Paramahamsa Nithyananda

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Fast Facts
Other Names and Nicknames: 
Nithyananda, Swami Nithyananda, Paramahamsa Sri Nithyananda, Paramahamsa Sri Nithyananda Swamigal, Nityananda
Sanathana Dharma, Dhyanapeetam
Main Countries of Activity: 
India, USA, Malasiya
Date of Birth: 
January 1st, 1978
Place of Birth: 
Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
Other Related Gurus: 
Raghupati Yogi, Mataji Kuppammal, Arunagiri Yogishwar, Annamalai Swamigal


Paramahamsa Nithyananda is a very popular young Indian guru with millions of followers around the world. In 2010, he was involved in a sex scandal, seen in video in a compromising position in bed with a famous Tamil actress called Ranjitha. The video was broadcasted on TV leading to violence among angry followers and his escape to an unknown location. Later he was arrested, charged under several sections and granted bail.


Nithyananda was born on January 1st, 1978, as Rajasekaran, the second child of Arunachalam and Lokanayaki in Thiruvannamalai, home to Arunachala, the spiritual heart center of our planet. On the tenth day after his birth, an astrologer was summoned to cast his horoscope and awed by the unique configuration of planets in Nithyananda’s birthchart exclaimed that Nithyananda would grow up to be a Raja Sannyasi (King among Swamis).

Early Years

True to the astrologer's words, Rajasekaran showed spiritual inclinations from a tender age. He would make idols out of mud, clay and soap stone, decorate them and worship them with a deep fervor. This aspect of Nithyananda’s personality would remain unchanged; the miniature stone figures have been superceded by the spectacular and towering deity idols that grace the temples of Life Bliss Foundation in North America and other countries today.

In childhood as well as throughout his wandering years, Nithyananda was deeply inspired by two great saints of Bharat, Sri Ramakrishna and Ramana Maharshi. A photograph of Ramakrishna was the focus of Nithyananda’s worship practices, and he was blessed to have had direct darshan, or superconscious experience of Ramakrishna in the flesh. His spiritual teachers in Thiruvannamalai awakened Nithyananda’s enormous latent spiritual potential.


Raghupati Yogi
Raghupati Yogi instructed young Nithyananda in Yoga methods and processes that would strengthen His body and mind, in preparation for the Herculean tasks of today. Raghupati Yogi would emphasize to Nithyananda that the optimal period, during which one can truly imbibe the truths of Yoga so that they become a solid experience, is before the age of 14; accordingly, he trained Nithyananda starting from age 3 for a period of 10 full years. Raghupati Yogi taught Nithyananda asanas, pranayama, dhyana, and also other esoteric Yogic methods, including how to resist hunger and thirst, which would prove to be invaluable during the intense parivrajaka years, or years of wandering as a renunciant. Above all, Raghupati Yogi truly helped prepare Nithyananda’s body to receive, hold, and express the high energy of enlightenment.

Mataji Kuppammal
Another key teacher was Mataji Kuppammal, who was a spiritual adept who had mastered the mystical science of Kundalini tantra by the age of 12. She became a great inspiration and a compassionate guide to young Nithyananda. When Nithyananda was around seven and was at the altar of Goddess Parvati inside the Arunachaleshwara temple one day, he suddenly had a vision of a golden colored geometric figure, which he then immediately carved from memory onto a copper sheet with a nail. Kuppammal explained to him that what he had drawn was the very powerful Sri Chakra, a complex and metaphorical representation of the universal energy. Kuppammal then initiated Nithyananda into the science of tantra, which uses the Sri Chakra as a base for meditation practices.

Kuppammal led Nithyananda from bhakti (devotion) into jnana (wisdom) and dhyana (meditation), with the help of her own Master, Isakki Swamigal, who also contributed to Nithyananda’s growing realization. Kuppammal gave Nithyananda many books and predicted that he would keep these books till he himself started providing commentaries on them based on his wisdom.

Arunagiri Yogishwar
The very first awareness of His own inner nature, His very first brush with His incarnated being, and the first revelation of His life’s mission, happened to Nithyananda when he met with Arunagiri Yogiswara, who is considered to be an incarnation of Lord Siva Himself, at age nine. Nithyananda took to sitting in front of the jiva samadhi of Arunagiri Yogiswara, at the Arunachaleshwara temple, and that is where their meeting first happened.
Arunagiri Yogiswara was the first being who helped Nithyananda develop a conscious experience of Himself. On one occasion, Arunagiri Yogishwar mystically transported Nithyananda to a sacred Banyan tree under which He taught His disciples as a young Dakshinamurthi, and gave Nithyananda a saffron robe, which is now at the ashram in Bangalore - living proof that what happened then was not a dream!

In their final encounter, Arunagiri Yogiswara said to Nithyananda, ‘Dear one, you and I are one. We can never get separated. But the play is over. You will not miss me any longer. You will not be separated. We are one.’ Saying this, the form of Arunagiri Yogiswara merged into Nithyananda and disappeared from his view. From that moment, Nithyananda did not feel the separation from Arunagiri Yogiswara at all. A deep fulfillment descended on him; a state of bliss. Nithyananda says, ‘it was probably my first moment of realization of who I really was. It was my first spiritual experience, my first moment of enlightenment.’

It was only later that Nithyananda realized that the person he played with, he related so closely with, this Arunagiri Yogiswara was none other than Arunachala, Siva Himself.

