The Nandaka Nidhi Śiromaṇi award intends to recognize outstanding contributions and support in the procurement of natural resources, based on Hindu principles.

The modern civilization’s biggest problem is too much materialism and exploiting all nature, all the natural resources. The balanced life and superconscious breakthrough is the real message of Sanatana Hindu Dharma.
– The SPH Bhagavan Nityananda Paramashivam

The Nandaka Nidhi Śiromaṇi award is conferred upon individuals / groups / organizations who have made exceptional contributions in accordance with the dharmic principles of Ahimsa (non-violence) and Advaita (Oneness) that positively gives back to mother Earth, Bhu Mata, who is able to supplementary and miraculously provide whatever is needed. 

Any individual who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Nandaka Nidhi Śiromaṇi award:

  • Actively works on improving the sustainable and equitable governance, management and use of environmental resources based on dharmic Hindu principles.
  • Promotes practices that help protect the soil, water, grasslands and air, and shares innovative conservation practices which improve natural resources with others. 
  • Develops policies that direct the planning necessary to address harmful impacts on natural resources by avoiding and minimizing impacts, and compensating for impacts that do occur. 
  • Implements climate change adaptation strategies and requirements in long-term planning and infrastructure management, and cultivates partnerships to enhance science and research efforts.
  • Displays meritory commitment towards the protection of wildlife and environment. 
  • Conceptualizes, plans, implements and coordinates programs on natural resources,  peacebuilding and sustainability.
  • Demonstrates outstanding efforts to increase the resilience of the worlds’ valuable living natural resources and the many communities and businesses that depend on them.
  • Develops innovative ways to advance and implement dharmic ways of procuring natural resources.
  • Exhibits an admirable sense of responsibility towards the next generation to leave planet Earth’s natural resources in better condition than they themselves inherited.

 

Nominator Eligibility

  • Nominator may be an individual or organization.
  • Self-nominations are not permitted.
  • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
  • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

Nominee Eligibility

Nominees may be individuals (private landowners, farmers, agriculturists, etc), groups of individuals, agencies, institutions, organizations or businesses residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements.

  • The nominee is alive.
  • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
  • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
  • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

Nomination Requirements

  • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
  • Additional material, such as photographs, videos, publications, news articles, etc. must be provided (minimum 5, up to 10 attachments).
  • At least 3 letters of support from experts in the field of the arts.
  • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

Prakṛti Saṃrakṣaka – Recognition of outstanding contributions to the protection of the environment.

The Prakṛti Saṃrakṣaka award intends to honour grassroots environmental advocates and champions from any part of the world.

The Prakṛti Saṃrakṣaka award is conferred upon individual leaders dedicated to the protection of the environment, the award seeks to inspire other ordinary people to take extraordinary actions to protect Bhu Devi, Mother Earth. The ideal nominee is grounded in the cognition that Mother Earth is the living Energy vibrating in all of us.

“You need to cognise that mother earth is biology. She is the mother, the living energy, that she is the source of all of life which is vibrating in us.”

– The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam – December 26 2019

 

Any individual/organization who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Prakṛti Saṃrakṣaka award:

  • Demonstrates outstanding dedication to protecting endangered ecosystems and species, combating destructive development projects, influencing environmental policies, and striving for environmental justice.
  • Demonstrates exemplary involvement in environmental education and sustainable development.
  • Showcases sustained and significant efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment, even at personal risk.
  • Displays outstanding achievements in prevention, preparedness and response to environmental emergencies.
  • Demonstrates outstanding involvement in local efforts to protect the environment, where positive change is created through community or citizen participation.
  • Demonstrates outstanding contribution to the practice of environmental assessment, management or policy at a global scale.    
  • Displays outstanding dedication to inspire peaceful but impactful action towards ensuring the protection of the environment and ecosystems, based on the Hindu principles of Ahimsa (non-violence) and Advaita (peaceful coexistence with all beings).
  • Showcases outstanding pioneer and innovative work contributing to the betterment of mankind and offers practical and exemplary solutions to the most urgent challenges.
  • Demonstrates extraordinary dedication to encourage others to make their own efforts to reduce their impact on the environment.

Nominator Eligibility

  • Nominators may be an individual, group of individuals, companies, institutes or organizations.
  • Self-nominations are not permitted.
  • Posthumous nominations are not permitted.
  • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

Nominee Eligibility

Nominees may be Leaders / Advocates / Environmental Pioneers or Campaigners / Teacher / Champions / Stewards (all age groups) / Organizations residing or established anywhere in the world (across any country, state, island nation), as long as they meet the following requirements. 

  • The individual is alive.
  • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
  • Must not discriminate (serve all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc.).
  • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

Nomination Requirements

  • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
  • Additional material evidence must be provided (between 5 and 10 attachments).
  • 5 letters of support, at least 3 should come from experts in environmental protection.
  • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

 

Brihaspati Ratna – For excellence in Research and Development

The Brihaspati Ratna award is conferred upon researchers who spearheaded outstanding research proposals and achieved excellence in Hindu Research and Development. 

 

Any individual or organization in the field of Hindu Research and Development who has demonstrated one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Brihaspati Ratna award:

  • Demonstrates high potential in research and in transferring a research or technology development to practice.
  • Published promising research papers, presented clear policy implications for addressing development issues and engaged in development initiatives and its prospects for developing countries, based on Hindu principles.
  • Executes projects that inspire innovation of current practices and address the need for a sustainable future.
  • Demonstrates exemplary dedication in providing all the knowledge related services, including libraries and access to libraries to the whole world and for people who are in need of knowledge. 
  • Demonstrates exemplary dedication in preserving ancient knowledge repository systems and in providing knowledge assistance based on Hindu yogic sciences to all, especially the most vulnerable of the society. 
  • Displays outstanding innovation that has resulted in the successful development of new products and/or new processes for making useful products. 
  • Brings new products and technologies that will change industries and lead to a more sustainable future.
  • Discovers or creates a unique material, improves the performance of an existing product or process, creates a new simulation or design tool, develops a new manufacturing process or pioneers a new industrial concept while reducing environmental impact.
  • Demonstrates significant advancement of science and/or improvement of the human condition through their work.
  • Provides individual and institutional research and development training opportunities (including international) to trainees at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels.
  • Demonstrates commitment to communicating the outcomes of the project widely, thereby raising awareness towards Hindu research and development and its practical impact. 

Nominator Eligibility

  • Nominator may be an individual running the school or organization.
  • Self-nominations are not permitted.
  • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
  • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

Nominee Eligibility

Nominees may be individuals or organizations residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements. 

  • The individual is alive.
  • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
  • Must not discriminate (serve all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc.).
  • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

Nominees will be selected based on each achievement’s technical significance, uniqueness, usefulness and adherence to Hindu principles, compared to competing projects and technologies. 

Nomination Requirements

  • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
  • Additional material, such as publications, news articles, etc. must be provided (minimum 3, up to 10 attachments).
  • 3 letters of support from professionals qualified in the field of research and development.
  • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

Who is Brihaspati

Brihaspati is the Guru of all the Gods and the Lord of every form of knowledge and wisdom.

Braihaspati is considered as the originator of science, as saluted by Kautilya in the beginning of the Arthashastra. He was an Arthashastra teacher, along with Manu and Shukra, who wrote his treatise on science. He authored many Vedic Sanskrit texts such as Nitishastra, Dharmashastra, Vastushastra, and Brihaspati Smriti. 

    Aryabhatta Ratna – for Hindu Research

    The Aryabhatta Ratna award is conferred upon committed researchers and research organizations throughout the world who have performed outstanding achievements in the field of Hindu research or who have achieved wide recognition in an undergraduate setting. The Aryabhatta Ratna award can be given for both significant work over a long period of time or for a specific, limited project. 

    Any individual (senior or junior researcher) or organization who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Aryabhatta Ratna award:

    • Embodies research excellence through their talent, expertise, breakthrough thinking, knowledge and cutting-edge achievements in the field of Hindu research.
    • Conducts cutting-edge policy research and presents new ideas and robust evidence in the field of Hindu research. 
    • Uses Hindu research and principles to address global challenges and achieve sustainable development goals.
    • Makes a significant contribution to the advancement of Hindu research and displays great success in translating their research into policies and practices which significantly benefit the local and global communities, thereby having a positive influence on our society.
    • Demonstrates outstanding dedication to the overall mission of communicating, facilitating, promoting and representing Hindu research and findings.
    • Demonstrates outstanding academic achievements in the field of Hindu research and extraordinary innovative thinking, talent and potential to become a leader in the field of Hindu research.
    • Demonstrates outstanding accomplishment in the publication of groundbreaking research, published as an article or monograph in renowned journals and publishing houses. 

    Nominees are judged on past accomplishments, research excellence, outstanding academic achievements and exceptional dedication towards working in the field of Hindu research for the common good.

    The following will not be considered:

    • Ordinary literature reviews that do not provide new direction and focus to the field of Hindu research.
    • Textbook chapters.
    • Articles written for the lay community but not for the research community.

     

    Nominator Eligibility

    • Nominator may be a researcher who holds a doctoral degree and has received their degrees more than five years ago (or have more than five years of experience).
    • Self-nominations are not permitted.
    • Posthumous nominations are not permitted.
    • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

    Nominee Eligibility

    Nominees may be individuals (student, graduate student, post-doctoral researchers, faculty member, etc.) or an organization or undergraduate, government or non-profit institution, residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements. 

    • The individual is alive.
    • Paper must have been published in a peer-reviewed journal or presented at a peer-reviewed conference within the past three years prior to the award year.
    • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
    • Must not discriminate (serve all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc.).
    • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

    Nomination Requirements

    • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
    • 3 letters of support from professionals qualified in the field of research.
    • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

    About Aryabhatta

    Aryabhatta is a Hindu astronomer and mathematician who wrote the Aryabhatiya, which is primarily an astronomical treatise written in 121 verses. Its mathematical section contains 33 verses giving 66 mathematical rules. Aryabhatiya was a hugely influential textand it presents many ideas that are foundational to modern astronomy and mathematics. Among other things, Aryabhata calculated the closest approximate value of pi till that time; was the first known person to solve Diophantine equations; was first to explain that moon and planets shine due to reflected sunlight; made major contributions to the fields of Trigonometry and Algebra; invented the concept of zero; and made incredibly accurate calculations of the length of the day and the year. Aryabhata also penned another major work on astronomical computations, known as the Arya-Siddhanta.

      Prasāraṇa Śiromaṇi – For excellence in the propagation of Hindu ideas

      The Prasāraṇa Śiromaṇi award intends to honour excellence in the propagation of Hindu ideas, which are deeply rooted in the principles of Sanatana Hindu Dharma.

      The Prasāraṇa Śiromaṇi award is conferred upon individual(s) / organization(s) who enrich and  enreach the world about Hindu ideas through various means of mass communication and by creating forums of discussion worldwide. 

      Any individual who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Prasāraṇa Śiromaṇi award:

      • Displays leadership, creativity and innovativeness, and leads highly impactful projects – (including documentary films and Hindu Think Tanks – through activities and research, from within the community, country and or region.
      • Exhibits outstanding accomplishments in independent research, ideas and advice based on Hindu ideas in a variety of fields such as: lifestyle, currency, grains, essential resources such as fuel and electricity, etc.
      • Demonstrates exemplary commitment and dedication in living to enrich others to be able to live at the highest Hindu administrative principles embedded in Vedas, Itihasas, Puranas and Agamas which evolve sustainable development.
      • Exhibits the best student-focused project fostering a future of freedom and opportunity.
      • Executes projects that successfully demonstrate the application of Hindu ideas in life, across borders, cultures and demographics which have and are benefiting humanity and the world.
      • Fosters dialogue in multiple languages about Hindu ideas with global constituencies such as civil society, the entertainment industry, media, academia, educators, students, and libraries.
      • Produces learning materials and organizes educational events for students, teachers, academics and the public, to build long-term community support through Hindu ideas.
      • Produces the best and most effective video or film promoting the ideas of liberty from a Hindu viewpoint.
      • Promotes a shared culture of intellectual social responsibility and makes outstanding contributions to the Hindu community and humanity at large by focusing global attention to critical issues faced by Hindus and providing platforms to voice and solve those issues through Hindu ideas. 

      Nominator Eligibility

      • Nominator may be an individual or organization.
      • Self-nominations are not permitted.
      • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
      • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

      Nominee Eligibility

      Nominees may be individuals, groups of individuals or institutes (policy institutes, research institutes, etc.) residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements.

      • The nominee is alive.
      • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
      • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
      • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

      Nomination Requirements

      • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
      • 5 letters of support must be provided.
      • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

      Kautilya Ratna – Hindu economy

      The Kautilya Ratna award is conferred upon individuals or organizations who have proposed creative, pathbreaking initiatives to promote Hindu economy and who boldly envision a more wholesome future by addressing the global problems of our time from a Hindu perspective. 

      The Kautilya Ratna award is given to those who significantly contribute in establishing Hindu economy as a pillar of healthy growth in the world economy.

      Any individual or organization in the field of Hindu economy who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Kautilya Ratna award:

      • Presents policies based on Hindu economic principles for sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth.
      • Successfully manages capacity development projects, provides assistance through research, training and workshops to promote Hindu economy and economic principles as a means to achieve sustainable growth. 
      • Demonstrates outstanding contribution to establishing a just and protective society based on Hindu economic principles. 
      • Offers a number of business assistance services and capital programs for business attraction and acceleration, entrepreneurship, strategic partnerships and talent development based on Hindu economic principles.
      • Leads research and outreach efforts to counter efforts to undermine workers’ wages, rights, and working conditions and presents Hindu economy-based policies to boost the economic security of working families. 
      • Provides systematic analysis of the global economy and development policy and offers useful guidance for the implementation of strategies and innovation, based on Hindu economic principles for sustainable development. 
      • Demonstrates outstanding dedication to transforming the economy based on Hindu economic principles through several key collaboration, events and outreach (government, industry, academia, community, etc.). 

      Nominator Eligibility

      • Nominator may be an individual or organization.
      • Self-nominations are not permitted.
      • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
      • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

      Nominee Eligibility

      Nominees may be individuals, organizations or companies residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements. 

      • The nominee is alive.
      • Must have at least 5 years of professional experience in the field of Hindu economy.
      • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
      • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
      • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

      Nomination Requirements

      • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
      • 3 letters of support from professionals qualified in the economic field.
      • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

      About Kautilya

      Kautilya, also known as Chanakya, was the Hindu statesman and royal counsellor. Kautilya was the Prime Minister of Chandragupta Maurya, founder of the Mauryan dynasty. He authored the classic treatise Arthashastra. The Arthashastra is well-known as the thorough compilation work of almost all matters written in India regarding policy, governance, property, economics or material success. It reveals the economic and political conditions of the Mauryan period. Kautilya’s Arthashastra’ also gives crop yield forecasting methods and described agriculture as the basis of business and trade.

        Kailasa Udyama Jyoti (Business) Award 

        The Kailasa Udyama Jyoti award is conferred upon those who have achieved outstanding success in the field of business, based on the sacred cosmic principles of enriching and causing, for a peaceful and sustainable future.

        Our ability to intelligently enrich the society in some form – enriching does not mean only through teaching, it can even be stitching their shoes. Even that is enriching; enriching in some form. Enriching humanity in some form and doing it very intelligently and inspiring humanity to contribute back to you, so you can continue to enrich – that is “wealth”. That is wealth consciousness.

        Business schools teach you only how to be busy, not how to do business. Really! They only teach you how to be busy! Just being busy is not that! Being busy does not mean doing business. I tell you, real business is being a cause for everyone’s reality. Being a cause for everyone…..everyone’s reality! I tell you, when you decide, ‘I will be a cause for everyone to experience their reality’, suddenly you will see so many people cause what YOU want as reality!
        – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

         

        Any individual who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Kailasa Udyama Jyoti award:

        • Demonstrates outstanding success, innovations, achievements and contributions in the field of business based on Hindu economic principles.
        • Contributes in outstanding ways to the expansion of enlightenment-based ecosystems through their business.
        • Innovates, creates jobs, achieves growth and supports the Hindu community and the society. 
        • Displays exemplary dedication in creating a political-economic framework that can provide equality and opportunity for all.
        • Creates viable partnerships and collaboration between forward-thinking companies to solve global challenges based on Hindu principles of Ahimsa (non-violence) and Advaita (peaceful coexistence between all beings).
        • Actively participates in substantive dialogue with the expert community about major global priorities – including climate, global health, gender equality, the role of technology and global cooperation. 
        • Embodies the realization of wealth consciousness as defined by the SPH – Enriching humanity in some form and doing it very intelligently and inspiring humanity to contribute back to you, so you can continue to enrich – and guides others towards that same realization.
        • Actively contributes to KAILASA’s mission of reviving Hindu principles and Hindu economics to build a conscious society and dharmic economic growth.  

        Nominator Eligibility

        • Nominator may be an individual or organization.
        • Self-nominations are not permitted.
        • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
        • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

        Nominee Eligibility

        Nominees may be individuals or organizations residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements. 

        • The nominee is alive.
        • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
        • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
        • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

        Nomination Requirements

        • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
        • Additional material, such as publications, news articles, etc. must be provided (minimum 5, up to 10 attachments).
        • At least 3 letters of support from experts in the field of business.
        • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

        Kṛṣi Śiromaṇi – recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of traditional Hindu systems of agriculture

        The Kṛṣi Śiromaṇi award is conferred upon an individual, group or organization who have made outstanding contributions in the promotion of sustainable agriculture based on traditional Hindu systems, as described in the Vedas and other ancient sacred scriptures of Hinduism

        Any individual/organization who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Kṛṣi Śiromaṇi award:

        • Clearly demonstrates intellectual courage, stamina, and determination to preserve the knowledge, practice of Hindu systems of agriculture and in the fight to eliminate global hunger and poverty.
        • Demonstrates extraordinary leadership in working in collaborative programs executed based on traditional Hindu systems of agriculture.
        • Demonstrates extraordinary commitment towards reducing hunger and poverty and revitalizing communities through the use of Hindu systems of agriculture, especially within marginalized communities.
        • Demonstrates outstanding dedication to strengthening the production and dissemination of traditional Hindu agricultural research and innovation.
        • Demonstrates outstanding achievements in advancing the productivity of traditional Hindu systems of agriculture and in reaffirming the right of everyone to have access to safe and nutritious food, produced from non-violent agricultural practices.
        • Work closely and directly “in the field” or with rural communities demonstrating a basic to advanced understanding and application of Vedic Agriculture, based on Hindu indigenous knowledge as it relates to regenerative, organic agriculture, rain, rain forecasting, rain measurement, field crops, soils, ecosystems, seed saving and sharing and traditional cultivation practices of various crops. 
        • Provides on the ground training and education in Hindu systems of agriculture to rural communities, including farm families and agricultural and food production workers for sustainability.
        • Demonstrates outstanding commitment in raising awareness about the importance of traditional Hindu systems of agriculture innovation and its impact on the economy.
        • Displays outstanding commitment towards digital innovation, but also towards existing traditional products, systems or practices that are used in a specific context, to increase effectiveness, competitiveness and resilience.

