Oct 2, 2017

Nithyananda seeks protection to enter adheenam

Nithyananda
The Hindu
SEPTEMBER 28, 2017

A criminal original petition was filed by Nithyananda, founder of Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam, before the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Wednesday seeking police protection for him and his disciples to enter Madurai Adheenam and discharge their religious and spiritual duties there.

In his petition, Nithyananda claimed that he was appointed as the 293rd ‘Guru Mahasannidhanam’ as per the customs and rituals of the adheenam, including Acharya Abhishekam, which could not be revoked as per the traditions.

Madurai Aadheenam Trust was constituted in 2012 by the petitioner, with him and his guru as trustees, he said in the petition. The main object of the trust was to administer and run the affairs of Thirugnanasambanda Swamigal Adheenam and Madurai Adheenam, without entrustment of properties of both the establishments.

Nithyananda stated that the public notice issued by the 292nd Guru Mahasannidhanam Arunagirinathar, revoking his appointment as the next Guru Mahasannidhanam, was in violation of the legal principles and was done fearing arm-twisting tactics by some unscrupulous elements and repercussions from Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/nithyananda-seeks-protection-to-enter-adheenam-madurai/article19765073.ece
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