Annamalai Swamigal
Around the age of 10, Nithyananda started going to the Ramana Ashram in Tiruvannamalai, where one day He met Annamalai Swamigal, an enlightened disciple of Ramana Maharishi. Annamalai Swamigal was a master of the advaita philosophy of non-duality. A lasting impression was created in the mind of Young Nithyananda through Annamalai Swamigal’s teachings, which remained a source of strength and inspiration in years to come. Hs experience with Annamalai Swamigal helped Nithyananda to go beyond the illusion of thoughts directly into the source of thoughts.

Nithyananda practiced the technique that Annamalai Swamigal had taught him faithfully, and around age twelve, when he was sitting on a rock on Arunachala hill in meditation, the first experience of Cosmic Consciousness, or satori, happened. In the midst of his meditation, Nithyananda felt something opening up within him. It was like a vessel inside getting broken and a door opening simultaneously, an experience of creation and destruction at the same time. It was an experience of utter bliss, serene calmness and connectedness with the Universe. Even with his eyes closed, Nithyananda could see in a panoramic vision encompassing all 360 degrees around him.

Later Years
Nithyananda would often meditate all night long in the cremation grounds of Tiruvannamalai, absorbed in the vibrant silence of Arunachala, and at the break of dawn, he would return home. During his teenage years, after a profound cognitive shift in his understanding through an encounter with a Siddha in Thiruvannamalai, the urge which he had since childhood, to leave home as a sannyasi, reached its peak. After completing his diploma in Mechanical Engineering at Gudiyattam, Nithyananda made the final resolve to set out on his spiritual journey as a wandering ascetic. He embarked on what was to be an arduous journey, stretching thousands of miles covered mostly by foot, over a period of 6 years, traversing the land of Bharat. From Tapovan in the Himalayas to Kanyakumari in the South, from Dwaraka in the West to Ganga Sagar in the East, Nithyananda wandered for several years in India and in Nepal, practicing intense austerities and studying with many sadhus.

Amongst Nithyananda’s numerous soul-stirring experiences was this one, in the Himalayas:

One day in Gaurikund, high in the Himalayas, he saw a lovely vision, of a young man with a glowing countenance and flowing locks, walking towards him with long strides and captivating grace. He realized, only after physically verifying the solidity of the radiant and divine being facing him, it was Mahaavatar Babaji, the Enlightened Master who has dwelled in the Himalayas for thousands of years in perpetual youth. At the moment of passing by him, Babaji looked into his eyes and pronounced, 'Paramahamsa Sri Nithyananda!’ – signifying the state he would soon come to achieve.

Nithyananda's single-minded pursuit of the Divine truth led to deeper and more profound experiences over the years. Finally, when He was 22 years old and staying on the banks of the river Narmada, the final explosion happened, into the experience of Superconsciousness, where space and time, body and mind, the seer and the seen - all dissolved into the state of Eternal Bliss, or Nithya Ananda.

After Enlightenment

After the explosion of superconsciousness, Nithyananda stayed in Erode, on the banks of the river Kaveri in Tamil Nadu for a few months, healing people and teaching meditation. Guided by Divine Vision, Nithyananda soon left Erode and came to the outskirts of Bangalore, where he found a meditation ashram in Bidadi. It is the headquarter for his activities around the world. In 2003 he established the Life Bliss Foundation in Los Angeles, USA. It is the headquarter in the West. Life Bliss Foundation teaches meditation programs that aim to create an inner transformation in the individuals. Nithyananda used at that time to conduct programs in various locations around the world.

Videotaped Sex Scandal

On March 2nd, 2010, populat Tamil channel SUN TV broadcasted a video in which Nithyananda is seen in a compromising position in bed with a famous Tamil actress called Ranjitha.

Soon after, violence erupted in his ashrams. Frustrated followers mobs took to the streets, attacked his ashram in the outskirts of Bangalore and vandalised property. Nithyananda has escaped from the area and hideed in an unknown location. Later he was arrested for over a month, charged under several sections and granted bail.


The Mission

Nithyananda is on a mission to re-establish the science of inner bliss in every individual. Having a huge following of devotees and disciples of all ages and from all walks of life, Nithyananda has established over 1000 centers and 78 ashrams (spiritual laboratories) across 33 countries in a short span of 5 years. His mission statement - "Transformation of humanity through transformation of the individual"

Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam in the east and Life Bliss Foundation in the west represent Nithyananda’s worldwide movement for blissful living and self-realization. Established in the year 2003, it now spans over 1000 centers and 78 ashrams across 33 countries.

It continues to touch millions of lives with guaranteed solutions for all dimensions of life ranging from health and well-being to the ultimate inner fulfillment.

It has under its fold, the International Vedic Hindu University (IVHU), Florida, USA. A diverse range of degree and diploma courses and meditation programs are offered worldwide through IVHU.

Nithyananda Meditation Academies (NMAs) worldwide serve as spiritual centers where inner growth is profound and outer growth, incidental. These academies are envisioned to be a place and space to explore and explode, through a host of activities, from meditation to science. They offer quantum spirituality, where material and spiritual worlds merge and create blissful living; where creative intelligence stems from deep consciousness.

In the pipeline are many projects at the various academies worldwide, as well as establishment of new academies, to provide services in varied fields to humanity at large.