         

        Nominator Eligibility

        • Nominator may be an individual or organization.
        • Self-nominations are not permitted.
        • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
        • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

        Nominee Eligibility

        Nominees may be Leaders / Advocates / Environmental Pioneers / Champions / Stewards (all age groups) / Organizations residing or established anywhere in the world (across any country, state, island nation), as long as they meet the following requirements. 

        • The individual is alive.
        • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
        • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
        • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

        Nomination Requirements

        • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
        • Additional material showcasing outstanding accomplishments must be provided (between 5 and 10 attachments).
        • 3 letters of support from experts in the field of agriculture.
        • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

        The Hindu System of Agriculture

        In Krishi Parashar, the first treatise on agriculture, Mahrishi Parashar has dealt at length about rain, rain forecasting, rain measurement and field crops. Medicinal usages of different plants and its application as pesticides etc. have also been described by him. Subsequently, Garga Muni dealt with the cultivation practices of various crops, and later Varahmihir explained the techniques of rain forecasting at length in his “Varah Samhita”. Those techniques of rain forecasting remain applicable today. Shurpala explained ‘Vrukshaurved’ and perfected many techniques. Kautilya, also known as Chanakya, in his ‘Arthashastra’ gave crop yield forecasting methods and described agriculture as the basis of business and trade.

          Chanakya Ratna – Best Politician promoting Hindu Causes

          The Chanakya Ratna award celebrates excellence in Hindu political leadership. It is conferred upon the most promising young politicians around the world who are at the forefront of political innovation, having elevated debates, providing platforms for Hindu minorities to voice and solve their issues, raising international awareness on Hindu causes. 

          The Hindu Varnashrama Dharma is the most beautiful science developed for the best stable society.

           

          There is no centralization, there is no authoritative governance. There is always a democracy. Even if there is a King, he always has to be a benign ruler, benign authority, benign autocracy. He can’t be just doing what he wants, because knowledge is with a different group, wealth is with a different group, weapons are with a different group, and land is with a different group.” 

          – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

          Awardees are also selected based on the impact they are having globally and how they use their position to benefit young people specifically. 

          Any individual who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Chanakya Ratna award:

          • Demonstrates extraordinary leadership and admirable qualities in public service: civic-mindedness, vision, integrity, pragmatism and tenacity in identifying and solving public challenges by applying Hindu principles.
          • Develops progressive policies and leads innovative projects in regards to matters pertaining to Hindus’ human rights and religious rights, women’s rights, gender equality, etc., based on Hindu principles.
          • Demonstrates extraordinary commitment to developing programs and platforms to present innovative projects pertaining to Hindu causes.
          • Performs outstanding accomplishments that showcase the relevance of political engagement that promote Hindu causes, as a means to constructive change, international peace and community development.
          • Demonstrates extraordinary dedication in researching and obtaining practical experience in government and politics and in inspiring other young people to engage in politics to promote Hindu causes.
          • Demonstrate outstanding contributions to the implementation of Hindu principles to create a society in which there is resource distribution, absolute law and order, reverence and protection of women and their children and other vulnerable populations.

          Kailasa Rājanaya Jyoti (Politics)

          In every field and level, Hinduism models the most responsible democratic setup that has played an important role in shaping our way of life since the Vedic times. 

          The Kailasa Rājanaya Jyoti award is conferred upon those whose outstanding efforts contribute to the maintenance and advancement of Hindu democracy as well as securing the human rights of Hindus and strengthening cultural and philosophical ties with the persecuted, refuged, exiled citizens of our world.

          The Hindu democratic system demonstrates a system focused on reviving and maintaining the political, constitutional, and spiritual legitimacy of Hindus, including peace equity and Oneness. 

          The Kailasa Rājanaya Jyoti award is given to those who display a steadfast commitment to bringing a consciousness-based lifestyle which is the most eco-friendly, sustainable, peaceful, and non-violent lifestyle through political partnerships. 

          Any individual/organization who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Kailasa Rājanaya Jyoti award:

          • Displays outstanding achievements in the field of Hindu politics, based on Veda-Agamic traditions, whose aim is the revival of Hindu politics through analyzing key concepts of political science based on Sanatana Hindu Dharma with theoretical clarity and empirical thoroughness during an era of transnational change.
          • Demonstrates extraordinary contributions to the field of Hindu politics, with the focus of making planet earth a more abundant, sustainable, and peaceful place to live for all.
          • Displays outstanding worldwide effort to build and sustain peace, by preventing conflict and addressing its root causes. 
          • Integrates activities based on Hindu principles that prevent the outbreak, escalation, continuation and recurrence of conflict, thereby enabling peaceful coexistence between all beings, irrespective of gender, gender-identity, age, race, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc.
          • Provides integrated responses based on Hindu principles in times of crises, respond and catalyze processes and resources in a risk-tolerant fashion. 
          • Contributes innovative ideas about the relevance and political culture rooted in Hinduism in a global context, transcending previous mainstream approaches of research. 
          • Works to advance and maintain Hindu democracy and secure human rights for all.
          • Displays extraordinary commitment to strengthening bonds with Hindus all over the world and uniting with them in hemispheric solidarity, based on a shared commitment to democratic principles of Sanatana Hindu Dharma. 
          • Coordinates efforts to maintain the political, constitutional and spiritual legitimacy of Hindus.

          Nominator Eligibility

          • Nominator may be an individual or organization.
          • Self-nominations are not permitted.
          • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
          • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

          Nominee Eligibility

          Nominees may be individuals or organizations residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements. 

          • The nominee is alive.
          • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
          • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
          • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

          Nomination Requirements

          • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
          • Additional material, such as publications, news articles, etc. must be included (minimum 3, up to 10 attachments).
          • 5 letters of support from professionals qualified in the field of politics.
          • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

          Padma Nidhi Śiromaṇi – Recognition of great contributions to Hinduism by offering sevas, and capitalizing for the construction of temples

          The Padma Nidhi Śiromaṇi award intends to recognize the great contributions to Hinduism by offering sevas, and capitalizing for the construction of temples. 

          Hindu Temples are the storehouses of intense Cosmic energy, thereby contributing to the revival of Hindu enlightened ecosystems around the world for the well-being of humanity.

           

          – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

          The Padma Nidhi Śiromaṇi award is conferred upon those who make outstanding contributions in building temple-based and seva-based model communities worldwide, based on the authentic Hindu lifestyle, as described in the Veda-Agamas.

          Working for Sadāshiva’s temple. In Shaivaite tradition, you have to physically offer your kara sevā, that is why, only Shaivaite tradition has the tradition of purvaara padi. 

           

          All Shaivaite temples, the first thing is physical volunteering, because Sadāshiva wants your life. Nothing else. It’s very easy to give money and go away. Then you can easily keep your ego alive. But, Sadāshiva is all about radiating through you. So, all of you can come and celebrate.

           

          – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

          Any individual who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Padma Nidhi Śiromaṇi award:

          • Exemplifies the highest ethical standards, commitment and dedication towards helping society by offering sevas, including physical volunteering, and capitalizing for the construction of temples and other enlightened ecosystems around the world. 
          • Demonstrates exemplary commitment in fostering community engagement in the offering of various sevas, thereby contributing in raising others into experiencing higher consciousness.
          • Exhibits extraordinary leadership in organizing sevas to generate the funds required to construct and preserve Hindu temples as per the science of Vastu.
          • Performs selfless sincere hard-work and offers seva for the promotion of the Hindu religion, its temples, rituals, art, science, knowledge and culture for the greater good, well-being of humanity and enlightenment of humanity.
          • Displays the ability to coalesce individual donations and voices into a social movement for the construction of Hindu temples.
          • Demonstrates the ability to find creative ways to inspire others to offer sevas in multiple forms, while responding to changing demands, needs and to a range of different challenges.
          • Launches large-scale impact campaigns or collaborations that motivate the masses and brings people together for the construction of temples. 

           

          Nominator Eligibility

          • Nominator may be an individual or organization.
          • Self-nominations are not permitted.
          • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
          • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

          Nominee Eligibility

          Nominees may be individuals (corporate philanthropists, etc.), groups of individuals (fundraising volunteers, etc.), foundations, institutions or organizations residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements.

          • The nominee is alive.
          • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
          • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
          • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

          Nomination Requirements

          • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
          • Additional material, such as photographs, videos, publications, news articles, etc. must be provided (minimum 5, up to 10 attachments).
          • At least 3 letters of support.
          • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

           

          Nīla Nidhi Śiromaṇi – Recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of beautification of cities and towns

          The Nīla Nidhi Śiromaṇi award intends to recognize outstanding contributions in the field of beautification of cities and towns.

          Because we believe in a deep feeling-connection with the land we live in. You should also know, our science of housing – we call it ‘vastu Veda’ – says very clearly, make your house or the place for any purpose, like common halls, temples, anything, made from the material you get from that area. Only that way, the longevity, life of the construction is ensured.”
          – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam 

          The Nīla Nidhi Śiromaṇi  award is conferred upon those who invest in bringing nature back into the cities to benefit both the local communities and the future resilience of the region.

          Any individual who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Nīla Nidhi Śiromaṇi award:

          • Displays exemplary commitment to the improvement of living conditions for all through sustainable urbanization aligned to Hindu principles. 
          • Produces outstanding work anchored on scientific data, rigorous research on Hindu architectural science and analysis.
          • Produces outstanding work from locally sustainable materials – materials that can be used without any adverse effect on the environment and which are produced locally.
          • Promotes a harmonious social order that would increase the quality of life through the beautification of cities and towns.
          • Displays outstanding dedication to creating sturdy and useful designs, and also to beautify public spaces and inspire civic pride.
          • Displays outstanding involvement and activism in bringing together residents’ vision, community volunteers, contributions from organizations and businesses and city expertise to enhance and renew public spaces.
          • Develops community gardens, community clean-ups and other small beautification projects that encourage citizens, particularly the youth, to contribute while simultaneously developing practical skills, leadership and civic responsibility.
          • Inspires efforts to integrate nature into our cities in ways that strengthen ecological services and make our neighborhoods greener, safer, more livable, more equitable, and more resilient.
          • Works towards the beautification of cities and towns in harmony with natural infrastructures, recognizing the restorative and therapeutic effects of nature and honouring the Divine in the surroundings.

          Nominator Eligibility

          • Nominator may be an individual or organization.
          • Self-nominations are not permitted.
          • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
          • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

          Nominee Eligibility

          Nominees may be individuals, groups of individuals or organizations residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements.

          • The nominee is alive.
          • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
          • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
          • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

          Nomination Requirements

          • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
          • Additional material, such as publications, news articles, etc. must be provided (minimum 5, up to 10 attachments).
          • At least 5 letters of support from experts in the field.
          • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

           

          Parivāsa Nirmāṇ Śiromaṇi – Recognition of excellence in the construction of residential complexes

          The Parivāsa Nirmāṇ Śiromaṇi award intends to recognize excellence in the construction of residential complexes (life based community /development /campus or ecosystem, etc.) that successfully address the needs and aspirations of societies, based on Hindu principles. 

          Food, clothes, shelter, medicine, the basic things should be non-profit. That is the only way we can keep human beings safe on the planet earth.

          – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

          The Parivāsa Nirmāṇ Śiromaṇi award is conferred upon those who demonstrate a combination of talent, vision and commitment as well as the highest standards of excellence in building residential construction projects, attending to basic needs by providing safe housing.

          Any individual who demonstrates one of many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Parivāsa Nirmāṇ Śiromaṇi award:

          • Display outstanding design, structural innovation, ingenuity, impact and significance by applying the Hindu knowledge of architecture. 
          • Plans, designs and constructs project (s) in alignment with the principles of the Hindu Science of Vastu (Vedic Architecture and Planning).
          • Demonstrates outstanding dedication in the construction of residential complexes that represent multifamily, or mixed-use complexes / buildings categorised as new construction, remodelings, additions, or adaptive reuse.  
          • Sets new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture. 
          • Delivers best environmental standards while creating extraordinary architectural solutions appropriate to their context.
          • Embodies the highest ideals of traditional and classical architecture in contemporary society, and creates a positive, environmental and artistic impact.
          • Demonstrates outstanding creative use of natural, non-toxic, low carbon sustainable materials.
          • Successfully advances the principles of the traditional Hindu city with an emphasis on self-sustainability, respect of nature, and which promotes non-violent, organic, vegetarian lifestyle.
          • Employs best environmental sustainability practices and regenerative design and construction which encompass:
            • High performance in terms of energy efficiency, water efficiency
            • Resilience – Lifespan of >300 years
            • Renewable Energy
            • Modular
            • Land use 
            • Preservation & enhancement of the natural environment
            • Equity, 
            • Health & Wellness

           

          Nominator Eligibility

          • Nominator may be an individual or organization.
          • Self-nominations are not permitted.
          • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
          • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

          Nominee Eligibility

          Nominees may be individuals or organizations residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements. 

          • The nominee must be alive.
          • Must have been actively involved in their discipline for over 10 years.
          • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
          • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
          • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

          Nomination Requirements

          • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
          • Additional material highlighting the nominee’s contributions and or accomplishments must be provided (minimum 5, up to 10 attachments).
          • At least 3 letters of support from experts in the fields of architecture, construction, etc.
          • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

          Kāmadhenu Ratna: Contributions to Cow economy

          The Kāmadhenu Ratna award is conferred upon an individual or organization for their extraordinary contributions to Cow economy – rearing indigenous cows, following the best management practices to improve their milk production, etc. Parameters for determining the laureate include:

          • Gaushala methods of breeding (natural and non-violent).
          • Gaushala quality of fodder (organic and farm-grown are important parameters to assess fodder quality).
          • Gaushala shelter management.
          • Gaushala housing practices with respect to open grazing areas and cleanliness.

          Any individual/organization who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Kāmadhenu Ratna award:

          • Maintains the highest standards of excellence in the treatment of Cows in adherence to the sacred Hindu principles of Ahimsa (non-violence) and Advaita (peaceful coexistence with all living beings). 
          • Displays extraordinary care and sensitivity towards Cows and calves, ensuring they are fed before drawing out the milk. 
          • Displays extraordinary dedication to education about the medicinal properties and health benefits of A2 milk and derivatives such as ghee, cow ark (distilled cow urine), personal care products and health supplements for common ailments, produced by Desi cows.
          • Performs work which has a meaningful and lasting impact on cow economy and on the lives of the local and/or global community. 
          • Promotes the worship and protection of Indian Desi cows and contributes in raising awareness about the benefits of Hindu Gaushala. 
          • Inspires others to set up indigenous Gaushalas and motivates farmers to take up the cause as a way to boost Cow economy.
          • Displays extraordinary commitment to the restoration of the reverence and cultural importance of Cows as Gaumatha of Vedagamic era.

          Nominator Eligibility

          • Nominator may be an individual or organization.
          • Self-nominations are not permitted.
          • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
          • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

          Nominee Eligibility

          Nominees may be individuals or organizations residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements. 

          • The individual is alive.
          • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
          • Must not discriminate (serve all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc.).
          • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

          Nomination Requirements

          • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
          • 3 letters of support from professionals qualified in the field of cow economy.
          • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

          About Kāmadhenu

          Kāmadhenu (kama-dhenu, ‘wish-cow’) is the divine cow-goddess, regarded as a form of Devi, (the Hindu Divine mother) who grants wishes, as described in Vedic scriptures. Kāmadhenu is the endless giver of resources and nourishment who continuously provides and grants all desires. Kāmadhenu is a mother to mankind, providing all that is required, from milk to sustain life, dung to provide fuel and bricks for millions of rural families and urine to heal sickness and diseases.

          “According to Sanatana Hindu Dharma – Cow is the embodiment of all Gods and Goddesses. By living and serving the cows, one attains the punya (good karma) of serving all the Gods and Goddesses.”

          “Just living with the cows, touching them and serving them, all your violence, anger, etc. just melts down. You will become a compassionate and loving being.”

          – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

           

          The importance of cows in Hinduism 

          Paramashiva  accepted Nandi the Sacred Bull as his vehicle and favorite disciple thus giving highest importance and even today devotees worship Nandi at the entrance before entering the temple of Shiva, beside he is also considered as foremost disciple and excelled both in knowledge and valor thus being the leader of Shiva Ganas. 

          In Ramayana, cow Nandini- daughter of the Celestial Cow Kamadehenu has been exalted as the bestower of boon to King Dileep under advise of Sage Vasishta. King Dileep had son Raghu. Through the grace of Nandini who became the fore father to Sri Ram referring him to as Ragu Vamshi – Raghu Dynasty. 

          In Bhagawatha , Mahabarata, Bhagawad Gita – Cows have been given  enormous respect, protection and has been close to the heart of Lord Krishna , one whole community  dedicated to caring of cows apart from Bhagawad Gita also mentions Vaishyas as Natural agriculturists their prime duty to protect the cows.

           

          Dātā Śiromaṇi – Conferred to the most munificent people

          “A PERSON WHO GIVES, GIVES, GIVES, IS SHOWERED”

          The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam – Sept 6, 2021

          The Dātā Śiromaṇi award is conferred upon the most munificent people for their outstanding achievements, professionalism, compassion and excellence. The award is given to those who uphold the fundamental concepts and principles of making a Daana, which is the traditional practice of ‘giving away’ or ‘donation’.

          If you think, food is the best thing that has ever happened in your life, you can just do annadaan. If you think, education is the best thing that happened in your life, you share that with the world. That’s your charity. If you think, clothes are the best things that happened to your life and you share the clothes – vastra daana. That’s your charity. If you think enlightenment and spiritual powers are the best thing that happened in your life, you share that with the world. That’s all I am doing. Every day I am sharing the spiritual powers at least with a few 1000 people. Understand. Share in a very intelligent way. Let your enrichment be an authentic performance of you. You can enrich the world, by sitting and painting the table or you can enrich the world, by teaching the science of making tables. You decide what is the most authentic way you can enrich. First conclusion you need to arrive at is – Integrity is the best strategy. 

           

          The next conclusion you need to arrive – own but don’t possess. Go on, be sharing; whether it is you or your space or your qualities or your qualifications. I tell you, the words you utter people may listen, but the way you behave people feel it. Let your behavior be all about owning, not possessing. That is the second conclusion. 

           

          Third, let your enriching be most authentic – means, everyday upgrade yourself. Ultimate should not be final. Ultimate grows every day. Ultimate is not final. Today’s ultimate is not tomorrow’s ultimate. Tomorrow’s ultimate is different. Brahmanda expands, Cosmos expands. For you something is ultimate today, which is not ultimate tomorrow. It expands. So, go on becoming authentic in your sharing, enriching. 

