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#1 Wino

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 03:15 PM

Seems the Catholic Church is not the only religious organization with problems.

BANGALORE, India (Reuters) – Police have arrested a Hindu holy man with thousands of followers across India and abroad after video footage emerged last month allegedly showing him frolicking with two women.

Nithyananda Swami, whose devotees include politicians and movie stars, was arrested in the resort town of Shimla in northern India late on Wednesday, police said on Thursday.

Swami, head of Dhyanapeetam, or "knowledge center," was forced to resign last month after the video that was allegedly shot in his center outside the southern city of Bangalore.

The leaked video aired by news channels angered hundreds of devotees who ransacked his center and tore down his posters, forcing him to go into hiding.

"He will be brought to Bangalore for further investigations," D.V. Guruprasad, an officer of the Criminal Investigation Department said.

The 32-year-old, who denied any links to the women and said the tapes were doctored, is being investigated for rape, cheating and criminal conspiracy, police said.

The last few months have been bad for India's self-styled holy men with police arresting a swami for running a brothel involving air stewardesses and college students, while charging another with kidnapping a minor.

Nithyananda Swami has spiritual centers in Europe and the United States and Dhyanapeetam runs free medical centers and supplies food to the poor.

Police arrest "holy man" over sex scandal - Yahoo! News

#2 lvdkeyes

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 05:18 PM

At least he is not molesting children and it seems to be only one guy, not scores of priests.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 02:35 AM

At least he is not molesting children and it seems to be only one guy, not scores of priests.

Maybe he's related to Jimmy Swaggart.

#4 Wino

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 02:23 PM

At least he is not molesting children and it seems to be only one guy, not scores of priests.


Not scores of priests but more than one guy.

"The last few months have been bad for India's self-styled holy men with police arresting a swami for running a brothel involving air stewardesses and college students, while charging another with kidnapping a minor."

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 05:02 PM

Certainly scores of priests have been accused.

#6 Wino

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 12:45 AM

Certainly scores of priests have been accused.


Yes, Certainly scores of priests, but according to the above article, it is not only one Hindu "holy man."

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 02:50 AM

Yes, the article mentions two.

#8 Wino

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 09:47 AM

Yes, the article mentions two.



Guess again. The way I read the article, it talks about three self-styled holy men in trouble.

#9 lvdkeyes

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 03:37 PM

I wouldn't classify kidnapping as a sex crime, but there are, indeed, three swamis or holy men mentioned.

#10 Wino

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 01:55 AM

I wouldn't classify kidnapping as a sex crime


I wonder why a swami would kidnap a minor? Certainly not for sex!

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 03:30 AM

Strange article and not exactly something in my field of interest. After all, who really cares if some swami is showing his salami to some mommy?

#12 lvdkeyes

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 11:54 AM

Another motive for kidnapping is ransom. The article only says kidnapping a minor, so any other speculation is just that. End of my postings to this thread.

#13 Wino

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 03:24 PM

End of my postings to this thread.


Thank-you maestro for ending your postings on this thread.




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