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Supreme Court Stayed Trial Court proceedings against Nithyananda in the 2010 rape case

Nithyananda Supreme Court rape case trial next date: 5 Dec. 2017

Nithyananda is a NORMAL ADULT and CAPABLE (Not impotent) - says Supreme Court Ordered Medical Tests; report exposes Nithy's fake claims of being 6-years old!

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Trial court hears arguments on charge & discharge arguments for all accused. Next hearing in Trial Court on 21-08-17

Supreme Court directs Trial Court to continue with trial proceedings (arguments on charge) in Interim Order dated 7-11-2016.

Supreme Court DISMISSED ALL PETITIONS by Nithyananda and his Secretaries to Quash Charge Sheet (3rd Sep 2014)

High Court DISMISSED ALL PETITIONS by Nithyananda and his Secretaries to Quash Charge Sheet (16th Jul 2014)


17 Retaliatory/false Complaints filed so far against whistleblower Dharmananda (lenin) by Nithyananda Cult Members!!!!

14 Retaliatory/false Complaints filed so far against victim Aarthi Rao by Nithyananda & his Cult Members!!!! (All of them after charge sheet against Nithyananda)

3 cases filed in the US against Accused 1 Nithyananda (Mr. Rajasekar), Nithyananda Foundation, Life Bliss Foundation,

4 cases filed in India against Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam for fraud:

Donors of Hyderabad Ashram, Rajapalayam Ashram,Trichy ashram and Seeragapadi Ashram (near Salem) demand that fraudulently obtained donations be returned


Renowned Forensic Expert Padma Bhushan Prof. Dr. P. Chandra Sekharan states "video not morphed"

Nithyananda dismissed from Madurai Adheenam (on 19th Oct 2012), Nithyananda is banned from entering Madurai Adheenam mutt

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ranjitha goes missing again

Actress Ranjitha, who became notoriously famous a few months back in the Nithyananda case remained in Kerala for some time immediately after the scandal broke out.

The Godman, who too went into hiding, was arrested from his hide-out in Shimla from a disciple’s house. The Karnataka Crime Branch police, which took Nithyananda into custody, sent many summons to Ranjitha to present herself physically before them to enable them to address a few questions to her on the ‘Nithyananda’ video-tape issue. Ranjitha, however, hadn’t turned up before them as on date.

Experts say that legally, Ranjitha can’t be taken into custody even if it is categorically proved that she’s the one who starred in the video as Indian law doesn’t bar a man and a woman from having ‘consensual sex’ with each other. The videos were allegedly shot by Lenin Karuppan, a former disciple of Nityananda, brought the issue into the limelight.

Reports say that she landed up in Chennai last week and is planning to pen down all her experiences in the form of a book. Her whereabouts, though, in Chennai are not known. Unconfirmed reports say that she had sneaked to the U.S. via Chennai in order not to avoid ‘questioning’ by the crime branch of the Karnataka Police.

During her recent interview to a popular English daily, she had stated that she wanted to write her experiences (filmy and otherwise) in the form of a book which would also feature what she wanted to say about her encounter with Nithyananda. Ranjitha reportedly met her advocate during her brief stay in Chennai and discussed the pros and cons of appearing before the Karnataka Police.

Upset at not being able to make Ranjitha appear before it, the Karnataka police are said to be contemplating securing an ‘arrest warrant’ against the actress.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Lenin vs Nithyananda team on Vijay TV

In the Vijay TV program 'Nadanthathu Enna' aired on 24-06-10, Lenin (Dharmananda) clearly explains why we should not believe the lies of Nithyananda and his cult. Every lie propagated by Nithyananda and his team is exposed by Lenin in this interesting episode.

Part 1:

Part 2:

The Cult of Paramahamsa Nithyananda - Spiritual Fraud!

The Cult of Paramahamsa Nithyananda - 
Spiritual Fraud!

The Brainwashing Cult of 'Paramahamsa' Nithyananda is a classic case of organized fraud. This cult leader, the so-called Paramahamsa Nithyananda, entraps innocent victims into his web of empire building by using psychological, financial, and quasi-legal methods to obtain finances and a free source of professional labor.

Nithyananda has established an illegal immigration racket exploiting his nonprofit religious status in the United States. Nithyananda is very dangerous and should be deported from every single country that Nithyananda has established himself in. His criminal organizations have defrauded individuals, tax payers, and communities of millions of dollars, and his fraudulent 'nonprofit' organizations are known as the Nithyananda Foundation, the Life Bliss Foundation, and the Nithyananda Vedic Temples.

Nithyananda lures people in his trap by using spiritual truths, meditation, yoga, and healing energies, and then does a 'bait and switch' approach. What candy is to a pedophile, Vedic Truths are to Nithyananda. Nithyananda's biggest lure is the promise of enlightenment. By tricking potential followers that he can give enlightenment just by attending expensive programs and donating huge amounts of money, Nithyananda has secured a loyal following who are more than willing to 'live a lie' and to 'spread a lie'.

