History of Madurai Aadheenam
Madurai Aadheenam consists of two history. One of the history says this Aadheenam was founded by Chokkanathar. But there were no source about it today and so this history was not followed. The another history says that this Aadheenam was formed by Thirugnana Sambandar. Thirugnana Sambandar was considered as son of Lord Siva in one incarnation. So this Aadheenam is popularly known as Thirugnana Sambandar Aadheenam. Sources about Thirugnana Sambandar formed Madurai Aadheenam is found in all Tamil literature. Some sources says this Madurai Aadheenam has no beginning and no end. This is the first organization formed in Tamilnadu.
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Aadheenam refers to "the ancient community" in sanskrit. Ancient people settled in this Aadheenam and formed a civilization. All literature based on Saiva Siddhanta books were formed in this Aadheenam. Aadheenam serves the human to attain enlightenment. Books written and available Aadheenam were based on enlightenment. This prestigious Aadheenam is located near Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple. Thirugnana Sambandar is the first man who headed this Aadheenam. Totally 293 spiritual leaders headed this Aadheenam. At present Paramahamsa Nithyananda serves Pontiff of the Aadheenam. There are many controversies towards Paramahamsa Nithyananda as he caught in scandal.
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