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Paramashiva – The Founder of Shyamala Peetha Sarvajnapeetham

 

The original founder of “Shyamala Peeta Sarvajna Peetam” (world’s rarest and ancient living spiritual community) is

“Parama Shiva” – The Supreme Consciousness.

Who is Paramasiva?

Bhagavān Śrī Paramaśiva (परमशिव) is the primordial Divinity (Bhagavān) in Hinduism. Śrī Paramaśiva is the Ultimate Reality and Cause, which is self-effulgent (svayamprakāśa), All-pervading, unchanging beyond time, space, form and causality. He is Eternal (nitya), Absolute imperishable source (aparināmi avyayam) of all that is. Paramaśiva, the Pure Consciousness (caitanya) is the Cosmic Principle of Śuddhādvaita, the Pure Oneness, who out of His own Will (icchā śakti) descends with His Cosmic Power, Parāśakti, as the Subjective Cosmos, as the ‘Avatār or Incarnation’ to celebrate His existence, to protect, govern, revive and expand the Supreme Sovereignty of the worlds and its living beings, ordaining the Cosmic Constitution.

As the fundamental base of Unmanifest (avyakta) and Manifest (vyakta) existence, He performs the five Cosmic acts (pañcha kritya) of – creation (śristi), Sovereign Rulership and maintenance (sthiti), rejuvenation (samhāra), delusion (trobhāva) and liberating grace (anugraha) for all living entities.

In the Hindu Source Scripture, Śri Sarvajñānottara Āgama (in the section called vidyā pāda, śivananya-sākśātkar patalaḥ), Sri Paramaśiva reveals,

mayāvyāptam idam sarvam dṛṣyādṛyaṁ carācarām | ahameva jagannatho mattassarvam pravartate || –  (meaning) All this manifest existence constituted of the Seen, manifest and the Unseen, unmanifest, of the movable and immovable existents, is pervaded by Me (Paramaśiva). I myself am the Lord of the Cosmos. Only from Me all things emerge, flourish, expand and proliferate.

Shyamala Peetha Sarvajnapeetham is the crest jewel of all spiritual traditions on the planet, being directly founded by the Supreme Consciousness-Paramasiva.

Meenakshi and Sundareshwara – The Revivers of Shyamala Peetha Sarvajnapeetham

Paramasiva and Devi Parvati in their incarnations as “Lord Sundareshwara or Chokkanathar” and “Meenakshi Devi”, revived the Shyamala Peetha Sarvajnapeetham. 

An Avatar, incarnation is a person who directly descends, directly appears from Super Consciousness, and radiates all the satgunas, all the auspicious qualities. All incarnations appear again and again on the planet with the mission to protect the goodness and the good, to destroy the wickedness and the wicked, and to establish the Science of Enlightenment, the inner awakening.

Out of their causeless mercy and sheer compassion for human consciousness, incarnations happen in the human body from the formless energy to the form to only fulfill their divine purpose. Each incarnation appears to radiate and share their unique expressions of that one super consciousness energy. Every incident, every act, every step of their life is a divine play, called “leela” that gives eternal bliss to its devotees, the seekers of Truth. ‘Leela’ is the extraordinary consciousness landing in the lowest possible existence and playing.

Mother Meenakshi (Parvati Devi), and Lord Chokkanathar (Paramasiva) are the Cosmic Mother and Father of this whole Existence, always sheltering their creation and the created. The mother earth blossomed in all beauty, richness, and celebrated their rare presence on the Planet.

Lord Sundareshwara and Devi Meenakshi revived the foundation pillars and the soaring flag of the purest, the highest Vedic tradition of a living stream of spiritual sciences of Shyamala Peetha Sarvajnapeetham. To ensure this pure Supreme tradition continues to elevate the humanity, they enthrone their direct representatives, their divine energies in the form of continuously flowing lineage of living Masters – the Guru Maha Sannidhanams of Shyamala Peetha Sarvajnapeetham.

 

Meenakshi Amman

7 May 2012 – His Divine Holiness speaks on Meenakshi in the morning satsang (spiritual discourse) in Madurai

The Mother of the Cosmos, “Adi Shakti” (the original source of energy), the divine consort of Lord Shiva, “Sundareshwara” appeared in her third incarnation as “Meenakshi, meaning fish eyed” from the words “mīna, meaning fish” and “akṣi meaning eyes”.

“All the grandeur of masculinity and the beauty of femininity expressed in one body that is Meenakshi. All the grandeur of the super consciousness, the masculine principle and the beauty of the Feminine Consciousness, the Divine Feminine Principle expressing in one body is Meenakshi”, describes His Divine Holiness Bhagavan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam, the 293rd pontiff of Shyamala Peetha Sarvajnapeetham.

     Putrakameshti Yajna

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. She is also named “Thadathagai” (warrior princess)” and “Angayarkanni”. With a regal upbringing unlike even the most valiant of princes, she was and is the Queen of the blessed Pandyan empire headquartered at the Madurai city. Meenakshi Parashakti rules as per Cosmic justice, spreading the divine empire in all directions. Her citizens and devotees flourished using her extraordinary administrative genius. With her immaculate healing powers, and uncompromising compassion, Meenakshi Parashakti, the Mother of all,  blessed her children with her eternal protective lap.

Read more on the fish-eyed Divine Princess Queen Meenakshi Parashakti here 

                                                             Lord Sundareshwara (Chokkanathar)

The Lord of all Lords, Paramasiva also called Mahadeva, the One without a beginning or end, the one who is eternal, formless, nameless, and causeless auspiciousness incarnated as ‘Sundareshwara’, the one who is supremely beautiful.