Nithyananda's crimes amount to collective and organized fraud. Just as a wolf in sheep's clothing, Nithyananda cloaks his energy as divine source... but actually Nithyananda's energy seems to be the darkest of tantric power. Close followers will note that most of his stories involve death, graveyards, and ghosts. Not exactly wholesome stuff. Unlike other legitimate missions such as Ramakrishna, etc., none of Mr. Nithyananda's claims of enlightenment including Nithyananda's horoscopes, etc. are verified and have been made public. His birth certificate of being born on January 1st is in question. There is absolutely NO transparency with this organization. There is only a legion of enthusiastic followers claiming that all of this is true. Not exactly hard proof.

In public, Nithyananda places a humble and holy front with a boyish grin. In private, Nithyananda is abusive and is known to host attractive females (both married and single) alone in his quarters for hours. Nithyananda is not what he seems to be. Imagine this. What if a convicted child molester, rapist, murder, burglar, con artist, and arsonist donned a Santa Clause suit, and then won the confidence of trusting people to have him stay in their homes? This is exactly what Mr. Nithyananda has done on a spiritual level. Mr. Nithyananda's bag of toys is not only as empty as his promises, it is full of dangerous traps and poison.

Nithyananda's impact on families has been severe. Divorces, financial ruin, broken careers, prolonged hardships, and undue stress have resulted from being involved with Nithyananda. Please take extra caution if approached by any followers of Nithyananda's organizations, and it is best to avoid Nithyananda altogether.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Lenin (Dharmananda) appeals to victims

This is an appeal to all those who have been a victim of Nithyananda – any kind of victim, including a victim of his fraud, his deception, financial cheating, his lies, his physical abuse, his verbal abuse, his mental abuse and his sexual abuse!

You have been watching the Nithyananda case with interest from the day the scandal broke out. As a victim you know that everything I have said about Nithyananda is true, it is not a conspiracy or baseless allegations as Nithyananda and his team has projected it to be. Maybe Nithyananda can fool the general public by pretending to be a great saint, and he can pay enough local leaders to give public statements supporting him and his (greedy) mission.

But YOU know that I am speaking the truth! And I am speaking for each and every victim, including those of you who are still brainwashed to stay in the organization and support Nithyananda.

You (as a victim) know that Nithyananda is NOT a saint; he is not even a good human being! You know how much he lies about everything. He claims he is innocent because no victim has complained against him. But YOU know that he is guilty. He told the CID he is not a man and that he is impotent. But if you were a victim of his sexual abuse, then you (& maybe even your family) know that this is a complete lie! You know that he has abused the trust of thousands of disciples and devotees who trusted him with their lives. We trusted that he will guide us on the right path to live a very dharmic spiritual life, but in reality he just used his position (of power) as a guru and abused our trust in him. You and I know families that have realized this shocking truth and are grieving for justice. I know that you and other victims like you are reading this blog regularly. So at least now please join this fight for justice and truth.

I have done my best to expose the real Nithyananda to the world, with the single intention of stopping the adharma (of his immoral actions and deceptions). The police are doing their best to bring justice and to help the victims. But the police and the law cannot make Nithyananda pay for his wrongdoings without the help of the victims!

It is time for YOU as a victim to join this fight and put an end to all the lies that Nithyananda and his organization are perpetrating. If you don’t take any action now, you can be sure that he will continue to play with words and legal loopholes. Not only will he escape from the law, but he will also continue to claim that he is not guilty of any wrongdoing simply because nobody complained against him. He will continue to exploit and abuse more people in the future. Now, there are approximately 40 victims from his abuses (there may be more!), but if he continues his mission, it will become 400 or maybe even 4000 in the future!

You can see clearly how he is building his political support and connections for a more secure future. If you are afraid to speak up now against him, surely in the future it will be even harder to stop him. Nithyananda knows that if he repeats a lie 100 times then soon people will start believing his lie to be the truth! It worked for Hitler in Nazi Germany, and Nithyananda will make it work for him too. There is not much difference between Hitler and Nithyananda if you think about it. At least Hitler was an obvious dictator and there was no deception, but Nithyananda is a cunning wolf in the disguise of a sheep!

You and I both know very well all the brainwashing he has done over the years (and continues to do now) to make us doubt our rational intelligence, questioning mind and even our own conscience – by calling it all a mind game of our ego, and by convincing us that as spiritual seekers we must drop our rational mind (basic intelligence) to achieve enlightenment. In the name of ‘guru bhakti’ or devotion to the master, he has told us never to question him, to blindly accept everything he says, and made us tell many lies and do many things that we know clearly is against our own conscience.

We have all made mistakes by accepting him as God or ultimate guru and blindly following him. At least now, you can choose to trust your god-given intelligence and your own sense of dharma (right and wrong actions). I understand you are afraid to speak up against Nithyananda because you know very well that he will try his best to shut you up by hook or crook (by preying on your fears or even paying money)! We know he will stoop to any level to save himself from going to jail and paying for all his wrong actions! Being a silent spectator may save you for some time. But if you really want to save yourself and many others (future victims) like you, please choose the right action of coming forward and complaining against Nithyananda.

