Paramapujya Paramahamsa Sri Nithyananda Swamiji is today revered and worshipped as a living Avatar by millions around the world. As per Hinduism, an Avatar is a divine being who assumes a human form to take humanity to the next level of conscious evolution. Hindus recognize a succession of Avatars who appeared at critical moments in history, when humanity was ripe for the next transformation. This open-ended structure of Hinduism allows it to be constantly updated, evolving as humanity evolves, and Hindus are ready to follow whoever will take them to a higher level of existence.
yadā yadā hi dharmasya glānir bhavati bhārata |
abhyutthānam adharmasya tadātmānaḿ sṛjāmy aham ||
paritrāṇāya sādhūnāḿ vināśāya ca duṣkṛtām |
dharma-saḿsthāpanārthāya sambhavāmi yuge yuge ||
Whenever and wherever there is decline in spiritual practice, O Bharat, and a predominant rise of irreligion – at that time I descend Myself. To enrich and deliver the pious beings, to annihilate the miscreants, and to re-establish the sacred principles of cosmic truth, I myself appear, age after age.
– Avatar Sri Krishna in Bhagavad Gita, 4.7-8
The Living Avatar Paramapujya Paramahamsa Sri Nithyananda Swamiji was born in 1978 in the holy temple town of Arunachala (Thiruvannamalai) in Tamil Nadu. He expressed extraordinary spiritual inclinations and powers from early childhood, and was trained under multiple gurus in a range of spiritual disciplines, including yoga, meditation, Vedanta, Sri Vidya and the secret mystical sciences, all of which he mastered. For nine arduous years, he undertook wandering around the country as a parivrajaka sanyasi, practicing daunting spiritual disciplines like Pancha Tapas and Aghora Tapas, and also gaining intimate experiential insights into the lives and problems of the common people. This period of tapas culminated in the year 2000, in an explosive spiritual experience that revealed his Avataric mission on the planet.
apolitical voice of Sanatana Hindu Dharma. He is a Mahamandaleshwar (spiritual head) of Mahanirvani Peetha, the most ancient apex body of Hinduism. He is the most watched spiritual teacher on YouTube with over 21 million views and the author of more than 300 books published in over 20 languages. His talks are watched live every day via video conferencing and on www.Nithyananda.TV, as well as on multiple national and international television channels.
Paramapujya Paramahamsa Sri Nithyananda Swamiji is also a powerful spiritual healer and adept who has successfully demystified the yogic sciences like Kundalini AwakeningSM, Third Eye AwakeningSM, Levitation, Materialization, Anti-aging and going beyond the need for food.