India: Nithyananda Scandal On Twitter

Blogadda compiles the reactions of some Twitter users on the recent scandal of Swami Nithyananda, a Karnataka based spiritual leader.


  • Nithyananda: Ranjitha

    Nakkeeran–>>>> Nithyananda: Ranjitha
    From yesterday, Swami Nithyananda video and Nithyananda scandal have become the most searched topic in India on the Internet. On March 3, 2010, Swami Nithyananda, moved civil court in Chennai to restrain TV channels and newspapers from publishing further news about this matter.

  • Dinesh

    1000’s of People in India & Abroad had abandoned their Poor Families & Friends to contribute their hard earned money for Charities of this Guru’s & Swamis for PEACE & BLESSINGS, Many had wasted their valuable years of life by volunteering in search of SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE . In return they are ” HEART BROKEN ” by this THUGS with their Anti-Social Activities & Adultery. Its time now that 3rd EYE of GOD [ cameras ] must watch every religious leaders carefully to save the society from this Monsters. SUPREME COURT must step in & make Strict Laws against the Religious & Political ” THUGS ” and force the Corrupted Govt to adopt it. 1000’s of Families are Ripped off and Raped Timely, Emotionally & Financially because of Blind Trust on them. End of the day many are found with PIMPS, PROSTITUTES, BLACK MARKETERS or UNDER WORLD Nexus. Cases against them must run on ” FAST TRACK COURT ” so no chance for them to play with Laws on Looted Public Money. All property of this Thugs should be ” AUCTIONED ” & 50% should be rewarded to ” WHISTLE BLOWER “, who risk their lives as National Heroes.

  • Thank you Rizwan for the mention. Trust you enjoyed reading the compilation.

  • Bob

    He has great videos on youtube. His talks can be mesmerizing and convincing. He does exude energy – I have felt it strongly. He is incredibly intelligent and knows how to say the right things to people. I had fallen for him quite strongly after feeling his energy throughout my body with just his touch on my forehead. I fell head over heels in love with him as much as someone could fall in love and devotion to a guru. I found myself doing everything he was espousing. I even legally changed my name, even my passport and driver’s license, etc. I ran at every chance to see him, to be near him. I thought of him every minute of the day. I prayed to him and held him above all else.

    But, there were too many little inconsistencies that I noticed. What he said in public and what he did in private were vastly different. He does brainwash people – if we have any doubt in our minds about him or his movement, we are told to “drop the doubt, drop the mind” lest we never reach enlightenment because of our “own fault” in not have “dropped our minds.” He knows how to manipulate each person – he is master of the way people’s psychology is, the way people think and believe, our psyche. He doesn’t allow his ashramites to sleep – they get anywhere from no sleep to a few hours a day. He makes them work, work, work to the point of physical and mental exhaustion. He only believes in propagating his name, and acquiring money – not true religion. Religion is only a front just for outward appearance. He actually disrepects Gods in private sessions saying bad derogatory comments about them. I’ve seen him belittle and berate his ashramites shamelessly – it is emotional torture and humiliation. He claims it is “for their own good” to help them “lose their ego” so that they become enlightened but this is just a bogus double-speak in order to ill treat them as he wishes. He is a very sick, sick man who is egotistical, interested in fame and fortune, enjoys torturing people in a number of ways-mental, physical, emotional, and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. He doesn’t mind stepping on people’s toes, nay their heads, in order to get ahead. And everyone who is still in the movement are a bunch of stupid fools because they (most if not all) can see the signs but fail to acknowledge them and only believe his double-speak. They choose to stay in ignorance because they have fallen for his total crap words.

    I urge those still in the movement to look past his words, and don’t just believe what you see him do in public. He puts on a great humble and gracious act in public. See his actions in more private and intimate settings – this is a very dangerous man. Trust your gut instinct. Don’t drop your mind – it’s the only thing that is showing you the red flags to alert you to danger. Good luck to you and God Bless because now only the Real God can help you get out of this mess. I am thankful to the Real God for helping to show me the way out and save my life and my soul.
    Often, bad gurus like this can work great as an impetus to come to trust your own truth apart from his/her flimflamming. That is a very big step in the life of the sincere seeker, if you asked us.