The CID has promised to protect your identity as a victim. If you want to help but have any questions or concerns or doubts, please contact me by email ( or please contact the CID (contact info at the top of this blog). Your identity and your interactions will be kept completely confidential.

Just imagine for a moment, if I had been selfish, I too could have lived a very comfortable risk-free life just like you. But would the world have known about all the adharma that was happening inside the organization. My strong decision to stand up for the truth has saved you and so many others who had dedicated their life, their money and their family to Nithyananda and his mission. It has opened the eyes of the public and the government. If you have been helped by this, please consider coming forward, and get in touch with me or the CID.

As the old saying goes - UNITED, WE STAND. DIVIDED, WE FALL. If we all unite in this fight, great things can be achieved and it will be the ultimate victory for dharma (truth).

Here is a song I dedicate to all the victims. It symbolizes my appeal for support and unity in our struggle against Nithyananda. The song from the movie Lagaan, is about a small group of villagers who united in their struggle against the mighty British empire. With their united efforts they defeated the British in a challenge. As it rightly says in the song: “When a single finger is raised, it can be broken easily; but when all 5 fingers unite, they can form a fist and become much more powerful!”

SATYAMEVA JAYATE - let truth alone triumph!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Fresh trouble for Nityananda, may face prison term again

BANGALORE: Self-styled godman Nityananda Swami has courted fresh trouble for allegedly using kerosene meant for poor families during his meditation for 'penance' and may face a seven-year jail term if convicted.

Nityananda, out on bail on June 12 after remaining in jail for 53 days on rape and other criminal charges, resorted to the 'pancha tapasya' by meditating in his Bidadi ashram in neighbouring Ramanagara district. While meditating, Nityananda sat and prayed with a fire set around him.

Officials of Food and Civil Supplies department today seized 180 litres of blue kerosene stored at the ashram. "This is an offence under the Essential Commodities Act," Commissioner H R Srinivasa said.

Blue kerosene available under public distribution system is only meant for BPL ration card holders and above poverty line ones without LPG connection, he said.

"Cases have now been booked against him at Bidadi police station under section six and seven of the Essential Commodities Act," Srinivasa said. If convicted, Nityananda faces a maximum punishment of seven years of rigorous imprisonment with penalty.

Meanwhile, Nityananda's ashram sought to distance itself from the episode of usage of blue kerosene.

"There have been some remarks in media about the use of kerosene oil during the Pancha Tapas Yoga and unfortunately, some people are using this as a reason to harass the ashramites and stop the ashram's spiritual activities," it said in a statement.

A source in the Nityananda's ashram Dhyanapeetham, however, said they have decided to use camphor during the meditation from tomorrow and not kerosene.

The seizure came in the wake of photographs showing disciples pouring blue kerosene for a ring of fire within which Nityananda sat in meditation.

Nityananda was arrested in Himachal Pradesh on April 21 after eluding police who were on the lookout following a private TV channel in Chennai telecasting a purported video footage of the godman in a compromising position with a Tamil actress in March.

Source: Times of India

Kerosene yaga

Hemanth Kashyap
Posted On Wednesday, June 16, 2010

* Secret’s out: This yaga is conducted only by sinners
* Only ghee is permissible, say pundits

Yogis and Vedic scholars are scandalised that Nithyananda used kerosene instead of ghee to perform a sacred ritual. The romp-fame guru's Panchagni Tapasya Yaga entered the third day at his ashram near Bidadi on Tuesday, but people with a knowledge of the ritual were outraged he was doing it all wrong. On Sunday, Nityananda's PR machinery sent out pictures showing him sitting inside a fire ring, claiming he was performing a ritual for the welfare of the world.

HOLY SMOKE! A shishya uses a bathroom-style plastic mug to pour blue-coloured kerosene to keep Nithyananda’s sacred fire burning on Sunday. The yaga is on at his Bidadi ashram

Outraged Vedic scholars rubbished the idea. Only those anxious to wash away grave sins perform the yaga, they said.
Bangalore Mirror has obtained pictures of ashram authorities using blue-coloured kerosene to light the fire around the swami. The ration shop fuel, supplied to poor families, is coloured blue to distinguish it from what is sold in the open market.
Vedic scholars such as Daivajna Somayaji, S N Sreenivasa Narasimhan, and Mathoor Krishnamurthy said it was sacrilege to use kerosene for a sacred ritual.

"I have never heard of anyone conducting a yaga or homa using kerosene. Since time immemorial, we have used pure ghee to light the yaga fire. This is certainly not a good act," said Somayaji.

KAMADHENU POWER: Ghee comes from the Kamadhenu (sacred cow), and has the power to cleanse the fire and also the person performing the yaga, he explained. "If he really wanted to come clean, he should have admitted his sins in public and started penitence rituals. By using kerosene, he has brought disrepute to the sacred concept of the yaga," Somayaji said.

