SWAMY NITHYANANDA

  • SC asks selfstyled godman Nithyananda to undergo potency test in a 2010 rape case September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Dismissing the petition of selfstyled godman Nithyananda, the Supreme Court has ordered him to undergo a potency test in connection with in a 2010 rape case that has been filed against him. He had challenged the Karnataka High Court's order directing him to take the medical test. A bench...
  • TN: Trust formed by Nithyananda dissolved October 21, 2012

    Madurai: The senior pontiff of a 1,500yearold Saivite Mutt, who sacked selfstyled controversial godman Nithyananda as his successor, on Sunday said the trust formed jointly by them had been dissolved. "The Madurai Adheenam Trust has been dissolved in the backdrop of HR& CE department stating before the Principal Sub court...
  • Nithyananda plays down sacking, says he was going to resign anyway October 20, 2012

    Chennai: Controversial godman Swami Nithyananda was on Saturday removed as the successor to a 1500yearold mutt in Madurai. He faces several criminal charges, including rape. Nityananda was appointed as the successor at the mutt in August this year, but the decision had received widespread criticism, including from the Tamil Nadu...
  • Nithyananda sacked as Madurai Mutt successor October 20, 2012

    Chennai: Swami Nithyananda has been sacked as the successor to a 1500yearold Mutt in Madurai. Nithyananda was sacked by a senior pontiff and is facing criminal charges including rape after a USbased woman and others alleged sexual exploitation. Nithyananda was appointed as the successor at the Madurai Mutt in April...
  • Swami Nithyananda in 'Bigg Boss 6'? September 21, 2012

    Mumbai: Controversial spiritual leader Swami Nithyananda is likely to be a part of reality show 'Bigg Boss' this season. Swami Nithyananda was in news after some of his disciples accused him of sexual harassment and now there is a buzz that the selfstyled godman is all set to participate in...
  • Cops call Nithyananda for medical tests on July 30 July 19, 2012

    Bangalore: The CID sleuths have issued a notice to selfstyled godman Nithyananda to appear for medical tests on July 30, in connection with a 2010 rape case. The tests will be crucial, as during interrogations in the past, he had claimed he was not a man. Backed with a Ramanagaram...
  • 'Issue public notice against Nithyananda' July 10, 2012

    Madurai: The First Additional District and Sessions Judge, on Monday, directed the court officials to issue a public notice on the summons issued to Arunagirinatha Desigar, the 292rd Madurai Aadheenam, and Nithyananda, whom he appointed the junior pontiff. The Judge had earlier issued summons to the duo on a petition...
  • Nithyananda gets bail in assault case June 15, 2012

    Ramanagar: Controversial selfstyled godman Nithyananda was granted bail by the district executive magistrate today, a day after he was rearrested on charges of disturbing peace. Ramanagar Deputy Commissioner Sriram Reddy, also the executive magistrate, passed orders granting bail to Nithyananda on furnishing a bond for Rs 1 lakh and two sureties...
  • Nithyananda rearrested, sent to preventive custody June 14, 2012

    Ramanagar: Just hours after being granted bail by a court, controversial selfstyled godman Nithyananda was rearrested on Thursday and remanded to oneday preventive custody on charges of disturbing the peace. Nithyananda, who was arrested on Wednesday after he appeared before a court to surrender in an assault case, was slapped with...
  • Nithyananda gets bail, to walk out of jail June 14, 2012

    Bangalore: A court near Bangalore granted bail to selfstyled godman Nithyananda on Thursday. He spent his first night in jail after surrendering on Wednesday. The selfstyled godman was arrested in connection with an alleged assault on a TV reporter. He also faces new allegations of sexual abuse. Nithyananda, who had...
  • Nithyananda's surrender evokes mixed response June 14, 2012

    Madurai: The surrender of selfstyled godman Nithyananda in a magistrate court in Ramanagaram has evoked mixed response in Madurai, where he was anointed as 293rd pontiff of Madurai Aadheenam. Members of Madurai Aadheeenam Retrieval Committee and its organiser M Solaikannan celebrated by breaking 108 coconuts at Vinayaka temple in North...
  • Court to decide on Nithyananda's bail plea June 14, 2012

    Bangalore: A court near Bangalore will decide on selfstyled godman Nithyananda's bail plea on Thursday. He spent his first night in jail after surrendering on Wednesday. The selfstyled godman was arrested in connection with an alleged assault on a TV reporter. He also faces new allegations of sexual abuse. Nithyananda,...
  • Nithyananda surrenders in a Karnataka court June 13, 2012

    Bangalore: Selfstyled godman Nithyananda, who had been reportedly absconding for days, surrendered in the Ramanagara district court in Karnataka on Wednesday. He has been sent to a day's judicial custody and may apply for bail on Thursday. This came after the Karnataka High Court adjourned his plea for quashing the first...
  • Nithyananda faces arrest as HC adjourns his plea June 13, 2012

    Bangalore: Selfstyled godman Nithyananda faces arrest after the Karnataka High Court adjourned his plea for quashing the FIR against him to Friday. This means that if Nithyananda visits his ashram on Wednesday, he is likely to be arrested. Nithyananda's ashram had issued a press release on Wednesday saying he'll be back...
  • Nithyananda will be back tomorrow: ashram officials June 13, 2012

    Bangalore: Selfstyled godman Nithyananda's ashram has issued a press release saying he'll be back at the Bidadi ashram on Thursday. The police, however, are still on the look out for Nithyananda over allegations of sexual abuse. The police are expected to arrest all those named in an FIR filed after...
  • Karnataka: Nithyananda remains on the run June 13, 2012

