The Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism (SPH) Jagatguru Mahasannidhanam (JGM) His Divine Holiness (HDH) Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramasivam was born in January 1978 (Lunar month of Margazhi, natal star – Chitra) in Tiruvannamalai, a spiritual nerve center in South India.
The Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism is recognized and predicted by past Hindu incarnations, present Hindu leaders, and the global community: The Adishaivite Minority Tradition, as the incarnation of Paramasiva, the Primordial Hindu Divinity as per Sanatana Hindu Dharma (Hinduism), the original incarnation who represents the Cosmic Principles and assumes human form repeatedly to evolve humans and other living creatures to superconsciousness or enlightenment. The re-incarnation or Avatār of Paramasiva (also called Maheśvara) is revealed in the Hindu Source Scripture “Kurma Purana” as follows:
ब्रह्मा कृतयुगे देवस्त्रेतायां भगवान् रविः ।
द्वापरे दैवतं विष्णुः कलौ रुद्रो महेश्वरः ॥
brahmā kṛtayuge devastretāyāṃ bhagavān raviḥ ।
dvāpare daivataṃ viṣṇuḥ kalau rudro maheśvaraḥ ।। 29.11 ।।
Brahma is the presiding Divinity or Devatā (Lord) for Kṛtayuga (first cycle of Time). In the Tretāyuga (second cycle of Time), it is Bhagavān Ravi (Surya) – in which appeared Sri Rama. In the Dvāparayuga (third cycle of Time), the presiding Divinity is Viṣṇu. And in the Kaliyuga (fourth cycle of Time), the current age, the presiding Divinity, the Avatār is Rudra, Lord Maheśvara, Paramasiva.
It has been the original Hindu foolproof tradition of identifying the incarnation through unique time-tested methods that were later followed by the Buddhist and Abrahamic religions as well. The 230th Guru Mahasannidhanam (Pontiff) of the Thondaimandala Aadheenam (one of the 13 Hindu kingdoms) and many more. The SPH at the age of 3 was recognized as the incarnation of Paramasiva by his predecessors – Mata Vibhutananda Puri, Yogi Ramsurat Kumar, Isakki Swamigal, Annamalai Swamigal, Yogiraj Yogananda Puri, Thinnai Swamigal, Kanchi Paramacharya. At the age of 10, The SPH was ordained as the Pontiff of the Thondaimandala Aadheenam. At the age of 26, The SPH was declared the State head of the Suryavamsam (the illustrious Solar Dynasty that ruled the Hindu Kingdoms).