Sreenivasa Narasimhan, who conducts a wildly popular astrology show on a Kannada TV channel, echoes this sentiment. "The Mahabharata and and the Manu Smriti mention the Panchagni Tapasya Yaga, and it is performed by one has commited sins like having illicit sex, or eating meat, or showing disrespect to dharma."

YAGA STIPULATIONS: The yaga must be performed by the sinner and not in a group. It must be conducted under the hot sun, on an empty stomach. "Only at night, the ritual performer can eat some food. The yaga can be conducted for one day, seven days, or 21 days,'' Narasimhan said.

The yaga is usually performed by a one who has committed any of the pancha maha patakas (five great sins), like going to a prostitute, behaving in a perverse manner, committing adultery, or killing a cow."  Cow's urine and ghee are used extensively during this yaga. It is conducted on the banks of a river or near the sea.

“The Mahabharata and and the Manu Smriti mention the Panchagni Tapasya Yaga, and it is performed by one has commited sins like having illicit sex, or eating meat, or showing disrespect to dharma.”

The yaga must be performed by the sinner and not in a group. It must be conducted under the hot sun, on an empty stomach. “Only at night, the ritual performer can eat some food. The yaga can be conducted for one day, seven days, or 21 days,'” Narasimhan said.

The yaga is usually performed by a one who has committed any of the pancha maha patakas (five great sins), like going to a prostitute, behaving in a perverse manner, committing adultery, or killing a cow.”

Cow's urine and ghee are used extensively during this yaga. It is conducted on the banks of a river or near the sea. "If anyone conducts this in a group near Bidadi, that too using kerosne to light the fire, it is just a publicity stunt."

The scholars aren't buying the swami's PR that he is performing the yaga for the welfare of the people. "No one conducts this yaga for loka Kalyana," said Mathoor Krishnamurti, well-known Sanskrit and Kannada scholar, and executive director of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. He didn't approve of the kerosene either. "It's ghee that makes the fire holy and gives the ritual its sacred aspect," he said.

Astro expert Sachchidananda Babu also faulted Nithyananda's ritual methods. "All yagas and homas performed from thousands of years are using ghee made from

Source: Bangalore Mirror

Church denies allegations by Hindu leader.

The Catholic Church in Karnataka have denied allegations that Christian missioners in the state exposed sex scandals of a Hindu godman. “It is false and malicious propaganda,” said Archbishop Bernard Moras of Bangalore. The archbishop termed the allegations as provocative, insinuating and derogatory against the Christian community.

He said the allegations are “aimed at creating discord, communal disharmony and disunity in society and to malign the community.”

The Church reaction came after a Hindu extremist group Sri Ram Sene alleged that the Christian missioners were behind maligning the name of Hindu godman swamy Paramahamsa Nithyanand (33).
Nithyanand was arrested from Himachal Pradesh by police April 21 in connection with sex scandals exposed by some television channels through sting operations. He was released on bail on June 13.
Pramod Muthalik, Chief of the Hindu group, visited Nithyananda in his Ashram and said that Christian missioners conspire to malign his name.

“Missionaries have long been trying to sully Hindu temples and seer. Sri Rama Sene condemns such lobbies and will continue to fight for the survival and growth of Hindutva,” he said.
Muthalik has been at the centre of controversy for his alleged involvements in the attacks against churches and Christian
missionaries in Karnataka.


‘Electric Encounters' with Swami Paramahamsa Nithyananda

Current Slapper: Hello and welcome to another episode of ‘Electric Encounters’ coming to you live from the serene locales of Café Mokka. I’m your host  Current Slapper (no relation to Karan Thapar.) Today we have with us the spiritual fountain of India, the man who knows the art of blissful existence, the one and only Paramahamsa Swami Nithyananda, or shall we call him- THE GURU of…

Swami: Now now Mr.Current, I think everybody know what sort of a GURU I am.

Current Slapper: Yes, of course! Hello and welcome to our show Swamiji.
Swami: Thank you, Current. By the way did you know that your name breeds a form of violence, which is wrong and prohibited according to Sanathana Dharma?

Current Slapper: You mean ‘Slapper’?

Swami: Of course, my child. That is a form of violence which is not allowed in Sanathana Dharma.

Current Slapper: What is this, er, Sananthana Dharma Swamiji?

Swami (gets a bit fidgety before answering): We are gathering evidence and it will soon be handed over in the court.

Current Slapper: Excuse me swamiji?

Swami: Oh, Sorry. I thought this was the courtroom. I still have the hangover of that trial, you see. This was the only answer I gave during my interrogation and during the trial.

Current Slapper: Aah yes! Coming to the trial and the events preceding it, what do you have to say about all these allegations, especially the one about your illicit affair with actress Radhika?

Swami: You are grossly mistaken my child. The affair was with Ranjitha.

Current Slapper: Aha! Caught in your own words swamiji! That was a ‘booby trap’ I set to catch you. Not very different from the one set by Ranjitha herself! <Self supporting little chuckle> So you do admit to this relationship?!

Swami: Of course. We were in one of my relation’s ships. It was my uncle’s actually. He gave it to me as a gift a long time ago. I’ll show it to you sometime.

