Founder and Mission


Paramahamsa Nithyananda a rare living Avatar from India has emerged as a compelling spiritual force of this millennium. Working and sharing with over 20 million people worldwide every year, Nithyananda is committed to help humanity make the next big breakthrough:  into Superconsciousness.

As 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 healed thousands of people of diseases ranging from depression to cancer, often with a single touch.

Today, Nithyananda is currently the most watched spiritual master on youtube, and the bestselling author of over 200 books in 26 languages.

A recent survivor of violent religious persecution and unlawful imprisonment in his own country, Nithyananda has emerged still stronger from the attack, and continues to reveal to the world the deeper dimensions of yoga and meditation drawn from the ancient mystic disciplines of the East. Nithyananda’s  authenticity, spontaneity and his deeply compassionate insight into our own struggles and aspirations make his teachings relevant across the barriers of space, time and mind.

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.


Establishing Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam
Nithyananda remains always grateful to the spiritual masters and the rich spiritual heritage of India which made it possible for him to learn and practice these timeless spiritual truths. Wishing to share his spiritual understanding with others, and dedicate his life to the service of humanity, he decided to end his life as a recluse and enter into the public life. To this end, on 1st January 2003 he set up his spiritual organization Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam with its headquarters in Bidadi, Bengaluru, INDIA. 

The organization was set up with the vision of
  • Preserving and reviving the rich Vedic culture of India
  • Introducing to the common man the many benefits of yoga and meditation, and offering practical solutions for better living
  • Reaching out to the needy and underprivileged through medical care, nutrition, education, youth and women’s empowerment and other social initiatives
  • Helping to create a conflict-free, productive and harmonious global community that transcends the barriers of language, culture and class.

In the short span of 7 years since its inception, Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam has seen phenomenal growth and received tremendous popular support. The organization has ashrams, Vedic temples and hundreds of meditation centers in 197 countries worldwide. They nurture quantum spirituality, where material and spiritual worlds merge and create opportunities for blissful living. 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 powerful spiritual healer, Nithyananda has healed thousands of people of diseases ranging from depression to cancer, often with a single touch. Working and sharing with over 20 million people worldwide every year, Nithyananda is committed to help humanity make the next big breakthrough:  into Superconsciousness.

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