Bhagawan Nityananda Punyatithi (The Death Anniversary of Bhagawan Nityananda Swami) is observed in Ashad Maas as per Marathi Calendar. In 2020, Bhagawan Nityananda Punyatithi date is July 17, Friday.
Bhagawan Nityananda of Ganeshpuri (1897-1961) is an Indian Guru. His teachings are published in the “Chidakash Gita”. Nityananda was born in Koyilandy (Pandalayini), Kerala, South India.
According to Bhagwan Nityananda’s biographers, the identity of Nityananda’s guru is a mystery. According to Healy, Nityananda did not have a guru. In one of his talks, his student Swami Muktananda said Nityananda’s Guru was an unknown Siddha purusha from Kerala.
Bhagwan Nityananda died on 8 August 1961 at age 63. His samadhi is located in Ganeshpuri at the Samadhi Mandir. There is also a shrine dedicated to him in the Gurudev Siddha Peeth ashram at Ganeshpuri. His ashram, tourist hostel, and other buildings associated with his life in Ganeshpuri are preserved by the Shree Bhimeshwar Sadguru Nityanand Sanstha Ganeshpuri. This trust is also responsible for his samadhi shrine in Ganeshpuri, which is a pilgrimage site.
A trust at Kanhangad looks after the Ashram and temples located there. The trust also runs a few educational institutions and a dharmasala.