Current Slapper: I meant about the relationship that you and Ranjitha had and what you admitted to!

Swami: I’m afraid I don’t know what you are talking about, child.
<Swami goes into a meditative trance. >

Current Slapper: Speak up Swamiji. What do you have to say to your other devotees, especially the ones of the fairer sex, who feel cheated  by this affair of yours?

Swami: <Deep intake of breath> I request them to be patient. Their turn will come soon…er… I mean their turn at experiencing justice.

Current Slapper: Very well. Now, coming to your childhood days, what was the first vision which enlightened you and made you choose the spiritual path?

Swami: It is a very interesting story actually. It happened when I was 15. During one of my routine hours of meditation on a hillock, I happened to witness the mating of two rats. That was the first vision I had. It aroused me, I mean,  it aroused something in me. That was the day I decided to divest my earthly vests and interests.

Current Slapper: Vests?

Swami: Of course! Haven’t you have seen the videos?

Current Slapper: Videos?

Swami: Yes. Of my satsangs where I have nothing but a few saffron robes on. You were thinking of the other video, weren’t you? Naughty boy you are!

Current Slapper: Well, er, not really sir. But coming back to the point; Fascinating! So rats were an inspiration. And what was your occupation before this moment of illumination?

Swami: I was a barber. <A reminiscent smile>

Current Slapper: Why the smile, Swamiji?

Swami: My occupation, in fact, was a source of enlightenment as well.

Current Slapper: Could you please elaborate on that?

Swami: You see child, when I was a barber I used to be responsible for the hair style of so many people. But I soon realized that how much ever I styled others there was no way that I could style myself. For this I had to depend on another barber. That irked me and was one of the main factors responsible for my transformation into a SELF STYLED GODMAN!!

Current Slapper: How inspiring! But why do you call yourself GODMAN? Don’t you think it is for the public to give you that title?

Swami: Of course. That’s why I publically gave myself that name.

Current Slapper: No sir. I mean, shouldn’t it be given to you by the public?

Swami: Of course. In fact, they were partly responsible for the title. You see, they believed that I was a MAN and I believed that I was GOD. So, in the end I declared myself GODMAN satisfying myself and the public.

Current Slapper: That’s one way of putting it! But in a recent press release I read a statement made by you that you are impotent and hence not a MAN…

Swami :< Triumphant smile> so what does that leave us with?

Current Slapper : < with a look of sudden realization dawning on him> GOD???
The café is filled with blazing light and a hallow rises above the head of our guest.  Current Slapper and the other crew members are speechless with shock and fall at the feet of Swami who goes back to his trance…chanting a few choice verses of Sanathana Dharma…

Current Slapper: So there you have it folks! An ‘uplifting’ experience! Swami Paramahamsa Nithyananda in all his glory. Here’s food for thought, with Swamiji admitting that he is not a man, is he the new ‘Baba She-gal?’ Chew on it. Until next time, this is Current Slapping signer off. I mean Current Slapper signing off. Good bye.

See original article here.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Nithyananda's fire penance a 'big joke’

Deccan Herald
Bangalore, June 14, DHNS:

Lenin Karuppan, the man who exposed self-styled godman Nithyananda’s sex romp with a Tamil actress and other alleged sexual indiscretions on Monday described his former guru’s fire rituals as a ''big joke'' and a ''drama.''

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Karuppan, formerly a Nithyananda devotee known as Dharmananda, used a sophisticated camera to clandestinely record the godman’s sexual acts with Tamil actress Ranjitha at his Bidadi ashram near here, said that “man’s real face is now known to all devotees.” Karuppan had placed the camera discretely in Nithyananda’s bedroom where it recorded the goings on for three consecutive days -- December 21, 22 and 23. Apart from explicit sex scenes, Nithyananda was also shown being applied an oil massage by Ranjitha.

Claiming that the Central Forensics Science Laboratory (CFSL) had found the video showing Nithyananda in various compromising acts with Ranjitha to be unaltered, Karauppan said: “Nithyananda is a fraud. What is his locus standi to talk and perform meaningless rituals for world peace? The so-called fire rituals being performed at the Bidadi ashram is another elaborate fraud, an eyewash and a sham. All devotees, past and present, and the rest of the country have already seen his real face.”

Karuppan said, “even though no formal complaint was lodged by any of the women, I still stand by my claim that he had abused a number of ashramites by taking advantage of his position.”

Nithyananda Case: Mutalik Blames Missionaries, Archbishop Retaliates

Daijiworld Media Network
Bangalore (SP/SB)

Bangalore, Jun 14: Archbishop Dr Bernard Moras, president of the Karnataka United Christian Forum for Human Rights, together with the Christian community in state has expressed severe displeasure on the Mutalik's statement in media that Christian missionaries were behind defaming Nityananda Swamiji, who is mired in controversies for allegedly indulging in sexual romp.

Moras is displeased with such false and malicious propaganda made by Pramod Muthalik against the Christian community. "Such provocative, insinuating and derogatory statements against the Christian community are aimed at creating discord, communal disharmony and disunity in society and to malign the community. Such baseless allegations are intended to create communal distrust." said Archbishop in a statement released to the media.

