sri Sankara Swami Mutt, Thanjavur, India

Reviving the ancient sciences and knowledge repositories like Vedagamas

  • The think-tank of Sanatana Hindu Dharma that gives the Vision and Inspiration to collect, preserve and spread the Science of Vedagamas
  • More than 50000 palm-leaf manuscripts were collected and preserved to revive ancient scriptures.
  • As an effort to revive and restore old palm-leaf texts in the original format, a state of art printing technology on palm-leaves that prints minimum of 1000 palm-leaf folios per day is created.
  • Holds the collection of more than 1 million palm-leaf folios on text from Veda-Agama and other source scriptures
  • Digital collection of more than 14500 palm-leaf manuscripts on AgamaTantraVeda-AgamaItihasa, and Purana

Collection of rare artifacts to protect and preserve their heritage

  • Burma Teak
  • 50 tonnes of rudraksha beads
  • 1-ton copper and brass artifacts
  • 2 tonnes of silver artifacts


  • These ancient yogic sciences translated and decoded from the original Sanskrit and Tamil texts form the basis of this wing of the Mission. The scientific study of the same being undertaken for the first time ever is continuing to reveal deeper insights into the understanding of life, ranging from the functioning of the human system to the fabric of the cosmos. His Divine Holiness has decoded the original Shashtanga Yoga (six-limbed Yoga) as delivered by MahaSadashiva and revived it as Nithyananda Yoga, practiced by several thousands of people worldwide through in-house programs, web television, and social media.
  • Revived the ancient Pole Yoga (Shivastamba Yoga) and Rope Yoga (Kundalini Rajju Yoga) in which yogic asanas (postures) and weight balancing techniques are performed to create the Yogic physiology aligning it to cosmic geometry, that manifests superconscious powers.
  • On September 30, 2017, and October 2, 2017: His Divine Holiness was awarded two Guinness World Records for the largest rope yoga (Kundalini Rajju YogaSM) and largest pole yoga (Shivastamba YogaSMclasses, bringing worldwide attention to these extraordinary forms of yoga.
  • Over 5 million lives enriched by His Divine Holiness through His world tour talks on Yogic sciences.
  • Over 300 Yogic techniques and 108 Yogic Flows (Nithyananda Yoga – Prathama Vinsaya Krama) shared with the world for awakening their inner potential energy (Kundalini Shakti) and manifest the Yogic powers.


  •  His Divine Holiness has been the largest contributor to Kumbh Mela – the world’s largest spiritual confluence of those with devoted faith. His Divine Holiness’s camps hosted over 3000 residential guests in 2015 and 2016, serving over 300,000 meals a day.
  • Nithyananda Sangha is entrusted as the only organization to host Kumbh Mela outside India by the Akhila Bharatiya Akhada Parishad, which has hosted Kumbh Mela for thousands of years.
  • His Divine Holiness has hosted Kumbh Mela USA in Los Angeles from 2007.
  • Revitalized the Monastic tradition of Sanyas by initiating hundreds of people into the Nithyananda Monastic Order. The all-renouncing monks contribute the best things to a human civilization living their life with the cognition: ‘Life is for others.’
  • Embarking on pilgrimages (spiritual journeys) taking spiritual aspirants to high- energy sacred spots such as Himalayas, Kailash, Varanasi, Angkor Wat (Cambodia) and various powerful temples of India.


  • Research conducted by doctors at the Integris Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Center at Oklahoma, USA acknowledged supernormal brain activity and control in His Divine Holiness’s brain. This study was referred to by famous TV anchor Brian Williams in his speech at the Morning Star Center for Spiritual Living in Norman, Oklahoma in
  • 2009, when he said, “here we can see the template for the mental and spiritual state we aspire to fully organized neurological activity, expanded use of the higher brain center, and the ability to consciously transition from one level of amplitude to another.”
  • Conducted research on the effect of Kundalini Awakening on human cells; discovered that the Mitochondria count in participants initiated by His Divine Holiness, and those who participated in the 21-day Inner Awakening program increased by 1300%.
  • Controlled gene ontology study and gene pathway analysis was done in 2011 with Inner Awakening participants revealed a seven-fold increase in pathways related to Immune modulation, inflammation, hypoxia regulation, etc. and 420 up-regulated and 165 down-regulated entities have been demonstrated, showing that Inner Awakening can alter genetic makeup positively and significantly. Previous studies done by Harvard showed such changes in gene activation of meditators, but that study required 8 weeks of meditation compared to 3 weeks for Inner Awakening.
  • Other medical research conducted on Inner Awakening participants in 2012 has shown that 70-100% of the participants exhibit a significant reduction in problems like chronic fatigue & pain, eating disorder, depression, asthma, allergies, etc.
  • In September 2011, researchers studied the phenomenon of materialization and kundalini awakening using whole-body CT scan and QEEG machine and scientifically validated (1) that the brain waves change significantly from alpha to delta waves during kundalini awakening, and (2) verified that materialization of objects indeed can be recorded on the CT scan.
  • QEEG studies conducted by neurologists showed that during kundalini awakening the brain waves changed in a way that may increase focus, awareness, improve memory, problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Other research has focused on Nirahara Samyama – the meditation and process to beyond food, and the patterns related to food.


  • facebook.com/ParamahamsaNithyananda
    Over 1.1 million followers, with over 1 million Likes
  • Nithyananda.tv
    24-hr online spiritual television network founded in 2010 with hundreds of millions of views
  • YouTube.com/Nithyananda
    Over 6000 hours of videos, 35.68M of watched hours, Over 41.4M views from 247 countries, over 127K subscribers.

References and Citations

  1. Enhanced cognitive function : Brains of the regular sanskrit verse chanting pandits were dramatically larger than those of controls, with over 10 percent more grey matter across both cerebral hemispheres, and substantial increases in cortical thickness this consistently correlates with enhanced cognitive function.  Based on structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) done by India-Trento Partnership for Advanced Research (An Italian and Indian reach collaboration). https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/a-neuroscientist-explores-the-sanskrit-effect/
  2. Verbal Memory : Pandits’ right hippocampus—a region of the brain that plays a vital role in both short and long-term memory—had more gray matter than controls across nearly 75 percent of this subcortical structure. The pandits also showed substantially thickening of right temporal cortex regions that are associated with speech prosody and voice identity. Findings based on MRI study by India-Trento Partnership for Advanced Research.
  3. Decrease in thoughts per second, steadiness in mind and reduction in mental stress.https://paper.ijcsns.org/07_book/200808/20080825.pdf  ; https://nopr.niscair.res.in/bitstream/123456789/9347/1/IJTK%203(2)%20154-161.pdf ; https://paper.ijcsns.org/07_book/200901/20090151.pdf ;
  4. Reduction in depression, Epilepsy and anxiety – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3099099/
  5. Physiological effects – Balancing of blood pressure. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1258234/Chants-fine-thing-It-sound-daft-doctors-believe-meditation-really-lower-blood-pressure.html
  6. Gene Expression and Immunity : 
    https://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0062817 ; https://commonhealth.wbur.org/2013/05/genes-altered-after-relaxation-practice ;
  7. How Homa saved a family performing Homa – during the Bhopal Gas Tragedy https://postcard.news/entire-city-dying-bhopal-gas-tragedy-saved-one-family-god-read-know/
  8. Homa ash used for treatment after exposure to nuclear disaster.  https://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/spiritual-healing/healing-using-objects/spiritual-healing-agnihotra/
  9. Effect of meditation on homicide and crime rate
    In 1960, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi predicted that one percent of a population practicing the TM technique would produce measurable improvements in the quality of life for the whole population. This phenomenon was first documented in scientific research in 1976 when it was found that when 1% of a community practiced Transcendental Meditation, the crime rate was reduced by 16% on average. At this time, the phenomenon was named the Maharishi Effect. The meaning of this term was later extended to cover the wider influence generated by group practice of the TM-Sidhi program. Generally, the Maharishi Effect may be defined as the influence of coherence and positivity in the social and natural environment generated by the practice of the TM and TM-Sidhi programs.

    1. https://tmhome.com/benefits/study-maharishi-effect-group-meditation-crime-rate/
    2. https://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/01/03/9925171-jobless-rate-up-but-crime-down-what-gives
    3. https://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/24/us/24crime.html?_r=3&scp=1&sq=Steady%20Decline%20in%20Major%20Crime%20Baffles%20Experts&st=cs
    4. https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/24/AR2010052402210.html
  1. Hindus are the happiest community in UK
    The average happiness rating was 7.38 out of 10. Hindu community scored 7.57 for happiness, well above the average and also highest among all communities. Christians stood second with a score of 7.47. Sikhs and Buddhists scored 7.45 and 7.41 respectively; Jews scored 7.37, which was just below the average. Muslims were the unhappiest people among major religious communities. Their happiness rating was 7.33. People who chose ‘any other religion’ scored 7.26. People who belonged to ‘no religion’ were the unhappiest people in UK. They scored just 7.22. The study also measured life satisfaction, worthwhile, and anxiety. The Average rating for life satisfaction, worthwhile, and anxiety was 7.5, 7.8, and 2.9 respectively. Average anxiety rating was highest in the age group 45 to 59 years. Lowest average ratings for life satisfaction and happiness were also recorded by the same age group. Highest average levels of personal wellbeing were shown by people in the age group 65 to 79.

    1. https://www.newsgram.com/hindus-are-the-happiest-people-in-uk-study
    2. https://www.merinews.com/article/hindus-are-the-happiest-community-in-united-kingdom/15913621.shtml
    3. https://www.newsgram.com/hindus-are-the-happiest-people-in-uk-study

Awards And Recognitions


  • 31 May 2018: Conferred with Honorary Doctorate in Humanities by Commonwealth University
  • October 19, 2017: Declared “Paramahamsa Nithyananda Day” by the City of Montclair, California, USA, for contribution to the superconscious evolution of humanity.
  • September 30 & October 2, 2017: Awarded two Guinness World Records for the largest rope
    yoga (Kundalini Rajju YogaSM ), largest pole yoga (Shivastamba YogaSM) classes.
  • May 4, 2016: Premier of Ontario, Canada, extended invite for Kumbh Mela 2016.
  • April 30, 2016: Postage stamp on His Holiness was released by the Indian Postal Department
    in the occasion of Kumbh Mela.
  • October 24, 2015: The Senate of the State of California, USA recognized and congratulated
    H. H. for highlighting and educating the community on Kumbh Mela.
  • October 11, 2015: To preserve the sanctity of Kumbh Mela, Nithyananda University was
    authorized by Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad as the only organization to conduct this festival
    outside India. Kumbh Mela is the largest human gathering on planet earth.
  • August 15, 2015: The Federation of Indo-American Associations of Los Angeles, USA
    recognized for His dedication to the revival of Sanatana Hindu Dharma.
  • 2015: Nithyananda Meditation Academy, Toronto was rated among Toronto’s Top-5 meditation
  • 2012: Named among the world’s 100 most spiritually influential personalities by the renowned
    esoteric magazine ‘Body Mind Spirit’, published by London’s Watkins.
  • October 6, 2009: Oklahoma City, USA acknowledged for His unselfish service to the people of
    Oklahoma City while serving as a leader for spiritual, emotional well -being.
  • October 5, 2009: The Office of the Mayor of Oklahoma City, USA recognized His Holiness for
    conducting spiritual and well-being programs.
  • September 21, 2009: The Lieutenant Governor of the State of Oklahoma, USA recognized H.H.
    for sharing His expertise with the community about creating a healthier mental and physical lifestyle of exercise and diet through yoga, meditation, and spiritual gatherings.
  • September 2009: Hon. Jim Karygiannis, P.C., M.P., House of Commons, Scarborough-
    Agincourt, Toronto, for contributions as a humanitarian and peace ambassador.
  • April 29, 2009: The Governor Ohio State, USA, Ted Strickland, recognized H.H. for yoga
    sessions at Ohio Women’s Reformatory, and to reestablish the science of inner bliss.
  • March 29, 2009: Keys to the City, Artesia, California, USA was awarded to His Holiness.
  • March 10, 2009: The Premier of British Columbia, Canada, Gordon Campbell, recognized His
    Holiness along with Nithyananda Meditation Academy, for His guidance, discourse, and
    inspiration during the three -day yoga and meditation event in Vancouver.
  • November 10, 2007: The U.S. House of Representative Congress recognized H.H. on the
    occasion of the grand consecration of the Vedic temple.
  • November 9, 2007: The Senate of the State of California, U.S.A for His dedication and efforts to
    raise awareness of Vedic tradition, and positively on global peace and universal brotherhood.
  • October 15, 2007: JSS Spiritual Mission recognized H.H. on the occasion of an anniversary
    celebration with Dr. Abdul Kalam, former president of India.
  • May 31, 2007: The County of Los Angeles, California, USA, acknowledged His Holiness for his
    contribution to meditation & yoga

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