New Delhi: As the police continue to look for fugitive rape-accused god-man Nithyananda, who is suspected to have fled India dodging the security agencies, reports on Wednesday indicated that he has bought an island in the Caribbean and set up a new “nation” of his own, called ‘Kailaasa’.
Described on his website as the “greatest Hindu nation” on the planet, Kailaasa has its own flag and emblem. The website claims that Kailasaa, is a “nation without borders created by the dispossessed Hindus from around the world who lost the right to practice Hinduism authentically in their own countries.”
The location of Kailaasa remains a mystery although it is believed to be located on a private island that he has reportedly bought from Ecuador, near Trinidad and Tobago.
The website –kailaasa.org – heaps praises on Nithyananda. It even has its own wikipedia page called Nithyanandapedia which mentions, “Nithyanandapedia is an effort to capture all the knowledge and expressions shared by His Divine Holiness Bhagavan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam – to have a one-stop shop combining all His teachings in form of videos, audio, text, books, etc – combined with photographs that try and capture all the services He has offered and continues to offer to the world.”
The official languages followed in Kailaasa are English, Sanskrit and Tamil. It claims to have a population of 100 million Adi Shaivites and 2 billion practicing Hindus. It also claims it has support from 56 original Vedic nations in South Asia as well as a global Hindu Diaspora.
Kailasaa, a surprise to many, has its own passport and flag. Apparently a passport will be issued, “by the grace of Paramashiva, the holder of this passport is allowed free entry in all eleven dimensions and fourteen lokas, including Kailaasa.”
The website boasts of Kailasaa having its own cabinet, which includes Departments of Health, State, Technology, Enlightened Civilization, Education, Human Services, Housing, Commerce and Treasury.
It claims the Department of Enlightened Civilization is for the revival of Sanatana Hindu Dharma by preserving Hindu libraries and knowledge centres, facilitating research and training in Yogic sciences and manifestation of powers, running the Nithyanandeshwara Paramashiva Devalayam which follows the Veda-Agama Sampradaya in the most authentic way.
The vision of Kailasaa, according to the website is, “enlightened living for all of humanity which is rooted in the fundamental principle of Advaita or Oneness, the idea that all beings can live in peace and harmony, and that all human beings are equal and divine, and can reach their highest potential irrespective of their color, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation, caste, creed or race.
And like every nation state, the website claims to have a University, Gurukul and its own TV channel and a periodical, Nithyananda Times.
Nithyananda is being probed in criminal cases involving a rape case in Karnataka, and kidnapping and torture case in Gujarat. According to sources, Nithyananda has not appeared in the court in more than 40 hearings against him.
The Gujarat case came to light after the police arrested three persons including the owner and principal of a public school in Ahmedabad in the past few days. Nithyananda was booked in a criminal case related to his ashram in Ahmedabad.