I am not here to give you words. I am here to take you beyond words.

Free energy healing through the Nithya Spiritual Healing system, free education to youth, encouragement to art and culture, satsangs (spiritual gatherings), corporate programs, free medical camps and eye surgeries, free meals at all ashrams worldwide, a one-year residential spiritual training program in India, university course offerings on spiritual science through IVHU, a holistic system of education for children through the in-house gurukul and many more such services are offered around the world.

Nithyananda thus offers guaranteed solutions for the integrated growth and ultimate fulfillment of the individual in all planes of life.



India Headquarters

Nithyananda's spiritual headquarters are at Bidadi, a small township about 30 km from Bangalore City on the Mysore Road and about 90 minutes drive from the the airport.

The ashram has basic facilities and accommodates over 200 permanent residents who are in training within the Nithyananda monastic order.

A number of public programs are offered through the year and some of them have pre qualifications. When Nithyananda is in residence he meets the public in healing sessions. Most of his discourses are given when he travels, which is often.

Ashram offers residential accommodation for short periods to outsiders with vegetarian satvic meals, but since space is limited it is best to call or mail beforehand. Most visitors are serious spiritual aspirants who have been touched by Nithyananda during his tours abroad or people with serious health issues seeking the master's healing touch.

Visit to find details of his schedule
and contact information.

Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam
Bangalore, KARNATAKA 562 109, INDIA.
+9180 27202084
Contact Persons: 
Sri Nithya Sevananda, PRO

From : Devanahalli Bangalore airport .Karnataka
To : Bidadi, Bangalore Rural, Karnataka
Distance : 75.7 km
Drive time : 1 hr 52 min (approx.)

Step-by-step driving directions :
Step 1. Start from Devanahalli, Bangalore airport
Karnataka and head West on NH 7 | Distance: 13.8 Km
Total : 13.8 Km

Step 2. Continue on Bangalore Bellary Road (NH 7) | Distance: 11.7 Km
Total : 25.5 Km

Step 3. Continue on Bellary Road (NH 7) | Distance: 8.8 Km
Cross the following on your way:

Yelahanka at 0.3 Km
Byatarayanapura at 2.9 Km
Hebbal Kempapura at 7.3 Km
Total : 34.3 Km

Step 4. Take the Hebbel Flyover and continue on Bellary Road (NH 7) | Distance: 3.7 Km
Cross the following on your way:

RMV Extension Stage 2 at 0.3 Km
Hebbal at 0.6 Km
Ganga Nagar at 2.4 Km
RMV Stage 2 at 2.7 Km
Jayamahal at 3.4 Km
Total : 38.0 Km

Step 5. Turn right on CV Raman Road (NH 4) | Distance: 2.9 Km
Cross the following on your way:

RMV Stage 2 at 0 m
Sadashiva Nagar at 0 m
Mallesvaram at 1.9 Km
Yesvantpur at 2.6 Km
Total : 41.0 Km

Step 6. Continue on Tumkur Road (NH 4) | Distance: 0.3 Km
Cross the following on your way:

Yesvantpur at 0 m
Total : 41.4 Km

Step 7. Take the bridge | Distance: 72 m
Cross the following on your way:

Yesvantpur at 0 m
Total : 41.4 Km

Step 8. Continue on Tumkur Road (NH 4) | Distance: 61 m
Cross the following on your way:

Rajaji Nagar Industrial Suburb at 0 m
Yesvantpur at 0 m
Total : 41.5 Km

Step 9. Take the slip road | Distance: 0.1 Km
Cross the following on your way:

Yesvantpur at 0 m
Total : 41.6 Km

Step 10. Continue on Chord Road | Distance: 86 m
Cross the following on your way:

Yesvantpur at 0 m
Total : 41.7 Km

Step 11. Continue on Dr Rajkumar Road | Distance: 0.2 Km
Total : 41.9 Km

Step 12. Turn hard right | Distance: 0.1 Km
Total : 42.0 Km

Step 13. Turn left on Chord Road | Distance: 1.0 Km
Cross the following on your way:

Mahalakshmipuram Layout at 0.1 Km
Rajaji Nagar at 1.0 Km
Total : 43.1 Km

Step 14. Turn right on 13th Cross Road | Distance: 0.9 Km
Cross the following on your way:

Basaveshvara Nagar at 0 m
Total : 44.0 Km

Step 15. Continue on Pipeline Road | Distance: 1.9 Km
Cross the following on your way:

Nandini Layout at 0 m
Basaveshvara Nagar at 0 m
Kamakshipalya at 1.5 Km
Total : 46.0 Km

Step 16. Bear left on Outer Ring Road | Distance: 1.2 Km
Cross the following on your way:

Kamakshipalya at 0 m
Total : 47.3 Km

Step 17. Turn right on Magadi Road | Distance: 0.8 Km
Cross the following on your way:

Nagarbhavi 2 Stage at 0 m
Total : 48.1 Km

Step 18. Turn left on University Road | Distance: 4.3 Km
Cross the following on your way:

Nagarbhavi 2 Stage at 0 m
Total : 52.4 Km

Step 19. Continue on 1st Main Road | Distance: 5.6 Km
Cross the following on your way:

Kengeri Satellite Town at 0 m
Nagadevanahalli at 0 m
Total : 58.1 Km

Step 20. Turn right on Mysore Road (SH 17) | Distance: 15.2 Km
Total : 73.4 Km

Step 21. Bidadi , Bangalore Rural, Karnataka
Distance: 2 km
Step 21. Nithyananda dhyananpeetam
Distance: 0 km
Total : 73.4 Km

Special Events: 

Upcoming Event---Inner Awakening - 21 Days Enlightenment Intensive in India.

