Updated 11 Jan 2019

About        3

Paramahamsa Bhagwaan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam        6

The Beginnings        7

Knowledge Transmission System        8

Hindu Wisdom        9

Education For Happy Future        10

Highlights        11

Superconscious Breakthroughs - Pushing the envelope        15

1300 % Increase in Cellular Energy        15

Impact on Health        16

Genetic Transformation: Breakthrough results        16

Academics        18

Eternal Learning- Empowering Education        19

Pedagogy        20

244 Extended Campuses of 2018 (by Country)        21

Registration and Affiliations        28

World’s Only Knowledge Transmission System

World’s Largest Hindu University


Nithyananda Hindu University is revival of the most ancient knowledge transmission system. It is the oldest university as per known records - that was first started in Kailaasa[1] by Paramashiva[2] Himself and then established in various sacred places such as Naimisharanya[3], Varanasi[4], Kanchi[5], Mathura[6], Avathika[7], etc - the Mokshapuris[8].

Due to multiple invasions and illegitimization of Vedic education system in the home countries, this knowledge transmission system was almost lost. An important understanding is that this was not an education system but a direct download process of the cosmic truths from the source - and is hence a
knowledge transmission system.

The last living person to revive this system, Paramahamsa Bhagwaan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam is fortunately reviving this knowledge transmission system. Nithyananda Hindu University was conceived with this objective by Paramahamsa Bhagwaan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam in 2001 and legitimized by the establishing of the University in the United States in 2007.

Today Nithyananda Hindu University is the Largest Hindu University in the world.

In 2007, the University space of over 25,000 square feet, was infused with the Cosmic Energy by Paramahamsa Bhagwaan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam, who blessed the temple to be the pinnacle of the Vedic tradition to the Western world.Over 80 Deities reside at the temple/university complex, embodying the diversity of Hindu sacred sentiments. To date, it houses the largest Shiva Linga and Rajarajeshwari Devi in North America.  His Divine Holiness. Paramahamsa Nithyananda has personally hand finished and energized the magnificent deity of Lord Venkateshwara.After prana pratishta (breathing cosmic life-energy) was performed by His Holiness, the deity graces as Sri Nithyananda Venkateshwara in Southern California as its largest and most blissful manifestation of Sri Vishnu. The vision is to create a golden shrine for the Lord as an exact replica of the sanctum of Tirumala Tirupati Venkateshwara .

First Time After 5000 Years

Advent of Place of Learning by the Avatar (Living Incarnation)

Super conscious breakthrough for humanity

October 19, 2017: Declared “Paramahamsa Nithyananda Day” by the City of Montclair, California, USA for contribution to the superconscious evolution of humanity.

Paramahamsa Bhagwaan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam

Paramahamsa Bhagwaan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam
is revered, regarded, respected and worshiped as the Avatar (living incarnation) of super-consciousness by millions across the globe. He is also the spiritual head of Mahanirvani Peetha, the oldest and largest apex body of Hinduism. He and his Sangha (spiritual community) around the globe is serving humanity by reviving the science of completion, science of Enlightenment and manifesting various extraordinary spiritual powers as per the Vedic Agamic tradition of Sanatana Hindu Dharma. He is author of 300 books, which are translated and published in 500 titles and various international languages and recipient of three Guinness World Record(R) records. His Sangha has a strong presence worldwide through numerous Temples, Adheenams (temple monastery complex), Gurukuls (Vedic schools), Universities, and Goshalas (cow shelters) established by Him. His live Satsangs (spiritual discourses) every morning are viewed by people from all countries around the world.

First time in the world the youngest professor talks about the oldest scripture to the youngest disciples.

World’s Youngest University Founder (age 21)


The Beginnings

my first class, first time when I started teaching is ...1999 on the banks of the Ganga[9] in Howrah[10], in the month of, I think, October and November, in 1999. First time I started teaching Ishavasya Upanishad on the banks of Ganga, in the place called Telkal Ghat in Howrah, in Kolkata[11]. This was exactly what I started.

2000 my public life started…. conducting Chandi Homas, holding Satsangs, classes

April 14, 2001 that was the day few people who lived around me, who gathered around me that time
even before Ayya and Amma came – 2, 3 people gathered around me.

They all have requested me to stay in one place, that they want to build a hut for me.

