Peace Ambassador

humanitarian efforts of his divine holiness bhagwan sri nithyananda paramashivam

  • ORIGINAL YOGA A trained Yogi since age 3, he has re-established the original form of Yoga – ‘Shashtanga Yoga’ through Nithyananda Yoga℠. Published 1008 researched scriptural evidences for the first time ever. Through worldwide yoga programs, millions experience Kundalini awakening (awakening of latent inner potential energy for superconscious living) and manifest Yogic powers as a result. 30 Sep / 3 Oct 2017 – Awarded two Guinness World Records® for the largest rope yoga (Kundalini Rajju Yoga℠) & largest pole yoga (Shivasthamba Yoga℠) lessons respectively.
  • STUDY OF HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS From age 17 to 26, spent nine untiring years of wandering, working with people and studying human consciousness to give a breakthrough to humanity.
  • YOGIC POWERS FOR PEACEFUL & POWERFUL LIVING: From the Agamas (Vedic scriptures), 460 Yogic powers transmitted to over 100,000 people, through deeksha – energy transmission or initiation, awakening their Third Eye (energy centre located between the eyebrows). These initiates manifest spiritual powers & cause their own and others’ life-realities instead of indulging in depression, violence or suicide.
  • CREATING ‘CONSCIOUSLY EVOLVED’ ENLIGHTENED CHILDREN Consciously evolved babies are delivered through the ‘Conscious-birthing eN-Pregnancy Program’. Nithyananda Gurukul – Free Consciousness-based Vedic School in Bengaluru, India. Nithyananda Vidyalaya – free weekend online & contact classes. Children flower with an awakened Third Eye & manifest spiritual powers through Oneness with the Cosmic intelligence. 30% study ahead of their age.
  • TALKS, MEDITATION PROGRAMS, PUBLICATIONS Delivered 18,000 hours of public talks and meditation programs, leading millions to choose higher conscious living. Published over 500 books in 26 languages and numerous spiritual music albums for free online, with over 35.68M watched hours on
  • TEMPLES AND MONASTERIES FOR NURTURING CONSCIOUSNESS Established 34 Hindu Temples and Aadheenams (monastery complexes) worldwide, 1200 spiritual centres worldwide, where people congregate every day for meditation, yoga, spiritual counselling, powerful Vedic rituals such as homas and pujas (fire offerings and other scientifically proven offerings to the Divine) for destroying individual and collective negativity.
  • NITHYANANDA UNIVERSITY℠ World’s Largest Hindu University for consciousness-based education. 1.6 million plus registered learners from 2007 to date.
  • WORLD’S LARGEST FREE LIBRARY IN HINDUISM- NITHYANANDA JNANALAYA 70,000 publications collected with Indigenously developed Indological classification system and high-end soft/hard technological infrastructure.

Other Humanitarian Services

  • 1 BILLION+ free meals served so far.
  • 10,000 free nutritious, organic and vegetarian square meals distributed a day.
  • Thousands healed a day (from migraine to cancer) through Vedic call centres, television shows, direct touch healing, healing through the awakened Third Eye.
  • Free multi-specialty medical camps with clinical tests, diagnosis, surgeries (even kidney transplant), supportive items such as spectacles, artificial legs, hearing aids and free medicines.
  • Thousands of volunteers offer food, living accessories and temporary shelter to victims of natural disasters.
  • Construction of school building blocks, distribution of free study accessories.
  • Global mass meditation programs and mass Vedic rituals to reduce violence and generate positive energy.
  • Financial independence for rural women through Microfinancing scheme. Free counselling, meditation, yoga to resolve teenage issues, making youth choose conscious-living versus self-destructive suicidal ways. Cottage industries for rural livelihood.

Delivering powerful Meditations and spiritual Truths in worldwide prisons, gifting prisoners with a fresh lease of consciousness-based life.

Bringing Scientific Legitimacy to Conscious Living

  • BRINGING SCIENTIFIC LEGITIMACY TO CONSCIOUS LIVING As a superconscious being, His Divine Holiness Bhagwan Sri Nithyananda Paramshivam’s greatest contribution to humanity is bringing scientific legitimacy to Sanatana Hindu Dharma (now called Hinduism) – the tradition of Conscious living that existed even before religion.
    • PET scan / QEEG results at Integris Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Center and PET center of Oklahoma – USA, 2004: Supernormal brain with lower portion of the mesial frontal brain lighting up, revealing the ‘Third Eye’ opening during deep meditation with 90% of the brain in shut down state! Complete conscious control over his brain activity, orchestrating the 10,000 neurons constituting the five brainwaves effortlessly.
    • HRV (Heart rate variability) analysis by Dr Juan Acosta, Sound Health Design, USA in April 2005 during a healing session in 2005: The subject’s heart rhythms entrained to his during healing.
    • Research on effect of Kundalini awakening through initiation on program participants in 2011: Cell Mitochondrial (cell energy) activity increased by 1300% for the participants.
    • Results of controlled gene ontology study and gene pathway analysis of program participants in 2011: Seven-fold increase in pathways related to Immune Modulation, Inflammation etc, indicating possibility of altering genetic makeup, positively and significantly.
    • CT scan and QEEG results at Clumax Diagnostics, India: Changeover of brainwaves from alpha to delta during Kundalini Awakening by His Divine Holiness validated. Proven that ‘materialization of objects’ can be recorded.