Jayanthi Celebrations of Nithyananda's birthday begin on 22 December and end on his birthday on 1 January night.
Maha Shivaratri in February. March, Guru Purnima in July, Navaratri in September/ October are other major events at the ashram with joyful celebration. Large crowds in thousands gather and booking far ahead is advised.

Nithyananda conducts special meditation programs in December/ January and June/ July. Quite often these have pre qualifications of attendance of preliminary programs.

Nithyananda has gone every year from 2004 till 2008 on a trip to the locations he traveled to in the Himalayan region with groups of hundreds. In 2008 he traveled to Varnanasi, Triveni Sangam and Bodhgaya with a few hundred people. He travels to Thiruvannamalai, his birth place, many times a year, with large groups of disciples. Thituvannamalai was also the home of Ramana Maharishi.

Daily Schedule & Opening Hours: 

The morning Guru Puja begins at the temple at 6 am. The evening aarti is at 7 pm. There are other pujas in betwen. The temple is always open.
For residents there is a full schedule. For outsiders there are no rigid schedules. If previously advised visitors can be received at any time of the day or night.

When to Go: 

Ideally when Nithyananda is in residence. Do find out from website or call.

Attractions, activities, and more to see: 

Bangalore is an hour away and Mysore little over 2 hours. Bidadi is close to where the river Cauvery flows. There are any historical sites such as Srirangapattinam and scenic spots such as the Coorg Hills within a few hours drive.

Nithyananda's teachings are non denominational. However, his lineage is the Vedic Sanatana Dharma, of which Hinduism is an integral part. The ashram has a temple and a 650 year old banyan tree under which people meditate. Nithyananda is a very powerful Healer. All his initiated disciples are Healers. The initiation as a disciple comes after a rigorous program of 3 levels of intensive meditation courses by Nithyananda's ordained teachers, acharyas. The initiation is a powerful meditation technique that becomes effective by the touch of the enlightened master. People come to Nithyananda not out of idle curiosity or spiritual tourism, but out of a desperate need to find themselves. They will certainly not be disappointed. Etiquette and behavior at the ashram is in tune with intense meditation, which is often punctuated with laughter , joyful music and dancing. The atmosphere is intense and welcoming, neither serious nor frivolous. Accommodation is separate for men and women, and in most cases dormitory style. Amenities are basic though Western style toilets and hot running water are available. White clothing, conservative and traditional, is advised. Bidadi can get mildly cold except during April, May and June and light warm clothes are recommended.
Contact Sri Nithya Sevananda and his team
Services in Location: 

Accommodation and food are included with all course donations. A cafe has been started recently. Laundry is outsourced. Ashram has a library. Internet connection is available for permanent residents. Temporary residents may need to plan on getting wireless cards. Doctors and Healers are in residence.


Accommodation is basic. Luxury hotels are available within 5 km radius.

Prices and Fees: 
Differ with courses. Please contact PRO
Maps and Pictures of Location: 
USA Headquarters
USA Headquarters - Lifebliss Foundation
9720 Central Ave,,
Montclair, CA 91763 , USA

Books & Media

Recommended Books: 
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Bhagavad Gita Demystified - Abridged Edition

by Paramahamsa Nithyananda

(Kindle Edition)

Special Introductory Offer: 70% OFF!!! Regular List Price USD $33.33

\"The Gita demystified in the language of here and now by an enlightened master of this millennium.

The Bhagavad Gita is Lord Krishna’s gift to the world given several thousand years ago. In this book, Paramahamsa Nithyananda, enlightened master of this millennium, demystifies the Gita in the language of here and now. He explains it relevant to the modern man. He shows how it can lead to blissful living in today’s world. He assures the sincere seeker, the Supreme Experience, described by Krishna.\"

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2012 - Truth, Not Just Prophecy: Not Just Predictions And Possibilities

by Paramahamsa Nithyananda

(Kindle Edition)

This is the manual to prepare you for the conscious transition in 2012.

The year ‘2012’ is the most researched word in the Internet today. It is the subject of countless articles and prophecies, including those of Nostradamus. It is the warn of the end of human time. A dreadful climax is forecast by science.

Yet other voices say that it heralds a stunning leap in human consciousness. The world still awaits a definitive verdict. Is this an end or a beginning for humanity? Perhaps the date for the world as we know it to end?

South Indian mystic Paramahamsa Nithyananda is an enlightened spiritual master and living incarnation. A guiding light for millions and most-watched guru on, he reveals the truth of the ‘2012 shift in human consciousness’.