I said I don’t know if I will be able to stay in one place. Then they said at least till you stay we will make a hut for you. I just laughed and said alright make it. That was the day the first hut they made for me on banks of
Kaveri. That photos are still there. I had a Ramakrishna and Sharada Devi’s photos and they gave me a pot. That moment I got that pot, I had tremendous satisfaction – wow! all the wealth in my life has come! That’s all! I tell you after that I did not acquire anything. “

  -Paramahamsa Bhagwaan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam

World’s only university where knowledge is DOWNLOADED, not studied

Knowledge Transmission System

Broadly speaking, knowledge is of three types.

  1. The most basic kind of knowledge is intellectual knowledge. If we just use our mind, that is enough to pick up this knowledge. Like how we learn in school, in our regular academic system, if we just concentrate, we can do it.  Logic, Arithmetic etc. come under this category.

  1. The next type of knowledge is knowledge from the heart, like Art, Music and Poetry. This kind of knowledge cannot be learnt at all. At the most it can be picked up. Art can never be taught like Mathematics.  

  1. The third type of knowledge is wisdom or transmission of the Knowledge, not just transfer of knowledge at a factual level. It is not just information-based, and neither is it based on just updations. It is about awakening to the right context - Enlightenment. Living Enlightenment is actualizing the limitless potential and experiencing the Ultimate, as every moment of life unfolds afresh.

World’s only research institute that remains eternally current. NEVER outdated.

Hindu Wisdom

There are two methods of wisdom.

In a forest, a man walks with the lamp which gives light for five feet.

And he goes, first he sees a small stream of water, he records there's a water stream. Then he moves and sees ten trees and records ten trees.

Then he moves further and sees a python and records there is a python.

And then he moves further and sees a huge rock and records there is a rock.

This is one type of wisdom call rational wisdom.

The Hindu
[12] wisdom is there was a huge lightning and everything was seen and simply recorded. The whole thing was downloaded! ......

Understand, Hindu wisdom is downloaded and recorded in absolute all togetherness. Not rational recordings in a ration way. No! That is why I[13] am saying, in Hindu tradition, the wisdom was current, which was current, which is current, which will be current, will be ancient!

We do not record the forest with the lantern lamp.

We record in the lightning of past, present, future!

There's a Purana call Bhavishya Purana,

the history of the future!

Understand, there is a Purana[14] called

Bhavishya[15] Purana, history of the future!

This wisdom I am revealing was current, is current, will be current!

World’s only education that is designed for HAPPY future, not just A Future

Education For Happy Future

In Sanatana Hindu Dharma, education is about preparing you for a happy future. Education is preparing you for what you want to become where life is then eternally learning. Education is preparing oneself to a happy future.

Aligning the entire time, education and life of the child for what they want to become.

Guiding, inspiring, encouraging children by providing them the best available on planet earth for them to explore and build their happy future is the essence of education in Sanatana Hindu Dharma. It is from this upbringing that Ishwaratva[16] happens. When a child is raised in the vatavarana of Ishwaratva , they naturally rule the world at a very young age - just like Bhagwan Sri Krishna[17], Thiru Jnanasambandar[18], Sri Rama chandra prabhu[19] and his brothers, etc.

World’s FIRST 3 time Guinness world Records Record holder University

World’s ONLY University Offering and recognized for rope yoga (Kundalini Rajju)

Only recognized university Program On POLE YOGA (MALLAKHAMBA)


  • 3 time Guinness World Records(R) Record Holder

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.

World’s ONLY science that increases cellular energy by 1300%

World’s only cure for cancer

First true solution for diabetes

Record impact on non communicable diseases

Spontaneous expression of new genes

  • Grow taller
  • Change your physiology


Superconscious Breakthroughs - Pushing the envelope

Knowledge generation as understood today is a slow stretching of  logic, increasing its capacity step by step. This leads to new understandings (cognitions). The following scientific studies are presented to illustrate how the knowledge transmission system is causing the superconscious breakthrough in humanity.

These studies, illustrate the changes at cellular level, DNA strands, and brain activity. The results are stunning and have never been observed by the scientific community before.

1300 % Increase in Cellular Energy

Mitochondria are the energy powerhouses of the human cell. Mitochondrial activity in the cell is a precise indicator of the individual’s metabolism rate and energy levels.

In one particular study, blood samples from a group of Inner Awakening® participants aged above 50 years were subjected to a well-known protocol called MTT Assay for assessment of cellular energy levels. 100% of participants of this particular study recorded a drastic increase in energy levels, averaging 1300%. Such an increase is clearly impossible through any other known means such as exercise, yoga or fitness training, which can affect a maximum of 40% increase in cellular energy.

