Schools, colleges and other educational institutions would be established at the respective locations where the Madurai Adheenam had property and all details with regard to the assets with the mutt would be released in a year's time, said Nithyananda on Tuesday.
Addressing a press conference at the Madurai Mutt, along with the senior head Arunagirinatha Gnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya, the junior rejected allegations made by some Hindu organisations that puja was not performed at the mutt. A video clipping of puja being performed in the mutt was also telecast on a screen.
Nityananda stated that Hindu organisations should not work against the interests of Hindus and claimed that he had travelled to 155 countries and worked to spread Hinduism and delivered religious discourses.
Earlier in the day, heads of four mutts — Kumaramasamy Adigal of Pollachi Adheenam, Chaturagiri Swamigal, Subramania Swamigal of Tirupparankundram and Atma Chaitanya Maharaj of Tiruchendur — who visited the mutt said that Nityananda's appointment as Madurai Adheenam would be the beginning of a new phase in the mutt's 2,000-year history. Till now Madurai Adheenam was confined to a small circle and “we are all confident that the young pontiff Nityananda will take it to the international level to spread Saivism and Hinduism.”
When questioned on charges faced by him, they said that it was not new for pontiffs to face challenges and obstacles. All these allegations against him were results of a larger political conspiracy. “He will face them strongly and emerge victorious.” All the four pontiffs said that soon a public function would be organised in Chennai to honour Nityananda for becoming the 293th head of the ancient Madurai Adheenam.