Swamiji sexcapade: He’s not in hiding, says spokesman

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BANGALORE: The official spokesperson for Nityananda Dhyanapeetam ashram, Swami Athmakrubananda denied that the spiritual leader went into hiding after controversial visuals of him and a Tamil actress went on air on a Tamil television channel, Press Trust of India (PTI) reports Friday.

Instead, he said that the Swami Nityananda had gone to attend the Kumbha Mela, a mass Hindu pilgrimage and would meet the press “when required”.

On Wednesday, Nityananda Swami, a self-styled god-man running several ashrams in the South Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, landed in trouble with the telecast of video footages by a TV channel showing him in compromising positions with a Tamil actress.

Following the footages, the official spokesperson denied the allegations completely, and claimed such controversy as a result of a “conspiracy” to malign the spiritual leader’s reputation.

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