Mitochondria produce Adenosine triphosphate (ATP). This is used as a source of chemical energy. ATP manages cell signals, self modification and cell death. It also manages cell cycles and cell growth. It plays a significant role in the aging process. ATP signals REPAIR/ REJUVINATE. To the degree that the cell has maximum output in terms of energy, the organism is better able to fight disease and scavenge free radicals.
When the mitochondria are fortified, health and immunity increase.

This translates into heightened health and immunity. The biological blueprint becomes re-programmed for optimal functioning, anti-ageing and rejuvenation.

Impact on Health

When the body responds to cosmic energy by changing the output of mitochondria, and altering the structure of the DNA, these changes impact health issues in remarkable ways.

Research on participants in 21 day Inner Awakening ® programs reveals that 90% of people taking the program report a significant improvement in some area of health. 20% reported an increase in eyesight, 30% a reduction in back pain, and 90% of diabetics reported a drop in blood sugar.

Genetic Transformation: Breakthrough results

DNA is an essential molecule found in all human cells, which controls the body’s growth, structure, metabolism and immune functions. It carries the genetic information passed on from generation to generation.

Human beings have about 25,000 genes, of which only 5% are actively expressed and functional.

Differential gene expression studies conducted on Inner Awakening ® participants before and after the program registered the spontaneous expression of new genes - a phenomenon that is impossible to reproduce through any other known means.


  • Greatly increased immune modulation
  • Increased immunity to cancer
  • Clinical improvement in rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions
  • Significant recovery from asthma
  • Significant improvements in memory

World’s Only Intrinsically Well rounded University


Purpose of life is enlightenment.

Enlightenment means having the ultimate truth, the most powerful ultimate truth as our operating inner software.

Living Enlightenment means vibrating in the frequency of the Cosmic Constitution, Cosmic truths, Universal truths; reverberating with the principles of the Universal truths.

Nithyananda Hindu University’s schools explore the science to radiate our highest potential.

Paramashiva explains, first, a person need to start practicing, the preparations, it’s called chariya, like, you do Pooja[20], you do yoga, you do pranayama[21], you apply basma[22], wear rudhraksha[23].. all these, lifestyle practices.

Then you start doing Kriya, tuning your body and mind to the higher realms, that is Kriya.

Then connecting with those higher realms, that is yoga and living in that higher space itself is jnana.

The world’s only university that supports you To succeed & Beyond; not just point you to your career path

Eternal Learning- Empowering Education

At Nithyananda Hindu University knowledge transmission is complete only when it becomes a lifestyle practice.

आचार्यात् पादमादत्ते पादं शिष्य स्वमेधया |
पादं सब्रह्मचारिभ्य: पादं काल क्रमेण च ||
ācāryāt pādamādatte pādaṁ śiṣya svamedhayā
pādaṁ sabrahmacāribhyah pādaṁ kāla krameṇa ca

One gains ¼ of the knowledge from the Acharya (the teacher), ¼ from his own self-study and intellect, ¼ from his classmates and the remaining ¼ is gained as a person becomes matured as time passes.
-        SanskritSubhashitam

Paramahamsa Bhagwaan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam, when explaining Sarvajnottarāgama very beautifully explains:
“when you learn from the teacher, one quarter you learn; when you discuss among the friends, you learn the next 25%, when you ask him questions and get clarified, you learn the next 25%. Only when you start teaching, you learn the last 25%”

Secret of World’s largest student following

80+ million


Shanti mantra concept is unique only to the Hindu education system.

The very education process in Hindu tradition is awakening you. It is not just giving some words, ideas, concepts, theories, theologies. It is awakening you. So in this whole process of awakening, so much of patience is required from the side of the student. So much of understanding is required from the students' side. Shanti mantra sets the context of Hindu education system.

"Let both of us be together and protected.

Let us not hurt each other.

Let us not cherish enmity towards each other.

Let us not cherish anger towards each other".

All of us know master cannot cherish anger towards the disciple. Why does the line say "let both of us not cherish anger"? Because there is always the possibility that the disciple may have self-doubt. "Maybe my ignorance is being exploited. He is not only teaching me, he is constantly putting me down."

