Saturday, June 12, 2010

Swami Nithyananda gets out of jail but can not preach only teach yoga

The famous godman of Tamil Nadu, Swami Nithyananda, finally released on bail after spending 53 days in jail on rape and other criminal charges.

The Karnataka High Court granted bail to Nithyananda on June 11, 2010. The court also ordered the Swami not to preach but he could teach yoga.

After reaching ashram from jail, Nithyananda performed Pooja at the Anandeshwari temple.

The godman will perform “Pancha Tapasya” at his Bidadi Ashram to purify himself. The meditation will start from June 13, 2010. Everyday it will start from 6 a.m. in the morning and continue till 8 p.m.

A spokesperson of the ashram said, “Nithyananda will undertake 'pancha tapasya' in which he will sit and pray with the fire set around him for about three feet height,…. This is for cleansing the negativity that has gripped him and for world peace,”

Upon reaching the ashram, Nithyananda received cordial welcome from his devotees.

In March 2010, Sun TV broadcasted a sextape where Nithyananda was shown in a compromising position with a Tamil actress. On April 21, 2010, the godman was arrested from Himachal Pradesh.

Though the Central Forensics Science Laboratory (CFSL) based in Hyderabad declared that the sex video involving Tamil actress Ranjitha as authentic, Criminal Investigation Department (CID), which was investigating Nithyananda’s case, failed to produce any material related to the charges brought against him.

No witness came forward to testify against the godman. The CBI told the court that it would not further interrogate Nithyananda.


  1. There is a famous hindi proverb which means ‘after eating 100 rats, cat goes to pilgrimage’. The swami’s spiritual cleansing act is exactly like it. What is he trying to prove to the world by doing meditation with fire around him? Here is one more attention-seeking self-proclaimed swami. What is even more disturbing is the sheer number of people who will soon forget the issue and start worshipping him. According to Hindu mythology, we have crores of Gods. How come, there is a facination for babas who are definitely not as perfect as our Gods? I think this tendency of blindly believing swamis amount to disrespct to God.

  2. " The court also ordered the Swami not to preach but he could teach yoga". Can a court decide when a person should preach? Irrespective of whether this person is guilty or not the court shouldn't assume to tell people what can be preached or not. This is an abuse of court power and goes against freedom of speech.

  3. The article reports incorrectly and states allegations as facts. The tape is only an allegation and is yet to be proven. The CFSL has only authenticated that the tape is not edited, which still leaves it open to a host of other possibilities. Please state the facts accurately.