Founder of Sri Rama Sene, Pramod Mutalik had visited the ashram of Swamiji on Sunday June 13. He met the religious leader, who was released on bail on Saturday evening and held discussions with Nityananda for about 150 minutes.

Speaking to reporters thereafter, Mutalik said that Nityananda Swamiji had grown to a position of eminence at a young age because of the penance and austerities undertaken by him. He accused Christian missionaries of hatching a conspiracy to defame the religious leader.

“Missionaries have long been trying to sully Hindu temples and seer. Sri Rama Sene condemns such lobbies and will continue to fight for the survival and growth of Hindutva,” he said. 

After his release, Swami Nityananda along with the disciples is engaged in ‘Panchagni Yajna’, wherein the seer is seated at the centre of a circle of fire that surrounds him at a distance of three feet. This procedure was reportedly undertaken as atonement for the sins or wrongs committed in the past.  21 men and women apart from disciples of the swami, who are reportedly practicing celibacy, took part in the penance.  

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sex (Swami ????) Nithyanada's soul cleansing ritual

Self-styled godman Nityananda is back at his ashram on the outskirts of Bangalore. The swami is out on bail after scandalous sex videos put him in the dock.

Nityanada and his disciples have now planned what they call "spiritual soul cleansing of negativities', involving yoga and performing havan.

The court had released him on bail on the condition that he wouldn't teach or preach.

He was released on Saturday after spending 53 days in jail on rape and other criminal charges - a day after Karnataka High Court granted him bail.

Nityananda and his close aide Gopala Reddy alias Bhakta Nityananda, who also had been enlarged on bail, were released after they complied with conditions slapped for their release by the High Court on Friday.

Counsels for Nityananda submitted the required documents before District Magistrate Pushpavathi at her residence as Saturday being a government holiday on account of second Saturday.


Nithyananda returns to Bidadi ashram

Self styled godman Nithyananda after spending 53 days in jail on charges of rape and financial irregularities, returned to his ashram in Bidadi on Saturday after being granted bail.

Nithyananda’s followers said that he will now spend the next few days undertaking a penance called ‘panchagni tapasya’ for cleansing and purification. He will be joined by a few of his devotees during the tapasya.

The High Court on Friday granted conditional bail to the godman, imposing conditions stating that he cannot preach and directing him to stay within the Ramanagara district limits. Nithyananda’s passport has already been surrendered and he has to report to the Bidadi police station, once in every 15 days. Investigations will however continue and Nithyananda has been directed to cooperate with the authorities.

His disciple Bhaktananda who was also released said that the penance undertaken by Nithyananda was very severe and austere and would continue for several days. Bhaktananda described his stint in jail was the same as staying at the ashram.

Visibly relieved inmates of the ashram expressed their happiness at their Guru’s release and said that Nithyananda visited the Shiva temple on the ashram premises immediately upon his arrival. A continuous stream of visitors started arriving at the ashram, almost immediately after his arrival there.

Though it was a holiday for the Courts, upon the High Court directions, the magistrate Pushpalatha made herself available for signing the release form for the jail authorities. Nithyananda’s counsel Vivekananda Gupta said that obtaining the solvency certificate ran into some trouble as it required a tahsildar’s sign and none were to be found on a second Saturday.

By the time all the documents furnished and the order issued to the jail authorities, it was 5 pm. So palpable was the tension at the ashram before his arrival, that the ashram’s security guards refused to let a police jeep inside, accusing them of carrying reporters inside the ashram, leaving the policemen fuming.

Policemen were stationed around the ashram after his arrival to prevent any trouble. However, no untoward incidents took place. Sources in the police said that no security would be provided as of now, although the ashram has requested for additional

Source: Deccan Herald

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Out on bail, Nithyananda told not to preach or teach

Bangalore, Jun 12: Nearly 50 days after his arrest, self-styled godman Nithyananda was on Friday granted conditional bail by the Karnataka High Court. While granting the bail, the court has asked him not to teach, preach or breach. Nithyananda spent 50 days behind bars for alleged rape and unnatural sex with his devotees.

Justice Subhash B Adi, who presided over the case, made some pointed remarks to Nithyananda’s advocate, saying that a renunciate “should have strong determination and courage and be free from all attachments...which cannot be discussed in court.” It was an oblique referance to the explosive CD that had spelt trouble for Nithyananda.

When the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) counsel declared that the agency had found no evidence to proceed further against Nithyananda, Justice Adi reminded the godman that the secretly taped video of his sexual dalliance with Tamil actress Ranjitha and many other allegations of sexual transgressions had “hurt peoples’ religious sentiments which is more than a stab injury”.

Nithyananda was directed by the court to furnish a bond of Rupees one lakh and two sureties with a direction to appear before the jurisdictional police once every fifteen days.