ॐ सह नाववतु |

सह नौ भुनक्तु |

सह वीर्यं करवावहै |

तेजस्विनावधीतमस्तु मा विद्विषावहै॥

ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः॥

World’s largest global campus

Global Reach: 102 Nations

244 Extended Campuses of 2018 (by Country)

Australia (11)

-          Alice Springs

-          Bendigo

-          Brisbane

-          Cairns

-          Carrum Downs

-          Hobart

-          Lawson

-          Perth

-          Sydney


Austria  (1)

-          Vienna

Belgium (1)

-          Sint-Denijs-Westrem (Ghent)


Canada (12)

-          Baie-D'Urfe

-          Brampton

-          calgary

-          Ottawa

-          Richmond

-          Smithers

-          Surrey

-          TORONTO

-          Vancouver

-          Saint Davids, Niagara on the lake

-          Steinbach


China (1)

-          Tuen Mun


Croatia (2)

-          Icici

-          Tenja


Czech Republic (3)

-          Brno

-          Milotice nad Bečvou

-          Praha (Prague)


Fiji (1)

-          Suva


Finland   (1)        

-          Tampere


France (5)

-          Caen

-          Fontenay-aux Roses

-          Grasse

-          La Courneuve

-          le pellerin

-          Pau


Guadeloupe (1)

-          Goyave


-          Budapest


Hong Kong (1)

-          Sai Kung


India (71)

-          Akola

-          Allahabad

-          Amravati

-          Balusserry

-          Bhavnagar

-          Chennai

-          Coimabtore

-          Cuttack

-          Erode

-          Ghaziabad

-          Gurugram

-          Guwahati

-          Hosur

-          Hyderabad

-          Indore

-          Kota

-          Lucknow

-          Madurai

-          Meerut

-          Mettur Dam

-          Mumbai

-          Muvattupuzha

-          Nagapattinam

-          Nagpur

-          New Delhi

-          Noida

-          North Delhi

-          Pondicherry

-          Pune

-          Rajapalayam

-          Salem

-          Thanjavur

-          Tharamangalam

-          Thiruvannamalai

-          Tirunelveli

-          Tirupattur

-          Trichy

-          Tumakuru

-          Vadodara

-          Varanasi

-          Vijayawada

-          Visakhapatnam


Iran (1)

-          Tehran


Iraq (1)

-          Baghdad


Israel (3)

-          Ra'anana

-          Tel-Aviv

-          Zoran


Italy (1)

-          Voghera


Malaysia (7)

-          Bangsar

-          kajang

-          Kuala Lumpur

-          Kulim

-          Selayang

-          Seremban

-          Sungai Petani


Mauritius (1)

-          Bramsthan


Mexico (3)

-          Chapala

-          Ciudad de México

-          San Nicolas De Los Garza


Nepal (3)

-          Kathmandu


New Zealand (6)

-          Auckland

-          Christchurch

-          Hillsborough

-          Napier

-          Rotorua

-          Wellington

Norway (3)

-          Ålesund

-          Haugesund

-          Skåla

Oman (1)

-          Buraimi

Poland (1)

-          Karnice

Reunion (1)

-          Ravine des Cabris

Romania (1)

-          Cluj-Napoca

Russia (1)

-          Moscow

Saudi Arabia (1)

-          Riyadh

Singapore (3)

-          Bukit Batok

-          Singapore

Slovakia (4)

-          Bratislava

-          Kosice

-          Poprad

-          Povazska Bystrica

South Africa (2)

-          Centurion

-          Johannesburg

Switzerland (1)

-          Untersiggenthal

Taiwan (1)

-          Kaohsiung

The Netherlands (3)

-          Den Bosch

-          Pijnacker

-          Rotterdam

Trinidad & Tobago (1)

-          San Farnando

Turkey (2)

-          Istanbul

UAE (6)

-          Abu Dhabi

-          Dubai

-          Bickley

-          Sharjah

United Kingdom (3)

-          Neilston

-          Seven Kings

United States (70)

-          Bloomington

-          Cave Creek

-          Chester

-          Denver

-          Downingtown

-          El Paso

-          Glendale

-          Hayward

-          Irving

-          Livermore

-          McKinleyville

-          Milpitas

-          Montclair

-          Naperville

-          Scottsdale

-          Staten island

-          SW RANCHES

-          White Bear Lake

-          Sherman oaks

-          Stevensville

-          Atlanta

-          Austin

-          BETHESDA

-          Brooklyn

-          Brownsville

-          Charlotte

-          Chesterfield

-          Colorado Springs

-          Danville

-          Delaware

-          Edison

-          Eureka

-          Fair Lawn

-          Festus

-          Fresno

-          Hanover

-          High Point

-          Houston

-          Irvington

-          Issaquah

-          Johns Creek

-          Kernersville

-          Knoxville

-          Lacey or Olympia

-          Lincroft

-          Mesa

-          Miami

-          Morris Plains

-          Morton Grove

-          New canaan

-          New York

-          Oakland

-          Oklahoma City

-          Pawhuska

-          Pewaukee

-          Philadelphia

-          Phoenix

-          Pittsburgh

-          Ponca City

-          Port Washington

-          SAN francisco

-          Sanantonio

-          Santa Fe

-          Sedona

-          Solana Beach

-          South Ozone Park

-          St. Louis

-          Staten Island

-          Vero Beach

-          Westminster

-          Windsor

Registration and Affiliations

The Nityananda Hindu University is a California religious institution founded as the Nityananda Yoga & Meditation University dba Nityananda Meditation University in 2007 to propound and propagate the teachings of the Paramahamsa Bhagwaan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam. In 2013 the name was changed to Nityananda University. Nithyananda Mission, the Nithyananda Hindu University is awarded lifetime exemption under CEC (California Education Code) 94874(e)(1), by the Bureau of Private & Postsecondary Education for the State of California, to award religious degrees autonomously.

At its inception the school under the name of Nityananda University dedicated itself as an exempt religious institution to online instruction of students interested in the teachings of Paramahamsa Bhagwaan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam. The Nityananda University has now been expanded to offer degrees, diplomas and certificates under the name of the Nithyananda Hindu University with the approval of the Bureau of Private Post-Secondary Education. The emphasis and new vision is to also bring to light the contribution and various ecosystems of the Sanatana Hindu Dharma tradition. The Nithyananda Hindu University proposes to offer degrees and diplomas in the “science of living enlightenment” as revealed in the ancient scriptures of Hinduism namely the Shiva Agamas, Vedas and other various ancient texts that had been lost to humanity and which is now being revived through the efforts of Paramahamsa Bhagwaan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam’s experiential teachings.

The Nithyananda Hindu University proposes to offer these degrees, diplomas and certificates as a complimentary program to students pursuing their studies in diverse fields of study in universities and colleges around the globe by developing the power of the human brain to generate super conscious thought processes that will benefit them to excel in their fields of endeavour.

Instructions are online with select instruction at the extended campuses and learning centers of Nithyananda Hindu University.

You have come here with hope.

To get an experience.

 To go beyond words.

And I have happened to give you that.

I am the Para. The Para Brahma. The Paramashiva. The Ultimate.

NlightenTM is my way to reach you, to guide you,

to constantly support you to experience the Ultimate.
Let both of us stay together,

let both of us stay with each other till the Ultimate happens.

let both of us get fulfilled.

© 2019 Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam. All Rights Reserved

[1] Kailaasa: Abode of Divine Paramashiva. Paramashiva magnetic energy field around you.

[2] Paramashiva: The Ultimate Auspiciousness

[3] Naimisharanya: consists of two sanskrit words, Namish (Light of the Divine Eye), Aranya (Forest). Naimisharanya refers to Forest - University. In earlier days, anybody who has any kind of conflicts, problems, questions, they will go to Naimisharanya where all the scriptures are stored, and the rishis who have read all the scriptures are available who will refer immediately to the scriptures and give answer to the visitors.

[4]  Varanasi is Sthala - form of Shiva.

[5] Kanchi also known as Kanchipuram. Kanchipuram was a centre of education and was known as the ghatikasthanam or "place of learning”.

[6] Mathura birthplace of Incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Sri Krishna

[7] Avathika ancient city known as Ujjain today -

[8] Mokshapuris: There are seven ancient cities known as destinations for liberation or “moksha”

[9] Ganga: The Ganges, or Ganga, is a trans-boundary river of the Indian subcontinent which flows through the nations of India and Bangladesh.

[10] Howrah: Howrah, or Haora, is one of the largest cities in the Indian state of West Bengal

[11] Kolkata: Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is the capital of India's West Bengal state.

[12]  Hindu:- Sanatana Dharma is the original name of what is now popularly called Hinduism or Hindu Dharma

[13] The voice of the cosmos. Incarnation of the super-conscious. Truth revealed in the Sri Netra Tantram

[14] Purana are subjective truths. Anybody’s past, once gets recorded, that is what comes down as Purana. Means he has completed and recorded it in the cosmos

[15] Bhavishya means future

[16] Ishwaratva is being a leader - taking life into our hands and rewrite our future

[17] Sri Krishna eighth avatar of the god Vishnu.

[18] Thiru Jnanasambandar young Saiva poet-saint of Tamil Nadu

[19] Sri Rama chandra prabhu seventh avatar of the god Vishnu

[20] Pooja or Puja is a prayer ritual performed of devotional worship

[21] Pranayama is specially designed breathing exercise

[22] Basma is sacred ash

[23] Rudhraksha prayer beads