           

          Next important conclusion – do not feel shy to encourage people to support you back to enrich the world. Be confident, courageous about what you are doing. Don’t be meek, weak. Be confident about what you are contributing and encourage people to contribute back to them, so you can continue to contribute, you can keep this dharma chakra alive, that’s all. Just these 4 conclusions, arrive now.

          – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

          Any individual who demonstrates the following can be nominated to receive the Dātā Śiromaṇi award:

          • Exhibits exemplary leadership, good governance, innovation and excellence in their work of service, to improve the well-being of families and global communities.
          • Demonstrates outstanding commitment to giving and contributing, based on the sacred cosmic principles of integrity, authenticity, responsibility and enriching.
          • Demonstrates outstanding voluntary contributions and/or achievements, and progressive thinking in developing approaches to address social challenges.
          • Displays exceptional ability to adapt and deliver innovative solutions in response to challenging circumstances. 
          • Actively supports causes and initiatives aimed at uniting the world’s nations for such purposes and goals declared based on universal human values and world peace. 
          • Demonstrates achievement stories that exemplify inspiring volunteer efforts, impactful nonprofit fundraising and innovative partnerships with media partners.
          • Radiates the space of pure tyaga (sacrifice) and carries a great sense of loyalty and duty to their Pitrus (ancestors), Guru, God, the environment and all beings.
          • Demonstrates outstanding contributions to the revival of the 10,000+ sampradayas (traditions) of Hinduism which are on the brink of extinction and in doing so, contribute towards creating a peaceful, prosperous, blissful, healthy world.
          • Offers their time, talent, treasure and otherwise in significant ways, supporting the 108 initiatives of KAILASA which include – animal rights, human rights, children’s rights, women’s rights, etc.

           

          Nominator Eligibility

          • Nominator may be an individual or organization.
          • Self-nominations are not permitted.
          • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
          • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

          Nominee Eligibility

          Nominees may be individuals, community groups, institutions or voluntary organizations residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements. 

          • The nominee is alive.
          • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
          • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
          • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

          Nomination Requirements

          • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
          • Additional material, such as publications, news articles, etc. must be provided (minimum 5, up to 10 attachments).
          • 5 letters of support.
          • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

          Nyāsi Śiromaṇi – Best of the sannyāsīs

          The Nyāsi Śiromaṇi award intends to honour the best of the sannyāsīs, initiated by the Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism (SPH) Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam and the highest achiever, Thyagi- who has positively affirmed their existence by living the lifestyle of sannyas and upheld these standards – ‘the ancient and sacred tradition of monasticism that has understood that enlightenment is the ultimate path and dedicates their life towards that goal.’ 

          The SPH defines Sannyas as the unit to measure the most supreme experience of the universe, of the amount of state, space, and powers of Paramashiva – the Ultimate cosmic consciousness manifesting in one being to achieve living enlightenment. 

          Sannyas is the lifestyle of living in the space of “Complete Completion”. Completion in its complete form. Sannyas is the way spiritual knowledge is realized in an individual’s life.

          When you attain sannyas, you cannot explain it to anyone! You can experience it. You can radiate it, and they will catch it in the way you walk, in the way you talk and move around. You will become a spontaneous crowd puller. You will radiate an incomprehensible charm and energy. Grace happens naturally with sannyas, because sannyas is nothing but revealing your inner beauty. The very fragrance of sannyas is grace and bliss.

          I will do every Thyaga in every possible way to keep this great spiritual Hindu Tradition alive. I tell you, the death of Hinduism means death of all spirituality, death of all life positivity, and death of Humanity.
          – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

          The SPH defines ‘Thyaga’ as a power, not renunciation:

          “Thyaga awakens your Kundalini Shakti intensely. Nothing is more intense and capable of triggering your Kundalini Shakti than Thyaga. Thyaga is ferociously asserting your Parama Satya, that highest identity and making the lowest identity irrelevant.

          A sannyāsī initiated by the SPH who demonstrates all of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Nyāsi Śiromaṇi award:

          • Exemplifies the cosmic principle that “life is for others” through their every thought, word and action.
          • Radiates leadership consciousness and exemplifies the embodiment of the 4 tattvas – integrity, authenticity, responsibility and enriching.
          • Demonstrates extraordinary dedication to the lifestyle of Sanyas by serving people and maintaining the austerity and vows of Sannyas with excellence.
          • Radiates the state, space, powers, being and KAILASA of Paramashiva. 
          • Radiates leadership consciousness and stands as the best role model to uplift the spiritual consciousness of people all over the world and directly contribute in solving the life problems of people around them.
          • Ferociously chooses the lifestyle of Sanyas not for their own enlightenment but to ensure a better future for humanity and Hinduism. 
          • Displays extraordinary courage in standing up in a non-violent manner in the face of persecution, demonstrates extraordinary resilience in the midst of attacks and boldly advocates for human and religious rights in a non-violent way, exposing human rights violations, despite the risks involved.
          • Follows the footsteps of the SPH in showcasing extraordinary thyaga and exemplifying the highest levels of responsibility and excellence for reviving KAILASA as per the SPH’s vision for Hinduism and humanity. 

           

          Nominator Eligibility

          • Nominator may be an individual or organization.
          • Self-nominations are not permitted.
          • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
          • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

          Nominee Eligibility

          Nominees must be sannyasis initiated by the SPH, as long as they meet the following requirements.

          • The nominee is alive.
          • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
          • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
          • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

          Nomination Requirements

          • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
          • Additional material, such as publications, news articles, etc. must be provided (minimum 5, up to 10 attachments).
          • Five 5 letters of support, from which at least 2 must come from individuals who have personal experience with the nominee.
          • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

          About the Great Sannyas Sampradaya

          Kapila Muni introduced Sannyas to human beings and revived the Sannyas Sampradaya to planet earth and even the entire teachings of Buddhism came from the Sankhya philosophy which is based on the teachings of absolute unclutching in the inner space to experience Nirvikalpa Samadhi, absolute bliss. Kapila is also the founder of the great Mahanirvani Sampradaya, from which the Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism (SPH) Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam has been appointed in 2013. 

          At the tender age of three, the SPH knew His life was Sannyas and since then enriched and inspired thousands of the royal lifestyle of this great lineage. 

          Since then, the SPH has initiated hundreds of lives into Sannyas and has revived multiple Sampradayas and opened up opportunities for sincere seekers including women and children to empower them for experiencing their peak possibilities and living enlightenment as their lifestyle. 

            Puruṣa Artha Śiromaṇi – Topmost interest of the achievement of the goal of life

            The Puruṣa Artha Śiromaṇi award is conferred to an individual who displays a topmost interest for the achievement of the goal of life, Enlightenment.

            What is Enlightenment? 

            The SPH defines Living Enlightenment as:

            Vibrating in the frequency of the Cosmic constitution, Cosmic truths, Universal truths; reverberating with the principles of Universal truths. When these Universal truths become the source cognitions for you and you start reverberating with the Universal truths, Cosmic constitution, the ultimate cognition.

             

            Enlightenment is literally like an elephant entering into a hut. When this happens, it is the ultimate source Paramashiva, which enters and shatters your ignorance. When your ignorance is shattered, your cognitions get broken, which is the fundamental decision-making mechanism of your life.


            – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

             

            Any individual who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Puruṣa Artha Śiromaṇi award:

            • Demonstrates their devout interest and dedication for achieving a superconscious breakthrough to achieve enlightenment and radiate the state, space, powers, and manifests the being of Paramashiva. 
            • Displays outstanding determination to live in the higher plane of consciousness – beyond the limitations of the human body-mind. 
            • Displays exemplary commitment to imbibe and radiate the Universal cosmic truths and to enrich others.
            • Distinguish themselves by meritorious direct “hands-on” involvement in acts (small or big scale) directed toward the upliftment of humanity.
            • Demonstrates outstanding initiatives towards guiding others on the path of enlightenment and delivering exceptional outcomes.
            • Develops unique community projects or non-profit concepts to build the right environment and support system for those who share the common topmost interest of living enlightenment.
            • Makes outstanding contributions to manifest KAILASA’s vision of uniting all countries in serving the world through the wisdom and greater science of enlightenment, thereby actively contributing to solving problems the modern world faces. 
            • Actively promotes KAILASA’s vision and mission for the world, reviving the ancient enlightened civilizational Nation, thereby providing a safe haven to all the world’s practicing, aspiring, or persecuted Hindus, irrespective of race, gender, sect, caste, or creed, where they can peacefully live and express their spirituality, arts, and culture free from denigration, interference, and violence. 

             

            Nominator Eligibility

            • Nominator may be an individual or organization.
            • Self-nominations are not permitted.
            • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
            • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

            Nominee Eligibility

            Nominees may be individuals (spiritual innovators, thought leaders, religious leaders, etc.), groups of individuals, institutions or organizations residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements.

            • The nominee is alive.
            • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
            • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
            • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

            Nomination Requirements

            • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
            • Additional material, such as publications, news articles, etc. must be provided (minimum 3, up to 10 attachments).
            • At least 5 letters of support (at least 2 from individuals who have had a direct experience with the nominee).
            • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

              Sarvajña Śiromaṇi – The best of the omniscient

              The Sarvajña Śiromaṇi award is conferred upon the best of the omniscient, an individual who embodies the topmost omniscient personality, the all knower, manifesting the power (Shakti) of Sarvajnatva – All Knowing.

               

              “Your consciousness by its nature, its swabhaava, is “Swayam Prakaasha”, by its nature, self-effulgent, “Swayam Prakaasha”, self-shining. So, there is no such thing which you cannot understand in life. Whether it is which graha (planet) moving where, which star moving in which direction, or how to use your remote control and operate the TV in front of you, or the various aspects of the electronic gadget which you newly bought, anything, please understand, anything, your logic is “Swayam Prakaasha” to locate, to look. Whether understanding a law book, or understanding a musical instrument, or understanding some truths about botany or biology or zoology, understand, the truth is, your consciousness is self-effulgent, “Swayam Prakaasha”.
              – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam 

              The way to Sarvajna, Sarvajnatva – all knowingness – can be triggered into an individual’s consciousness. It is still alive and transmitted from Guru to disciple.”
              – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

               

              The Sarvajña Śiromaṇi award intends to honour the best of the omniscient who is completely independent, unclutched and who has transcended all human limitations, delusions and imperfections. 

               

              “You should be in such an Unclutched space – the visualization, the visualization. Any visualization you can unclutch. And the…your mind should be so pure it doesn’t even pollute unclutching when it is picking up the unclutching. Even if you visualize unclutching, it will be polluted. Even if you think about silence, silence is polluted. The moment you use the word “silence”, it is no more silence. The moment you use the word unclutching, it is no more unclutching. Person who is able to be silent without using the word ‘silence’, only can use Silence. Person who is unclutched without using the word ‘unclutched’, only can use unclutching.”
              – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam 

               

              Any individual who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Sarvajña Śiromaṇi award:

               

              • Spontaneously exhibits extraordinary knowledge about any topic.
              • Manifests the power of Sarvajnatva – all Knowingness, from the state of Paramashiva, unclutching.
              • Has achieved the state of restful awareness, the essence of the research and development in the world of the inner science, and displays the power to turn any thought into reality.
              • Displays mastery of the technique of unclutching – thereby retains a significant amount of energy in their system, leading to enhanced productivity and creativity. 
              • Creates a supportive Vatavarana (environment) for others to internalize, intranalyse, meditate, contemplate and debate through Vakyartha Sadas about “what is consciousness”, leading to the experience of superconscious breakthrough.
              • Radiates bliss and inspires and guides others into the practice of unclutching for enhanced quality of living, health and well-being.
              • Stands as a pillar for Hinduism by radiating the power of Sarvajnatva – all knowingness.

               

              Nominator Eligibility

              • Nominator may be an individual or organization.
              • Self-nominations are not permitted.
              • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
              • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

              Nominee Eligibility

              Nominees may be individuals residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements.

              • The nominee is alive.
              • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
              • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
              • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

              Nomination Requirements

              • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
              • At least 5 letters of support from those who have had direct experiences with the nominee.
              • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.
              • Additional material, such as publications, news articles, etc. may be provided if available (up to 10 attachments).

                Sādhya Śiromaṇi – The topmost perfection

                The Sādhya Śiromaṇi award intends to honour the attainment of topmost perfection from the Advaithic context as revealed by the Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism (SPH) Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam.

                Decides to take the responsibility! Mahadeva purposely applies ash, wears these rudraksha beads, lives in smashaana (crematorium). His whole lifestyle you see, purposely he tells the world he is not perfect, he is complete. Actually, perfection is one of the side-effects of Completion. But he just wants to tell the world – ‘I am not interested in showing me perfect. My first priority is to show I am complete.’ perfection is usually the side-effect of Completion. But he does not want to put the perfection in front. He puts Completion in front. Understand, Completion means being responsible, never leaning on the victimhood.” 
                – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

                The Sādhya Śiromaṇi award is conferred upon an individual who embodies complete completion, thereby radiating the topmost perfection.

                Any individual who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Dharma Śiromaṇi award:

                • Demonstrates the achievement of the state of complete completion with oneself, others and the world.
                • Demonstrates the achievement of the topmost perfection through completion.
                • Celebrates everything by renouncing everything from the right context of completion.
                • Exhibits exemplary leadership qualities by taking the responsibility to guide others into the completion process to uplift humanity.
                • Demonstrates complete mastery over the physical senses and displays perfect control of the mind.
                • Is established in the Truth of Advaita.
                • Is established in the sacred cosmic principles of integrity, authenticity, responsibility, enriching and causing, thereby established in living enlightenment – living at the peak of one’s possibility.
                • Displays perfect embodiment of the 5 sacred principles of Asteya (non-stealing), Satya (truthfulness), Ahimsa (non-violence), Aparigraha (non-possessiveness) and Brahmacharya (celibacy).
                • Displays extraordinary commitment and activism towards the revival of the ancient enlightened civilization – KAILASA.

                Nominator Eligibility

                • Nominator may be an individual.
                • Self-nominations are not permitted.
                • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
                • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

                Nominee Eligibility

                Nominees may be individuals residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements.

                • The nominee is alive.
                • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
                • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
                • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

                Nomination Requirements

                • A rationale for the nomination (500 words).
                • Additional material (minimum 3, up to 10 attachments) highlighting the contribution of the nominee must be provided.
                • 10 letters of support (from which 5 must come from individuals (not relatives) who have a close relationship to the nominee (close friend, student, teacher, disciple, etc.).
                • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

                 

                Mukta Śiromaṇi – The topmost of all liberated souls

                The Mukta Śiromaṇi award intends to honour the life of an extraordinary being who has attained Moksha (liberation). The Mukta Śiromaṇi award is the only posthumous award conferred by KAILASA.

                The Mukta Śiromaṇi award is conferred upon an individual who lived as a Jeevan Mukta, radiating the space of leadership consciousness, as exemplified by great enlightened Beings such as Vivekananda:

                “When you express all the possibilities out of liberation cognition, Jeevan Mukta sambhavana, you are living your life. Life is lived when Jeevan Mukta sambhavana becomes your lifestyle. The space of possibility, space of leadership – I tell you nothing, nothing else is required for you to be a leader; just leadership consciousness is enough. When Vivekananda walked the length and breadth of India he did not have anything other than leadership consciousness in his life. But wherever he went, kings washed his feet, gave their own thrones for him to sit, received his blessings, guidance, and requested for his spiritual support. Leadership consciousness is independent intelligence; it cannot be hidden from others. Once you have it, the whole world will know you have it; simply the world listens to you. You do not need any power, political strength, or infrastructure for the world to know you are a leader. Even if you walk in the street you will stand tall. MAN AMONG MEN. And the world will respect you.

                – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

                 

                Any individual who demonstrated one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Mukta Śiromaṇi award:

                • Subdues one’s thoughts and identity, free from desires with an attitude of renunciation  from the context of completion, seated within oneself in aloneness and continuously connecting with the higher consciousness by unclutching.
                • Deeply inspires others within their community but also throughout the world at large and makes a significant, measurable impact.
                • Successfully created a formula to reproduce his inner world spiritual experiences in the inner world of others.
                • Embodies conscious sovereignty.
                • Masters yogic techniques.
                • Displays extraordinary commitment to the betterment of humanity.
                • Displays exemplary contributions to the upliftment of humanity into the superconsciousness, guiding others from “man” or “woman” to “Divine”.
                • Radiates the universal cosmic Truths and principles.
                • Embodies the ultimate transformation of going from fear to fearlessness, from death to deathlessness, achieving immortality.
                • Expresses all possibilities out of liberated cognitions, thereby living as a Jeevan Mukta while in the physical body and attaining moksha at the time of death.

                 

                Nominator Eligibility

                • Nominator may be individuals or organizations.
                • Self-nominations are not permitted.
                • Posthumous nominations are permitted. 
                • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

                Nominee Eligibility

                Nominees may be individuals residing or established anywhere in the world as the embodiment of a liberated soul, or individuals who have left the body and achieved Mukti, as long as they meet the following requirements.

                • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
                • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
                • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

                Nomination Requirements

                • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
                • 10 letters of support (at least 3 should come from individuals who have/had a close connection to the nominee).
                • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

                Kailasa Kalyāṇa Jyoti (NGOs)

                 The Kailasa Kalyāṇa Jyoti award intends to honour NGOs’ outstanding impact on the community, based on Hindu principles. The award is given to NGOs whose mission is aligned  to the mission of KAILASA of providing support on all levels for global peace and sustainable future.  

                As per the Shastra Pramana, if I refer to Hindu tradition, Agamas insist on us serving beyond our frame. Agama insist not only people who are in your frame but it says very clearly, the first responsibility and priority is people who are in the frame, people who have been part of your life, your frame, when you were not a success or when you are working for a success or after you become successful; they only become your first priority. But they always recommend that you don’t stop there because when you start taking responsibility for all the people within your frame you develop an infrastructure and tool for taking responsibility. Let it not be unused after you complete everyone who is in your frame. See, even serving you need to develop certain infrastructure. If you developed it for all the people, who are part of your success, then after that why should that infrastructure just be keeping quiet? Wear and tear. Let it be put for the people who are outside the frame. That is called Punya. So from Shastras, if I go back to Hinduism, the source of Hinduism, Hinduism insists on Punya. On Punya. It insists you do that.

                – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

                Any NGO operating from Hindu principles who demonstrate one or more of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Kailasa Kalyāṇa Jyoti  award:

                 

                • Exhibits extraordinary leadership, compassion and initiative in helping and serving beyond one’s frame and in building sustainable infrastructures to expand one’s capacity to serve.
                • Displays extraordinary commitment in fulfilling critical needs and challenges faced by people of all ages and backgrounds, in shelters, schools, hospitals, religious organizations, and countless other venues, volunteers foster a spirit of kindness and goodwill in communities large and small throughout the world. 
                • Displays the highest innovative and best practices, and delivers sustainable benefits to communities and society at large, ensuring a more fair and equitable world.
                • Demonstrates highest levels of excellence in areas including social care and fundraising, etc. based on Hindu principles.
                • Engages in outstanding civic and volunteer service in various venues (shelters, schools, hospitals, religious organizations, etc.) that contribute to making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
                • Accomplishes sustained achievement in fundraising for causes that benefit the whole humanity through data-driven marketing and consistently successful financial performance. 
                • Increases community-based engagement, showcases outstanding impact on the Hindu community, and underlines achievements to policy-makers, funders and the general public.

