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H.H Nithyananda envisions Vedic revival through Madurai Aadheenam

H.H Nithyananda envisions Vedic revival through Madurai Aadheenam

Tanjavur, 22 May 2012: H.H. Paramahamsa Nithyananda today revealed his dream of an authentic Vedic revival in the new world. He observed that this would happen only if renowned spiritual organizations like the 1500-year-old Madurai Aadheenam played an active role in bringing about this cultural and spiritual renaissance.

Recently coronated as the 293rd pontiff of Madurai Aadheenam, the most ancient Hindu organization in the world, Paramahamsa Nithyananda defines the changing role of socio-spiritual organizations in today’s world:

“With the world turning to spirituality for answers, spiritual organizations should act as the hub of socia

l reform and enlightened governance,’ says Nithyananda. “While preserving the depth of the spiritual teachings, we should not lose out on the breadth of social outreach as well. As Swami Vivekananda once said, all I need is a hundred sincere people, ready to bring about a real change in human consciousness.”

H.H Paramahamsa Nithyananda & Sannyasis cleaning Sri Saatchinatheswarar Temple

Speaking to media on the occasion of his visit to Sri Saatchinatheswarar Temple, Tiruppurampiyam in Tamil Nadu’s Tanjavur Dt. of Southern India., Nithyananda revealed that Tiruppurampiyam would be his future cultural headquarters. The sprawling Tiruppurampiyam temple is one of the four temples in Tamil Nadu of which Madurai Aadheenam are the hereditary trustees. With the approval of his predecessor Srila Sri Arunagirinatha Sri Jnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal, the kumbhabhishekam (ritual consecration ceremony) of the temple would be performed by the end of 2012, said Nithyananda. Kumbhabhishekam is a mandatory ceremony performed at least once in 12 years in any Hindu temple to maintain the sanctity and recharge the energy field of the temple. Nithyananda also has an agenda to start a traditional vedapathashala in Tiruppurampiyam for traditional scripture study and training in Vedic rituals.
Elaborating on his plans for social reform in Tiruppurampiyam, Nithyananda said that a high school and a 20-bed hospital would be set up shortly in the village. Thiruparampiyam is one of the villages adopted under Madurai Aadheenam’s newly-launched Model Village project, where basic amenities like clean drinking water, private toilets, 90% subsidized schooling and free medical care will be provided for all. About 100 devotees and volunteers who arrived at Tiruppurampiyam with the took the first step towards the restoration of the temple by cleaning the premises and completing minor repair works.

About Thiruparampiyam Saacthinathar Temple

This ancient temple near Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu dates back to the 5th century AD. Legend has it that Shiva appeared here as a witness (Saakshi) to defend his devotee, hence the name. The presiding deity of this temple is Lord Shiva in his incarnation as Dakshinamurti, the first-ever guru, who imparted the ultimate spiritual instruction to four great saints. It is believed that the child-incarnation Tiru Jnanasambandar, one of the four visionary saints of the Shaiva Siddhanta tradition, performed a number of miracles at this ancient temple. The poet-saint Appar is said to have sung many Thevarams (hymns) in praise of Lord Shiva at this temple, and hence it is known as a Thevara Sthalam.


Watch the Press Meet at Tiruppurampiyam on 22 May 2012