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  India   All India  04 Dec 2019  Hunted in India for rape, Nithyananda founds 'new nation' in Ecuador

Hunted in India for rape, Nithyananda founds 'new nation' in Ecuador

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Published : Dec 4, 2019, 3:07 pm IST
Updated : Dec 4, 2019, 3:07 pm IST

According to the website, the flag known as 'Rishabha Dhvaja', features Nithyananda himself, along with Nandi, the vehicle of Lord Shiva.

Nithyananda, whose real name is Rajashekharan, is a native of Tamil Nadu. His preachings are loosely based on those of Osho Rajneesh. (Photo: File)
 Nithyananda, whose real name is Rajashekharan, is a native of Tamil Nadu. His preachings are loosely based on those of Osho Rajneesh. (Photo: File)

Bengaluru: A new nation has been founded by controversial ‘godman’ Nithyananda which is called ‘Kailaasa’(Kailaasa.org), suggesting that the new formed country has its flag, constitution, emblem and even has a cabinet along with a prime minister.

Nithyananda may have fled India without a passport to save himself from a rape case registered against him in Karnataka.

 

It has also called for donations for the country and through it, an opportunity to gain citizenship of the "greatest Hindu nation", Kailaasa, reported news agency IANS.

According to unconfirmed reports, Nithyananda had bought an island in Ecuador in central Latin America and had started calling it an independent, new nation, reported News18.

The website claimed that "Kailaasa is a nation without borders created by dispossessed Hindus around the world who lost the right to practice Hinduism authentically in their own countries." He has already released a sample of it online.

According to the website, the flag known as 'Rishabha Dhvaja', features Nithyananda himself, along with Nandi, the vehicle of Lord Shiva.

 

'Kailaasa' is also set to have several government departments including education, treasury, commerce, and so on. But what stands out is a 'Department of Enlightened Civilisation' which will work on reviving Sanatana Hindu Dharma.

This so-called 'country' also claims to eventually have a 'Dharmic Economy', and a Hindu Investment and Reserve Bank, where cryptocurrency will also be accepted.

"The citizens will be given a Kailaasa passport which, by the grace of Paramashiva, the holder of this passport is allowed free entry in all eleven dimensions and fourteen lokas, including Kailaasa," it said.

According to the website, the "new nation" also offers a temple-based ecosystem, science behind the third eye, yoga, meditation, and Gurukul education system. It also offers universal free health care, free education, free food and a temple-based lifestyle for all.

 

According to cyber experts, the website was created on October 21, 2018 and it was last updated on October 10, 2019. The website has been registered in Panama with its IP located in US's Dallas.

Nithyananda, whose real name is Rajashekharan, is a native of Tamil Nadu. His preachings are loosely based on those of Osho Rajneesh.

In 2010, Nithyananda hit the headlines after a video of him in a compromising position with an actress went viral. He was later charged with rape and arrested.

Last month, after a sex scandal and alleged abuse of girls at his ashram near Ahmedabad became public, the Gujarat Police informed court that Nithyananda was no longer in India.

 

Tags: nithyananda, rape, crime, crime against women
Location: India, Karnataka