                 

                Nominator Eligibility

                • Nominator may be an individual or organization.
                • Self-nominations are not permitted.
                • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
                • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

                Nominee Eligibility

                Nominees may be NGOs, charitable organizations, small businesses, religious institutions, and nonprofits residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements.

                • The nominee is alive.
                • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
                • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
                • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

                Nomination Requirements

                • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
                • Additional material, such as publications, news articles, etc. must be included (minimum 5, up to 10 attachments).
                • 5 letters of support.
                • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

                Sushruta Ratna – Hindu Medicine Award

                The Sushruta Ratna award is conferred upon the most dedicated practitioners, teachers, institutions, students, and corporations who are leaders in the field of Hindu medicine, health and well-being (Ayurveda, Siddha medicine, etc.). 

                The Sushruta Ratna award is given in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the field of Hindu medicine, Hindu medical sciences or life sciences, for the contribution to the well-being, peace and prosperity of humankind through such. 

                The ideal nominee for the Sushruta Ratna award is a person motivated by altruistic intentions and whose mission is to preserve and spread traditional Hindu medicine. The ideal nominee is leading the way in mankind’s quest to achieve the peak of health, through outstanding accomplishments in the field of traditional Hindu medicine. 

                “Whether prevention level or after getting corona, curing, healing, recovering, and after fully recovered, post recovery health, maintenance, and fully getting back to your health and original form, pre-corona level – in every level, the Hindu medicinal system – Siddha, Ayurveda – and all the branches and subsects, has the solution.”

                – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

                Any individual or organization in the field of Hindu Medicine who demonstrates one or many of the following can be nominated to receive the Sushruta Ratna award:

                • Brings distinguished contributions in preventive Hindu medicine and enhances the quality and effectiveness of holistic health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of Hindu medicine. 
                • Displays outstanding commitment to improving the health and health care of all communities through Hindu medicinal systems.
                • Exemplifies the highest values of altruism, compassion, integrity, volunteerism, community engagement, leadership, dedication and personal sacrifice to the care of all, including underserved, marginalized populations in impoverished communities. 
                • Exemplifies the qualities of a caring and compassionate mentor in the teaching and advising of medical students studying Hindu medicine.
                • Commits to expanding knowledge through teaching, conducting research and publishing  in the field of Hindu medicine.
                • Demonstrates significant advances in the fields of Hindu medicinal systems based research with demonstrated translational benefits applied to improved patient care
                • Performs outstanding international service in the areas of Hindu medical practice, Hindu medical education or Hindu medical research related to health and disease.
                • Demonstrates outstanding achievements in the field of Hindu medicine that have potential clinical application or have already led to an important clinical application.
                • Displays outstanding commitment in the protection, maintenance, improvement or understanding of health conditions anywhere in the world; the discovery, further development, improvement, or understanding of ancient Hindu medicinal systems, medical discoveries or achievement with such worldwide implications that they significantly benefit multiple aspects of human health (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual).

                Award recipients are selected on the basis of two principal criteria: 

                (1) achievement in the area of personal health services, 

                (2) achievement of national scope.

                Preference for individuals, groups or organizations doing pioneering, paradigm-shifting work in the field of Hindu medicine that is not yet highly rewarded.

                Nominator Eligibility

                • Nominator may be an individual, group or organization.
                • Self-nominations are not permitted.
                • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
                • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

                Nominee Eligibility

                Nominees may be individuals or organizations residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements. 

                • The nominee is alive.
                • They do not conduct or encourage tests or experiments on animals. 
                • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
                • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
                • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

                Nomination Requirements

                • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
                • 3 letters of support (up to 5) from professionals qualified in the field of medicine.
                • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

                About Sushruta

                The great enlightened Rishi, Indian visionary and surgeon, Sushruta (flourished c. 6th century BCE), is known for his pioneering operations and techniques and is regarded as the “Father of Indian medicine” and “Father of Plastic Surgery”. Sushruta is also known for his influential treatise Sushruta-samhita which contains groundbreaking operations and specific procedures including rhinoplasty, lithotomy and the removal of cataracts, as well as many techniques to dissect the human body. Sushruta’s work, which standardizes earlier knowledge through thorough descriptions, has greatly influenced the field of Indian medicine known as Ayurveda. The Sushruta-samhita is regarded today as one of the Great Trilogy of Ayurvedic Medicine.

                  Vaidya Śiromaṇi – For excellent work in the field of traditional Hindu medicine systems

                  The Vaidya Śiromaṇi award is conferred upon professionals in Hindu medicine who take the responsibility of bringing the place of consciousness in the health sector, making the world understand we are conscious beings, giving complete diagnosis beyond the body, based on all 5 koshas. 

                  The fundamental basic principles, truths about digestion, truth, about the ability to operate your body, truth about your breathing system, truth about your ability to see – these fundamental truths are elaborately analyzed, documented, organized in Hindu medicinal system.

                  – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

                  Modern day medicine, Vedic medicine, the difference between these is only one thing: In Vedic tradition, everything is consciousness centered. You are not a bio mechanism, you are a bio organism. In modern day medicine, you are a bio mechanism. They don’t involve the component of consciousness, whether to diagnose you, cure you or treat you or attend to your illness in any form. The conscious component is not accepted as the active part of their whole profession. Whereas in Ayurveda, end to end, consciousness plays a major role.
                  – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

                  Any individual who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Vaidya Śiromaṇi award:

                  • Provides assistance on prevention, treatment and care services throughout the health sector and launches comprehensive responses to unprecedented public health, humanitarian and development emergencies based on traditional Hindu medicine. 
                  • Demonstrates extraordinary commitment to go above and beyond for their patients and customers, striving to offer Hindu-medicine based solutions.
                  • Displays exemplary dedication to sustainable development through ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages using traditional Hindu medicine systems.
                  • Cures from the angle of consciousness, based on the study of Yogic sciences, bringing the vision of Ayurveda and allopathy together, and by doing so, performing the greatest service to humanity. 
                  • Demonstrated excellence in successfully integrating traditional Hindu medicinal principles and techniques into health related training programs.
                  • Demonstrates outstanding contribution to the field of Hindu medical education and actively contributes to raising international awareness in the field of Hindu medicine.
                  • Demonstrates thorough understanding of the importance of the social determinants of health so that all, wherever they live, enjoy full expression of cultural identity, health and well-being.
                  • Displays outstanding efforts towards healing, teaching, and improving the condition of the population residing in poverty stricken areas.
                  • Demonstrates outstanding qualities; altruism, integrity, courage and perseverance in the alleviation of human suffering, in their current practice.
                  • Exemplifies a commitment to providing care that reflects patient priorities, values and preferences.

                   

                  Nominator Eligibility

                  • Nominator may be an individual – doctors, physicians, surgeons, medical educator or leader of a theme, program, department,  etc.) or organization.
                  • Self-nominations are not permitted.
                  • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
                  • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

                  Nominee Eligibility

                  Nominees may be individuals or organizations residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements.

                  • The nominee is alive.
                  • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
                  • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
                  • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

                  Nomination Requirements

                  • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
                  • At least five (5) letters of support from professionals qualified in the field of Hindu medicine must be provided.
                  • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

                  Makara Nidhi Śiromaṇi: Recognition of outstanding contributions by supporting the research, development, and procurement of Shastras and Astras

                  The Makara Nidhi Śiromaṇi award is conferred upon those who show outstanding commitment to the promotion of the science of consciousness and other yogic sciences for global peace and sustainability, through research, development, and procurement of Shastras (sacred Hindu Scriptures) and Astras (knowledge weapons and conscious weapons).

                  Shastras

                  The VedaAgamas are the Source books of Hinduism or Sanatana Hindu Dharma. The revelation from the Veda-Agamas from the Shāstra Pramaṇa, the scriptural authority on truth, which came down directly from the mouth of Bhagavān Sadāshiva to His consort Devi Adishakti.

                  “Shāstra Pramana – the truth should be established in Vedas and Agamas.

                  The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

                  Astras

                  An enlightened Master’s words are like knowledge-weapons that can slay the deep ignorance within and bring the light of enlightenment. Through constantly reading, hearing, hearing and internalizing these words, the deeply engraved negativity in the unconscious is destroyed.

                  All the weapons thrown at Paramashiva by Tharugavana Rishis are converted as His Abharanas (ornaments) by Paramashiva. He did the same for me. All the weapons thrown at me, He converted all as Abharana for me and protected me from all sufferings.”
                  – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

                  Any individual who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Makara Nidhi Śiromaṇi award:

                  • Demonstrates outstanding achievements in the field of research, development and procurement of Hindu Shastras and Astras, thereby contributing to the preservation and protection of the science of enlightenment.
                  • Exhibits exemplary dedication towards collecting, preservating and freely sharing Hindu knowledge on Shastras and Astras, thereby bringing spiritual, cultural, economic legitimacy to the enlightened sciences, rituals and lifestyle.
                  • Displays meritory dedication towards educating and raising public awareness about Hindu Shastras and Astras through teaching, lecturing or publication. 
                  • Displays active involvement in initiating and/or in supporting activities which have substantially increased public awareness of material culture preservation, such as education programs, special events, exhibitions or media productions.  
                  • Demonstrates exemplary commitment towards making the science of Cosmos, Hinduism, verifiable by modern research and technology, by providing substantial authentic materials and evidence.
                  • Develops digital preservation projects, using technologies (eg. digital imaging technology), thereby ensuring the accessibility and dissemination of  ancient knowledge contained in the Shastras.
                  • Displays the maintenance of the highest authenticity in the translation of Hindu scriptures to various languages.

                   

                  Nominator Eligibility

                  • Nominator may be an individual or organization.
                  • Self-nominations are not permitted.
                  • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
                  • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

                  Nominee Eligibility

                  Nominees may be individuals (researchers, scientists, scholars, private collectors, etc.), groups of individuals, institutions (archives, libraries, art galleries, etc.) or organizations (research organizations, etc.) residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements.

                  • The nominee is alive.
                  • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
                  • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
                  • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

                  Nomination Requirements

                  • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
                  • Additional material, such as photographs of ancient documents and records, videos, publications, news articles, etc. must be provided (minimum 8, up to 10 attachments).
                  • Corresponding source-language text must accompany any translation work.
                  • At least 3 letters of support from experts in Hindu scriptures and technologies.
                  • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

                  Vijñāna Śiromaṇi – recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of Hindu science and technology

                  The Vijñāna Śiromaṇi award is conferred upon individuals (diverse thought leaders, scientists, practitioners etc) and organizations for their cutting edge achievements and outstanding contributions in the research, development and propagation of Hindu Vedic sciences and technology, which include but are not limited to:

                  • Vedic Physics
                  • Chemistry
                  • Biology 
                  • Alchemy
                  • Engineering
                  • Astronomy
                  • Astrology
                  • Power Manifestation: There are about 460 Shaktis (powers) of Paramashiva as revealed in the Vedagamas. They are neither supernatural nor magical, neither paranormal nor alchemy-based nor occult nor mystical. Shaktis always manifest only as the result of Enlightenment, as a result of experiencing the space of Cosmic Oneness or Sadashivoham. These are very clearly the sacred science of manifesting your original state of Sadāshivatva. 

                   

                  You see, in Vedic technology, all the resources are from other planes and other places; we were importing. Surya comes and gives His powers. Then Indra comes and gives His Vajra. Varuna comes and gives His powers. It is all imported. But in this modern industrial revolution, in this technology, the resources have to be sucked from here and made into different shapes and the human greed is not leaving even the Source to be alive.

                  “Only in Hindu religion something called consciousness based machines exist – like Pushpaka Vimana. Consciousness-based weapons exist. Consciousness based tools exist. Consciousness based battery – the energy sources and resources exist.”

                  Hindu tradition is the most scientific tradition.”-
                  – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

                   

                  Any individual who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Vijñāna Śiromaṇi award:

                  • Demonstrate extraordinary innovative achievements that have contributed in significant and lasting ways to the promotion of Hindu sciences and technologies.
                  • Displays outstanding commitment to the advancement of research and development and potential to deliver benefits to people across the globe.
                  • Demonstrates exemplary dedication to raising the bar on product excellence.
                  • Demonstrates outstanding achievement in building unique and hard-to-reproduce technological or scientific advances.
                  • Demonstrates the application of the ancient knowledge, sciences and technology of Hinduism to benefit humanity and all beings. 
                  • Displays outstanding creativity in research and technology or methods of analysis to provide a scientific basis for informed environmental control decision-making processes, or to provide practical technologies.
                  • Accelerates the achievement of sustainability goals by promoting the development of partnerships across a range of actors to increase collective knowledge about Hindu sciences and technologies.
                  • Displays exemplary dedication in fostering greater understanding among international colleagues and in encouraging new talents.
                  • Provides a platform for government, businesses and civil society across generations in the field of Hindu science and technology to expand dialogue and make collective decisions.
                  • Displays exemplary dedication to the revival of the great yogic science of giving superconscious breakthrough to humanity through Hindu science and technology.

                   

                  Nominator Eligibility

                  • Nominator may be an individual or organization.
                  • Self-nominations are not permitted.
                  • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
                  • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

                  Nominee Eligibility

                  Nominees may be individuals or organizations residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements.

                  • The nominee is alive.
                  • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
                  • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
                  • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

                  Nomination Requirements

                  • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
                  • Additional material highlighting the nominee’s outstanding contributions and/or achievements must be provided (between 5 and 10 attachments).
                  • 5 letters of support from experts in the field of science and technology.
                  • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

                  Shivāji Ratna Award – Protection of Hinduism

                  The Shivāji Ratna award is conferred upon individuals who have performed exemplary deeds of service to protect, fight, and voice for Hinduism. 

                  The Shivāji Ratna award is given to those motivated by altruistic intentions and whose work has had a meaningful and lasting impact on the lives of Hindus and on the preservation and protection of Hinduism. Service to Hinduism and fellow Hindus should be related to a long-term or persistent problem, such as Hindu ethnic cleansing and cultural genocide.

                  Any individual or organization dedicated to the protection of Hinduism and who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Shivāji Ratna award: 

                  • Promotes, protects or strives for the protection and realization of Hindus’ human and religious rights and fundamental freedoms at the national and international levels through peaceful means.
                  • Displays strong commitment to serve Hindus and Hinduism, including but not limited to protect, voice, advocate rights for freedom to practice religion (Hinduism), in their own community or in communities stationed around the world.
                  • Ensures that all Hindus are able to enjoy all social, economic, political and other rights and freedoms in practice.
                  • Commits extraordinary acts of courage, overcomes significant risks for the sake of protecting Hinduism and goes beyond the call of duty of professional obligations for the sake of protecting Hinduism and standing up for Dharma.
                  • Demonstrates tremendous sacrifice, selflessly placing themselves in harm’s way, taking unusual risks or steps to protect Hinduism, making extraordinary efforts to further a Hindu cause, or otherwise conducting themselves admirably when faced with unusually challenging circumstances.  
                  • Expresses an explicit intention and had a direct involvement to help Hindus and Hinduism survive and thrive.
                  • Performs deeds that have/had an impact of saving lives within the Hindu community or globally and inspires others to also stand up and protect Hinduism, directly or indirectly. 
                  • Shows outstanding commitment to raising awareness, locally and/or internationally about the ongoing silent Hindu genocide.
                  • Promotes public understanding of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights for Hindus by facilitating the teaching of human rights at all levels (formal education, professional training, etc).

                  Each nomination receives equal attention and our Committee strives to thoroughly understand each incident.

                  Nominator Eligibility

                  • Nominator may be an individual, group, non-governmental organization or other organ of society.
                  • Self-nominations are not permitted.
                  • Posthumous nominations are not permitted.
                  • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

                  Nominee Eligibility

                  Nominees may be individuals or organizations residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements. 

                  • The nominee is alive.
                  • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
                  • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
                  • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

                  Nomination Requirements

                  • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
                  • Exemplary deeds and acts of heroism must be supported by conclusive evidence (up to 10 attachments).
                  • 3 letters of support from professionals qualified in the field of religion.
                  • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

                  About Shivāji Maharaj

                  Shivāji Maharaj, known today as the hero of Bharat, was the great king and ruler whose life urges us to stand for Dharma and fight Adharma.

                   “Shivāji Maharaj’s courage came from Atma bala, from knowing the truth authentically. He carried the energy of enlightenment and stood up for the Hindu principles of enlightenment. Because Shivāji Maharaj was established in the truth authentically, he was not hungry towards the powers arising from greed and could not be corrupted. Shivāji Maharaj’s inner space was so powerful, even in front of the whole Moghul Kingdom, that nobody was able to cross him. As a single man, Shivaji protected the whole South India.” 

                   – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

                    Kailasa Dharma Jyoti (Religion)

                    The Kailasa Dharma Jyoti award intends to recognize outstanding contributions in the field of religion. The award is conferred upon those who are dedicated to providing Dharmic solutions to problems faced in the modern world, leading to global peace and a sustainable future.

                    Please understand, Hinduism is a religion which always gave place and space for debates, arguments, different concepts, ideologies. 

                    Please understand, I am using the words specifically – ‘place’ and ‘space’. Means, Hindu kings always gave a place for other religious people, other thought-trend, other philosophies, other thinking, everything to flourish. We always had a place; our kings always gave the place and even the space. 

                    Please understand, whoever can lead us to a more enlightened life, deeper clarity, higher experience, we followed them. That is the beauty of this great tradition! That is why this tradition was never behind organization or infrastructure; it was behind charismatic beings. 

                    People ask me sometimes: ‘Swamiji, why do Hinduism only produce so many incarnations?’ Because the need! Please understand, in Hinduism you can never shine, you can never have followers, you can never have people listening to you just because you are Head of a mutt, monastery, or infrastructure organization. You need charisma! The need naturally makes beings to expand the unimaginable level of enlightenment. If you have to guide people in Hinduism, it is your ability to lead them to higher experience; that is important.