“There will be a huge conscious explosion. Even if you are a little prepared, you will be pushed into jeevan mukti, a new consciousness.”
- Paramahamsa Nithyananda

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Living Enlightenment

by Nithyananda


\"This book contains the essence of all that I have said, am saying, will say, and all that I want to say but may not be able to say...\" \'There is an extraordinary potential hidden inside every human being. If it is awakened it will take you to a much higher plane of consciousness - beyond the limitations of the human body-mind. Experience this superconsciousness, actualize your ultimate potential. This is the only aim of human life - to enjoy the ultimate luxury of living enlightenment.\' Topics in this book include: o Clear, simple and complete life solutions -How to overcome guilt? -What is true love? o The Straight Route to Everyday Bliss - A blissful lifestyle with simple daily meditations and yoga -Over 100 powerful meditation techniques and everyday awareness practices o Rare insights into timeless truths of life - What is karma? - What is the purpose of life? o Dimensions of the Master - Who is a Master? - How can a Master help me realize the Ultimate? ...and more!

Pro Opinions


ramadvaith's picture

Nithyananda is the master of the modern age. He is the perfect balance of mysticism and intellect.

Nirmal's picture

The Master updated 'Avatar' who has perfectly blended Spiritual Sciences with Quantum Mechanics and has evolved the fundamentals of 'Quantum Enlightenment'

In Nithyanandam......


Nirmal | Fri, 08/01/2008 - 17:11
chandrananda's picture

Not only that...

Sitting at his feet is like being in the purest silence of the highest Himalayan Peaks.
Still, vibrant, eternal, complete.
Just to sit...and everything is achieved...

In Nithyanandam,

chandrananda | Sun, 08/03/2008 - 02:52
robert's picture

Details about Nithyananda ashram

Hey people, this Nithyananda sounds promising, I haven't heard about him before I came to GurusFeet and it seems that quite a lot of people are excited about him in a loving not pushy way which is a good sign for me here when I browse the gurus and the opinions and I feel it also indicates about the character of the guru himself.

So all this gives the urge to visit the ashram and attend a darshan/satsang with Nithyananda BUT...

there are only the basic address details in the locations tab. Could you please all fill in the details (schedule, etiquette, are there accommodation facilities?, events etc.) It will promote the cause greatly and help others to easily check it.

BTW, is the ashram itself is really in Banglore?

robert | Sun, 08/03/2008 - 06:51
anu_rajsekar's picture

About the Ashram

Yes, the ashram is in Bidadi,Bangalore. You can find the address at the following link:

There is a program called Inner Awakening from Dec 1st to 21st, 2008. It is a wonderful program. Don't miss it. You can see the details about the program in the following link:

anu_rajsekar | Thu, 11/06/2008 - 17:51
anu_rajsekar's picture

About the ashram

Yes, the ashram is in Bidadi,Bangalore. You can find the address at the following link:

There is a program called Inner Awakening from Dec 1st to 21st, 2008. It is a wonderful program. Don't miss it. You can see the details about the program in the following link:


anu_rajsekar | Thu, 11/06/2008 - 17:53

Young Living Enlightened Master Paramahamsa Nithyananda

nishasomaia's picture

The key word here being "Young", Swamiji speaks our language and understands our lives, he does not preach, he shows us ways to find our own perfection.

Truth matters

Sudhakar Majety's picture

Despite the controversy, the truth that he offered to the world remains great.

joejo's picture

To be Whole is Holy

In the world there could be a good scientist and inwardly in conflict or disorder but such dichotomy is not possible in spirituality.

To be WHOLE and CHILDLIKE is to be Spiritual. It cannot be measured by knowledge.

joejo | Sat, 03/06/2010 - 13:05
atlantis's picture

What trouble he got himself into???

What trouble he got himself into???

atlantis | Sat, 03/06/2010 - 15:05
happy's picture

He was videotaped in bed with a famous Tamil actress

He was videotaped in bed with a famous Tamil actress.

You can see it in

happy | Sun, 03/14/2010 - 21:54
solo's picture


I haven't heard about any controversy regarding Nithyananda. Don't you mix between him and someone else?

solo | Sun, 03/07/2010 - 15:53
happy's picture

see my comment above, this

see my comment above, this is the guru who was caught with pants down or more precisely dhoti down.

happy | Sun, 03/14/2010 - 21:56
happy's picture

Despite the controversy?

Despite the controversy? Don't you understand that this controversy is everything. Words and teachings can be memorized and recited by almost any mediocre actor, not deeds, they say all and it is hard to fake them for long.

"There may be a reason for the trouble that he got himself into. It may be a lesson he needed in the path."

What else do you need in order to break the seal of denial? Use your senses despite the great dissapointment.

happy | Sun, 03/14/2010 - 22:01
Quantum's picture

Tantra not a spiritual practice?

Don't know much about tantra, but I thought it had something to do with sex as a spiritual practice. So, sex can be a spiritual path too, or something like that.

But then again, I wouldn't really know. I'm still trying to figure out if its actually possible to have no thoughts for more than a brief moment.


Quantum's Ego.

Quantum | Fri, 03/19/2010 - 05:15
Brahman's picture

Tainted Milk

Srimad Bhagavatam, the last of Srila Veda Vyasa's works, says that Truths are like a pot of milk but when that milk is tainted by the forked tongue of a poisonous snake, the milk is rendered impure.

The bible says Devil can cite the scriptures. In this information age, where information about virtually anything can be obtained from anywhere, and everyone has access to anything and everything, it comes as no surprise that Nityananda could speak talk so much about the scriptures and about so many esoteric matters.

It does not require much intelligence to regurgitate and plagiarise anything, which is what that cove has done.

Hence, cast your glance way beyond this bloke's seeming words of wisdom. Do not succumb to spiritual myopia.

