Sannyas & Rishi Ordersannyas1

“Awakening you to your highest possibility is sannyas. After AdiShankara, there was never an open, public invitation to become a Sannyasi in the Hindu tradition. Now, for the first time in the last 2500 years, I am going to systematically expand on all the different aspects and dimensions of Sannyas. Listen! I am opening the doors of sannyas for all of you. We need at least a million sannyasis, masters of the science of living enlightenment, who will go all around the world to live and teach this science to the world and inspire others to live it!”

– ParamahamsaNithyananda

uttiṣhata jāgrata prāpya varān nibodhata |

kṣrasya dhārā niśitā duratyayā durgam pathas tat kavayo vadanti ||

“Arise! Awake! Wake up your Self and awaken others! Approach the great Awakened Ones till you awaken and manifest your Complete Self. Sharp as the blade of a razor is that path (of living advaita), so declare the wise beings – long and hard to tread, and difficult to cross.”

~ kathopaniṣad, 1.3.14

Contribution of sannyasis to the planet

On the sacred land of Vedic India, have walked countless powerful ochre-robed beings who carried pure hearts of compassion and gigantic wills to selflessly enrich humanity. They are the Sannyasis (monks) who called the world their home and walked door-to-door awakening people to the truth, while healing and blessing them. The whole of India has been built by Sannyasis. Whether it is architecture, art, science, culture or language, Sannyasis have contributed the best things to vedic tradition.

ParamahamsaNithyananda’s vision of a Vedic Hindu renaissance for India includes the revival of the sannyas (monastic) order. He is enriching today’s youth to live this ultimate path of completion and blissful renunciation.



  • 300 aspirants initiated into the path of sannyas directly by ParamahamsaNithyananda through the NithyanandaSannyas Training Institute hailing from many countries, ethnicities and professions.
  • Nithyananda Order sannyasis belong to Purisannyas order created by AdiShankaracharya and are also part of MahanirvaniPeethaSannyas Order.




  • ParamahamsaNithyananda also initiates seekers into being Rishis. They are the ones who seek the path of enlightenment while fulfilling their family duties, with husband and wife supporting each other on the spiritual path, while imparting spiritual education to their children.

To Happen… 

  • Make sannyas a viable choice for youth of all backgrounds who seek to achieve rapid personal growth and become high-achieving global leaders.
  • Create 1 millionsannyasis who live and transmit jeevanmukti (living enlightenment)
  • Establish sannyas training centers in India imparting the right vedic studies and lifestyle.



Producing powerful human beings


dharmevahato hanta dharmorakshatirakshitāḥ |

tasmādharmonahantabhyomā no dharmohatovadhīta ||


“Those who attempt to destroy dharma, the cosmic law, are destroyed by It. Dharma protects and sustains those who are protectors of dharma. Therefore, never attempt to destroy dharma.”

~ manusmṛti, 8.15

The hallmark of Bharat (India) is ‘gifting the science of enlightenment to humanity’ through Sanatana Hindu Dharma, which belongs to the whole world. As a representative and embodiment of Sanatana Hindu Dharma, ParamahamsaNithyananda is making Hinduism most liveable, human-friendly and dilution-proof in all dimensions. The vision is to inspire, educate and empower people who wish to live the Vedic truths, who will powerfully protect Veda Maataa (divine mother of sacred knowledge), and spread Vedic Dharma to the world in the following ways:

  • Introduce Hinduism to new aspirants for a harmonious, healthy and blissful life.
  • Inspire those already practicing to be more authentic in practice.
  • Train priests and preachers (acaryas) to spread the Vedic lifestyle through rituals, powerful talks and techniques.
  • Educate and empower public personalities and spiritual leaders to live Sanatana Hindu Dharma and occupy the Hindu seats in global universities and academia.

Thus, the enlightened vedic civilization will be restored and taken to newer and higher conscious possibilities, as originally intended by the incarnations and Vedic Rishis.