                    – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam 

                     

                    Any individual who demonstrated one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Kailasa Dharma Jyoti award:

                    • Displays extraordinary commitment to the protection and preservation of Sanatana Hindu Dharma.
                    • Embodies, practices and promotes Hinduism’s innate system of peace and social justice, rooted in the fundamental principles of Advaita (oneness) and Ahimsa (non-violence).
                    • Exemplifies the greatest tenets of global humanitarian and religious leaders, who not only teaches and stands for religion but for the freedom of religion for peace and harmony around the world. 
                    • Demonstrates outstanding dedication in raising awareness of the critical importance of practicing peacefulness in today’s world, by promoting the use of diplomatic means for conflict resolution.
                    • Develops positive enriching activities, programs, workshops, retreats, conferences, and task forces for youth that deal with conflict resolution and prevention. 
                    • Displays exemplary dedication in promoting safe communities, and in providing spiritual strength and guidance to families and communities.
                    • Actively promotes and enriches others through Hindu principles, encourages peaceful debates, leading humanity to higher experiences of consciousness.
                    • Displays exemplary leadership in the promotion of religious harmony for the common good.
                    • Displays a strong commitment to engage deeply in society at the grassroots levels and to build interfaith friendships, partnerships and alliances to strengthen the commitment towards a more peaceful world, while preserving the authentic history, culture, and traditions of Hinduism.
                    • Establishes some of the largest philanthropic and volunteer networks in the world, providing humanitarian aid and social services to those in need at home and abroad, acting as a “light unto the nations.”
                    • Inspires others to successfully build KAILASA enlightened ecosystems and model communities standing as spiritual powerhouses, fostering mutual support and higher education, thereby empowering and enabling Hindu minorities to advance in society. 

                     

                    Nominator Eligibility

                    • Nominator may be an individual or organization.
                    • Self-nominations are not permitted.
                    • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
                    • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

                    Nominee Eligibility

                    Nominees may be individuals (religious leaders, advocates, etc.), institutions or organizations residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements.

                    • The nominee is alive.
                    • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
                    • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
                    • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

                    Nomination Requirements

                    • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
                    • Additional material, such as publications, news articles, etc. must be provided (minimum 3, up to 10 attachments).
                    • 3 letters of support from professionals qualified in the field of religion.
                    • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

                    Nāyikāra Śiromaṇi – Conferred to the best of all heroines

                    The Nāyikāra Śiromaṇi award intends to honour the best of all heroines, who powerfully expresses the power of the Divine Feminine, Devi Parashakti. 

                    The Nāyikāra Śiromaṇi award is conferred upon an individual (female body) who is a role model of the Vedic way of living, a person of perfection, the epitome of Dharma, courage and Tyaga (sacrifice); a leader of society, a force for good in his community and a source of inspiration and hope.

                    Any individual who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Nāyikāra Śiromaṇi award:

                    • Exudes the qualities of Divine Goddess, excels in all fields of life, has a heart of pure devotion, chastity as well as sense of responsibility & dutifulness to her family, Guru, community and nature exuding grace and compassion.
                    • Embodies all greatest virtues, possesses inner and outer power, demonstrates effective leadership and inspires respect within the Hindu community.
                    • Brings, through her decisions and actions, a more stable, prosperous, peaceful, blissful and resilient society.
                    • Radiates the state of leadership consciousness and exhibits extraordinary thyaga (sacrifice), chastity and righteousness in the upholment of Dharma.
                    • Displays extraordinary courage in exposing gender-discriminatory practices including, discrimination, underestimation, harassment and violence. 
                    • Demonstrates exemplary dedication to the advancement of the cause of equality for women, through their art, scholarship, or advocacy.
                    • Develops projects on gender equality, women in politics and decision making, leadership, governance, economy, development, and other advocacy campaigns – including projects at the grassroots that need seed money. 
                    • Builds safe platforms on gender issues for women to address and solve issues, as well as to amplify youth voices in national and international spaces. 
                    • Implements advocacy training sessions as well as creates and distributes advocacy materials.
                    • Demonstrates outstanding contributions to the revival of the ancient enlightened civilization – KAILASA, for world peace and sustainable future, in spite of personal risks involved.

                    Nominator Eligibility

                    • Nominator may be an individual or organization.
                    • Self-nominations are not permitted.
                    • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
                    • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

                    Nominee Eligibility

                    Nominees may be female bodies residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements. 

                    • The nominee is alive.
                    • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
                    • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
                    • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

                    Nomination Requirements

                    • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
                    • Additional material, such as publications, news articles, photographs, etc. must be provided (minimum 5, up to 10 attachments).
                    • 5 letters of support.
                    • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

                    The Role Models of Hinduism

                    Devi Meenakshi

                    Meenakshi is the embodiment of perfection and excellence in all the fields of life. Meenakshi awakens the leadership Consciousness in us and bestows upon us all the leadership qualities and excellence. Worship of Meenakshi awakens the power of intuition and makes us a perfect strategy planner.

                    Sita

                    The principle of Hindu feminism: never ever a personality like Sita can be presented to the world, and the punch, the climax of Sita, the ultimate shiko, shikhamani, shiromani and Sita’s crown, is Rama sending her to forest and that whole episode. That shows the glory of Sita. And Rama sacrificed Sita to demonstrate and show the glory of brand Sita to the world. Fools can never understand what I am talking about. The anti-Hindu elements constantly trying to hurt and brand Hinduism as anti-women can never understand what I am talking about. If Sita had not gone to the forest, she would have been remembered only to the level of Satyabhama and Rukmini. But by going to the forest, she will ever be remembered as the ideal of Hindu feminism, what Hindu feminism stands for. And I tell you in that, Rama is the catalyst agent.”  

                    – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

                    Nāyaka Śiromaṇi – Conferred to the best of all heroes

                    The Nāyaka Śiromaṇi award intends to honour the best of all heroes, who possesses the pure compassion and calm nature of Paramashiva, the ferociousness of Lord Kalabhairava, the wisdom of the sages, virtue of Lord Rama and the joyfulness of Ganesha. 

                    The Nāyaka Śiromaṇi award is conferred upon an individual (male body) who is a role model of the Vedic way of living, a person of perfection, the epitome of Dharma, courage and Tyaga (sacrifice); a leader of society, a force for good in his community and a source of inspiration and hope.

                    Any individual who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Nāyaka Śiromaṇi award:

                    • Embodies all greatest virtues, possesses inner and outer power, demonstrates effective leadership and inspires respect within the community.
                    • Demonstrates acts of selflessness and brings, through his decisions and actions, a more stable, prosperous, peaceful, blissful and resilient society.
                    • Demonstrates exemplary courage, risking their life to an extraordinary degree saving or attempting to save the lives of others.
                    • Displays exemplary commitment to standing for what is right and willingness to sacrifice what is pleasant for what is right for the sake of humanity.
                    • Radiates the state of leadership consciousness and exhibits extraordinary thyaga (sacrifice) and righteousness in the upholment of Dharma. 
                    • Demonstrates extraordinary resilience in the face of relentless persecution and continues to serve humanity in spite of it.
                    • Actively raises awareness of human rights violations, persecutions, ethinic cleansing, genocides, etc., in spite of personal risk involved, and actively works towards building a support network with the international community.
                    • Demonstrates outstanding contributions to KAILASA’s mission of reviving the ancient enlightened civilization for world peace and sustainable future, in spite of personal risks involved.

                     

                    Nominator Eligibility

                    • Nominator may be an individual or organization.
                    • Self-nominations are not permitted.
                    • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
                    • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

                    Nominee Eligibility

                    Nominees may be male bodies residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements.

                    • The nominee is alive.
                    • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
                    • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
                    • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

                    Nomination Requirements

                    • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
                    • Additional material, such as publications, news articles, photographs, etc. must be provided (minimum 5, up to 10 attachments).
                    • 5 letters of support.
                    • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

                    The Role Models of Hinduism

                    A hero who is ready to give a screen space for the side actors is a real life hero. Rama is a real life hero! He was ready to share the screen space with the side characters – Bharata, Shatrughna, Hanuman, Lakshmana and Sita. Nothing cannot be compared to Rama’s sacrifice in the field of physics. In Surya vamsa – Rama. In Chandra vamsa, field of chemistry – Krishna. Of course, Subramanya is tyaga (त्याग, tyāga), embodiment of sacrifice from the birth. Before even he was born, enemies were waiting for Subramanya. He has to be secretly born and secretly brought up without showing any powers outside to the world. Only when he was ready, he was made to manifest powers.

                     

                    Suryavansa greatest administrators, integrity Harishchandra, will-persistence Bhagiratha responsibility and enriching, embodiment of the pure principles of physics, integrity, authenticity, responsibility and enriching is Sri Ramachandra Prahbu, Purushottama, all from Suryavansa.” 

                    Lord Krishna

                    You don’t know His sacrifice, if I talk from the space of Krishna, every king married whom they loved but Krishna married who loved Him, He didn’t get whom he loved He married whom, who loved Him and all the women whose He saved from the demons and devils to give them status He accepted them as Queens. Extreme sacrifice a person can do in the field of love, Krishna is the symbol, ideal of that.

                    Lord Rama

                     “Extreme sacrifice somebody can do in the field of physics, Rama is the symbol of that, He gave everything for the sake of Sita, finally gave up Sita Herself to keep the principles, somebody has to sacrifice to keep the principles, Rama did it, He paid the praise, He could make the world’s symbol of love Ramsetu, Ramsetu is symbol of love, He made Ramsetu to get Sita, He did everything to get Sita but when He needed to keep the principle alive, He was ready to give up, even Sita. Don’t think It was small decision, even i used to feel it was unfair, no, sorry, I want to complete with Rama and apologize to Him, I know Rama would have suffer more He would have gone through more pain when He sent Sita to forest than what Sita would have gone through. I know, but He needed to keep the principle of physics, the reality, administration, understand, He is not interested in making legal as right but making right as legal.

                    “Rama revived the whole dharma in which we are living so we should be grateful for him so out of our gratitude we should build a temple for him… The stable family of Hindus is a gift from Rama.” 

                    Rama gave the greatest gifts to the world. Ultimate gift is not even he entering into Sarayu and leaving the body and going to Vaikuntha (वैकुण्ठ, Vaikuṇṭha), sending Sita to forest and establishing the strength and stamina of Hindu feminist ideal – Sita.

                    – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

                    Siddhānta Śiromaṇi – recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of Hindu philosophy

                    The Siddhānta Śiromaṇi Award is conferred upon an individual and / or organization for their outstanding contributions in the field of Hindu philosophy. 

                    Against the backdrop of this understanding of equality and unity, the Hindu world has embraced the reality of diversity through its philosophy of pluralism. Every being, with their varying likes and dislikes, their unique personalities, and their different cultures, not only connect with one another in their own unique ways, but connect with the divine in their own individual ways.”

                    – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

                    Any individual, institute or organization who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Siddhānta Śiromaṇi Award:

                    • Demonstrates sound knowledge and deep understanding of the various aspects of Hindu philosophy.
                    • Displays outstanding dedication towards the propagation of Hindu philosophy locally, regionally and / or internationally.
                    • Demonstrates outstanding endeavour to consolidate research on the history of Hindu philosophy.
                    • Displays outstanding commitment towards the upliftment of humanity through Hindu philosophy, demonstrating Hinduism’s Universal principles and user-friendly application in everyday life, across cultures and borders. 
                    • Demonstrates outstanding accomplishment in creating programs that risk undertaking new initiatives in the field of Hindu philosophy, and do so by setting the highest standards of excellence and success.
                    • Exhibits major achievements in advancing philosophies, rooted in Hinduism, that shape the world.
                    • Demonstrates excellence in the writing of philosophical essays by graduate students.
                    • Displays a combination of skill, inventiveness, competence, and enthusiasm in the field of Hindu philosophy, meriting of recognition.
                    • Displays a passion for learning Hindu philosophy, evidenced by academic excellence together with active leadership and inclusion of others in the learning process. 
                    • Exemplifies the highest principles based on Hindu philosophy and stands as a role model in society, bringing peace, equality and unity grounded in the Cosmic truths of Sanatana Hindu Dharma.

                     

                    Nominator Eligibility

                    • Nominator may be an individual or organization.
                    • Self-nominations are not permitted.
                    • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
                    • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

                    Nominee Eligibility

                    Nominees may be individuals (graduate students, Hindu philosophy course instructor, authors, editors, etc.), philosophy departments, research centers, institutes, societies, publishers, and other organizations residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements.

                    • The nominee is alive.
                    • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
                    • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
                    • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

                    Nomination Requirements

                    • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
                    • Additional material must be provided (minimum of 3, up to 10 attachments).
                    • 3 letters of support from experts in the field of philosophy.
                    • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

                    Vedagamas – The Complete Process for Completion & Enlightenment

                    Delivered by Sadāshiva, received by Devi, adopted as the Cosmic Constitution by the maintainer, Vishnu, is Agama. – Paramahamsa Nithyananda

                    Agama literally means, that which has been bequeathed or ‘come down.’ They are an assemblage of scriptures of a gamut of Hindu devotional schools, with three main branches: Shaivism (of Lord Shiva), Vaishnavism (of Lord Vishnu) and Shaktism (of Adi Shakti). The Agama literature is humungous and includes: 28 Shaivagamass, 77 Shakta Agamas, which are also called ‘tantras’ (Hindu mystical texts), and 215 Vaishnava Agamas. But as Paramahamsa Nithyananda asserts,

                    “There are Agamas – Shakta Agamas, Vaishnav Agamas, Shaiva Agamas – but all Agamas non-controversially agree, that they have been delivered by Sadashiva.”

                    Most of the plenipotentiaries, such as, Sanjukta Gupta, of the Hindu tradition asserted that the maxims of these Agamas brought out the true spirit of the Vedas (ancient scriptures, meaning, ‘to know’ or to have knowledge of). Agamas teach systematic methods of spirituality that involve worship in the form of rituals, pujas (acts of worship) and yajnas (a ritual sacrifice with a particular objective), but they also lay down the means to live the lifestyle of the Gods themselves.

                    āgatāṃ śivavaktrebhyo gataṃ ca girijāmukhe ।

                    mataṃ hi vāsudevasya tasmādāgama ucyate ॥

                    ~ Svacchanda Tantra

                    ‘That which has come from Śiva’s mouth and directly heard and received by Devi Girijā (Pārvati), which has been ordained by Śri Vāsudeva (Viṣṇu) to govern the world, therefore that is called Āgama.’

                    The Agamas are forms of instructions from Shiva to Shakti and take their name from the first three letters of the words agatam (originated), gatam (fell) and matam (ordained) as mentioned in the shloka.

                      Dharma Śiromaṇi – recognition of outstanding contributions to Dharmic religions

                      The Dharma Śiromaṇi award is conferred upon individuals or organizations who/which bring outstanding contributions to Dharmic religions – religions who respect, follow and stand up for Dharma, the Cosmic rules and natural law of life. 

                      The Dharma Śiromaṇi award intends to honour the sacred cosmic principle of dharmo rakshati rakshitah, when you protect Dharma, Dharma will protect you.

                      Dharma is what we call righteous or conscious behavior. It is not the moral behavior demanded by society. If you follow the law of society, you are protected in the outer world. If you follow the law of dharma you are protected in the inner world. When you are in dharma you will always be right and you will never fall into depression. Understand, follow the dharma. You will never fall into the difficulties and depressions that come from the inner world.

                      – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

                       

                      Any individual/organization who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Dharma Śiromaṇi award:

                      • Demonstrates significant contributions in facilitating the understanding of Dharmic religions worldwide.
                      • Demonstrates exceptional achievements in promoting Dharmic religions through insightful, practical works in any form (research, thesis, literary work, translation, field investigation, literary arts, arts, music, critique, practice of Dharma, etc.). 
                      • Displays outstanding commitment towards the advancement of human knowledge of the universe through the teaching of Dharmic religions.
                      • Brings constructive insights into the relationship between human beings and the divine, and guides others into the science of enlightenment as per the sacred scriptures of Dharmic religions.
                      • Embodies dharmic principles of integrity, authenticity, responsibility and enriching, radiates the state, space, being, powers, being, superconsciousness of Paramashiva, the ultimate superconsciousness. and inspires others in being honest and true to their own understanding, to their swadharma, the dharma that is their core.
                      • Demonstrates outstanding involvement in educating others about dharmic principles, thereby contributing to the revival and protection of the science of enlightenment on planet Earth.
                      • Demonstrates exemplary dedication to uplifting humanity by raising awareness about the great enlightened beings who happen again and again on planet Earth just to remind humanity of the one truth that Dharma, the cosmic, is still alive. 
                      • Displays exemplary leadership and shows innovation and promise in the promotion of Dharmic religions.

                      Nominator Eligibility

                      • Nominator may be an individual or organization.
                      • Self-nominations are not permitted.
                      • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
                      • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

                      Nominee Eligibility

                      Nominees may be individuals (researcher, scholar, presidents of universities or schools of dharmic religions, publishers and editors of scholarly journals, teacher, etc.), academic institutions or associations, or organizations (religious or other) residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements.

                      • The individual is alive.
                      • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
                      • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
                      • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

                      Nomination Requirements

                      • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
                      • Additional material must be provided (between 5 and 10 attachments).
                      • 5 letters of support, at least 3 should come from experts in the field of Dharmic religions.
                      • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

                      Veer Śiromaṇi – Recognition of great contributions to the protection of Hindu rights

                      The Veer Śiromaṇi award intends to honour those who greatly contribute to the protection of Hindu rights, as per the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, right to life and liberty, right to freedom from slavery and torture, right to freedom of opinion and expression, right to work and education, etc. 

                      The Veer Śiromaṇi award is conferred upon those who engage in significant work to protect the fundamental rights of Hindus and Hindu minorities worldwide, despite personal risks involved.

                      Hindus are made to forget about their roots and mass media cult, which includes cinema, entertainment industry. They have a clear agenda to push their grand narrative, to eliminate, destroy everything related to Hinduism, to keep us cultural slaves, they destroy our identity and backbone. First they teach us that Hindu history is Hindu mythology. From there it starts. Constant heap of hate speech on Hinduism and everything related to Hindus. They try in every way to defame, abuse and brainwash Hindus. They make Hindus feel ashamed of their Hindu identity.

                      – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

                      Any individual who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Veer Śiromaṇi award:

                      • Displays outstanding achievements towards the protection of the fundamental human and religious rights of Hindus and Hindu minorities worldwide, for the next generations. 
                      • Demonstrates exceptional courage in defending and promoting Hindu human and religious rights.
                      • Displays outstanding commitment to dismantle anti-Hindu narratives and to enrich the world about authentic Hindu history and culture.
                      • Performs courageous actions that embody the values of civility, tolerance, and cooperation in the advancement of public dialogue and public policy on issues pertaining to Hindus’ human and religious rights.
                      • Actively works on building a support network for Hindus through strategic litigation, training and capacity-building.
                      • Demonstrates exemplary commitment to the creation of a more equitable world by addressing discrimination against Hindus and Hindu minorities, and actively works to eliminate barriers to equality.
                      • Demonstrates outstanding achievements aimed in assisting Hindus to live with dignity and rights, and stand up for the rights of those who are deprived of their voices, giving shelter to those in need, proposing new policies and holding society’s institutions and leaders to account, despite personal risk involved.
                      • Demonstrates meritory achievements in bringing international awareness on the plight for Hindu rights, mainly through online means and advocacy work, provides a greater national and international platform to voice issues faced by Hindus and brings human rights violations to the attention of the international community.
                      • Actively advances the mission of the SPH – Reviving reviving the ancient enlightened ecosystem of KAILASA exposing the ongoing silent Hindu genocide. 