According to former devotees, who were outraged by Nithyananda’s sexual acts and the controversial “non-disclosure agreement” which gave him carte blanche to indulge in tantra sex, the godman will now try to project himself as someone who has been wronged rather than someone who has wronged hundreds, if not thousands, of devotees.

The conditional bail apart, Nithyananda will have to contend with the investigations that the Enforcement Directorate, the Income Tax authorities and the Ramanagara district administration are conducting for alleged financial irregularities and land-related offences.

Following the memo filed by the CID that the accused was not required for investigation and there was no evidence against him till now, Justice Adi ordered bail, saying “circumstances warrant that the accused has to be enlarged on bail.” Before signing the bail order, Justice Adi reserved some words of caution and preaching for the godman who would sway hundreds through his so-called spiritual discourses. Justice Adi said

Nithyananda had fallen short of his image as a spiritual head. Pointing out that hurting peoples’ religious sentiments (Section 295 A under IPC) will invite a three-year imprisonment, the court said that Nithyananda had claimed himself to be an incarnation of Brahma Vishnu, Maheshwara and Krishna. In this context, Justice Adi restrained the godman from conducting spiritual preaching and classes except yoga. Nithyananda will also have to surrender his passport to the CID.

Hundreds of devotees quit his organisation after the sex video went public on March 2, denouncing Nithyananda and some of his senior devotees. They believed that the godman had deeply hurt their sentiments and the respect in which they held him as a guru. Following the expose, Nithyananda claimed to have resigned from all positions of the trusts he headed. His so-called Vedic Temple in Los Angeles shut down and NRI devotees claimed their monetary donations made to him back.

Only a handful of devotees at the infamous Bidadi ashram where, in his bedroom he was filmed in a sex romp with Tamil actress Ranjitha, remain loyal to Nithyananda. The ashram and his so-called biography remain testimony to the lies (over his date of birth) and deception (that the banyan tree in the ashram was 600 hundred years old) he spun to win over devotees.

Since June 12 is a second Saturday, the court permitted Nithyananda to approach the Ramanagara magistrate either on Saturday or Sunday to complete the formalities on his release on bail.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Sex (Swami???????) Nithyananda gets conditional bail

Maya Sharma, NDTV
June 11, 2010, Bangalore

The man who has come to be known as Bangalore's sex swami has been granted conditional bail.

Swami Nityananda was arrested in April. He was found in Himachal Pradesh after a sex scandal erupted at his ashram near Bangalore. In March, local media aired a video that allegedly shows the swami with a Tamil actress. (Read: 'Sex Swami' Nithyananda arrested in Himachal)

He has since been charged with rape and unnatural sex.

He's likely to be released from jail on Monday. He has been asked to provide a one-lakh bond, and to surrender his passport. He has also been forbidden from public discourses. He'll have to report to a local police station once every fortnight.

The controversy surrounding Nityananda includes the discovery that he allegedly asked female followers to sign a 'sex contract' as a preemptive move against legal action. (Read: Swami's alleged sex CD sells for Rs 1,000)

The document alerts signees to possible participations in activities that "involve nudity... close physical proximity and intimacy, verbal and written descriptions and audio sounds of a sexually oriented, and erotic nature."

Nityananda has resigned as the head of his ashram and the different trusts it controls.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Nithyananda’s Sex CD Genuine, says CFSL

Bangalore, Jun 10 (DHNS): Setting to rest all speculations, the Hyderabad-based Central Forensics Science Laboratory (CFSL) has authenticated that the Nithyananda sex video involving Tamil actress Ranjitha is authentic.

According to details of the analysis that were sent four days ago to the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID), which is investigating the case, the video, which was clandestinely recorded by a former Nithyananda devotee inside the godman’s bedroom in his Bidadi ashram near here, is genuine.

The CID will present this fact before the Karnataka High Court on Thursday when Nithyananda’s bail application comes up for hearing. The CFSL analysis nails the godman and his devotees’ claims that the video was fake and that it had been doctored and morphed. Immediately after the scandal broke out on March 2, Nithyananda had claimed that some of his senior devotees had sent a copy of the video for analysis to London - a step which was never taken.

On Wednesday, the Ramanagara sessions court extended the judicial custody of Nithyananda and a senior devotee Gopal Sheelum Reddy, alias Bhaktananda, till June 23. Chief Judicial Magistrate Pushpavathi agreed with the Public Prosecutor Lokesh who sought an extension in the self-styled godman’s custody on the ground that the police needed time to interrogate him further.

Theory refused

The judge refused to buy the theory of defence counsel Vaidvyas who opposed an extension. The two were arrested while in hiding in Solan, Himachal Pradesh, on April 21.

CID sources said on conditions of anonymity that now that the CFSL analysis was available, it would go in for matching of individual picture profiles of Nithyananda and Ranjitha to conclusively establish that the persons seen featured in the video are indeed the godman and the actress who continues to elude the CID.

Police sources believe that an “elaborate charade” was being enacted by the actress, who is believed to be in hiding abroad, to avoid being examined by the CID sleuths. “But we will ensure that Ranjitha is examined. If need be investigators will visit her in Chennai if that is the location she wishes to be examined,” an official said.