Awards and Recognitions

  • 31 May 2018 Conferred with Honorary Doctorate in Humanities by Commonwealth University
  • October 19, 2017 Declared “Paramahamsa Nithyananda Day” by the City of Montclair, California, USA for contribution to the superconscious evolution of humanity.
  • September 30 & October 2, 2017 Awarded two Guinness World Records for the largest rope yoga (Kundalini Rajju Yoga SM), largest pole yoga (Shivastamba YogaSM) classes.
  • May 4, 2016 Premier of Ontario, Canada, extended invite for Kumbh Mela 2016.
  • April 30, 2016 Postage stamp on His Holiness was released by the Indian Postal Department in the occasion of Kumbh Mela.
  • October 24, 2015 The Senate of the State of California, USA recognized and congratulated His Divine Holiness for highlighting and educating the community on Kumbh Mela.
  • October 11, 2015: To preserve the sanctity of Kumbh Mela, Nithyananda University was authorized by Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad as the only organization to conduct this festival outside India. Kumbh Mela is the largest human gathering on planet earth.
  • August 15, 2015 The Federation of Indo-American Associations of Los Angeles, USA recognized for His dedication to revival of Sanatana Hindu Dharma.
  • 2015 Nithyananda Meditation Academy, Toronto was rated among Toronto’s Top-5 meditation centres.
  • 2012 Named among the world’s 100 most spiritually influential personalities by renowned esoteric magazine ‘Body Mind Spirit’, published by London’s Watkins.
  • October 6, 2009 Oklahoma City, USA acknowledged for His unselfish service to the people of Oklahoma City while serving as a leader for spiritual, emotional well -being.
  • October 5, 2009 The Office of the Mayor of Oklahoma City, USA recognized His Divine Holiness for conducting spiritual and well-being programs.
  • September 21, 2009 The Lieutenant Governor of the State of Oklahoma, USA recognized His Divine Holiness for sharing His expertise with the community about creating a healthier mental and physical lifestyle of exercise and diet through yoga, meditation and spiritual gatherings.
  • September, 2009 Hon. Jim Karygiannis, P.C., M.P., House of Commons, Scarborough-Agincourt, Toronto, for contributions as a humanitarian and peace ambassador.
  • April 29, 2009 The Governor Ohio State, USA, Ted Strickland, recognized His Divine Holiness for yoga sessions at Ohio Women’s Reformatory, and to re-establish the science of inner bliss.
  • March 29, 2009: Keys to the City, Artesia, California, USA was awarded to His Holiness.
  • March 10, 2009 The Premier of British Columbia, Canada, Gordon Campbell, recognized His Divine Holiness along with Nithyananda Meditation Academy, for His guidance, discourse, and inspiration during the three -day yoga and meditation event in Vancouver.
  • November 10, 2007 The U.S. House of Representative Congress recognized His Divine Holiness on the occasion of the grand consecration of the Vedic temple.
  • November 9, 2007 The Senate of the State of California, USA for His dedication and efforts to raise awareness of Vedic tradition, and positively on global peace and universal brotherhood.
  • October 15, 2007 JSS Spiritual Mission recognized His Divine Holiness. on the occasion of anniversary celebration with Dr. Abdul Kalam, former president of India.
  • May 31, 2007 The County of Los Angeles, California, USA, acknowledged His Divine Holiness for his contribution to meditation & yoga.

Paramahamsa Nithyananda with the Prime Minister of India, Hon. Sri Narendra Modi

(L to R): with world leaders at GFCH (Global Foundation for Civilizational Harmony) on 22 January 2008, Delhi, India – Sri Sri Ravishankar, H.H. Dalai Lama, Hon. Dr. A.P. Abdul Kalam, President of India, Baba Ramdev Ji

With Hon. Dr. A.P. Abdul Kalam, the Former President of India at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi

Receiving proclamation from the Member of Parliament, Hon. Jim Karygiannis, Toronto for contributions as a humanitarian, peace ambassador, September 2009

With Francis G.Slay, Mayor of St Louis, USA, who welcomed His Holiness with a proclamation message

Proclamation from Governor’s Office, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Monsieur Lurel, President of the Guadeloupe Regional Assembly

His Divine Holiness. meeting with Nobel Laureate Dr. Charles Townes

With Dr. Micheal Bernard Beckwith, American New Thought Leader, founder of Apage International Spiritual Center, USA

With Sri 108 Mahant Swami Narendragiriji, Hon. President of Akhil Bharatiya Parishad with 1.2 M Monks, leading 13 Hindu organizations

With Preah Maha Vermaladhamma: Pin-Sem Sirisuvanno of the Second Level of the Royal Order and Sangha governing Thervada Buddhism, Cambodia

With Sri Ashok Singhal, former president of Vishwa Hindu Parishad

With Sri Pramukh Swami Maharaj, President of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha