Nakkeeran Nithyananda: Sex ScandalBy Swatilekha, Gaea News Network
Thursday, March 4, 2010
CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU (GaeaTimes.com)- At least nine people have been taken into custody by police authorities for creating a rampage in the ashram of Swami Nithyananda after the spiritual leader was featured by a television channel getting involved in a sexually explicit video. The sleazy act involving the spiritual leader along with an actress came to the limelight after a Tamil television channel aired the video footage with the Nakkeeran weekly following up with images of the godman in compromising position with two women.
After controversial clippings were made public, irate supporters of the Swami Nithyananda created a ruckus in his ashram in Bangalore and in many other towns his supporters burnt his effigies to showcase their protest. As the protests gained huge momentum, police authorities had to deploy forces near Swami Nithyananda’s ashrams in order to avoid any untoward incident. Meanwhile, since the controversial video footage has surfaced, the whereabouts of the spiritual leader remains unknown. Meanwhile, in the wake of the public outcry resulting from the controversial clippings, it is being reported that the Tamil Nadu police has slammed charges of cheating against the godman, who is said to have large number of devotes in Southern India.
After the explicit footage was aired followed up by the publication of the images in the Tamil magazine Nakkeeran, the Nityananda Mission ashram added that the video featuring the sex romp was a ‘mix of conspiracy, graphics and rumors’. According to reports, while reacting to the controversy Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has emphasized that such kind of sleazy acts committed by so-called spiritual leaders should not be tolerated by the government.