                      Nominator Eligibility

                      • Nominator may be an individual or organization.
                      • Self-nominations are not permitted.
                      • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
                      • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

                      Nominee Eligibility

                      Nominees may be individuals (human rights pioneers and/or advocates, Hindu leaders, etc.), groups of individuals, institutions or organizations residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements.

                      • The nominee is alive.
                      • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
                      • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
                      • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

                      Nomination Requirements

                      • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
                      • Additional material, such as publications, news articles, etc. must be provided (minimum 5, up to 10 attachments).
                      • At least 5 letters of support.
                      • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

                      Nithyananda’s Veda Vyāsa Ratna – For authoring Hindu books

                      The Nithyananda’s Veda Vyāsa Ratna award is conferred upon the best Hindu book author to appreciate writers for their contribution in the Hindu literary world in the form of a specific publication (book) judged as making an outstanding contribution to the Hindu literature and/or practice of Hindu graduate education. 

                      An “outstanding contribution” is defined as a publication that extensively revises our knowledge and understanding of a particular topic or issue in the study of Hinduism, using a variety of methods and inquiry (quantitative, qualitative, or conceptual) and a variety of findings. It may also be an interdisciplinary effort that identifies a problem faced by the Hindu diaspora and that presents recommendations. This award is presented on an annual basis. 

                      Any individual or organization in the field of authoring Hindu books who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Nithyananda’s Veda Vyāsa Ratna award :

                      • Produces outstanding work which represents original authentic work of Hinduism and popularized reading Hindu books.
                      • May be a book or manuscript on any topic related to any field of Hindu education (history, education, policy, sciences, philosophy and ethics, etc.) that demonstrates a significant contribution to the conservation and preservation of Hindu knowledge. 
                          • Displays outstanding dedication towards the preservation and promotion of authentic Hindu literature through high-quality translation work of books or manuscripts. 
                          • Demonstrates outstanding contribution to Hindu literature and/or practice of graduate education through specific publications in prestigious journals.
                          • Demonstrates extraordinary commitment to the preservation of the original Hindu writings through the use of digital processes, such as modern imaging techniques.  
                          • Demonstrates extraordinary contributions in the storing of manuscripts in various time-keeping formats, including electronically, in published books and on silicon wafers for long-term preservation.
                        • Displays outstanding commitment to raising awareness about Hindu literature such as the Mahabharata, which carry the science of enlightenment which is the solution to end human suffering.

                        Each publication will be rated against each of the five criteria below:

                        1. Significance: Content presented in  a way that allows a better understanding of authentic Hindu history, culture and traditions.
                        2. Clarity: Clearly written, accessible and easily understandable content for non-specialist audiences (new to Hinduism).
                        3. Quality: Inclusion of details that allow checking accuracy of facts, statistics, citations stated.
                        4. Authenticity: References to authentic Hindu source scriptures (Shastra Pramanas).
                        5. Presentation: Structure, coherence and consistency that ensure intelligibility of what is being conveyed.

                        Nominator Eligibility

                        • Nominator may be an individual or organization.
                        • Self-nominations are not permitted.
                        • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
                        • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

                        Nominee Eligibility

                        Nominees may be individuals or organizations residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements. 

                        • The nominee is alive. 
                        • All books published since January 1 2019 by persons or organizations are eligible to be nominated. 
                        • Publications may have more than one author. 
                        • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
                        • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
                        • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

                        Nomination Requirements

                        • Each submission must include:
                          • a. Complete book reference indicating the title; book editor(s); publisher(s); ISBN number; date of publication.
                          • b. Nominator: Name and contact information for the person submitting the nomination.
                          • d. Name and contact information of the author as well as a curriculum vitae
                          • e. A statement (no longer than 500 words) about what, in your opinion, makes this book outstanding. The contribution that this book has made or you anticipate that it will make to the field of Hindu literature; its theoretical significance; the contribution this book has made towards the improvement of authentic practice of Hinduism or towards the understanding of authentic practice of Hinduism. Statements must be submitted in a PDF format with contact information, (name, email and phone number) in the header.

                         

                        • 3 letters of support from professionals qualified in the field of literature – at least 2 must come from experts in Hindu literature, defined as having more than 8 years of experience with at least 3 main publications in book form.

                        About Veda Vyāsa 

                        Veda Vyāsa is an extraordinary poet and a story writer, historian and such an extraordinary philosopher. Vyasa is one of the Saptarishis (Seven Rishis) who authored one of the most ancient and foundational scriptures in Hinduism, the Puranas. Along with the recording of the history of India, Bharat, Vyāsa has brilliantly explained all the important concepts and truths about life through the Mahabharata epic featuring Lord Krishna and Vyāsa himself, which Vyāsa dictated to Ganesha. 

                        “Vyasa, gives such details, actually, for the last few days, morning evening both I am talking on Vyasa. Morning, the epic by Vyasa, evening, the philosophy by Vyasa. It’s unimaginable, one brain can do both jobs.

                         

                        See whatever happened in the outer world during His time, He recorded as Mahabharata. Whatever was happening in the inner world; all thought trends, thought current, philosophies everything, he compiled and put it as Brahma Sutras. Whatever was happening in the outer world, he compiled everything and recorded it as Mahabharata. Whatever was happening in the inner world, means all thought currents, thought trends, the philosophies everything he has recorded and presented as Brahma Sutras.

                        Impossible for a man to have this breadth. See, Mahabharata needs breadth, what a breadth He is covering. See Mahabharata is not just a history book, He describes the geography of the 54 desas very clearly. The places, which were not under the control of any king, even those things, Vyasa describes very clearly. You can’t imagine a human brain, can do so much. That is why, we consider Vyasa as an incarnation of Vishnu. Vyasa is also considered as an incarnation. That’s why the stotra says:

                        “शंकरं शंकराचार्यं केशवं बादरायणम् ।” 

                        (shankaram shankarAchAryam keshavam bAdarAyaNam)

                        Vishnu comes as Bhadarayana – man who is able to educate people in the outer world, in the breadth. Same way He is able to educate people in the inner world also, the depth. What a depth! Nobody after Vyasa can claim any supernatural things, on the planet Earth. He is the ultimate supernatural, happened. 

                         

                        See, calling something as supernatural because you don’t understand is not supernatural. Calling something supernatural, because you understand but you are flabbergasted, you are just shaken; you understand the breadth and depth but you can’t grasp how this can happen, that is supernatural. Whatever is happening in my presence, because you don’t understand the science you call it as supernatural. Vyasa, is really something extraordinary, supernatural.”

                        – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

                        Kalidasa Ratna – for Hindu literature/poetry

                         The Kalidasa Ratna award is conferred every year to give recognition to meritorious works of Hindu literature and/or poetry and their authors. The Kalidasa Ratna award honors work from both established and emerging writers whose work is of exceptional quality. 

                        “For poetry, you can’t be soaked in that emotion; you need intellectual support also. You need to pick up the right words, organize it in the rhythmic way, present it in a very grammatical, grammatically, perfect way – The dramatic and grammatic, both perfection. The dramatic perfection which is emotion based, grammatic perfection which is intellectual based, both need to be happening in poetry.”

                         

                        – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

                        Any individual/organization who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Kalidasa Ratna award: 

                        • Demonstrates outstanding achievements in the field of research in the field of Hindu literature and poetry. 
                        • Maintains the highest standards of excellence in the following: originality, form, rhyme, rhythm, visual appeal, literary quality, and authentic representation of Hindu culture. 
                        • Displays extraordinary knowledge of Sanskrit grammar, literature, shastras, etc. significantly contributes to spreading knowledge through literature or poetry.
                        • Displays extraordinary mastery of Tamil grammar and literature of Thevaram, Tiruvasagam and Tiruvampavai and significantly contributes to spreading knowledge through literature or poetry.
                        • Demonstrates outstanding contributions in the cultivation, preservation and advancement of the unique, rich and diverse Hindu culture through literacy and poetic work.
                        • Promotes Hindu history, culture, principles, etc. and demonstrates extraordinary abilities in capturing the interest of the reader and encouraging the reading of similar Hindu literacy or poetry work.
                        • Demonstrates outstanding dedication to the collection, organization, preservation and sharing of Hindu literature and poetry in order to bring spiritual, cultural, economic legitimacy to the Hindu enlightened sciences, rituals and lifestyle.

                        The Literary Award Committee has the right to determine the eligibility of a particular work. The final shortlist attempts to provide a balance in subjects areas, diversity, reader interest and appeal.

                        Nominator Eligibility

                        • Nominator may be an individual, organization, publishing house, etc.
                        • Self-published titles are ineligible for nomination.
                        • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
                        • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

                        Nominee Eligibility

                        Nominees may be individuals or organizations residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements. 

                        • The individual is alive.
                        • Publication must be published in the three years preceding the award year.
                        • Publication may be in english, tamil or sanskrit.
                        • Author and illustrator (if applicable) may be residents of any country.
                        • If applicable, both the author and the illustrator of the winning title will receive awards.
                        • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
                        • Must not discriminate (serve all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc.).
                        • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

                        Nomination Requirements

                        • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
                        • 3 letters of support from professionals qualified in the field of literature and poetry.
                        • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

                        About Kalidasa

                        Kalidasa is the great Sanskrit poet and dramatist, who became enlightened after being initiated into knowledge and enlightenment by Goddess Kali. After receiving Devi Kali’s own tambula (chewed betel leaf), Kalidasa became a Siddha Kavy and wrote all the Kavyas.

                          Ramanujan Ratna – Mathematics Award

                          The Ramanujan Ratna award is conferred upon the best mathematician, established on the principles of Hinduism, for both existing work in any area of mathematics education and promising future achievement which help bridge the gap between mathematics and applications. 

                          The Ramanujan Ratna award also aims to recognize outstanding undergraduates who exhibit dedication and exceptional performance in the fields of Mathematics. The Ramanujan Ratna Award is awarded annually and aims at developing high standards for the field of Hindu mathematics through the public recognition of exemplars. 

                          Any individual, mathematics department or institution in the field of Mathematics who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Ramanujan Ratna award:

                          • Displays brilliant application of physical insight leading to new and deep mathematical theorems.
                          • Displays outstanding achievements in leadership, teaching and service with 1) exemplary performance on the job 2) service beyond the requirements of the job at the state, and national/international levels. 
                          • Conducts outstanding research, or other contributions that uses high-level mathematics and/or invents new mathematical tools to solve applied problems from engineering, science, and technology. 
                          • Promotes the reflection, collaboration, exchange and dissemination of ideas on the teaching and learning of mathematics, from primary to university level.
                          • Demonstrates the importance of Hindu mathematical education and contributes to spreading awareness about Hinduism’s contributions to the field of mathematics, such as the concept of zero.
                          • Demonstrates achievements that display 1) systematic, reproducible changes in programs that might be implemented by others, and/or 2) have value outside the mathematical community.
                          • Implements exemplary programs and demonstrates exemplary achievements as well as long-standing, wide-ranging, and sustained outreach efforts aimed at elementary and middle school students, high school students, undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent PhDs.

                           

                          The value of the work will be measured by the quality of the mathematics and its impact on the application. The award may be given for a single notable achievement or for a collection of such achievements.

                          Nominator Eligibility

                          • Nominator may be an individual or organization.
                          • Self-nominations are not permitted.
                          • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
                          • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

                          Nominee Eligibility

                          Nominees may be individuals (mathematician, teacher, etc.), groups of individuals (mathematics department, etc.), institutions or organizations residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements. 

                          • The nominee is alive.
                          • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
                          • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
                          • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

                          Nomination Requirements

                          • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination. The letter and documentation should address how these successes came about by:
                          • 1) systematic, reproducible changes in programs that might be implemented by others, and/or 
                          • 2) have value outside the mathematical community. 

                          The letter should not exceed two pages, with supporting documentation not to exceed an additional three pages. 

                          • 3 letters of support from professionals qualified in the field of mathematics.
                          • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

                          About Srinivasa Ramanujan

                          Srinivasa Ramanujan is a great mathematical genius. The discoveries of Srinivasa Ramanujan help theoretical physicists even today. In his dreams, Namagiri Thayar, the divine consort of Maha Vishnu in the temple at Namakkal — would appear and make him ‘see’ the equations and he would later commit them to paper. For Srinivasa Ramanujan, mathematics was not just a knowledge domain. He famously said that for him an equation has no meaning unless it reveals the mind of god.

                          “Great mathematician, Ramanujan, if you have heard of this Ramanujan, just a few days before, some of the mathematics professors have proved his theories, theorems, and his solutions which he found hundred years before, as true. And still he is a mystery! Still he is a mystery! In maths, he has gone into the zone of Bhava Samadhi! Understand!”

                          The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

                          Ramanujan’s main contributions to the field of mathematics include the analytic theory of numbers and worked on elliptic functions, continued fractions, and infinite series.

                          Jnāna Sambandhar Ratna – Child prodigies

                          The Jnāna Sambandhar Ratna award is conferred upon child prodigies – defined as a child under the age of ten who produces meaningful output in some domain usually only showcased by adults – displaying extraordinary abilities – creativity, intuition, innovation, spontaneity, quantum memory, learning in a flash, computer like calculations, etc. – in any field : mathematics, calculation, poetry, literature, creative and performing arts, sciences, philosophy, sports, music, dance, etc.

                          Quantum memory is a constant downloading of information without interference of the mind. Reading skill is directly related to memory skill. When we learn something in complete awareness, usually when we are in shock or ecstasy, we remember it forever. Likewise, reading without interference of the mind, that is reading at quantum speed, will lead to quantum memory without the mind getting in between.

                          Extensive studies on human cognition show that genius takes place when both the right and left sides of the brain are active and working together. This is a rare phenomenon. Children are born with both sides of the brain alert and open for the purposes of gathering information. Standard education and social conditioning only nourish the left-brain, leaving the right-brain to languish. By age seven, most children have lost this right-brain connection, closing down almost completely these activities and rendering the seeds of potential genius dormant.

                          “The inner flowering that happens, should be through the education we give the children so that the children will be successful in the outer and inner world.”

                          – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

                          The Jnāna Sambandhar Ratna award aims to recognize child prodigies, support them and provide them global exposure to excel in their respective domains.

                          Any child who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive Jnāna Sambandhar Ratna award:

                          • Displays a dynamic personality who can multitask using multiple intelligence creating a plethora of possibilities.
                          • Displays expert proficiency or a profound grasp of the fundamentals in a field to the level of an adult expert professional.
                          • Displays great levels of leadership and spiritual activism and extraordinary capabilities in any field.
                          • Shows extraordinary commitment to living by the sacred Hindu principles and displays enlightened qualities and extraordinary abilities. 
                          • Exhibits extraordinary role model qualities, inspires others to work collaboratively and creatively, demonstrates initiative, resourcefulness and promotes a learning environment that is respectful and supportive.
                          • Exemplifies significant leadership skills such as the ability to lead and guide others, develop others’ talents and successfully manages an efficient and effective team at the highest level; has promoted teamwork and collaboration who has consistently done so with a positive attitude. 
                          • Develops trust and credibility through open, respectful communication and provides a sense of purpose, vision and mission for others by investing time and effort in developing others positively.
                          • Manages and/or champions change effectively through formal or informal leadership.
                          • Radiates and implements the 4 Tattvas (cosmic principles) in all dimensions of life: 
                            • Integrity – honouring words given to oneself and others, 
                            • Authenticity – continuously inspiring themselves and others to reach their peak potential,  
                            • Responsibility – continuously choosing to respond to any situation from the context of “I am responsible for everything within me and outside me”, and 
                            • Enriching – continuously seeking to contribute to others’ lives and helping them manifest the reality as they want.
                          • Continuously uses and inspires others to use spiritual truths to find solutions for any problem. 

                           

                          Nominator Eligibility

                          • Nominator may be an individual (teacher, coach, parent, etc.) or an institution or organization.
                          • Self-nominations or nominations by minors are not permitted.
                          • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
                          • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

                          Nominations of minors need to include written consent from the parent or legal guardian.

                          Nominee Eligibility

                          Nominees may be individuals residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements. 

                          • The nominee is alive and below the age of 10.
                          • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
                          • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
                          • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

                          Nomination Requirements

                          • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
                          • Nomination must include attachments that display the child’s extraordinary accomplishments (up to 10).
                          • 3 letters of support from professionals qualified in the field of education.
                          • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

                          About Jnāna Sambandhar

                          Jnāna Sambandhar is an enlightened child, a bala yogi, who began to express his enlightenment at the age of 6. Sambandhar was one of the 63 Nayanmars. 

                          “Just a little bit of breast milk from Mahadevi Parvati to Jnana sambandar, for his whole life he became a Nirahari. He never opened his mouth again other than to sing the glory of Mahadeva. Never ate anything.”

                          – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

                          After that, Sambandar devoted his life to composing hymns to praise Mahadeva and never opened his mouth again other than to sing His glory of Mahadeva. With his hymns, Sambandar performed miracles. Sambandar attained mukti (salvation) on “Visaka Nakshtaram” day in the Tamil month of “Vaikasi” at the age of sixteen. 

                            Vashista Ratna – Education. Best Run Hindu School promoting Hinduism

                            The Vashista Ratna award is conferred upon the best run Hindu school promoting Hindu education. The award intends to recognize Hindu educational institutions in which students are groomed into becoming responsible and non-violent world leaders established on the sacred cosmic principles of integrity, authenticity, responsibility and enriching. 

                            The Vashista Ratna award is given to those who have a significant impact on the local and global community, and inspires others to join and promote the Hindu education system.

                            “All the conventional schools train the child in IQ ( Intelligence Quotient ) and now some schools have started to train them in EQ ( Emotional Quotient ). However, we fail to understand the possibility of moving the child to SQ ( Spiritual Quotient ) and finally leading them to eN-Q (enlightenment Quotient ). The teachers and parents must take-up the responsibility of educating the child to face the world of infinite possibilities.

                            – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

                            Gurukul is a Sanskrit term that implies membership in the extended family of the ‘Guru’ or master. It is a type of school where the students reside on site as equals, irrespective of their social standing and learn with direct influence from an enlightened master. Gurukul has a long tradition dating back to the Vedic age. It was designed to awaken from an early age, the extraordinary dimensions in a child through all areas of growth – physical, mental, emotional – and to nurture the child naturally and effortlessly to the peak of his potential into an Enlightened being.

                             

                            “Our Gurukuls are not teacher centric, Our Gurukuls are education centric. Students can develop, invent something which their Guru doesn’t know. He/she has freedom. Please understand, only the basic formulas are taught. Basic tools to awaken knowledge are taught. Then the student is left free to explore on his own. The kind of creativity, please understand. Gurukuls are not with the set of rules or frame, they only supported people to explore the highest possible creativity. Gurukuls are not like dams for your inspiration and energy. It is like an embankment for the wild river.”