“Sundareshwara is the embodiment of Superconsciousness, expressing in human body, playing in all His glory. When Paramasiva assumed the body and married Meenakshi and ruled this Pandya kingdom, he becomes ‘Sundara Pandya’. Sundareshwara is the energy of leela, playfulness.” – extols His Divine Holiness, drawing out the real essence of Chokkanathar.

Paramasiva is infinite and so are His expressions and energies. Yet, He is always considered to be like Mt. Kailasha, silently radiating bliss.

His Divine Holiness further reveals, “The colorful expression of His energies, like the flowing, life-enriching river Ganges is never revealed. Normally the ‘Leela’ aspect of playfulness is never attributed to Paramasiva. No branch of Saivism, no other tradition in the Vedic religion, talks about Paramasiva’s Leelas’. Never ever were the Shiva leelas’ absorbed, experienced, and described so profoundly, so vividly, and visually other than in the tradition of Shyamala Peetha Sarvajnapeetham, the ‘Veda Neri’ – Vedic Tradition.”

“No other geography is as sacred as Madurai, for here, Lord Sundareshwara incarnated himself in not just one human body, but in 11 different bodies at different times. Even in Kailasha, Shiva’s very own abode, the Cosmic center of the universe, He assumed and left only 1 body. In Kashi, Shiva’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 pig, and birds, for no cause or reason! In that sense, Madurai is the rarest of rare special energy field, so very close to Lord Shiva, who has a hearty connection with Madurai and its people!”

An incredible journey into the plays of Divine Consciousness are made possible by the most enchanting recordings of the great Paranjyothi Munivar called the “Tiruvilayadal Puranam”, the 64 magnanimous Leelas of Lord Sundareshwara. These historical accounts of His playful acts are living testimony to Chokkanathar’s causeless compassion.

He assumes the body of lower frequencies, like the human body, the pig body, and expresses Superconscious powers. Even today He stays in a frequency where He can immediately assume human body. He is there, He assumes human body and relates with you, answers you, responds to you, raises, you. All we need is a simple, sincere call to – ‘Sundareshwara!’, or ‘Chokkanathar!’

Dive in the nectar of 64 Leelas of Lord Chokkanathar here…

Tiru Jnanasambandar, the Reviver of Shyamala Peetha Sarvajnapeetham

More than 1500 years ago in the 7th century, Shyamala Peetha Sarvajnapeetham was revived by the famous child-incarnation, Tiru Jnanasambandar, the child-Saint, born in the holy town of Sirkazhi (Sembai), Tamilnadu, in the Chola empire. He appeared as the son of God, living the path of “sat-putra-margam”.

Named by Paramasiva Himself, “Jnanasambandar” means the one who has gained contact with the ‘Siva Jnanam’, the highest spiritual knowledge, i.e. the knowledge of Paramasiva.

Tiru Jnanasambandar appeared and transmitted by His shining living example, how to be the true child of Existence. He not only tasted the Divine love of God, but shared it freely with humanity, singing and glorifying the name of Paramasiva and Devi. His life, a mere 16 years on the Planet, is a resounding declaration of the power of deep ‘feeling connection’, bhakti for the divine (which Shyamala Peetha Sarvajnapeetha stands for), proving that the one who achieves the pure love of God, achieves everything. Infinite may be the negative forces of time opposing the good of human consciousness, but the spiritual power radiates all the more intensely when Paramasiva is in one’s heart and being. This is proven in the life of Tiru Jnanasambandar who manifested spiritual powers continuously overcoming all obstacles that came his way. 

Jnanasambandar’s bio-memory itself was never disconnected from the Cosmic Consciousness from birth. He, even while living in the human body, was widely accepted, recognized, revered, worshiped as an incarnation of Paramasiva Himself, Mahadeva Himself. From the ’64 leelas’, Divine plays of Lord Sundareshwara, one of the Divine plays, glorifies the acts of Tiru Jnanasambandar for reviving the “Saiva tradition” by winning the water and fire test from the Jain monks.

Unlike the prevalent notion that Tiru Jnanasambandar is the founder of Shyamala Peetha Sarvajnapeetham, he is actually the reviver of Shyamala Peetha Sarvajnapeetham. When He came to Madurai, He had not found it, he revived Shyamala Peetha Sarvajnapeetham. From Him the recorded history of Shyamala Peetha Sarvajnapeetham started. Till then there was no recorded history, but Shyamala Peetha Sarvajnapeetham existed.

As an embodiment of Supreme love, He radiated a state of intense ecstatic love of God called the “mahabhava” – the “Feeling Connection with the Divine”, which is the philosophy of Shyamala Peetha Sarvajnapeetham. He taught and transmitted to the world the sacred 5 syllables “Namah Shivaya” – ‘Na-Ma-Shi-Va-Ya”, and the glory of the sacred holy ash, “Tiru Neeru”, and the greatness of the Tamil language.

Assuming the human body for only 16 years, the purpose of His divine incarnation was to revive, re-establish the pure enlightened science of vedic tradition, “Veda Neri”, which He declared as the only philosophy of Shyamala Peetha Sarvajnapeetham. The quintessence of the Vedic tradition is to express and radiate “devotion and gratitude” for Paramasiva. He had to win over the persecuting Jain monks in Madurai who had lost their sublime spirit because of the inevitable corruption that follows after the living Enlightened Masters leave their body in the Tradition.

Read the extraordinary greatness of  Thiru Jnanasambandar, the Son Incarnation here…