    Bangalore: Selfstyled godman Swami Nithyananda still remains on the run. The Ramanagara police have begun their search at his ashram in Bidadi. The police are expected to arrest all those named in an FIR, filed after an altercation between the media and his followers. Meanwhile, the Swami's lawyers moved the...
  • Police begin search operation in Nithyananda's Ashram June 12, 2012

    Bangalore: Ramanagaram police on Tuesday began search operations in Swamy Nithyananda Ashram in Bidadi. Sources said that police has been directed to arrest to all those named in the FIR including Nithyananda. SP Ramanagaram, Anupam Agarwal, said "If we find Nithyananda we will arrest him for charges of assault and threat...
  • Nithyananda moves Karnataka HC against FIR June 12, 2012

    Bangalore: Lawyers of the the selfstyled godman, Nithyananda, have moved the Karnataka High Court to quash the first FIR lodged against him, after his supporters clashed with a TV reporter. The selfstyled godman remains missing 24 hours after the Sadananda Gowda government launched a manhunt for him. There has been no...
  • Nithyananda is not absconding, say supporters June 12, 2012

    Bangalore: Selfstyled godman Nithyananda remains missing 24 hours after the Sadananda Gowda government in Karnataka issued a manhunt for him. There has been no clue of his whereabouts despite the state government having ordered a probe into allegations of sexual abuse against him. However, Nithyananda's supporters claimed that he was...
  • K'taka launches hunt for 'on tour' Nithyananda June 11, 2012

    Bangalore: The godman who claimed he could meditate and levitate is now on the run. The Karnataka government has launched a manhunt for selfstyled swami Nithyananda after fresh allegations came to the fore of sexual abuse and rape. An inquiry by the regional commissioner has also begun. Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda...
  • Karnataka govt orders probe against Nithyananda June 11, 2012

    Bangalore: The government has ordered a probe into the allegations of misdeeds by selfstyled godman Nithyananda. The Karnataka government has also ordered to seize and search Nithyananda's ashram property. The Karnataka home department will take legal steps to cancel his bail. The police will also issue a manhunt for Nithyananda...
  • Demand to ostracise Nithyananda from Karnataka June 11, 2012

    Bangalore: ProKannada organisations along with Swami Yogeshwar Rishi Kumar of Kali Mutt took out a rally from the Koti Anjaneya Temple to Nithyananda Swami Dhyanapeetam Ashram in Bidadi on Sunday, condemning the roughing up of media personnel by followers of selfstyled godman Swami Nithyananda. Over 3,000 protesters took out a...
  • Reporter accuses Nithyananda of physical assault June 7, 2012

    Bidadi: A reporter of a regional channel has filed a complaint against the controversial self styled godman Nithyananda and four of his followers on Saturday alleging physical assault and threat to his life, police said. "The complaint has just been filed and after verifying the facts, we will be registering an...
  • TN: Mudslinging over Madurai 'mutt' appointment May 14, 2012

    Chennai/Madurai: The war of words between controversial Karnatakabased spiritual leader Nithyananda and those opposing his anointment as the 293rd pontiff of the over 1500yearold Madurai Aadheenam Mutt late last month is turning murkier by the day. The latest is the decision of actor Ranjitha Menon to file a defamation suit...
  • HMK pained by anointment of Nithyananda May 8, 2012

    MADURAI: The Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK) and the Saivite Disciples Committee have petitioned the Joint Commissioner of the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Administration Department (HR&CE) in Madurai against the appointment of Nithyananda as the 293rd pontiff of the Madurai Aadheenam. A delegation headed by K A Muruganji, president of...
  • My followers will meet Mutt heads in court May 3, 2012

    MADURAI: Godman Nithyananda on Wednesday warned the heads of the 13 Saivaite Mutts, who passed resolutions against his anointment as the 293rd pontiff of the Madurai Aadheenam, that his devotees have decided to file defamation suits against them.Briefing reporters on the premises of Madurai Aadheenam, the controversial godman said the...
  • Nithyananda 293rd pontiff of Madurai Aadheenam April 28, 2012

    BANGALORE: Selfstyled godman Nithyananda was on Friday declared 293rd pontiff of Madurai Aadheenam, one of the ancient Saivite mutts in Tamil Nadu, at Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam in Bidadi on BangaloreMysore Road. The 292nd pontiff of the Aadheenam, Arunagirinatha Sri Gnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal, announced this in the Dhyanapeetam.The pontiff told reporters:...
  • Nithyananda for CBI probe into all charges April 5, 2012

    BANGALORE:Claiming that the CID brought false information and witnesses to the court in the case against him, selfstyled godman Nithyananda urged the government to order a CBI inquiry into the allegations against him.Addressing a press conference at Dhyanapeeta Ashram in Bidadi on Wednesday, he said the additional chargesheet filed against...
  • HC rejects Nithyananda disciple's bail plea January 7, 2012

    Chennai: Madras High Court has rejected the anticipatory bail plea of former disciple of controversial selfstyled godman Nithyananda and another person, who apprehended arrest in connection with a blackmail complaint. The complaint by one Nithya Atma Prabhananda had accused the duo Lenin alias Dithya Dharmanantha and K Kumar ...
  • Nithyananda sues Kannada director Madan Patel October 16, 2011

    Hyderabad: The AP branch of the Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam has accused a Kannada film director of attempting to make a Telugu film Swami Sathyananda, allegedly defaming Swami Nithyananda. Madan Patel directed and produced Sathyananda, a film in Kannada, based on the life of Swami Nithyananda, which according to Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam, was derogatory....