                            – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

                             

                            Any Hindu school (Gurukul, University, etc.) promoting Hinduism, who demonstrates the one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Vashista Ratna award: 

                            • Creates the right vatavarana (environment) for children to receive the highest knowledge as per the sacred Hindu scriptures.
                            • Conducts various bodily kinesthetic activities interspersed with structured classroom learning and vibrant meditation and arts programs to develop a dynamic mind-body-spirit that teaches children tremendous self-confidence and enables them to channel their energies toward creating a world of possibilities.
                            • Implements a syllabus which includes a rigorous level of international level standard academics along with a number of other practices based on the Vedic sacred secrets. Examples of the curriculum include life sciences, human psychology, business and administration training, brain yoga, meditation, Sanskrit chanting, Vedic arts, ecological awareness, dance, music and traditional sports for balanced intellectual, psychological, physiological, neurological and social-emotional growth.
                            • Implements a syllabus designed to awaken the extraordinary dimensions in each child through all areas of growth while retaining the essence of the true Vedic Learning System through the enlightened based learning.
                            • Implements a syllabus which puts great emphasis on Sanskrit chanting as sanskrit chanting has been proven to stimulate and enhance brain capacity, reduce the mind’s inner chatter and promotes inner silence, thereby increasing the child’s attention span which helps them to learn better and faster. The vibration/sound of the chanting heals the body and the mind moving the child towards the next dimension
                            • Awakens students to the right context for life – enlightenment – and teaches all knowledge required about enlightenment and life (Ayurveda, archery, basic business, basic critical-thinking and decision-making, basic truths, etc.). 
                            • Grooms students to become best contributing citizens of the planet earth – Humanity, by training them into real world projects.
                            • Adapts to the changing trends and new research.
                            • Guides each student into discovering their purpose of birth and nurturing the child naturally and effortlessly to the peak of his potential into an enlightened being.
                            • Conducts various enriching activities to spread awareness about Hindu education system.

                            Nominator Eligibility

                            • Nominator may be a parent, educator or an individual running the school or organization.
                            • Self-nominations are not permitted.
                            • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
                            • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

                            Nominee Eligibility

                            Nominees may be individuals or organizations residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements. 

                            • The nominee is alive.
                            • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
                            • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
                            • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

                            Nomination Requirements

                            • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
                            • 3 letters of support (up to 5) from professionals qualified in the field of education.
                            • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

                            About Vashista

                            Vashista is one of the seven saptarishis and thereby one of the oldest and most revered Vedic rishis or sages. Through penance, Vashista acquired great power and received complete knowledge of the whole Cosmos. Vaishitha and his wife Arundhati ran a Gurukul (Hindu school) and took care of thousands of students, one of which was the great incarnation, Lord Rama, who joined his Gurukul for training. Vaishitha is the author of Vashista Yoga Samhita, the great philosophical text structured as a dialogue between sage Vasishtha and Lord Rama.

                              Kailasa Jnāna Jyoti (Education)

                              The Kailasa Jnāna Jyoti award is conferred upon to an individual or organization in the field of Hindu education dedicated to the preservation and transmission of right knowledge based on the sacred cosmic principles. As per Hinduism, right knowledge and remembrance of right knowledge has the power to liberate without the need of any rules, practices or techniques. 

                              The Kailasa Jnāna Jyoti award is given to those who not only emulate but contribute to the pluralism of Hindu-based education, and who help instill and preserve authentic Hinduism while simultaneously awakening humanity to the richness of Hindu experience. 

                              Education means constantly breaking your impossibilities, making all the best possibilities manifest.” At the gurukul apart from having the ability to live an extraordinary life with these powers, students are also trained to be able to handle any situation that life puts down in front of them. Every aspect of the student’s life from the food to the cognitions they hold about life is aligned according to the Vedas and Agamas in order to make them into world leaders.

                              – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

                              Any individual or organization who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Kailasa Jnāna Jyoti award:

                              • Exhibits exemplary dedication to imparting which underway the revival Hindu-based cosmic principles as part of the core curriculum.
                              • Displays an extraordinary track record of strengthening the ways of preparing, developing, supporting, and advancing preservation and transmission of the right knowledge, Jnāna, based on sacred Hindu principles.
                              • Displays exemplary dedication in teaching the Hindu subjects and skills that will fuel the next century of growth and innovation, as well as the virtues and values—like character, compassion, creativity, and resilience—equipping students with powerful cognitions and right principles to take on any challenges. 
                              • Displays extraordinary efforts conducted in the field of Hindu education at the local, national and or global level.
                              • Actively contributes to the advancement of equity in education – ensuring all students have access to high quality specialized learning programs by developing a culturally proficient educator workforce and eliminating opportunity gaps to maximize student potential (removing the barriers to access to education when it comes to gender, tribe, race, socio-economic status, language etc.). 
                              • Mobilizes resources, supports and tools required for success and implements innovative and context-appropriate solutions to provide access to quality education, including remotely.  
                              • Works in partnerships and fosters international collaboration to create the next generation of young leaders, established on the sacred Hindu principles.
                              • Demonstrates outstanding dedication to the revival of authentic Hindu Education, the most subtle and powerful awakening systems, and continuously provides the right context for any teaching – enlightenment.

                               

                              Nominator Eligibility

                              • Nominator may be an individual or organization.
                              • Self-nominations are not permitted.
                              • Posthumous nominations are not permitted.
                              • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

                              Nominee Eligibility

                              Nominees may be individuals (educators, school principal, teacher, support staff, specialist, professor or educator preparation program (EPP) staff, etc.), institutions or organizations residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements.

                              • The nominee must be alive.
                              • Must have been actively involved in the field of education for over 10 years.
                              • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
                              • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
                              • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

                              Nomination Requirements

                              • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
                              • Additional material highlighting the outstanding contributions and or achievements of the nominee must be provided (minimum 5, up to 10 attachments).
                              • 5 letters of support from professionals qualified in the field of education.
                              • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

                               

                              Vidagdha Śiromaṇi – Conferred to the chief of all experts in any discipline of education

                              The Vidagdha Śiromaṇi award intends to honour individuals and organizations that have excelled in any discipline of Hindu education, such as but not limited to:

                              • Vedic Law & Constitution 
                              • Hindu Administration 
                              • Hindu Economic principles 
                              • Vedic Medicine (Ayurveda) 
                              • Astronomy 
                              • Astrology 
                              • Cosmology
                              • Literature
                              • Vedic Physics 
                              • Vedic Chemistry 
                              • Vedic Biology 
                              • Alchemy 
                              • Sociology, etc.

                              There are four major Commentaries on Upanishads. Four major Commentaries: Neelakanta Shivacharya, Adi Guru Shankaracharya, Ramanujacharya, Madhwacharya. All four of them are great enlightened beings, incarnations. No question of comparing anybody with others. All four of them made Upanishads user-friendly for a different type of group at different times. So, please understand, the differences you see in the different Commentaries of the Masters is not because of the Masters, it is because of the disciples. When Neelakanta Shivacharya – he is the first one who wrote the Commentary, much earlier to Adi Guru Adi Shankaracharya, Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya – when Neelakanta Shivacharya was writing the Commentary, what was the need of the society, human society at that time, what needs to be highlighted for them, what is the best way they will all be able to experience the Upanishads, from that angle he presented the Upanishads. And then comes Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya. He is one of the greatest incarnations. He reveals the Upanishads for that time and for that human society.

                              – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

                              The Vidagdha Śiromaṇi award is conferred upon the chief of all experts, who displays a broad and deep competence in terms of knowledge, skill and experience through practice and education in any discipline.

                              Any individual who demonstrates one of many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Vidagdha Śiromaṇi award:

                              • Exhibits extensive knowledge or ability based on research, experience, or occupation in a particular discipline of education.
                              • Displays outstanding, innovative and unique contributions to the advancement and integration of one’s field of expertise.
                              • Adds value to human experience and progress, and works to create inclusive knowledge societies by assisting in the translation and dissemination of literature related to one’s field of expertise.
                              • Demonstrates exemplary leadership in one’s field of expertise involving people, events, programs, projects and/or teams.
                              • Demonstrates being an excellent role model, inspires others to work collaboratively and creatively, demonstrates initiative and promotes a work or a learning environment that is respectful and supportive.
                              • Demonstrates active involvement in mentorship and development of others in their field of expertise.
                              • Advocates for policy changes and creates positive impact at the community, state, national or regional level through one’s service and leadership. 
                              • Exhibits exemplary dedication in finding innovative ways to make one’s comprehensive and authoritative knowledge of a skill accessible to all for the upliftment of humanity.
                              • Exemplifies the Hindu principle that knowledge is free by finding innovative ways to make education in their field of expertise accessible to all, while considering individual needs.

                               

                              Nominator Eligibility

                              • Nominator may be an individual or organization specialized in a particular discipline of education for at least 8 years.
                              • Self-nominations are not permitted.
                              • Posthumous nominations are not permitted.
                              • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

                              Nominee Eligibility

                              Nominees may be individuals (educators : teacher, paraprofessional, support staff, specialist, professor or educator preparation program (EPP) staff – school leaders, scholars, policy makers, education advocacy group leader, etc.) or organizations (specialized schools, research centers, research groups etc.) residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements.

                              • The nominee must be alive.
                              • Must have been actively involved in their discipline for over 10 years.
                              • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
                              • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
                              • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

                              Nomination Requirements

                              • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
                              • Additional material highlighting the nominee’s contributions and or accomplishments must be provided (minimum 3, up to 10 attachments).
                              • 5 letters of support from experts in the field of education (from at least 3 different disciplines).
                              • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

                                Vijña Śiromaṇi – Conferred to the most experienced learned scholar

                                The Vijña Śiromaṇi award intends to honour the most experienced learned scholar who has over their lifetime pursued knowledge in one, several or all of the following fields (but not limited to):

                                • Hindu Literature & Scriptures (such as Vedas, Agamas)
                                • Hindu Sciences (see link) eg. Science of Alchemy, Science of Enlightenment
                                • Vedic Languages such as Sanskrit, Tamil (source languages)
                                • Hindu Philosophy
                                • Hindu Governance, Law & Constitution
                                • Vedic Mathematics
                                • Vedic Physics
                                • Vedic Chemistry
                                • Vedic Biology
                                • Hindu Economy
                                • History
                                • Astrology
                                • Astronomy
                                • Sacred Arts, etc.

                                In Vedic tradition all examinations are conducted by the thought current you carry. The person will be made to speak in the presence of the pundits who have mastered that thought current. They will see whether he can spontaneously express that thought current. Then he has mastered it.” 

                                 

                                – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

                                 

                                The Vijña Śiromaṇi award is conferred upon an individual or organization who utilizes their expertise and established reputation to promote world peace and security based on Hindu principles.  

                                 

                                Any individual who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Vijña Śiromaṇi award:

                                • Demonstrates exemplary excellence and great knowledge in at least one of mentioned field(s) of study.
                                • Demonstrates (at a deeper level) the practical application and benefit of one’s knowledge to the society.
                                • Raises public awareness to their field of expertise and displays outstanding creativity and innovation in spreading one’s knowledge for the betterment of mankind.
                                • Produces work of excellence in various forms (books, articles, films, etc.) to protect and preserve knowledge, ensuring its accessibility for future generations.
                                • Fosters international collaboration, designs and deploys innovative solutions, based on Hindu principles, to facilitate inclusive learning opportunities, thereby ensuring accessibility to quality education for all and promoting world peace.
                                • Displays outstanding achievement in research in one’s field of expertise with demonstrated major impact on society.
                                • Displays extraordinary ability in conveying knowledge in ways that are understandable and useful for the people and their era.
                                • Demonstrates outstanding accomplishments that advance our understanding of the cosmos as well as our place in the universe.
                                • Displays outstanding commitment to the revival of Sanatana Hindu Dharma for global peace and sustainable future, through work of excellence.

                                Nominator Eligibility

                                • Nominator may be an individual or organization.
                                • Self-nominations are not permitted.
                                • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
                                • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

                                Nominee Eligibility

                                Nominees may be individuals (inventors, teachers, etc.) or organizations residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements.

                                • The nominee is alive.
                                • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
                                • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
                                • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

                                Nomination Requirements

                                • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
                                • Additional material (minimum 5, up to 10 attachments) highlighting the nominee’s extraordinary contributions and/or accomplishments must be provided
                                • 5 letters of support from scholars with at least 8 years of experience.
                                • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

                                The Great Hindu Scholars of Hinduism

                                Adi Shankaracharya, Ramanuja, Madhva, Sri Anirvan, Mahamahopadhay Ashutosh Sastri,Mahamahopadhay Yogendranath Bagchi, Vedacharya Vedabishard Durga das Lahiri, Mahamahopadhy Chadrokanta Tarkalanker, Iswar Chandra Bidyasagar, Mahamahopadhay Lakhan Dravid Shastri, Padmabhusan Mahamahopadhay Hari Das Siddhanta Bagish, Rajendranath Ghosh [Swami Chidghananda], etc.

                                  Patanjali Ratna – Contributions to Yoga

                                  The Patanjali Ratna award is conferred upon an individual (yoga teacher, adept, practitioner, yoga therapist, etc.) yoga studio, organization or institution who takes extraordinary measures to raise the consciousness of humanity and to build public awareness interest in health and wellness through the practice of authentic Yoga as per the Hindu scriptures.

                                  The Patanjali Ratna award is given to those who have made a significant long-term impact on the society, by the promotion of authentic Yoga as per the sacred Hindu scriptures (Veda-Agamas). The ideal nominee is aligned to the SPH’s and KAILASA’s vision and mission to facilitate the revival and spread of the authentic practice of Yoga, as revealed by Paramashiva, organized by Patanjali and revived by the 1008th incarnation of Paramashiva, the Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism (SPH) Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam. 

                                  Yoga is from Hinduism. Always ask for the original source. We need to understand that Yoga cannot be developed and cannot be separated from Hinduism. It is a perfect system that was revealed by Paramashiva and further organized by enlightened masters, disciples of Paramashiva over thousands of years with a clear purpose and intention.

                                  – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam 

                                   

                                  Entering into the experience, having a glimpse of the no-mind state, having that experience of satori and unclutching is actually not very difficult. But to remain in the experience and more importantly, to express that energy through your body, both your body and mind needs to be prepared.

                                  – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam 

                                   

                                  Any individual/organization who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Patanjali Ratna award: 

                                  • Displays extraordinary knowledge about the science of yoga and its multiple components (asanas, pranayamas, mudras, bandhas, mantras, etc.) and exhibits extraordinary yogic qualities (flexibility, energy, power and health).
                                  • Demonstrates outstanding dedication to the promotion of authentic Yoga (as per the Hindu scriptures) as a means for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and overall better quality of life at the individual, national and international levels.
                                  • Displays outstanding contributions into educating about the therapeutic effects of authentic yoga and demonstrating how yogic practices and teachings prevent, reduce or alleviate structural, physiological, emotional and spiritual pain, suffering or limitations. 
                                  • Displays outstanding contributions in the promotion of yoga as a means to awaken the Kundalini Shakti (life potential energy) and inner powers, to merge one’s individual consciousness to the cosmic consciousness and to live enlightenment.
                                  • Displays extraordinary commitment towards making a significant societal impact through the promotion of authentic Yoga practice and to its original roots and cultural heritage (Hinduism). 
                                  • Demonstrates extraordinary commitment to implementing authentic yoga related projects, strategies and schemes into school and work environments. 
                                  • Exhibits extraordinary achievements in the research and publication of the effects of yogic practices on muscular strength, body flexibility, respiratory and cardiovascular systems, stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, sleep patterns, recovery from and treatment of addiction and overall well-being and quality of life, etc.

                                  Nominator Eligibility

                                  • Nominator may be an individual (yoga teacher, adept, practitioner, yoga therapist, etc), yoga studio or organization.
                                  • Self-nominations are not permitted.
                                  • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
                                  • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

                                  Nominee Eligibility

                                  Nominees may be individuals or organizations residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements. 

                                  • The individual is alive.
                                  • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
                                  • Must not discriminate (serve all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc.).
                                  • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

                                  Nomination Requirements

                                  • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
                                  • Contributions must be supported by materials (up to 10 attachments).
                                  • 5 letters of support from professionals qualified in the field of yoga.
                                  • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

                                  Pati Vratā Śiromaṇi – Topmost of chaste women

                                  The Pati Vratā Śiromaṇi award is conferred upon the topmost of chaste women. The award honors the extraordinary legacy of the women who have realized the essence of chastity, the Achalatva, the immovable component of consciousness. Chastity is a quality innate in every woman.

                                  Achalatva is a dimension of your consciousness that manifests through the bio memory, muscle memory, and consciousness is chastity.” 

                                  – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

                                  The Pati Vratā Śiromaṇi award intends to honour the topmost of chaste women, as defined by the Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism (SPH):

                                   

                                  “Chastity has nothing to do with the body. It is something to do with your core cognition. To whoever you declare your chastity, nobody else should be able to enter into the core cognition of you and the whole conflict between your chastity is nothing but conflict within you and about what you want in your life. Chastity will never create conflicts but will bring tremendous fulfilment. If you declare your chastity to your husband or wife, it is romantic chastity. Declaring your chastity to your Guru is spiritual chastity and declaring your chastity to God is ultimate chastity.”

                                  – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

                                  Any individual who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Pati Vratā Śiromaṇi award:

                                  • Embodies the realization of the essence of chastity, the Achalatva, the immovable component of consciousness.
                                  • Displays mastery of the alchemy process of converting lust into relationship, therefore achieving the peak health of consciousness.
                                  • Demonstrates extraordinary dedication to the betterment of themselves, their family, their team, society and humanity at large, treating all beings as her own family.
                                  • Demonstrates outstanding achievements through hard work, thereby shaping and contributing to the world through their utmost chastity to life and existence.
                                  • Embodies the realization that chastity to Paramashiva is the greatest asset for life, therefore builds powerful cognitions and displays tremendous ferociousness in living as Paramashiva – bold, powerful, courageous.
                                  • Displays exemplary courage to stand for their own rights and for the rights of others with sacrifice and integrity.
                                  • Displays extraordinary determination in making insecurity redundant by renouncing the actions and reactions of insecurity, living a conflict-free life as Tyaga Raja.
                                  • Embodies chastity to Paramashiva by grounding oneself in the truth “I am Paramashiva”.

                                   

                                  Nominator Eligibility

                                  • Nominator may be an individual or organization.
                                  • Self-nominations are not permitted.
                                  • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
                                  • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

                                  Nominee Eligibility

                                  Nominees may be individuals or organizations residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements.

