Pada Puja is a unique celebration of expressing overflowing deep gratitude to The Avatar and our beloved Guru, Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism Jagatguru Mahasannidhanam HDH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam.
When we make this connection we experience our unity with all of existence, which is the essence of divinity. Then we understand that we ourselves are also divine. This can result in profound shifts in our cognition, as well as in our material reality. While these experiences are termed “miracles” by the uninformed, they are readily understood in light of their underlying science.
The word ‘pada’ means ‘sacred feet’ in Sanskrit; Pāda Puja means to honor the Guru in loving devotion and gratitude at his lotus feet.
The happening of Paramahamsa Nithyananda in our lives is the direct grace and ultimate blessing of Sadashiva.
n the Agama known as Sri Guru Gita, Sadashiva reveals to Devi,
dhyānamūlaṁ guromūrtiḥ pujāmūlaṁ guroḥ padaṃ
mantramūlaṁ gurorvākyaṁ muktimūlaṁ guroḥ kṛpā ॥ 86 ॥
The original root and essence of Dhyana (meditation) is Gurumurti, the Guru’s embodied form; the original root of worship is Gurupadam, the Guru’s Feet; the original root of mantra is Guruvakyam, the Guru’s Word. The original cause of liberation is Gurukripa, the Guru’s grace and compassion.