Founder: Paramahamsa Nithyananda

January 24th, 2012 by admin Categories: Founder No Responses
Founder: Paramahamsa Nithyananda

Young enlightened master from India, Paramahamsa Nithyananda, has emerged as a compelling spiritual force of our millennium. Working and sharing with over 10 million people worldwide every year, Nithyananda is committed to bringing about a true inner awakening for all beings on our planet. A spiritual genius with an enlightened insight into everything from management to meditation, from relationships to religion, and from success to sannyas, Nithyananda brings to us a wealth of practical wisdom, meditation techniques and tools for lasting inner transformation. A powerful spiritual healer, Nithyananda has helped thousands of people fight back from diseases ranging from depression to cancer, often with a single touch. Nithyananda is currently ranked the No.1 spiritual guru on youtube, and the author of over 200 books in 28 global languages.

Today, Nithyananda is an inspiring personality for millions of people worldwide. His authenticity, depth of experience and his rare gift for making spirituality both practical and enjoyable have allowed Nithyananda’s teachings to reach far and wide. A lucid orator, Nithyananda continues to reveal to the world the deeper dimensions of yoga and meditation drawn from the ancient mystic disciplines of the East. His mission is to create a new cycle of individual consciousness on planet Earth, enabling the collective human consciousness to take the quantum leap into superconsciousness.

Nithyananda Mission is a worldwide movement that helps people discover the simple secrets of conflict-free, productive and blissful living. To raise the collective consciousness of our planet, and provide a powerful spiritual anchor for the individual in these times of change, Nithyananda Mission aims to initiate at least 10 million people into the life-transforming meditation, eN-Kriya, and 100,000 people into jeevan mukti, living enlightenment.

Birth & Childhood

Sri Nithyananda Swami was born A. Rajasekaran on 1st January 1978 in Tiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu, India. He is the second son of his parents (Late) Sri Arunachalam and Smt. Lokanayaki. He belongs to an affluent and philanthropic family from the Saiva Vellalar community. His maternal grandfather was a pious individual who contributed freely to various temples and spiritual organizations. He was Rajasekaran’s first mentor who introduced him to the great spiritual traditions and scriptures of India.

Rajesekaran completed his schooling (Std. X) from the V D S Jain Higher Secondary School, Tiruvannamalai in 1992 and his diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Rajagopal Polytechnic, Gudiyattam, T.N. in 1995. In 1995, he joined the Ramakrishna Math in Mylapore, Chennai.

Spiritual inclinations

From a very young age, Rajasekaran was interested in worship, yoga and meditation. As a child, he would spend hours performing worship for his favorite idols. Alongside his studies at school, Rajasekaran trained in yoga from an accomplished yoga master in Tiruvannamalai named Raghupati Yogi, and completed advanced levels of yoga training.

In parallel, he also started studying the Vedic scriptures, Puranas and Upanishads under the guidance of various spiritual teachers. He encountered many holy men and women in the town of Tiruvannamalai and received many teachings from them. Prominent among them were Annamalai Swami (a direct disciple of Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi), Yogi Ramsurat Kumar and Mataji Kuppammal.

When he was around 12 years old, he had a profound spiritual experience while meditating near the holy Arunachala Hill in Tiruvannamalai. After this experience, his longing to pursue the spiritual path was greatly intensified. During and after his stay in Ramakrishna Math, he wandered as a mendicant throughout India, visiting holy shrines, learning from evolved souls and frequenting sacred pilgrimage spots. For years, he practiced intense meditation and other austerities and finally realized the state of enlightenment or inner bliss.