Brahman | Thu, 06/03/2010 - 00:54
freetruth's picture

Intelectual vs. experiential truth

I read your comment above with many nice words - but it is just shallow intelectual truth. What is your experiential truth? Before throwing turds at a master, at least experience his presence. If you have sufficient spiritual strength you will never be mesmerized. But you can immediately and intuitively sense the truth. I have met many masters, including Nithyananda, and can ensure you they will just connect with you at your level. If you are looking for a sugar daddy, someone that will spoon feed you, that is what you get. Then we suffer as we are not mature enough to realize we need to be spiritually mature ! Usually the master then cuts the cord at some point...

Just so you know, many great masters have been jailed, accused of sexual abuse, homosexuality, etc, including Ramakrishna, Sivananda, Amma, etc. Some before the fame, many before the youtube era. It is part of it. Jesus was in jail too. The question is what are you seeking, where you are going.

freetruth | Sat, 10/10/2015 - 17:45

take what is good

Ram Iyer's picture

It is irrelevant to know what swami does in private. It pains a lot to see that he should be given this shabby treatment.

happy's picture

It is not irrelevant at all.

It is not irrelevant at all. It is the only thing that matters. Words can be memorized by anyone with basic acting skills, deeds cannot for long. These things are the only signs that truly say who is it behind the masks. Sorry.

happy | Sun, 03/14/2010 - 22:20
freetruth's picture

Words or experience?

Words yes, but experiences no. Experience things in life, rather than just plain frozen thinking. Every master and every great PhD advisor says this... The bigger question is: why was Nithyananda Paramhamsa framed as a "traditional" master. That might be the reason for the fall. He is indeed a sanyas, and many paramhamsas have even married. Just look up in wikipedia. Sanyas means no entanglements in the material world. There is a big difference between sex, a framed video, etc... By the way, Buda says that even a fake master can lead you to enlightenment if you are fully absorbed in the practice.

freetruth | Sat, 10/10/2015 - 17:50
joejo's picture

Mask, Blind leading the Blind

It definitely matters. A Sanyasi (Swami) is supposed to be celibate. Though it is not incumbent if one is a householder. To dupe people by such deeds is deplorable. For people who choose to come in public life the responsibility is that much more.

He has violated the code for Swami of his tradition and should surrender his monastic status and if he is sincerely interested in Spiritual life must take a fresh start.

joejo | Mon, 03/15/2010 - 06:16
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Didn't know that

I didn't know a swami was a sanyasi, and I guess I vaguely remember that sanyasis gave up much.

So, is everyone saying that he is a total fake?

Personally, I've always like him. Talks a lot, and but I got a lot out of his vids, some I still live by, such as "Thoughts block the flow of cosmic energy" which I translate to mean the same thing as "Seek ye first the Kingdom of Heaven and everything else will be added." After I heared Swami Gi's statement about thoughts, Jesus's statement made more sence, and actually became practical for me. I measure my success each day by noting how many coincidences keep happening when I'm "without thought"...I mean, "Present."

I still like the guy.

Quantum | Fri, 03/19/2010 - 05:22

Paramahamsa Nithyananda

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Namaste' Beloveds,

A Great Incarnation You May not want to Miss

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I am telling you all readers,

Falsely acused and abused by Media

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The biography displayed on this page stops very abruptly. There is far more to be told about Paramahamsa Nithyananda.

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What? All allegations are false?

What? All allegations are false? the video is fabricated? the photos are fabricated? The media invented something which is evidently incorrect?

You throw a statement without even giving any supporting argument.

And then you claim that he is some kind of incarnation of something and that he healed millions of people without any proof, doing exactly what you blame the press.

Come on, you will need more than that to convince us and to convince yourself.

not_me | Sat, 10/13/2012 - 15:09

to all putting down a beautiful soul based on media attention

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Be careful with the Guru - Avoid the evil ones

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Avoid this person like plague. He misuses the names of other revered gurus, hinduism, vedas, yoga and meditation. Can you site a guru who bombards you all throughout the sermon that we are worthless.

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evil is only in your projected mind

what is evil ?...u sound like an evangelist, feverish to brand anyone who dont fullfil your perception of right and wrong as evil and waht not...and these are the same people who will malign jesus and stab him again and again if he has to appear in front of them because his message will be so different to their agenda...relax, there is no evil and there is no original sin, there is no greed..existence is your thoughts so is your reality...

.. Life is meant to be lived in Eternal joy, Infinite freedom, Unconditional love and Unbounded awareness ..

NeoNeo | Sun, 03/29/2009 - 14:10
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> guru who bombards you all

> guru who bombards you all throughout the sermon that we are worthless.

Can you site a video/audio/book discourse to prove your point?

>He demeans hinduism, and hindus and others

Can you site a video/audio/book discourse to prove your point?

>Be grateful to God for all hsi gifts instead and do not be greedy to seel enlightment.Trust God and be grateful to God always.

What God?

fast_rizwaan | Fri, 09/18/2009 - 02:06

Avoid the one

Your understanding about the rascal was very accurate; now for the knowing for all, reality of his evilness has been exposed as totally naked.