                                  • The nominee is alive.
                                  • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
                                  • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
                                  • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

                                  Nomination Requirements

                                  • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
                                  • At least 3 letters of support (at least 2 from individuals who have had a direct experience with the nominee or have benefitted from the nominee’s work).
                                  • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.
                                  • Additional material, such as publications, news articles, etc. may be provided, if available (up to 10 attachments).

                                   

                                  Any individual who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Pati Vratā Śiromaṇi award:

                                  • Embodies the realization of the essence of chastity, the Achalatva, the immovable component of consciousness.
                                  • Displays mastery of the alchemy process of converting lust into relationship, therefore achieving the peak health of consciousness.
                                  • Demonstrates extraordinary dedication to the betterment of themselves, their family, their team, society and humanity at large, treating all beings as her own family.
                                  • Demonstrates outstanding achievements through hard work, thereby shaping and contributing to the world through their utmost chastity to life and existence.
                                  • Embodies the realization that chastity to Paramashiva is the greatest asset for life, therefore builds powerful cognitions and displays tremendous ferociousness in living as Paramashiva – bold, powerful, courageous.
                                  • Displays exemplary courage to stand for their own rights and for the rights of others with sacrifice and integrity.
                                  • Displays extraordinary determination in making insecurity redundant by renouncing the actions and reactions of insecurity, living a conflict-free life as Tyaga Raja.
                                  • Embodies chastity to Paramashiva by grounding oneself in the truth “I am Paramashiva”.

                                   

                                  Nominator Eligibility

                                  • Nominator may be an individual or organization.
                                  • Self-nominations are not permitted.
                                  • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
                                  • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

                                  Nominee Eligibility

                                  Nominees may be individuals or organizations residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements.

                                  • The nominee is alive.
                                  • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
                                  • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
                                  • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

                                  Nomination Requirements

                                  • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
                                  • At least 3 letters of support (at least 2 from individuals who have had a direct experience with the nominee or have benefitted from the nominee’s work).
                                  • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.
                                  • Additional material, such as publications, news articles, etc. may be provided, if available (up to 10 attachments).

                                  The chaste women of Hinduism

                                  Women have their own unique place in Hinduism, and that is the innate quality and reverence of the divine feminine consciousness and its expression called Shakti and Parashakti. Each one of us is energy, constantly giving birth and that very expression is feminine energy. 

                                  In the ancient Vedic times, yoginis were the most powerful women with the utmost chastity to Paramashiva. Their pure and pristine inner space and stability upheld the enlightened Vedic civilization that kept the entire enlightenment ecosystem alive. Indeed it was that they carried a feminine body which has more possibilities to manifest this energy and have enlightenment. 

                                  Throughout history, many indigenous traditions, Sampradayas, knew this science of enlightenment and manifesting the divine feminine consciousness which made vital contributions but often faced discrimination, undue hardship, and persecution in the ill hands of invaders. Still, women across every generation have continued with tremendous responsibility, great chastity towards existence, and sacrifice to stand for their freedom, rights, peace, and security.

                                  The Power of Savitri

                                  One chaste woman who does not want to lose her husband because she loved him so much, stopped the sunrise! It is true! Just calculate the Satyavan Savitri time period and check the astrological flow. For a few days, there was no sunrise exactly at that time. Go and do research and figure out “how”! If you ask me, I will say, “I am a Hindu monk, it is the power of Savirtri! 

                                  Savitri was able to stop sun rays from falling on planet Earth for a few days! The chastity!

                                  She sees her husband as God. So strongly she is connected with the Paramashiva component, the conscious component of her husband, that she does not feel the need to worship anyone separately! That is why, when she says, “shower!” Rain showers!”

                                  – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam – Dec 5, 2019

                                    Rudrakanya / Rudra Ratna – for Performing Artists

                                    The Rudrakanya / Rudra Ratna award is conferred upon deserving performing artists or performance artists companies by reason of their outstanding achievements and contributions to the excellence, growth, support and availability of one or many of the 64 Vedic arts.  

                                    The award aims to recognize and meaningfully support performing artists producing performance based work that is unique, innovative and representative of the traditional Vedic culture in a progressive way. Achievements may take the form of outstanding leadership, advocacy, philanthropy, innovation, scholarship, curatorship, etc. 

                                    The Rudrakanya / Rudra Ratna award is conferred to performing artists at all stages of their career who serve as models of creativity and dedication to their field. 

                                    The Chausath Kalas 64 forms of Vedic arts are:

                                    1. Geet vidya—art of Singing.
                                    2. Vadya vidya—art of playing on musical instruments.
                                    3. Nritya vidya—art of Dancing.
                                    4. Natya vidya—art of Theatricals.
                                    5. Alekhya vidya—art of Painting.
                                    6. Aiseshakacchedya vidya—art of painting the face and body with color
                                    7. Tandula-kusuma-bali-vikara—art of preparing offerings from rice and flowers.
                                    8. Pushpastarana—art of making a covering of flowers for a bed.
                                    9. Dasana-Vasananga-raga—art of applying preparations for cleansing the teeth, cloths and painting the body.
                                    10. Mani-Bhumika-Karma—art of making the groundwork of jewels.
                                    11. Sayya-Racana—art of covering the bed.
                                    12. Udaka-Vadya—art of playing on music in water.
                                    13. Udaka-Ghata—art of splashing with water.
                                    14. Citra-Yoga—art of practically applying an admixture of colors.
                                    15. Malya-Grathana-Vikalpa—art of designing a preparation of wreaths.
                                    16. Sekharapida-Yojana—art of practically setting the coronet on the head.
                                    17. Nepathya-Yoga—art of practically dressing in the tiring room.
                                    18. Karnapatra-Bhanga—art of decorating the tragus of the ear.
                                    19. Sugandha-Yukti—art of practical application of aromatics.
                                    20. Bhushana-Yojana—art of applying or setting ornaments.
                                    21. Aindra-Jala—art of juggling.
                                    22. Kaucumara—a kind of art.
                                    23. Hasta-Laghava—art of sleight of hand.
                                    24. Citra-Sakapupa-Bhakshya-Vikara-Kriya—art of preparing varieties of delicious food.
                                    25. Panaka-Rasa-Ragasava-Yojana—art of practically preparing palatable drinks and tinging draughts with red color.
                                    26. Suci-Vaya-Karma—art of needleworks and weaving.
                                    27. Sutra-Krida—art of playing with thread.
                                    28. Vina-Damuraka-Vadya—art of playing on lute and small drum.
                                    29. Prahelika—art of making and solving riddles.
                                    30. Durvacaka-Yoga—art of practicing language difficult to be answered by others.
                                    31. Pustaka-Vacana—art of reciting books.
                                    32. Natikakhyayika-Darsana—art of enacting short plays and anecdotes.
                                    33. Kavya-Samasya-Purana—art of solving enigmatic verses.
                                    34. Pattika-Vetra-Bana-Vikalpa—art of designing preparation of shield, cane and arrows.
                                    35. Tarku-Karma—art of spinning by spindle.
                                    36. Takshana—art of carpentry.
                                    37. Vastu-Vidya—art of engineering.
                                    38. Raupya-Ratna-Pariksha—art of testing silver and jewels.
                                    39. Dhatu-Vada—art of metallurgy.
                                    40. Mani-Raga Jnana—art of tinging jewels.
                                    41. Akara Jnana—art of mineralogy.
                                    42. Vrikshayur-Veda-Yoga—art of practicing medicine or medical treatment, by herbs.
                                    43. Mesha-Kukkuta-Lavaka-Yuddha-Vidhi—art of knowing the mode of fighting of lambs, cocks and birds.
                                    44. Suka-Sarika-Prapalana (Pralapana) — art of maintaining or knowing conversation between male and female cockatoos.
                                    45. Utsadana—art of healing or cleaning a person with perfumes.
                                    46. Kesa-Marjana-Kausala—art of combing hair.
                                    47. Akshara-Mushtika-Kathana—art of talking with fingers.
                                    48. Dharana-Matrika—art of the use of amulets.
                                    49. Desa-Bhasha-Jnana—art of knowing provincial dialects.
                                    50. Nirmiti-Jnana—art of knowing prediction by heavenly voice
                                    51. Yantra-Matrika—art of mechanics.
                                    52. Mlecchita-Kutarka-Vikalpa—art of fabricating barbarous or foreign sophistry .
                                    53. Samvacya—art of conversation.
                                    54. Manasi Kavya-Kriya—art of composing verse mentally.
                                    55. Kriya-Vikalpa—art of designing a literary work or a medical remedy.
                                    56. Chalitaka-Yoga—art of practicing as a builder of shrines called after him.
                                    57. Abhidhana-Kosha-Cchando-Jnana—art of the use of lexicography and meters.
                                    58. Vastra-Gopana—art of concealment of clothes.
                                    59. Dyuta-Visesha—art of knowing specific gambling.
                                    60. Akarsha-Krida—art of playing with dice or magnet.
                                    61. Balaka-Kridanaka—art of using children’s toys.
                                    62. Vainayiki Vidya—art of enforcing discipline.
                                    63. Vaijayiki Vidya—art of gaining victory.
                                    64. Vaitaliki Vidya—art of awakening master with music at dawn.

                                    Any performing artist or group specializing in one or more Vedic forms of art, who has demonstrated one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Rudrakanya / Rudra Ratna Award: 

                                    • Demonstrates exceptional creativity, innovation and outstanding achievement in one or more of the 64 Vedic forms of art.
                                    • Greatly contributes to the advancement of the Vedic arts and Vedic arts education by setting standards for excellence and showing how the Vedic arts enrich the workplace, education, and the community.
                                    • Demonstrate a significant and lasting contribution to the support of the Vedic performing arts which transcends the boundaries of one country or institution, and merits international recognition. 
                                    • Displays vision and leadership which significantly contributes to a broader understanding and love of Vedic arts, provides heightened visibility to the value of the Vedic arts and Hinduism, and whose work transforms communities.
                                    • Makes outstanding contributions of talent, artistry, dedication, and service to the world of the performing arts which have gone above and beyond their prowess as artists.
                                    • Demonstrates excellence in creating ideas for programs, curriculum, and/or projects that have had a significant impact on the field of Vedic arts.
                                    • Demonstrates exceptional leadership at the local, state, regional, national, or international level, inspires and cultivates vision and leadership in others.

                                     

                                    Recipients are selected based on the quality of their work and accomplishments to date, for their commitment for continued creation and development as performing artists, and for the relevance of their work in relation to the field of Vedic performing arts.

                                    Nominator Eligibility

                                    • Nominator may be an individual or organization. 
                                    • Self-nominations are not permitted.
                                    • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
                                    • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

                                    Nominee Eligibility

                                    Nominees may be individuals or organizations residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements. 

                                    • The individual is alive.
                                    • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
                                    • Must not discriminate (serve all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc.).
                                    • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

                                    Nomination Requirements

                                    • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
                                    • Exceptional contributions to the Vedic arts must be supported by material (videos, pictures, testimonials, etc.). Include a maximum of 10 attachments.
                                    • 3 letters of support from professionals qualified in the field of performing arts.
                                    • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

                                    About the Rudrakanya Sampradaya

                                    The Rudrakanya Sampradayas are ancient lineages of women who were a vital indigenous cultural institution in pre-modern India. Historically, the Rudrakanyas were the main pillar of society at the peak of the Vedic civilization, when the greatest Hindu temples were built and maintained at their best (the uttamottama). 

                                    The Rudrakanyas were the empowered, enlightened women who mastered, protected and expanded the 64 Vedic arts. They brought together communities and were their all-round leaders. All around India there were over 10 million temples, administered by the Rudrakanyas. As per the scripture Kamika Agama, the Rudrakanya who is a woman completely dedicated to temple services, is allowed to perform many various rituals in the temple. 

                                    The Rudrakanya Sampradaya serves as a model of the belief that the advancement of global peace is directly connected to the leadership of women.

                                      About Nithyananda Rudras

                                      The Linga Purana describes the beginning of creation when Brahma the creator asked Lord Shiva to create some beings to trigger the process. Lord Shiva created beings in the replica of His own form and personality. Those immortal and most powerful beings are known as the Rudras. 

                                      • Rudras are the completion of Paramashiva. 
                                      • Their bodies are so strong, they can never be disturbed by any hormones, emotions or feelings. 
                                      • Their bodies, lives and space are completely dedicated to Paramashiva.

                                      Kailasa Kalā Jyoti (Arts)

                                      The Kailasa Kalā Jyoti award celebrates Hinduism’s arts and humanities as expressions of the Divine. 

                                      God is an artist. He paints each one, designs each one, carves each one.

                                       

                                      – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

                                      The Kailasa Kalā Jyoti award is conferred upon artists for their outstanding and unique work and or contributions to the field of the 64 sacred arts of Hinduism, while simultaneously deeply impacting their communities. 

                                       

                                      śilpaṁ hāsminnadhigamyat ya evaṁ veda | yadeva śilpānī |

                                      ātmasanskṛtirvāva śilpāni cchandomayaṁ vā etairyajamāna ātmānaṁ sanskurute || 

                                       

                                      Shilpani, works of art of man, is the imitation of Divine forms.

                                      By employing their rhythms, the artisans metrically reconstitute and interpret the limitless knowledge of the sacred hymns, from the limits of human ability.

                                      Aitareya Brahmana, Rg Veda, 6.5.27

                                       Any individual who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Kailasa Kalā Jyoti award:

                                       

                                      • Artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their careers.
                                      • Presents interplayed works of art that reflects the 10,000+ ancient sampradayas (lineages) of Hinduism and their rich heritage and culture including but not limited to:
                                        • Ancient studies
                                        • Architecture
                                        • Design: includes graphic, industrial, interior, exhibition, set, costume, and fashion design, urban design, city planning, engineering, and other design fields
                                        • Historic preservation and conservation
                                        • Landscape architecture: includes environmental design and planning, landscape/ecological urbanism, landscape history, sustainability and ecological studies, and geography
                                        • Literature and poetry
                                        • Vedic studies and early Vedic studies
                                        • Musical composition
                                        • Visual arts: includes painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, film and video, installation, new media, digital arts, and other visual-arts fields
                                      • Connects educators and artists and initiates creative and innovative projects to promote Vedic arts as a solution for peaceful coexistence.
                                      • Enriches humanity through excellence in performance of Vedic arts and helps fuel economy by bringing various dimensions of Vedic arts, lifestyle and cultural activities to the community.
                                      • Demonstrates extraordinary accomplishments through research, study, implementation, and showcasing.
                                      • Actively contributes in the preservation, revival and spread of the Vedic temple arts, architecture and artifacts for people to live and experience the rich consciousness-based Vedic heritage.

                                       

                                      Nominator Eligibility

                                      • Nominator may be an individual or organization.
                                      • Self-nominations are not permitted.
                                      • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
                                      • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

                                      Nominee Eligibility

                                      Nominees may be individuals or organizations residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements. 

                                      • The nominee is alive.
                                      • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
                                      • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
                                      • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

                                      Nomination Requirements

                                      • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
                                      • Additional materials highlighting the nominee’s contributions and or achievements must be provided (minimum 5, up to 10 attachments).
                                      • 3 letters of support from professionals qualified in the field of arts (up to 5).
                                      • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

                                      Mukunda Nidhi Śiromaṇi – Conferred to the greatest patrons of all forms of art

                                      The Mukunda Nidhi Śiromaṇi award intends to honour the greatest patrons of all forms of Hindu art. The award is conferred upon those who have made a significant contribution towards the preservation, protection, and promotion of all arts of Hinduism at both national and global level.

                                       

                                      Bhagawan beautifully says, “yogo bhavati dukhaha”, what a word! “yogo bhavati dukhaha”. He is the ultimate poet. Sri Krishna is the greatest musician, ultimate dancer, now when I read His words, I can understand what a poet He is! See the words “yuktaahaara vihaarasya yukta ceshtasya karmasu yukta svapnaavabodhasya yogo bhavati dukhaha”, how it just flows. Such great spiritual truths in flowing liquid language. When the language flows like a liquid it is poetry. When it is stagnant and solid like a stone it is prose. When it is in a semi-solid form like mercury, it is oration. Prose is solid, frozen words. Semi-solid is oration and liquid is poetry.

                                      All the 64 arts of Hindu tradition are dependent on your ability to give praana to it, the ability to breathe life to it.

                                      – The SPH Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam

                                       

                                      Any individual who demonstrates one or many of the following criteria can be nominated to receive the Mukunda Nidhi Śiromaṇi award:

                                       

                                      • Demonstrates exceptional artistic achievements which foster appreciation of all forms of Vedic arts. 
                                      • Exhibits meritory artistic excellence, cultural leadership and contributions to the field of Vedic arts.
                                      • Demonstrates outstanding achievements in the field of Vedic arts, creating a body of work of major cultural significance.
                                      • Demonstrates outstanding contributions to the excellence, growth, support and availability of all forms of Vedic arts worldwide.
                                      • Utilizes Vedic artistic expressions and cultural resources and practices to engender understanding of the importance of the Vedic arts, for cultural diversity, social cohesion and to promote sustainable development.
                                      • Inspires others to preserve and protect the sacred Vedic lineages, cultures and art forms through their distinguished achievement, support or patronage. 
                                      • Actively promotes new developments in Vedic arts and provides opportunities (exhibitions, publications, interviews, etc.) for artists, bringing them national and international attention, recognition and support.
                                      • Actively preserves and protects all great tenants of all arts of Hinduism at the local, national, and global levels.

                                       

                                      Nominator Eligibility

                                      • Nominator may be an individual or organization.
                                      • Self-nominations are not permitted.
                                      • Posthumous nominations are not permitted. 
                                      • Anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

                                      Nominee Eligibility

                                      Nominees may be individuals (artists, art supporters, cultural leaders, authors of distinguished art catalogues, etc.), groups of individuals (art groups, etc.), institutions (art galleries, museums, libraries, etc.) or organizations residing or established anywhere in the world, as long as they meet the following requirements.

                                      • The nominee is alive.
                                      • Must be established in Ahimsa (non-violence), and have therefore never undertaken or participated in inhuman activities nor have been found guilty of committing violent crimes.
                                      • Serves all irrespective of gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. (no discrimination).
                                      • Must not have been involved in illegal activities.

                                      Nomination Requirements

                                      • A letter summarizing the reasons for your nomination.
                                      • Additional material, such as photographs, videos, publications, news articles, etc. must be provided (minimum 5, up to 10 attachments).
                                      • At least 3 letters of support from experts in the field of the arts.
                                      • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.

                                      About the Vedic Sacred Arts

                                      Throughout history, Hinduism has deeply influenced arts, sculpture, architecture, and many other facets throughout the world. In our increasingly interconnected world, Hindu sacred arts play an important role in how we relate to all dimensions of life. 

                                      Each of these sacred arts enriched humanity and helped fuel our economy and the non-profit and for-profit arts industries in bringing various aspects of our lifestyle, arts, and cultural activities to our communities. These contributions are vital to reviving Hinduism by its core, attracting and fostering new growth in places that have gone too long without it.