Spiritual Leader

  • Sri Ravi Shankar leads meditation to mark Africa Day May 26, 2013

    Johannesburg: Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar led thousands of people gathered in 23 countries via a live weblink in a special meditation session billed I-Meditate Africa to mark Africa Day on Saturday. "Let's pray for a violence-free, stress-free and prosperous Africa where nature is preserved, with its wildlife...
  • BSP leader murder: Suspect Swami changing hideouts April 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Spiritual leader Swami Pratibhanand, a suspect in the murder of BSP leader and realtor Deepak Bhardwaj in Delhi, is changing hideouts to avoid arrest, police on Monday said, adding that plots to kill the politician were also made in January and March 2013. A Delhi Police officer said that...
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Bollywood stars lead miserable lives March 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar lodged a spirited counter attack on Bollywood stars and the film industry at a gathering of followers, retaliating against the premise of popular 2012 Hindi film 'Oh My God ' that criticized institutionalized religion and rampant corruption in temple trusts. He mocked actors...
  • Media misguiding people, used very less water for Holi celebrations: Asaram March 18, 2013

    Self-proclaimed spiritual leader Asaram Bapu has come under flak for indulging in pre-Holi celebrations wasting tonnes of water even as Maharashtra reels under its worst drought in over four decades. "Water was not misused as claimed by media, we used very less quantity of water. Media has been misguided by...
  • Hindu religious leader arrested for hate speech January 14, 2013

    Hyderabad: Police in Hyderabad Monday arrested spiritual leader Swami Kamlananda Bharati for allegedly making a hate speech against Muslims. The police arrested him in Srisailam, about 250 km from Hyderabad. He is being brought to Hyderabad, police said. Two cases were booked against him by the police in two police stations...
  • Patna HC stays arrest warrant against Nirmal Baba May 23, 2012

    Patna: The Patna High Court on Wednesday stayed the operation of the non-bailable arrest warrant issued by a Araria court against self-proclaimed godman Nirmal Baba. Justice SP Singh passed the order and fixed June 16 as the next date for hearing. The High Court had on Tuesday reserved its order...
  • Nirmal Baba challenges non-bailable arrest warrant May 21, 2012

    Patna: Self-proclaimed godman Nirmal Baba on Monday moved the Patna High Court challenging the legality of the non-bailable arrest warrant issued by a court in Araria in Bihar against him. Vindhyachal Prasad Singh, an advocate, filed the application on behalf of the Baba. The court of Araria Chief Judicial Magistrate Satyendra Razak...
  • Bihar court issues warrant against Nirmal Baba May 19, 2012

    New Delhi: A local court in Bihar on Saturday issued a non-bailable warrant against spiritual leader Nirmal Baba in connection with a cheating and forgery case. Chief Judicial Magistrate's court in Araria district of Bihar issued the arrest warrant against the Delhi-based spiritual leader. The court's order comes in connection with a...
  • Lucknow Police files FIR against Nirmal Baba May 12, 2012

    Lucknow: The Lucknow Police have registered an FIR against him self-styled godman Nirmal Baba. Nirmal Baba has been charged with cheating, fraud and impersonation under various sections of the Indian Penal Code. The Police acted following a local court order based on a complaint filed by an 17-year-old. Tanya Thakur...
  • Dalai Lama wins $1.7 mn Templeton spiritual prize March 31, 2012

    Tibet: Tibet's Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama has won the 2012 Templeton Prize worth $1.7 million for his work affirming the spiritual dimension of life, the US-based John Templeton Foundation said on Thursday. The spiritual leader "vigorously focused on the connections between the investigative traditions of science and Buddhism as a...
  • Spiritual leader Ravi Shankar to visit Pakistan March 10, 2012

    Bangalore: Hindu spiritual leader and The Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will visit Pakistan on a three-day peace mission from March 12, his office said on Friday. This is his second visit to the neighbouring country. The first one was in July 2004, an AoL release said. Ravi Shankar...
  • Have gone through unrest all my life: Dalai Lama December 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Saturday said he has gone through turbulence all his life. "At 16, I lost my freedom, at 24, I was rendered stateless and homeless. I lost my home, Tibet. But I found a big home in India. All my life, I had...
  • South Africa denies visa to Dalai Lama October 4, 2011

    Johannesburg: The Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, cancelled a trip to South Africa planned for this week that had put Pretoria in a bind between its biggest trading partner China and one of its modern heroes, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu. The Dalai Lama's office said on Tuesday he...
  • Will decide on successor when I'm 90: Dalai Lama September 24, 2011

    Dharamsala: Indicating a long innings, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Saturday said he would decide at 90 whether or not he should have a successor. He also warned that any candidate chosen for political ends by anyone, including China, should not be recognised or accepted. "When I am about...
  • Sai Baba's Maha Samadhi opened to public July 15, 2011