Nithyananda-Rajitha Sex Tape Not Tampered

Deccan Chronicle, Chennai, June 10, 2010

The videotape that exposed controversial spiritual guru Nithyananda Swami’s alleged sexcapades leading to a criminal case against him by the Chennai police and subsequently the Bidadi police and Karnataka’s Criminal Investigation Department is “genuine” and “untampered”, said highly placed official sources.

The videotape was sent for forensic verification by the CID, which is investigating the case.

The forensic experts have certified that the tape is “original, unedited and untampered. It has not been morphed,” said the source. Now the agency has asked the forensic experts for the video-authentification of the tape to rule out any possible doubt, of a Nithyananda look-alike in the tape.

The video allegedly shot by Nithyananda’s former devotee Lenin Karuppan in his ashram in Bidadi had the tainted guru with the Tamil actress Ranjitha in a compromising position.

The originality of the tape was questioned by his ashram – the Dhyanapeetham – and Nithyananda all through remained evasive when questioned if the man in the video footage was him. He however, on occasions reportedly identified the lady in the tape as Ranjitha but she had denied it.

This is the first evidence the CID has gathered against the jailed swami but even this does not strengthen the case against Nithyananda because till now not even one victim has deposed before the CID against him. -

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Nityananda case: Karnataka HC adjourns hearing to June 24

The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday adjourned to June 24 hearing of a writ petition seeking quashing of two FIRs filed against self-styled godman Nityananda Swami, arrested on criminal charges including rape.

Justice Arali Nagaraj adjourned the case on the plea of Nityananda's counsel, Vivekananda Gupta, who said it was necessary as his bail plea has been posted for tomorrow when the CID, probing the case, is also expected to submit its report.

Besides, he said, the Madras High Court had stayed all criminal proceedings against Nityananda pending before a court at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu where a private complaint has been filed against the self-styled godman.

In a related development, the Ramanagara Magistrate Court extended Nityananda's judicial custody, which ended today, till June 23.

Nityananda landed in trouble in March after local TV channels aired purported video footage showing him in a compromising position with a Tamil actress.He was arrested in Solan district in Himachal Pradesh on April 21.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Nithyananda's bail plea hearing adjourned to June 10

BANGALORE: Karnataka High Court on Tuesday adjourned to June 10 hearing of bail application of self-styled godman Nithyananda Swami, arrested on criminal charges, including rape.

When the case came up, Justice C Kumaraswamy adjourned the case stating that since the case had earlier been heard by Justice Subhash B Adi and since he was on leave, only he would hear Nithyananda's bail application and pass orders.

Meanwhile, a writ petition filed by Nithyananda's counsel against freezing of bank accounts of the four trusts of which Nithyananda is a trustee was also adjourned to June 10.

Nithyananda, whose judicial custody ends tomorrow, landed in controversy in March after local TV channels aired purported video footage showing him in a compromising position with a Tamil actress. He was arrested in Solan district in Himachal Pradesh on April 21. His followers had gone on a two-day fast on June 5 praying for his release.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Nithyananda’s sleazy video ‘authentic’

Kumar Rakesh/TNS
New Delhi, June 4
Forensic experts have confirmed that an amorous video allegedly showing Paramahamsa Nityananda alias Rajasekharan with a woman is “authentic” and there is no evidence of tinkering or fabrication, as claimed by the tainted godman.

Official sources told The Tribune that Forensic Science Laboratoy, Delhi, had done authentication test on two memory chips carrying the lewd video and found it genuine. DIG, CID, Bangalore, Charan Reddy told The Tribune that the case was at a sensitive stage and declined to comment, saying he had not received the report yet.

Sources said the positive report from the forensic experts would be another piece of evidence against the swami, who enjoyed a huge following before the video found its way to the public and he escaped.

The recorder was hidden in his private room and captured the bits of his colourful life during three days, December 23 to December 25, 2009. Police sources said they had sent two chips and a DVD, which was basically a duplicate of the content of the chips, and the report has nailed the swami’s lie that it was fabricated.

CP Singh, a leading forensic expert in audio-visual field and working with FSL, Delhi, was asked to probe the swami’s visuals because of his proven expertise. With it being clear that the video was authentic, the next logical step would be the police asking the forensic experts to check if it was indeed Nithyananda in the video.

The DIG said they were first interested about the authenticity of the video and would check the veracity of swami’s presence once they got the report. Though circumtantial evidence, including the fact the recording occurred in his private room, leaves not much room for doubts about the identity of the man, sources said.

After being on run for weeks, the self-styled godman was arrested from a Himachal Pradesh village, 50 km off Shimla, on April 21.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Nithyananda Scandal and New Age Gurus on VijayTV Program

Watch Vijay TV (Tamil) Program 'Neeya Naana' episode on 30/5/2010. The topic for discussion is: "New Age Gurus, do we need them?" Watch all parts of this program, especially the guest appearance by Lenin (Dharmananda) to share his views on this topic and discussion of the Nithyananda Scandal.

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