If at all an amorphous living group of Sampradayas can be said to have a structure, that structure in Hinduism comes in the form of the Akhadas or Apex bodies of Hinduism. These bodies constitute a loosely knit federal structure that was created by Adi Shankara in the 8th Century AD – one of the more recent incarnations – to give stability to Hinduism. The Akhadas were ascetic warriors who for the longest period in the history of the country protected Hinduism from the invaders from the west. The 13 Akhadas of today are headed by a committee called the Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad.
The head of this organization, Sri Narendra Giri Maharaj, in the recent Kumbh Mela praised Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam as the backbone of Hinduism and as Bhagwan – the highest honor in Hinduism. In his talk during the Kumbh Mela in 2015 at Nasik Mahant Sri Narendra Giri Ji said:
Many leaders of multiple Akhadas have openly acknowledged and extolled the divinity and matchless contribution of His Divine Holiness Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam.
In the Kumbh Mela at Triambakeshwar near Nasik, Sri Ravindrapuri Maharaj, Sri Panchayati Akhada Mahanirvani, was pleasantly surprised at the expression of divinity of His Divine Holiness expressing as the amazing manifestation of spiritual powers by the students of his traditional school Nithyananda Gurukul.
His Divine Holiness also substantiated the confidence reposed in him as the leader of Hinduism as expressed succinctly in his address at the Vaicharik Mahasabha, the think tank discussion at the Kumbh Mela in Ujjain in 2016 sharing his vision for Hinduism: