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His Holiness Paramahamsa Nithyananda Envisions Vedic Revival Through Madurai Aadheenam

His Holiness Paramahamsa Nithyananda Envisions Vedic Revival Through Madurai Aadheenam

Sri Saakshinatheswar Temple, Thirupurambiyam:

293rd Guru maha sannidhanam Paramahamsa Sri Nithyananda 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.

On the 22th of may 2012 the day started with cleaning up the huge temple premises. Soon the volunteers were joined by 293rd Guru mahasannidhanam who joined them with the cleaning!!

The day was spent cleaning and supervising and going around the temple premises to study the amount of work that needed to get done to renovate and rebuild the temple which has been in a state of disrepair. 100s of volunteers came together to start the first step towards reviving and preserving this beautiful ancient energy centers. After one round of surveying the temple, Swamiji drove around the temple village checking out the other temple properties before coming back again to the temple and joining in the cleaning up! Later he accompanied the 292nd Sannidhanam to the temple before addressing the press. The day ended with blessing the villagers who extended full support to Swamiji in helping with the renovation work and expressed their happiness that Kumbabhishekam would be done soon and the temple would return to its former glory! Both the Sannidhanams addressed 2 press meets in Tiruppurambiyam

The 293rd Guru maha sannidhanam of Madurai Aadheenam,  Paramahamsa Sri 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 social reform and enlightened governance,’ says Paramahamsa 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.

Speaking to media on the occasion of his visit to Tiruppurampiyam Saakshinathar temple in Tamil Nadu’s Tanjore Dt. of southern India, Paramahamsa 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 Gnanasambanda 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. Paramahamsa 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, Nithaynanda 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 took the first step towards the restoration of the temple by cleaning the premises and completing minor repair works.

About Thiruparampiyam Saakshinathar temple: This ancient temple near Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu dates back to the 5thcentury 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 Thirugnana Sambandhar, 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 devarams (hymns) in praise of Lord Shiva at this temple, and hence it is known as a Devara Sthalam