    • Ramesh

      Hi Bob,

      aftre reading your article, I thought of asking few questions. 1) did he ever asked you to change your name? 2) did he ever forced to come to your programs? 3) Did he asked you to follow him and his teachings? etc…
      I believe for all the above questions, I think there will be only one reason I could think off…i.e. you may have done all these things to gain social status, to show off or to satisfy your ego. other than this, i dont see any reason and moreover you are not a real spiritual seeker i believe, if you are real seeker of spiritual truths, you definitely would have understand the “eternal causeless love”. Please turn inwards and think with your brain about your motive behind chanign name and “so caled wasting your time…..etc etc” then you will understand what the truth is. dont blame swamy (for that matter any Guru) and if you dont like any one for any reason (by so called mind), please leave the guru quitely. for real transformation and spiritual growth you should change your mindset not name and dress. Hope you understand. :)

    • anonymous

      Way to not understand anything he was talking about…he might have had sexual affairs, but he was trying to teach to meditation…you don’t have to be a singer to train someone who is trying to sing…

  • Vivek

    Nithyananda has healed and helped millions of people around the world. This is not the first time a character assassination has happened in Tamil Nadu against humanitarian beings. In 2004, Sri Jayendra Saraswathi was assassinated the same way. Later on, everyone found out the truth that it was politically motivated and withdraw and apologized for the rumors that spread. Hold your judgement until the legal process is started and the truth arises.
    Read this first:

  • Mark

    Swami is a good man.

    He has helped many people and has helped me to change my ways.

    The ways I have changed in the last year never would have happened without him. I am able to change pretty much anything I want to about my life now because he has helped me. I am glad that I am able to be aware and to direct myself in healthy ways because I have been helped so much by Swami.

    Thank You so much Swami for giving me what I could not have found in the entire rest of my life without You.

    All Love and Gratitude,


  • Nithyanandam

    Paramahamsa Nithyananda Responds!


  • Prithvi Raj

    For all informed and intelligent people, who seek to find truth and not mindlessly believe crap shown by Indian media, here are scientific proofs and research on Paramahamsa Nithyananda.

    We need to stand tall and be lions, if we truely want to help ourselves.

  • Deepak

    Why on earth people do the same things despite the fact that they are being cheated?
    Why is it in vein that you have to believe?

    We human beings (Homo sapiens) are the only animal evolved to \think\ to \write\ to \read\. We have the capacity to think what is good and bad for us. Why go to a random person who makes money out of us?

    I visited his ashram last year. I was quite shocked to see the sculptures \size of a standing man\ in front of the ashram going 15 countries around the world!!!! It’s ripping of India’s natural resources on the name of religion!!! Other countries do have rocks to mine!

  • well wisher

    Swami Nithyananda’s Sex Tapes Should Not Be Aired, Petition Filed In Karnataka High Court

    In the meanwhile, advocate and former President of the Advocates’ Association, KN Subba Reddy has filed a petition in the Karnataka High court to restrict TV channels from airing the controversial sex tapes that show ‘Godman’ Nithyananda indulging in sexual activitiesReddy argues that the sex tapes have not only tainted the image of all spiritual leaders but it is also likely to mislead children and teenagers. He said the tapes had embarrassed viewers enough so it should not be aired anymore

    These tapes should be continued to be aired for the very same reasons
    1. As it will deter such dangerous “swamis’ from emerging and to protect the genuine spiritual/religious leaders.
    2. It is this guy’s criminal act that has tainted and not the tape.
    3. The true spiritual gurus’ name could never be tainted. Only such group should be worried of being caught on erring.
    4. It did not mislead the children and teenagers but did rightly lead them in understanding the true nature of this exploiter. The knowledge of distinguishing a true gem from an evil will protect them as the children and teenagers are very gullible for such mesmerizing orators who constantly prey upon victims.
    5. The viewers are embarrassed by this scoundrel’s act and deceit and not because of the tapes. They are embarrassed for having trusted and recommending this “Porno”hamsa guru to others. This fake guru and his immediate close aides (who are well aware of his nefarious activities but have no remorse for their wrong deeds) are the ones who have to be embarrassed and scared.
    6. Ranjitha has stated that she did was offering her services for her guru as a devotee – see how she is brainwashed by this evil guru that this is the type of services that is expected from devotees and is totally al right.. Would you accept if your wife or daughter is doing this type of services to this guru. Obnoxious & disgusting soul. Shun him like a plague from this society.
    7. If these tapes (aka Lord Shiva’s third eye) had not been aired the gullible public would not have known about this devil that is in the divine garbs of a sanyasi.
    8. For a good cause we have to put up with some inconveniences, so that this nexus would not continue with all convenience, to victimize people emotionally, spiritually, sexually, physically and financially and wreck the lives of trusting devotees.
    9. His followers who had attended his meeting would have notice (In Northern America, do not know about India), that he frequently gives a tight brief hug to girl devotees. I am sure that those who had seen this would agree with me with this “red flag” gesture.
    Well Wisher of hindus/others

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