Beware, India has 17 ‘fake babas’: Akhada Parishad issues 2nd list
Allahabad: The apex physique of sages is out with a second listing of “pretend babas” taking the general variety of pretend sages and self-styled godmen to 17.
This new listing, launched by the Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad, has three names – Virendra Dev Dixit (Delhi), Sachidanand Saraswati (Basti, UP) and Trikal Bhawant (Allahabad).
The apex physique of Hindu sadhu had launched a listing of 14 ‘pretend babas’ in September. The listing consisted of names as Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, Radhey Ma, Nirmal Baba, Rampal, Asaram Bapu and his son Narayan Sai.
Final week, the police rescued 47 girls and 6 minor ladies from three centres run by Virendra Dev Dixit throughout Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. Delhi Ladies Fee chief Swati Maliwal had mentioned the Dwarka ashram had “prison-like environment” and the inmates there have been stored locked.
Record of 17 ‘Faux Babas’
Virendra Dev Dixit
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
Om Namah Shivay Baba
The Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad Parishad is a council of akharas, that are monastic orders drawing their religious lineage from Eighth-century seer Adi Shankara, who is alleged to have established orders of martial monks with the goal of defending the Hindu Dharma.
Releasing the listing, the affiliation’s president Swami Narendra Giri mentioned, “We enchantment to even the frequent folks to watch out for such charlatans who belong to no custom and by their questionable acts, carry disrepute to sadhus and sanyasis.”
The apex physique took the transfer within the wake of controversies surrounding self-styled godmen.
“We’ve handed a decision that the Uttar Pradesh authorities ought to arrange a monitoring committee which might maintain a detailed eye on the work being performed for Kumbh Mela, 2019 and this committee ought to include a member from every akharas,” Giri mentioned.
(With PTI inputs)