    Puttaparthi: Satya Sai Baba's 'Maha Samadhi' was on Friday opened to devotees for darshan at Prasanthi Nilayam here on the auspicious occasion of 'Guru Purnima'. Thousands of devotees assembled at the Sai Kulwant Hall in Prasanthi Nilayam, where the Samadhi is located, bringing back festive atmosphere in the town. Sai Baba used...
  • Australian PM refuses to meet Dalai Lama June 13, 2011

    Melbourne: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will not meet with the visiting Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama to avoid a diplomatic row with China. "The prime minister will not meet with the Dalai Lama on this visit to Australia," Gillard's spokesman said on Monday. "Australian prime ministers have not met the...
  • Sai Baba Darshan timing extended for devotees April 26, 2011

    Puttaparthi: With devotees continuing to surge into the town to offer their homage to the late Sathya Sai Baba, authorities on Tuesday extended the final darshan timing till midnight. Three special trains from Secunderabad, Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada brought in a large number of devotees to the town on the final day...
  • Saraswati Teertha water for Sai's last rites April 24, 2011

    Kurukshetra: A pitcher of holy water and soil from the Saraswati Teertha, a pilgrimage spot from where the ancient Saraswati river is said to have emerged, will be flown to the Prashanti Nilayam for the last rites of Godman Sathya Sai Baba, who passed away in Puttaparthi on Sunday. A devotee...
  • Sathya Sai no more, devotees in mourning April 24, 2011

    Sathya Sai Baba's body has been kept for darshan at Kulwant hall in Puttaparthi. ...
  • Baba's death: Bangalore airport security tightened April 24, 2011

    Bangalore: Security has been stepped up at the airport here as several dignitaries are expected to land on their way to Puttaparthi to pay their last respects to spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba, who passed away on Sunday morning. Bangalore airport will become the hub as it is the nearest, 150...
  • Devotees in Hyderabad mourn Sai Baba's death April 24, 2011

    Devotees at Sathya Sai temple in Hyderabad shaken by the news of Baba's death wait for a miracle to happen. ...
  • K Rosaiah recounts Sathya Sai Baba's legacy April 24, 2011

    Former Andhra Pradesh CM, K Rosaiah said that he have the fortune of meeting baba and taking his blessing. ...
  • Natives remember Satya Sai Baba for philanthropy April 24, 2011

    Rajahmundry: The demise of Satya Sai Baba came as a deep shock for those are engaged in various social programmes launched by the godman through his trust in Andhra Pradesh. Prominent among the programmes started by the Sathya Sai Central Trust is Sri Satya Village Integrated Programme (SSVIP) under which 212...
  • Kavita Krishnamurthy pays homage to Sathya Sai Baba April 24, 2011

    I'm extremelt sad that baba has left us. I will find strength through him all my life, said Krishnamurthy. ...
  • Sathya Sai Baba's life from 1926 to 2011 April 24, 2011

    Sathya Sai Baba died of multiple-organ failure on Sunday at 7:40 am. Here is a look at the 'miracle man's' life. ...
  • Who after Sai Baba? Speculation over succession April 23, 2011

    Puttaparthi: As uncertainty looms over the health of spiritual leader Satya Sai Baba, there is speculation about the possibility of a succession war breaking out among the members of the Satya Sai Central Trust which manages several welfare activities across the country. The Satya Sai Trust is always known for service...
  • Sai Baba's condition deteriorates further April 23, 2011

    Puttaparthi: Sathya Sai Baba's condition has deteriorated even further and doctors said his liver was not responding to treatment. He is in a critical state and is still on ventilator support and his low blood pressure continued to be a cause of worry, along with his kidneys. The 86-year-old godman was admitted...
  • Sai Baba in very critical condition April 22, 2011

    Puttaparthi: Sathya Sai Baba remains critical because of erratic organ functioning and low BP. The 86-year-old godman was hospitalised on March 28. The condition of Sai Baba deteriorated further on Thursday with doctors saying that the functioning of his organs was erratic and he was very critical and on ventilator support. Lakhs...
  • Security tightened as Sai Baba's health worsens April 21, 2011

    Puttaparthi: Sathya Sai Baba's condition has deteriorated further and his liver has stopped responding to medication. Baba's liver and low blood pressure is also causing his doctors anxiety. Breathing is still dependent on ventilators, haemodialysis was started on Thursday morning to assist the kidneys. But his body is not responding...
  • Sathya Sai Baba critical but stable April 15, 2011

    Puttaparthi: Sathya Sai Baba, who has been undergoing treatment for multi-organ dysfunction, continues to be critical but stable, doctors attending on him said in Puttaparthi on Friday. "Sathya Sai Baba continues to be in a stable state of health. Most of his vital systems have shown positive response to the treatment...