NIDHI PARKASH | Tue, 06/08/2010 - 04:40
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He demeans hinduism, and hindus

>He demeans hinduism, and hindus
Well, yes, this is how he does that:

1. He started SATI PRATHA (killing of widows) (dont' forget to BURN your mother when your father dies in the pyre)
2. Burning wives when you have doubt to test her "chastity" (rama)
3. Putting wives on Gambling bets (Yudhishtara)
4. Polyandry (Kunti says, share your wives, and 5 men share a single woman, great!) (Mahabharata)
5. Use weapon when you take a oath not to use a weapon (krishna)
6. Ask naked girls to bow down by coming out of river to himself (krishna)
7. cut nose and ears of a girl (ravana's sister) when she asks for marriage/sex, instead of saying 'sorry' (lakshmana in Ramayana)
8. Kill sudras who was practicing Sanayas to gain powers (RAMA) how can a sudra gain power, whereas brahamans must have all the power
9. pour molten lead in the ears of the Shudra, who recites or hear the Veda. (rama)
10. punish a son for the promise given to second wife (Rama sent to forest)

Open your eyes, your so called Hindu religion (which is based on Ramayana and Mahabharata) is full of such INHUMAN, CRUEL, BARBARIC, HORRIBLE teachings. It's good that Nithyananda is "destroying" hinduism and establishing "vedic system" to it's glory where people are NOT ABUSED based on birth, gender, possessions, and ethnicity...

btw, no vedic book has the word hindu to determine their ethnicity, perhaps Jambu dweep was used to mention this "floating island";

fast_rizwaan | Mon, 01/31/2011 - 19:29

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Born in 1978, so the saint is young and engages himself to make others to get spiritual experiences.

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> In spite of all this the

> In spite of all this the saint has got the spots of sexual scandals as well as frauds etc. which is very, very painful and we are forced change our views about such spiritual guides. Character is the most important virtue of the people and in this line saints are expected to have to be perfect ideal for the society but what happens when these saints are themselves captured as criminals in unsocial activities, sexual scandals, cheating, wrong-doings, mis-conducts etc. on account of which general people give up the faith in respect of these saints.

Dear Nidhi Prakash,

Paramahamsa Nithyananda is framed, any person who is not dumb enough to only see the "rumours" and "Allegations" as proof can see that his character is being demolished using all possible "Criminal Accusations" like:

1. Rape (though no rape victim even after a year)
He was illegally kept in jail for 53 days without a victim...

2. Murder
3. Money laundering
4. Sandal wood smuggling
5. Homosexuality
6. and what not...!

All his bank accounts were frozen as soon as the video was aired on the TV, so that he could not get any LEGAL help.

As you have said:
> "During the last 6 six years he has established 78 Ashrams and more than 1000 centres in 33 countries which has been a very, very wonderful and also it is a token of his acceptance by the people as the spiritual guide."

This was the reason to malign and destroy his identity and character in public to stop his explosive growth... He healed thousands of people, I myself have come out of depression after attending his NSP program, and one of my friends also got out of depression and became 'joyous' during and after the NSP program... I as a muslim has already experienced 'peace' 'bliss' and 'high energy levels' and 'freedom from depressions' just by his presence and blessings.

So, I could clearly see that the media and politicians and other religious leaders are trying to destroy him because he is a genuine master who can literally heal people from their physical and emotional sickenss/suffereings, can grant boons (yes, if he says something will happen it will happen) [ like in kalpataru program in hyderbad 2009) participants asked his blessings that Andhra Pradesh is not having rains and we are in drought situations, then he said "ok, let andhra be blessed with rain" and lo and behold, the rain started to pour till and up to the point of flooding in Andhra pradesh... which happend after monsoon season...

Now he is Scientifically Prooving that the kundalini awakening physiologically causes good health, wellbeing in people using scientific statical energy production of cell's mitochondria...

Why don't you verify it yourself... Just because I said something don't believe it... but please have the courage to verify it yourself...

If you are sincere, then you should verify what he says and what he does is true or not, not what you believe what he said is true or not.

As a muslim (because if a hindu tells you will not believe) I am telling you he is a true master... I really mean it... I am really fortunate to have Paramahamsa Nithyananda as my spritual friend, guru, guide...

>Character is the most important virtue of the people and in this line saints are expected to have to be perfect ideal for the society but what happens when these saints are themselves captured as criminals in unsocial activities, sexual scandals, cheating, wrong-doings, mis-conducts etc. on account of which general people give up the faith in respect of these saints.

I being a man trusting him is not so great, but I am myself surprised at the hundreds of lady disciples trust in him... even after trying to make him look like a bad person. Do you think they are stupid? do you think girls don't know anybody's bad intensions..? do you think anybody can hypnotize and make them slaves...? And they are not just ordinary girls, they are like Post Graduages, Engineers, Doctors,... Such highly educated girls when they are asserting that their master has never done anything wrong... doesn't that hold more weight than 'empty accusations' by his enemies who are scared of his spiritual healing, bliss giving, peace giving powers?

And finally, to hell with other's opinion, please try to find the truth yourself... did he ever deceived you? Abused you? Exploited you? or harmed you?

