Atal Peetham

The Kailaasa Paramparagatha Atal Peetham (Atal Akhada) is one of the oldest Akhāḍās in the world established by Paramasiva as Kailasa, the enlightenment ecosystem, and is affiliated to the larger Mahanirvani Akhada, which has the largest influence in the country and runs some of the most visited temples in India such as the Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain and the Annapurneshwari temple in Kashi (Varanasi). Each of these temples attracts tens of millions of people from around the world every year.

Bhagavan Sri Paramaśiva founded the Atal Peetham (Atal Akhada) when He performed the ceremonial coronation of His direct descendant and son Sri Ganapati, ordaining him on the royal spiritual seat of the kingdom called ‘Kailaasa Paramparagatha Atal Peetham to govern and protect the world through the cosmic constitution (reference – Śrī Gaṇapati Purāṇa).

Atal Peetham was revived in 646 A.D. in Gondwana with Sri Ganapati as its tutelary deity. This Peetham has its branches in Haridwar, Ujjain and Baroda, and its head office at Kashi (Varanasi). Śrī Gaṇapati as the ruling divinity and presiding deity of the Atal Akhada is represented by the Ācārya Mahāmanḍaleśvar (the senior pontiff) who continues the cosmic lineage as the inheritor of the Atal kingdom.

Sri Ganapati

82 Religious and Administrative Orders of Atal Peetham