They say, “Open door tempts a saint.” However, the danger is when doors are closed. It is important for people in highly respected positions to have no doors so that the five elements can be their friendly witnesses. It is essential for the various ‘Godmen’ of India to return to the Vedic principles of simple and austere living. As Godmen, God women are assumed to be highly trusted and revered by folks, if and when they betray such trust and stoop to demonic activities, the punishment should be several times of what mere mortals get.
The self-styled God woman Radhe Maa has been booked under the Dowry Prohibition Act for instigating husband and in-laws of a woman to demand dowry from her. The 32-year-old victim alleged that Radhe Maa demanded Rs. 7 lakh cash, golden ornaments and other perks. The victim also revealed shocking truth about Radhe Maa. Meanwhile, pictures of Radhe Maa in mini skirt have gone viral on the internet. A criminal offence was registered against seven people, including the woman’s husband, at the orders of a magistrate court. Moreover, Radhe Maa was found kissing, and hugging several of her followers which created controversy as public display of affection is considered obscene and largely unaccepted in India, warranting imprisonment up to 3 months or a fine, or both. Gupta’s complaint says that Radhe Maa was involved in arranging her wedding in 2012 and had placed a demand for a huge dowry. When her parents could not meet the demand, Gupta has alleged, her in-laws began harassing her. At one point, as a punishment, she was sent to serve at Radhe Maa’s ashram in Borivali, where, she has alleged, she was made to do menial tasks. She kicked and punched if anybody opposed her.
Radhe Maa, known for her lavish lifestyle and high-profile ‘devotees’, has stirred a fresh controversy after several objectionable pictures of this self-proclaimed spiritual leader surfaced in the media. Radhe Maa, who is said to be a big fan of porn star-turned-actress Sunny Leone, recently posed as a model in a mini skirt and asked devotees to pick her up. She is possibly the most decked-up of all spiritual gurus in the country and her hoardings are omnipresent in Mumbai. Film personalities to business men all are her devotees and she has the capacity to hypnotize people, she is fond of men and men are fond of her. She is very famous for blessing her devotees with a dancing and giving them warm hugs. Online videos of her satsangs show her dancing while devotees, hugging them, and presenting them with gifts. In a strange ritual, she often gets physically carried around by her followers.
Recently this controversy went viral when, Rahul Mahajan, who is famous for his stints in reality TV, son of late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan and brother of BJP MP Poonam Mahajan who tweeted pictures of a lady in a mini skirt and asked his followers to guess who she was. Rahul had apparently tweeted pictures of the Radhe Maa. This self-styled godwoman has been banned from visiting Nashik during the ongoing Kumbh Mela.
There are several videos of the controversial godwoman, which has shocked the entire nation and kick-started a debate on how a woman like her can be attributed the status of a saint. Radhe Maa is a spiritual guru from Dorangala Village in Gurudaspur, Punjab, who currently resides in Mumbai. As a child, she was drawn to the teachings of Hindu traditions and used to spend most of her time in a Maa Kali temple near her residence. At the age of 23, Radhe Maa was introduced to the world of spiritual practice by her guru Shri Shri Mahant Ramdeen Das 1008 of Paramhans Bagh Dera Mukerian, Hoshiarpur, Punjab. Radhe Maa dedicated herself to Shiva and Maa Parvati after her meeting with the guru. She lives with her husband and two sons, 1 daughter and 1 son in law. She is living a happily married life.
India is a single land where religion and spirituality are highly saleable commodities. That is why, we have so many marketing executives for this, a number that could far exceed in the rest of the world. The interesting point is that, these self-proclaimed spiritual Gurus live a princely life. Their lavish lifestyle and business-like activities are enough proof that there is something wrong with them. For many Indians, these gurus play an integral role in a daily life; taking their place in the country’s vast spiritual supermarket to be handpicked as a pathway to enlightenment. Going by spiritual path is fine, adopting spirituality is also a necessity but choosing the right guru is the need of the hour. There are many spiritual leaders, doing excellent work towards the upliftment of mankind. They are the strength of this society and human values.
Fake Hindu swamis, sanyasis, babas, gurus and godmen thrive in a society which has not understood the true teachings of Religion. We, who are the providers of opportunity for these fraudsters who use this naiveness of the public as a fertile ground. Ignorant, miracle and fortune-seeking followers are the one who help such fake swamis to prosper. An interesting observation is that these fake swamis and god men only talk about the future, money and predictions. Majority of those who go after swamis are fortune seekers. Daily, we get to hear about such fake swamis and their notorious activities which include rape, illicit relationships, and amassing wealth through dishonorable means but this has not deterred many Hindus from approaching fraudsters in the guise of swami. Why?