Birth of Bhagavan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam Year 1978 Until Year 2000
By the time The Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism assumed the human body in 1978, much of the enlightenment ecosystems of KAILAASA was destroyed by the persecutors. The soul of Hinduism however, continued to exist. From 1978, The SPH mastered the great Sciences of Sanatana Hindu Dharma until the year 2000, and embarked thereafter to revive KAILAASA – the original enlightenment ecosystem established by Paramasiva. He is reviving not only the ancient indigenous aboriginal kingdoms (ecosystems) of Kailaasa but also rapidly establishing new ecosystems around the world.
Immediate Predecessors of The SPH in the Lineage Of Incarnations of Paramashiva
After Arunagiri Yogishvara, the lineage of Incarnations spans thousands of years to the present day
Seshadri Swamigal (1870-1929)
Yogi Ramsurat kumar (1918-2001)
Bhagavan Ramana Maharishi (1879-1950)
Bhagavan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam (1978-Present)
Arunagiri Yogiśvara’s Jīva Samādhi
Paramaśiva Himself, came as Śrī Arunagiri Yogiśvara, several thousand years ago. His direct disciple The SPH, is the current living Incarnation representing and embodying Paramaśiva. It is Arunagiri Yogiśvara’s Jīva Samādhi (final resting place shown in picture) around which the Arunachaleshwara temple and the Tiruvannamalai township and city settlement has grown.
Jīva Samādhi means the enlightened final resting place of enlightened ones or Avatārs, who having the power to leave the physical body at will, at a particular point of time, day, sit in their meditation in oneness with the existence, enter into their final Samādhi or super-conscious state in absolute restful awareness. The Jīva Samādhi having the actual physical body is a powerful energy field. Many temples are built around the body of the Saint, which not only remains without deterioration for thousands of years, but also becomes a living breathing Energy Presence of that Saint or Avatār. (Reference: http://jeevasamadhi.com/). It is to Arunagiri Yogiśvara, that the first worship is offered in the main sanctum sanctorum of the Arunachaleshwara temple everyday till date.
Paramasiva comes back to restore the enlightenment ecosystem. Birth of The SPH Nithyananda Paramashivam
The SPH speaks on His birth in His own words:
“It was neither dark nor light-filled; an indeterminate color covered planet Earth. Suddenly, a bright light appeared from a region, which I now see as Southern India. I entered into that light in the form of a brilliant meteor.”
The SPH Nithyananda Paramashivam assumed the human body in January 1978, on the occurrence of the Vedic star “Chitra” during the Vedic month “Margazhi”, in the enlightenment ecosystem of Tiruvannamalai, South India, established by Paramasiva Himself, in the foothill of the sacred Arunachala hill. His parents (seen below) are Arunachalam and Lokanayaki.
Below is the temple town of Tiruvannamalai at the feet of the sacred Arunachala Hill, that His inner space beheld as the “first glimpse” of the mortal world, on assuming the human body
The spiritual leaders of Tiruvannamalai recognized and tested His incarnationhood
At barely age 3, He was recognized as The Avatar (Incarnation as per Hinduism) of Paramasiva, and was raised by a group of spiritual leaders of Tiruvannamalai, belonging to the Hindu ethnic minority group of Adi Shaiva. His accession to the throne of several ancient religious monasteries of the community was pre-decided by the leaders.
(Below) Spiritual leaders – Isakki Swamigal, Yogi Yogananda Puri, Yogi Ramsuratkumar, Annamalai Swamigal, Mata Vibhutananda Puri
Yogi Yogananda Puri
Mata Vibhutananda Puri
The spiritual leaders of Tiruvannamalai recognized and tested His incarnationhood
Mouna Sami Narayanasamy
MASTERING WORSHIP, DEVOTION and INTEGRITY with Maternal Grandfather
The SPH’s maternal grandfather Raju Mudaliar was His first Guru who taught Him dedicated Worship, Devotion and Integrity in life.
He filled Him with powerful cognitions from the life stories of Hindu child-saints such as Markandeya and Bhakta Prahlad. They were embodiments of Advaita bhakti (devotion and Oneness with the Divine). Their stories were depicted on the carved, stone pillars (picture on right) of the Arunachaleshwara temple in Tiruvannamalai. He would take Him to the temple everyday and narrate the stories.
Feeding Ganesha Through Samprajnatha Samadhi
The first deity worshipped by The SPH at age 3, is this very Ganesha, who is the Remover of all obstacles.
When The SPH was 3 years old, He heard the famous story from Hindu History of Nambiandar Nambi feeding his Ganesha deity and the deity actually eating the food that was served. He hurried back home determined to make His own Ganesha deity eat the food He would serve. Through will persistence and a powerful experience of Samprajnata Samadhi (experiencing Oneness with the Divine through worship of a chosen deity) He was blessed with the darshan (Vision of a Divine happening) of Ganesha emerging and eating the served food.
Mastering the Science of Yoga with Yogi Yogananda Puri
The SPH mastered the Science of Yoga from the age of 3 with a great Yogi – Yogi Yogananda Puri, in Tiruvannamalai.
Krittika Mandapam – a multipillared structure inside the Arunachaleshwara temple where The SPH mastered the Science of Yoga with Yogananda Puri. He would climb the pillars without the support of His hands.
Subramaniam, the temple florist was an eyewitness to the intense everyday yoga classes of Yogi with The SPH.
Mastering the Science of Vedanta and Tantra with Mata Vibhutananda Puri
Coronation letter in Tamil
The SPH with His Guru Mata Vibhutananda Puri soon after the coronation. He is holding the symbolic staff of the lineage held by the ruler in the Order of Succession
Deepak, Mata Vibhutananda Puri’s maternal grandson is a childhood friend of The SPH and eyewitness to the intense Guru-disciple relationship.
Isakki Swamigal, was a great Yogi and Siddha (mystic expressing Superconscious powers) who lived as an Avadhootha – with no food, water or clothes. He initiated Mata Vibhutananda Puri as His only disciple. And Mata Vibhutananda Puri in turn, initiated The SPH (bottom) as her only disciple
With Mata Vibhutananda Puri and her Guru Isakki Swamigal, The SPH mastered the Science of Vedānta and Tantra as a child.
On 24 May 1994, Mātā Vibhutananda Puri coronated The SPH officially as Successor King to the Guru Peetha (Seat of the Guru) of her lineage when he was 16.
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Atma Upanishad – containing three primary sacred source scriptures of Hinduism namely the Isa, Keno and Katha Upanishad, His first book on scriptures from which He learnt the alphabet
A palm leaf manuscript
A pair of wooden sandals
Mastering the Science of Aushadha with Narayanasamy Thatha
Parthiban, grandson of Narayanasamy thatha is a keen eyewitness to the long hours his grandfather would spend with The SPH.
Darshan of Parashakti
This Deity of Parashakti – Universal Cosmic Mother – is personally carved in soap stone by The SPH when He was 11, after having a darshan (Divine Vision) of Her inside the sanctum sanctorum of the Arunachaleshwara temple in Tiruvannamalai.
His Yoga Guru Yogi Yogananda Puri checked the subtle energy flow in His hand through a yogic technique, to determine whether the body had been exposed to a super-high frequency vibration.
When he realized that He was telling the truth, he simply prostrated at His feet and cried, “I am blessed, my boy! It takes a lifetime of spiritual practice to have a vision of Devi. You are indeed a siddha Puruṣa (realized being). Hereafter, Devi will be your ishta Devatā, your favored deity!”
Darshan of Sri Chakra and Mastering Sri Vidya
The SPH manifested for Himself, a darshan (Divine Vision) of the sacred Sri Chakra – the two-dimensional geometrical form of the Cosmos – when He was barely 12 twelve years of age. Not knowing what it was, He replicated His Vision by carving it on this very copper foil.
His Vedanta and Tantra Guru, Mata Vibhutananda Puri who was a worshipper of the Sri Chakra, shocked at what He had etched, explained to Him that it was a sacred and complex geometry that is not replicated so casually that too upon just one glimpse!. It was after this that The SPH mastered the Science of Sri Vidya (worship of Sri Chakra) with Mata Vibhutananda Puri.
Mastering the Science of “ONENESS” with Arunagiri Yogisvara
Arunagiri Yogiśhvara who is Paramasiva Himself, assumed the form of an ascetic from his Jīva Samādhi (final resting place) inside the Arunachaleshwara temple, and befriended The SPH when he was a 11-year-old child.
With Arunagiri Yogisvara, The SPH beheld the profound experience of Advaita or Oneness.
He guided Him for a period of nine months as His Guru, initiating Him as his disciple and into monkhood (Sanyāsa), adorning Him with the sacred saffron robe (seen in picture).