I have not seen such a compassionate master like Paramahamsa Nithyananda... this is my experiential truth... and I am asserting it...

fast_rizwaan | Wed, 02/23/2011 - 03:07

devotion thy

--- "And finally, to hell with other's opinion, please try to find the truth yourself... did he ever deceived you? Abused you? Exploited you? or harmed you?" ---

I feel your devotion to the saint through your written statement. Ishtha is the supreme to any devotee and it must be for the fulfillment of the real purpose of the life.
Devotees never care criticism of public but remain engaged in one's own duties rendering towards the services of Ishtha. Faith and trust in Ishtha is the base of the devotion. Due to it words came from you as--- And finally, to hell with other's opinion----

Further words are individual to me on the public platform from your side. I prefer your advice but I have my own system to know the truth. When I apply this method to know the truth in my chosen fields on account of which answers and results are got in appropriate time; and these answers and results are acceptable to me individually. And these answers and results may be contrary to others, may not be acceptable to others because of the methodology used as being already pointed out by me.

Next, I frank to say that I never got deceived, abused, exploited, harmed in my spiritual field which is the matter of grace and blessing of Almighty to me.

Victory to Mother.

NIDHI PARKASH | Tue, 05/10/2011 - 17:12

Videotaped in bed with a famous Tamil actress

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He was caught with dhoti up in bed with a famous Tamil actress called Ranjitha. And worse, it was all videotaped and broadcasted on the populat Tamil channel SUN TV on March 2nd, 2010.


It is gerat shame

after seeing the video, It is very shame in the names of saint/saints; we must understand these so called God-men from the point of human cravings, natural phenomena of attractions towards the objects which are deeply exist in chitta. Certainly the person was not saint from within because of his chitta was filled with vicaras. There is no need to be saint if some one such kinds of viacaras in chitta. It would have more nice if he had himself given up the life of a saint to become general person.

NIDHI PARKASH | Tue, 06/08/2010 - 04:56
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>I learnt long time ago that

>I learnt long time ago that if too many adore / favor / follow something than it is most probably false.
Where something could be "happiness", "peace", "justice", "fair trial", "compassion", "respect", "care", "welfare", "friendship", "trust", "marriage", all your ideals!!!

>I'm sure it is deadly hard for the many devotees of him and naturally they come up with theories to try to justify this but the video says it all if you are honest enough with yourself.

Okay, here's me... a disciple of him, a muslim disciple... I care a damn about all the rituals and idols etc... but I can clearly see Paramhamsa Nithyananda is being framed with a malicious intent from christians, atheists (anti-brahminists) of Tamilnadu and other Jealous religious leaders...

The video only says, that they are now using hollywood effects again to "destroy" and "villify" innocent humans too.

Watch, open your eyes, they made "osama bin laden" a total fake into a big 'terrorist'

There is no such person called Osama Bin Laden, it's an excuse to attack oil rich countries and take away their "resources" by the "western imperialists"

Osama bin laden is a fake Video individual (who do not exists but been shown as existing person using video footage) just like Dinosaurs of jurassic park or "Navi people" of the "Avatar" movie!

>How such a very popular guru can turn out to be a fake.
Based on which of YOUR EXPERIENCE? What made him popular?

1) Healing... he healed more people than any other guru, not even Jesus... from depression to cancers...
2) Spiritual experiences - Nobody can give you "Intense silence" "energy explosion in every cell from distant cities"
3) Boons - I have seen people got what they "wished" to him...

And remember, this is an ex MUSLIM speaking.. who got transformed into a positive being....

I challenge YOU directly...Mr. Happy... attend his NSP program... and if you do not find change in your life...peace, wellbeing, positivity and freedom from depression/fear/worries/negativies... I'll do what you say!!! Can you do that, honestly?

fast_rizwaan | Mon, 01/31/2011 - 19:15

What a Fraud This Guy is!

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Swami Paramahamsa Nithyananda – alias Rajasekaran, a native of Tiruvannamalai was caught on video in compromising situations with Tamil actress Ranjitha and another woman.



Well educated people who were his followers could see only the outer glitter of the gold but could not testify the chemistry of this person's elemental character. My sympathy is for these innocent people and praying to God that his followers may understand the truth.

NIDHI PARKASH | Tue, 06/08/2010 - 05:06
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You jumped to the conclusions!

Just because someone blamed your father/brother/mother/sister/wife of a crime.. will you just accept him/her to be a criminal, without any *verified* proof????

it is a shame if you can't wait till authentic proof come out. just on rumours and doctored material you've "convicted" an innocent person!

Just like RAMA, who on hearing a washerman scolding/beating/taunting his wife, he wanted "PROOF OF CHASTITY" from SITA.

Why didn't RAMA himself got through Fire-Test to prove his "male Chastity"???

Whatever charges you are putting here, they ARE ALL WRONG.

obviously, you are not "fair" when it comes to others, but you want fair trial for your own self... hypocrite!

fast_rizwaan | Mon, 01/31/2011 - 19:00

Actions Are Proof Of False Knowledge

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Though his disciples and followers boast of him as God, but his actions stand for the opposite.

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Most of these things you

Most of these things you wrote are based on rumors and the others are based on your childish false assumption that a live external guru is needed and on your misunderstand of the role of the guru and his/her essence.

hugo | Mon, 08/04/2014 - 07:23
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Re: Most of these things you....

Truth has nothing to do with your ego projected assumption that no external Guru is needed.
The wise know who becomes a Guru.

All great souls, sages, saints even devotees served their Gurus. All scriptures of every religion are proof of my words.

The one who has not served a Guru is known as nigura (uninitiated or non-disciple) whose work, word, thought and feelings are ego driven and nothing more.

Fools follow the one
Who has followed none.

Nathyogi | Mon, 08/04/2014 - 08:25