நடிகையுடன் சல்லாபங்களில் ஈடுபட்டதாக சொல்லப்படும் ஒருவரை எப்படி மதுரை ஆதீனத் தலைவராக தேர்ந்தெடுத்தார்கள். தமிழக அரசு இது பற்றி விசாரணை நடத்தவேண்டும்.
The controversial god man Nityananda, who is facing criminal cases, was declared 293rd pontiff of "Madurai Aadheenam", an ancient Hindu religious organisation, at Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam in Bidadi in the district. He was declared the 293rd pontiff by Arunagirinatha Sri Gnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal, the 292nd pontiff of the Madurai Aadheenam.
Nithyananda coronation was done by the 292 pontiff of Madurai with the title His Holiness the 293rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Paramahamsa Nithyananda Sri Gnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal".
Madurai Aadheenam also declared Nithyananda as his lawful successor to deal with all movable and immovable properties of the Aadheenam, which includes over 1250 acres of land, several temples and properties in India and abroad. The Madurai Aadheenam has existed since time immemorial. However, it was revived around 1500 years ago by Tirujnana Sambandar, one of the four visionary saints of South Indian Saiva Siddhanta philosophy.
Nityananda had landed in controversy after a video footage showing him in a compromising position with an actress was telecasted by local TV channels in March 2010.He was arrested on April 21, 2010 from Solan in Himachal Pradesh. He was granted bail on June 11, 2010 by Karnataka High Court. Forensic expert P.Chandrasekaran told that the video footage of Nithyananda with Actress Ranjitha was true and not morphed. This was also telecasted by Sun News.
The appointment of controversial godman Nithyananda as the 293rd pontiff of the ancient Madurai Adheenam (mutt) has evoked strong reactions from several Hindu organisations in the region. The god man hit headlines two years ago when a video tape allegedly showing him with an actor was aired by television channels. He was later arrested on charges of fraud and released on bail. Cases relating to the scandal are pending in the courts.
Hindu Makkal Katchi president Arjun Sampath told TOI Madurai Aadheenam had set a “bad precedence” by appointing Nithyananda to the prestigious post. “It has shocked everyone. It is one of the most renowned Saivaite mutts in the country. The prestigious post is not for someone with Nithyananda’s reputation, Bramacharyam (celibacy) throughout one’s life is the main rule if one has to head the mutt,” he said.
He said there are certain rituals and rules to be followed when heads of religious establishments are chosen. “Other mutt heads like those of Thirupananthal and Dharmapuram have to be consulted and the legacy of the earlier mutt heads has to be continued. How the present Madurai Adheenam head Arunagirinatha Desikar can take such an arbitrary decision which is shocking. Nithyananda is in no way associated with the mutt or its founder saint Thirugnanasambandar.
The appointment of Nithyananda as Head of Madurai Adheenam will be a great shock to all, who are following Saivite principles and the Government of Tamilnadu should enquire how a controversial Yoga teacher not related to Madurai Adheenam hereditary was appointed as the head of the Madurai mutt.