Affidavit of the photographer who captured these photographs of The SPH
Mastering Worship, Devotion and Integrity with Maternal Grandfather
Annamalai Swamigal was an enlightened disciple of Bhagavan Ramana Maharishi in Tiruvannamalai. The SPH would listen to his spiritual talks as a child. Listening to one of his talks on existing beyond body and pain, The SPH experimented cutting His right thigh with a knife. When excruciating pain followed, He received the technique of “introspecting on the source of thoughts” from Annamalai Swamigal which He practised playfully and which led him to the ultimate experience of enlightenment at age 12.
ENLIGHTENMENT EXPERIENCE: On 20 May 1989, The SPH was seated on a rock atop the hill called Pavala Kundru in Tiruvannamalai, playfully introspecting the source of his thoughts as told by Annamalai Swamigal. On that auspicious full moon night, during the Vedic month Vaikasi, on the occurrence of the Vedic star Vishakha, on the very day Lord Subramanya, son of Paramasiva was manifested by Paramasiva into the world, and in the very place where Devi, Paramasiva’s Divine Consort realised herself to be the Divine union of both male and female energies, The SPH manifested His own enlightenment experience, He had a complete 360-degree vision all around Him, experiencing Himself in every animate and inanimate object in the vicinity. The rock on which He sat is worshipped today by millions of His followers as “Paramasiva Shila” (Shila meaning rock).
The SPH in Tiruvannamalai, as an intense spiritual aspirant
The SPH in meditation at various times and locations in Tiruvannamalai, His birthplace around the years 1992-95…
His Gurus and mentors of Tiruvanamalai who recognised His incarnationhood, organised and arranged for such photographs to be taken from time to time as records in history and posterity.
Monkhood in Ramkrishna Mutt
The SPH pursued His seeking at Sri Ramakrishna Mutt, Chennai and Ramakrishna Mutt, Belur, Kolkata between 1995 and 1999. He is remembered fondly even today for His intense spiritual practices, extraordinary contribution in various areas, and selfless seva (service) to senior sadhus (monks). He is seen here (encircled) with Swamis and Brahmacharis (monks) of the monastic Order during those years.
Austere Spiritual Wandering
In the Hindu tradition, enlightenment seekers discard homely life to wander throughout India, called Parivrajaka, seeking the Ultimate Truth. To demonstrate the spirit of this tradition, The SPH wandered the length and breadth of India by foot, blessing souls, and fulfilling their janmas (multiple births) of yearning for the Divine touch. He says of His spiritual wandering,
“When I came as Vishnu, I travelled over Mother earth on My Garuda (eagle) vehicle. When I came as Muruga, I travelled over her on My peacock vehicle. This time, responding to her ardent prayers, I travelled barefoot over her, blessing her.”
Darshan of Mahavtar Babaji in Gaurikund
In the Himalayas (mountain range in North India), while walking from Gaurikund to Kedarnath, The SPH had darshan (divine vision) of Mahavatar Babaji, the eternally living Himalayan saint. Babaji beheld Him, uttering the words “Paramahamsa Nithyananda” and merged into Him. Years later, The SPH received the very same name from an aged sadhu (monk) Hamsananda Puri, who desired to give Him the ochre robe along with a new spiritual name.
Shankar Baba takes care in haridwar
The Avatar had darshan of Paramasiva in Haridwar, North India, in the form of a mysterious sadhu named ‘Shankar Baba’, who served Him food and medicines and nursed Him back to health when he lay under a bridge with a serious illness, expecting death to consume Him any moment. Here He is seen several years later at the same spot sitting on the very bench where he lay ill.
(left bottom) and visiting the Shankar Baba temple from where emerged Paramasiva as a sadhu (right bottom).
Death Experience in Manikarnika
Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi (right) The SPH is sitting in 2006, several years later, in the exact spot where He had the Conscious death experience during His days of spiritual wandering.
Amongst the smoke of the burning bodies of Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi, The SPH sat in penance, determined to conquer death itself. Succeeding in His will persistence, He had a conscious experience of death, He realized His existence beyond Death. This very experience, He gifts to millions today through a powerful guided Death Meditation process.
Realising the Avataric Mission in Omkareshwar
After long years of tapas (penance), in a moment of extreme ferociousness, The SPH entered the sacred Narmada river at Omkareshwar, determined to either experience the Ultimate or end His very life.
When He finally opened His eyes, He found Himself lying safe on the opposite banks of Narmada. When He saw, Mother Narmada was laughing at Him! At that moment, His grand Avataric Mission on planet Earth revealed itself to Him.