Coronation of The Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism

Recognized in 2007 as the successor spiritual leader of the Mahānirvaṇi Akhāḍā, The Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism (SPH), Jagatguru Mahasannidhanam, His Divine Holiness Bhagavan Nithyanandam Paramashivam was declared and coronated by the official leadership of the Sri Panchayati Akhada Mahanirvani as the “1008th Mahāmanḍaleśvar”. 

Through a process of democratic selection amongst the 43 Mahāmanḍaleśvars of all the 14 Akhāḍās, He was unanimously elected as the 1008th Mahāmanḍaleśvar of Sri Panchayati Akhada Mahanirvani (Spiritual Kingdom). This was a monumental rare honor in the history of all 14 Akhāḍās of the Indian Kingdom, having one of the youngest spiritual leaders to receive the title and responsibility thereof, as the Mahāmanḍaleśvar for the Kailaasa Paramparagatha Mahanirvani Peetha Sarvajnapeetham. And with that started the revival of Kailaasa during the period of The SPH through the Mahanirvani Peetha.

The 14 Akhāḍās: 

  1. Sri Panchayati Akhada Mahanirvani – Prayag
  2. Sri Pancha Atal Akhada – Varanasi
  3. Sri Panchayati Akhada Niranjani – Prayag
  4. Taponidhi Sri Anand Akhada Panchayati – Nasik
  5. Sri Panchadashnaam Juna Akhara – Varanasi
  6. Sri Panchadashnaam Aavahan Akhada – Varanasi
  7. Sri Panchadashnaam Panchagni Akhada – Junagadh
  8. Sri Digambar Ani Akhara – Sabarkantha
  9. Sri Nirvani Ani Akhada – Ayodhya
  10. Sri Nirmohi Ani Akhada – Mathura
  11. Nirmal Ani
  12. Sri Panchayati Bada Udaseen Akhada – Allahabad
  13. Sri Panchayati Akhada Naya Udaseen – Haridwar
  14. Sri Nirmal Panchayati Akhada – Haridwar

In the 2007 Kumbh Mela at Allahahad (Prayag) in North India, The Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism was honored with the royal chariot of the Mahanirvani Peetha as the Mahāmanḍaleśvar, and enthroned on it, He led the sacred procession of all the 14 Akhadas to the Triveni Sangamam (Confluence of the three sacred rivers) where He took the first dip  – Shahi Snan (Royal Bath) and following Him the remaining akhadas and millions of people dipped in the sacred confluence.

23 Jan 2007 Kumbh Mela, Allahabad – The Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism on a  royal procession seated on the Royal chariot of the Mahānirvaṇi Akhāḍā, as the Mahāmanḍaleśvar.

23 Jan 2007 – The SPH is felicitated inside the Mahānirvaṇi Akhāḍā premises at the Kumbh Ghat upon return from the Royal Bath

As a mark of spiritual successorship to the divine kingdom of India, the Akhāḍās gifted The Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism with sacred properties of  high spiritual heritage. 

Shooltankeshwar, near Varanasi is an ancient sacred place where Lord Paramaśiva impressed and installed His divine trident called ‘shoola’ into the earth. Hindu scriptures reveal that the ancient Varanasi city rests of the divine ‘shoola’ (the trident) of Lord Paramaśiva, and thus is indestructible and eternal city of the Lord.

Manikarnika Ghat, Varanasi property was gifted to the previous ruling Atal Akhada Ācārya Peethadheeshwar, Hon. late Sri Sukhdevanandji, who in turn gifted it to the current Ācārya The Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism. Manikarnika Ghat is the ultimate space where death becomes liberation and celebration, where the fire at the burning ghats has been lit from ancient times.

Sri Shoolatankeshwara Mahadeva Temple (top) and Shoolatankeshwara property, near Varanasi, India gifted to The Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism by the Akhāḍās

Manikarnika Ghat, Varanasi

On 12 Feb 2013, His Divine Holiness was declared and coronated as the Successor Ācārya Mahāmanḍaleśvar of the Mahanirvani Peetha

12 Feb 2013 – Coronation ceremony continues…

12th February 2013, Coronation celebrations continue as the Akhāḍā leaders and members offer their love and respects to His Divine Holiness on the auspicious occasion.

Coronation letter

Further coronation pictures of The Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism. The Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism performs the sacred customary rituals of coronation amidst the senior spiritual leaders and is given the traditional honors during the coronation ceremony with the spiritual leaders of the Mahānirvaṇi Akhāḍā.

Senior Swamis, Ācāryas and Maha Mandaleshwars of Nirvani Akhada offer their love and adoration to The Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism on the auspicious occasion.

12 Feb 2013, The SPH leaves the Coronation ceremony location to attend the sacred food ceremony which was the next planned event at the Mahānirvaṇi Akhāḍā.

The Royal Procession After the Coronation to Bless the Kingdom

As per the ancient customs of the sacred kingdom of the Mahanirvani Peetha, The Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism honored the lineage of Śrī Paramaśiva and all His successors, mounted on the throne chariot of the Divine Kingdom, adorned with the traditional crown and the royal paraphernalia. On the evening of 12th February 2013, a sacred procession took place marking the prestigious celebrations. All the citizens and devotees of the Kingdom at the Kumbh Mela (Prayag, North India) received His direct blessings.

12th February 2013 – Maha Kumbh Puri, Allahabad-Prayag, North India (the location of the sacred Kumbh Mela), His Divine Holiness Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam Coronation ceremony.

8 January 2014, Haridwar: In keeping the sacred tradition alive of honoring and regularly convening with the Senior leaders of the Mahanirvani kingdom regarding matters of the spiritual empire, The Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism traditionally welcomes Mahāmanḍaleśvar of Mahānirvaṇi Akhāḍā – Sri Swami Maheshwaranandapuri.

8 January 2014, Haridwar, North India: The Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism with Mahāmanḍaleśvar of Mahānirvaṇi Akhāḍā – Sri Swami Maheshwaranandapuri of Om Ashram.