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358/365 – Madurai Adheenam

Madurai Adheenam is the oldest Saivite mutt or aadheenam (mutt) in South India established more than 1,500 years, and is believed to have exisited even before the time of Thirugnana Sambandar.

It is located near the famous Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai, which is one of the most famous Siva-Shakthi shrines in the world.

It is an active centre of Saiva_Siddhanta philosophy. It is currently headed by Srila Sri Arunagirinatha Gnanasambantha Desika Paramacharya – who is the 292nd Guru Maha Sannidhanam or Pontiff of the Aadheenm.

On 27 April 2012, he coronated Paramahamsa Nithyananda as his legal and spiritual successor, and the 293rd guru maha sannidaanam of The Madurai Aadheenam.


The adheenam is the hereditary trustee of four temples in Thanjavur District

Agniswarar Temple,

Kanjanur Sakshinatheswarar Temple,

Thiruppurambiyam Kachaneswara Swami Temple,

Kachanam Pannagaparameswara Swami Temple

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madurai_Adheenam

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