Indian guru Sant Rampal’s followers on rampage
Posted by robertpriddy on December 3, 2014
Tainted ‘godman’ Sant Rampal’s is like that of many a self-proclaimed ‘saint’ in India. He owns a cult worth Rs 100 crores, he known as Satguru Rampal Ji Mahara (aged 63). Rampal supporters fought pitched battles with security forces throwing stones and bricks, also opening fire when police tried to raid his ashram in the northern state of Haryana. After causing mayhem, the charlatan guru is in prison at last. He was but a junior engineer with the Haryana irrigation department in 2000, but got fired. Ia about 14 years, he accumulated a huge fan following, 12 acre ashram a fleet of top-priced cars. With money-making charlatans a law unto themselves, this is what India’s ‘spirituality in action’ and pseudo-Hinduism has descended to. Rampal considers himself an incarnation of the 15th-century mystic poet Kabir (to whose identity Sathya Sai Baba also added to his list of previous births!).
His sprawling 12 acre ashram in Barwala, Haryana has air-conditioned rooms for important followers and even lecture halls equipped with LED screens. He is said to have his own property in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and also in Delhi, apart from ashrams in Rohtak and another under-construction ashram in Barwala.
After the deadly ashram clashes, he has risen to international notoriety in that both Indian and world news outlets have castigated him.
Human sacrifice case against Sant Rampal (Times of India)
Rampal under arrest: (or instead see http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2844815/India-s-godmen-crimes-promises-disciples-need-excuses.html)
See also The Unholy world of spiritual guru Rampal
Rampal is also featured by OneIndia under the heading: ‘7 Indian godmen with superpowers who god couldn’t save from prison“