According to the disciples of the self-styled Godman HDH Nithyananda Paramashivam on January 23, he initiated into powers of the third eye to 82 students afflicted by varying stages of blindness at a blind school in Vastrapur area of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, claiming there will be No More Blind kids! As per the Nithyananda Hindu University, “Bhagawan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam” initiated powers of the third eye to the blind children enabling them to read print material with consistency and stability while recognising shapes, pictures, objects, and colours for the first time in their lives. In a conversation with AV Editor, Swami Hari Chaitanya Puri Maharaj exclaimed, “Vedas have mention of such Vidya where even blind people can see through Inner vision. One institute in Malleswaram is practicing this and the students, after rigorous training, have mastered the Art. The Hindu religion is rich in various inventions; if you practice it, you will start believing in it.”
Popularly addressed as Bhagwaan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam, who is known among his devotees for his speeches, is revered, regarded, respected, and worshiped as the Avatar (living incarnation) of super-consciousness by millions across the globe, as claimed on his official website. As per Swami Nithyananda’s disciples, he is the 293rd Pontiff of the world’s oldest Shaivaite Aadheenam (temple monastery complex) and also the head of the world’s largest Shaivaite Aadheenam. He is also the youngest Maha Mandaleshwar (the highest level of Hindu spiritual guardianship) of the Mahanirvani Akhada (the ancient apex body of Hinduism).
Apart from that, it was stated that he and his Sangha (spiritual community) around the globe is serving humanity by reviving the science of completion, the science of Enlightenment, and manifesting various extraordinary spiritual powers as per the Vedic Agamic tradition of Sanatana Hindu Dharma. He is the author of 350 books, which are translated and published in 500 titles and various international languages.
On the official social media page of Nithyananda Hindu University, it is mentioned that due to multiple invasions and illegitimisation of the Vedic education system in the home country, this knowledge transmission system was almost lost. He is reviving this knowledge transmission system through Nithyananda Hindu University. It is claimed to be the oldest university as per known records that was first started in Kailaasa by Paramashiva Himself and then established in various sacred places such as Naimisharanya, Varanasi, Kanchi, Mathura, Avantika, etc — the mokshapuris. Nithyananda Hindu University was conceived with this objective in 2001 and legitimised by the establishing of the University in the US in 2007.
The first “experimental breakthrough” like no other in the modern world, of visually impaired children being able to read after being initiated by into third eye awakening by “Balasanths”, child students of the Nithyananda Gurukul, all of whom have been initiated in the ancient Vedic science of the third eye by the Bhagwaan Nithyananda Paramashivam, as claimed by the disciples of Swami Nithyananda.
Dr. Aniruddh Ambekar commented, “Most of today’s self-styled Godmen are nothing but scams who choose this way to loot others with their fraudulent activities. People believe that these Godmen will relieve them for their miseries; while on the other hand, many spiritual leaders have so far been arrested for frauds and criminal activities. Medical science doesn’t support such miracles and these are godmen’s trick to benefit their businesses.”
However, it is believed that, if the Swami Nithyananda has these powers as claimed by his disciple to embark eyesight to those blinds, it is suggested for all the believers and non-believers to seek the help of the ‘His Divine Holiness’ as called by the followers and disciples.
Renowned eye specialist Dr. Tatyarao Lahane stated, “People should realise that no miracles can bring back eyesight and only medical science can do that. People who have got their eyesight back might have gone through some treatment, it’s not possible otherwise. If miracle by spiritual leaders had the power to bring eyesight back, no blind would’ve been left in the world. Spreading superstitions in the country must be stopped and being in the world of developed science and technology, we must push away unfounded beliefs.”