The shocking appointment of Nithyananda as The Adheenam Chief has its reasons.
Sources disclose the following story.
Nithyananda needed legitimacy to continue running his Ashram(?)
He was is flushed with money.
Madurai Adheenam , though has immovable assets has run into severe financial difficulties.
He was quite familiar with Nithyayananda and the two had travelled abroad together many a time.
Nithyananda needed legitimacy and Madurai Adheenam, money.
Nithyananda seems to have sent an emissary, a business person from Bangalore, who has been cured by(?) by Nithyananda of his illness and this man had brought Madurai Adheenam some time back and The Madurai Adheenam spent nearly about a month at Bangalore.
The deal was struck.
On April 29th at Bangalore, Nityananda was adorned with a Golden Crown and presented with a Golden Mace by the Madurai Adheenam.
In return, Nithyananda presented the Adheenam with a Golden Chair and a Golden mace.
He also presented a Cheque for Rupees one crore, which was increased to ten crore a couple of days later.
On the Appointment of Nityananda s Madurai Adheenam Chief, Madhurai adheenam Chief stated.
“I was Directed by Lord Siva in my dream,to appoint Nithyananda as my successor.
He is a man of unimpeachable character.
He has the drive and energy to run the mutt.
He has a lot of resources.
He can cure people.
Hereafter he is to be addressed as per the Adheenam’s practice.
All the devotees can get cured of their illness by going to him”
On April 29 at Bidadi, Karnataka,Madurai Adheenam and Nithyananda danced with the disciples to the songs of Film songs and Madurai Adheenam declared
” Everybody is happy when the are with Nithyananda. he is the best to be anointed as the Pontiff of Madurai Adheenam.
You will laugh aloud or feel very angry, upset.
Depends on how you look at this.
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The 292nd pontiff of Madurai Aadheenam, Sri Arunagirinatha Gnanasambanda Desikar, filed an affidavit in the Madras High Court Bench here on Thursday refuting allegations that he was under the illegal custody of Nithyananda of Bidadi in Karnataka.
Filing the affidavit in reply to a habeas corpus petition filed by T. Gurusamy Desikar (80), manager of Dharmapuram Mutt here, the pontiff stated that the case had been filed with “imaginary information without verifying essential facts and actual truth.”
The affidavit, filed through his counsel Veera Kathiravan, stated that the petitioner had no locus standi to file such a case and that it was a clear abuse of process of law. It also accused the habeas corpus petitioner of filing the case with the intention of gaining publicity.
“I have been meeting the devotees every day at my Madurai Aadheenam. I also met all the general public and press people and gave a public statement on May 2 in Madurai in order to clear all unwarranted rumours… But the conduct of the petitioner is insulting, scandalous and motivated by malice.
“The petitioner herein is not known to me and he has filed this petition only with the intention of belittling me and the image of my Madurai Aadheenam in the eyes of the public.
I am fully eligible, empowered and competent to manage, administer and appoint my successor for Madurai Aadheenam.”
The pontiff also stated that he had no plans to go abroad as claimed by the petitioner. “The imputations made by the petitioner have brought disgrace and humiliation to the entire Madurai Aadheenam and its devotees. I reserve my right to proceed against the petitioner as per the provisions of both the civil and criminal law,” he added.
A Division Bench comprising Justice M. Sathyanarayanan and Justice D. Hariparanthaman adjourned the hearing to Friday and ordered the High Court Registry to post the case along with a public interest litigation petition filed by M. Solaikannan of Hindu People’s Party.”
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Pontiff of the millennium-old Madurai Adheenam, Arunagirinatha Desikar has defended the nomination of Nithyananda as the 293rd pontiff of the ancient mutt in Madurai, stating that it was a well thought out decision for the welfare and growth of the mutt.
“The charges against Nithyananda are false and those levelling allegations against him are ignorant,” said the pontiff at a press conference here on Sunday even as an angry group of activists from Hindu outfits staged a protest outside the mutt against Nithyananda. Desikar also brushed aside protests against the nomination of Nithyananda as the successor stating that neither the government nor Hindu outfits could interfere in the appointment of a successor.
“I was looking out for a successor for the Adheenam for the past eight years. In this backdrop I visited the Nithyananda Dhyanapeedam in Bidadi near Bangalore. The moment I saw Nithyananda, a divine voice told me that Nithyananda was the right person. I spoke to Nithyananda in this regard. He hesitated due to the allegations levelled against him. But I convinced him as the Adheenam needs an individual with spiritual and administrative skills as well as a fighting spirit,” Desikar told reporters.
With Additional inputs from Junior Vikatan.