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About Nandhiji


“These are moments when the intense enlightened energies of the Sages, as consciousness, reach each of us in ease. My purpose is to be the joyful instrument that can uplift humanity to amazing possibilities of consciousness. Imagine a million Mahatma Gandhis, Rumis and Einsteins! This is a possibility in our times. We are the realities of this consciousness.”Nandhiji


Nandhiji is a Siddha yogi, humanitarian & visionary awakening humanity through mystic wisdom, community and service. He is an artist, ecstatic chant musician, author and teacher- representing the path of the Liberated.

Nandhiji shares the life enhancing wisdom and teachings of the Siddha Sages, the liberated mystics of South India.

Nandhiji was gifted with a childhood experience of the Divine when he was four years old. Later as a young adult while leading an active life of family, he was initiated through a death experience by his first Guru, and his journey into the mystical realm of the Siddhas as a yogi began.

After years of seeking “wholeness” through connection with the inner world, Nandhiji woke up to understand his highest purpose: to uplift humanity in consciousness.

One of the fruits of his journey are offered in this book, “Mastery of Consciousness.” Nandhiji says, “When we awaken the inner Lamp, we liberate ourselves to the grace of our own wisdom, our Inner Guru, and we connect to the grace of an ancient lineage of Gurus. When awaken, we shine our unique genius, enabling us to be the Master in our heart’s calling. With Consciousness, we tap into the grace of yoga, called ‘Yogam’. Yogam means tapping into ever-present abundant and harmonious realities, knowing our highest purpose, being inspired, being in good health, and being like the Sun—whole and radiating!

Nandhiji envisions a humanity awake through yogic wisdom, enterprise and community.

Founder of the 3 Visions of the Ariven Temple:
Declaration of Consciousness Movement:
Empowering Humanity: www.declarationofconsciousness.org
World Yogi Day:
Empower Yourself- Be the Yogi: www.worldyogiday.com
Ariven Community:
Global sanctuaries for retired animals, yoga community, biodynamic farming: Empowering Communities www.ariven.org

Nandhiji's Gurus

bhairava sekarswamy

Bhairava Sekarswamy:

He took Nandhiji through the awakening death experience. Bhairava Sekarswamy set Nandhiji on the path of a yogi by kindling the inner fire of bliss and joy through this initiation.

This awakening to the inner fire led Nandhiji into the inner journeys of uncovering more and more of bliss as a yogi seeking the expanding consciousness. Bhairava Sekarswamy continues his own deep spiritual practice and several dharma works such as feeding the pilgrims every full moon night, taking care of animals, especially dogs among other activities.

Siddha Krishnaveni Amma

Saddhu Krishnaveni Amma:

The lady saint who meditated for over 65 years in her cave in Kalyana Thirtham, South India.  It is hard to imagine how this saint lived all by herself in a cave that is today a tiger sanctuary.

After years of daily rigorous meditative discipline, Nandhiji’s external realities, including the business Nandhiji had; his family; his home- everything simply dissolved away. When Nandhiji’s parents and friends became worried that Nandhi would now leave the human external realities and go to the long solitudes of the caves, Saddhu Krishnaveni Amma took the reins over the spiritual guidance of Nandhi. She directed Nandhiji to the next chapter in his life- a life of a yogi householder. Saddhu Krishnaveni Amma left her body in 2011 April.

Siddha Rajaswamy

Siddha Rajaswamy:

Siddha Guru Rajaswamy opened the mystical doors of Siddha tradition to Nandhiji just after Saddhu Krishnaveni Amma took Nandhi into her fold.  Siddha Guru Rajaswamy connects his ancient lineage of the Siddhas with Nandhiji. 

Siddha Rajaswamy is a living master carrying the traditions going back beyond the Siddha Gurus- Bhoganathar, Agastyanathar, and the 210 Siddhas. His powerful teaching is the constancy of his supreme service for the society- feeding the hungry, looking after the tribals, re-instating old temples etc.

 The Brahmarishi Hills Daily Prayers and Yagna [Sacred Fire] are for uplifting humanity in Consciousness.

One of Guruji Siddhar Rajaswamy’s teachings is- by invoking the Divine Masters and serving the intent of Consciousness, we are the Master.


Amma, Mother Amritandamayi, (The Hugging Saint):      Amma woke Nandhiji to a life purpose. When Nandhi was a saddhu (a renunciate seeker) he had met Amma and told her of his childhood dream to saving the life old cows. Amma set Nandhiji back into the human realities with the knowing of his purpose, with a simple but incredibly power-packed directive blessing: “Just do it!”

Almost immediately after, Nandhiji saw realities that would bring him to Santa Monica, California to work on his life dream and vision that unfolds now, as in the Declaration of Consciousness and the Ariven Vision.


siddha baba nataraj

Siddhapurush Baba Nataraj:

Baba is a humble master who walked the length and breadth across USA several times, as a pilgrimage. His radiant presence of harmony is such that wild birds sit on him unafraid. He has been Nandhiji’s Guru in Santa Monica, guiding, teaching and unveiling for the deep thresholds of consciousness.

 Baba continues his tapas in Venice, Los Angeles.


Siddha MahaSiva Swamy

Siddhar Mahasivaswamy:

MahaSivaSwamy lived over 35 years in solitude in the forest of Nambi Hills. Siddhar Mahasivaswamy mentored Nandhiji through advanced yogic techniques and meditation. Siddhar Mahasivaswamy appointed Nandhiji as the custodian of his lineage. Siddhar Mahasivaswamy left his body 2011, April

He was an amazing mystic who would spend hours together meditating the tiger sanctuary forest area in solitude.

Siddha Guru Ayya

Siddha Guru Ayya Narayana:

Guru Ayya is the Siddhar Sage who meditated for 18 years atop the sacred mountain of Thiruvannamalai, drinking just a cup of milk each day and not moving while sitting in one single position. He continues to attain one of humanity’s most powerful meditations in the quiet of his secluded village near Kanyakumari. His 26th year in intense solitude and tapas.

He ventures out of his meditative solitude once a day to bless the few who seek his spiritual guiding grace. As a living Master, Ayya is one of the major custodians of humanity’s consciousness as he continues to mediate. As Nandhiji’s Guru, Ayya guides Nandhiji through the mastery of the inner realm and the external realm of purpose.