தமிழத்திலுள்ள 12 ஆதீனங்களும் மதுரை ஆதீனத்தின் போக்கைக் கண்டித்து, நித்யானந்தாவை உடனடியாக நீக்க வேண்டும் என்று கோரிக்கை விடுத்துள்ளன.
The pontiffs of 12 mutts in Tamil Nadu have given an ultimatum to the pontiff of Madurai mutt, Arunagirinatha Sri Gnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal, to withdraw within 10 days his announcement crowning the controversial, self– styled god man Nityananda as his successor and the 293rd pontiff of the influential Saivite mutt.A resolution to this effect was passed at the emergency meeting of the mutt heads at the arts college premises at Dharumapuram, near Mayiladuthurai, on 1-5-2012 Tuesday, with Dharumaipuram aadheenam Shanmuga Desika Swamigal in the Chair.
Taking strong exception to the Madurai aadheenam’s announcement that Nityananda would be his successor, the heads of the 12 other mutts, through another resolution, warned the Madurai aadheenam that legal proceedings will be initiated against him, in consultation with legal experts, if he continued to stick to his stand.
Another resolution said the mutt heads had decided to take to the notice of TN government the activities of the Madurai aadheenam which are in contradiction to the time-honoured custom, convention and established practice of Saivites.
Later, addressing mediapersons, Muthukumara Swamigal, aadheenam of Kasi mutt in Thiruppanandal, said it was shocking that the aadheenam head had chosen to ignore the strong sentiments against his move and the religious conventions and established practice of Saiva Hindus and crowned Nityananda who is facing criminal cases.
Despite having invited the Madurai aadheenam over phone to attend the meeting, to request him to change his decision, the Madurai aadheenam did not turn up, said the Swamigal.
Ooran Adigal, founder of ‘Samarasa Sanmarga Aaraaichi Nilayam', Vadalur in Cuddalore explained that traditionally, the head of the Mutt, in the evening of his life, will appoint one of the many Thambirans (junior monks attached to the mutt) as his successor by giving him the title ‘Ilaya Sannidhanam' or ‘Ilavarasu'.“But the Ilvarasu would not get the title as head of the Mutt, as it has been done in the case of Nithyananda, so long as the existing head is alive,” he further said.
“If one has to become a pontiff of any saivite mutt, he has to get samaya deeksha, perform visheda (Siva) pooja and then obtain acharya deeksha and nirvana deeskha. Nityananda has not followed any of the practices before taking over as mutt head. Sources in Madurai Aadheenam also say that the pontiff has to necessarily tonsure his head which the controversial god man has failed to. They also point out that when the mutt head is alive, there can only be a junior pontiff and not equal to his status.
Tamil Nadu Government to look into these affairs immediately and bring justice to the 1500 years old Madurai Adheenam, which should go under the hands wrong persons.