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Pontiffs


The Aadheenam is currently headed by the newly crowned, 293rd pontiff Srila Sri Paramahamsa Nithyananda Sri Gnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal by the present 292nd pontiff Srila Sri Arunagirinatha Sri Gnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal. Both the Maha Sannidhanams head and administer the great inheritance of time honored vedic tradition of the oldest ever organization of the oldest human settlement.

The Adheenam is the hereditary trustee of four temples in Thanjavur District, state of Tamil Nadu India.