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By SiliconIndia  |   Tuesday, 27 March 2012, 07:42 Hrs   |    15 Comments
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Asaram Bapu



Sant Shri Asharam Ji Bapu is endearingly known as Bapu among all the godmen and self proclaimed saints mentioned above Asaram Bapu is one of the most controversial. He is accused of land grabbing in Gujarat and various other cities and is busy settling the string of cases charged against him. There have also been rumors of "sinister activities" at his ashrams, after four children were found dead at his ashrams a couple of months ago and though it turned out that a student had killed them, it was bad publicity for the Godman nonetheless.



His most popular and well established asharam Motera in  Ahmedabad, is also said to be built on land acquired illegally. The trust headed by the controversial godman owns more than 350 ashrams in the country and abroad, besides 17,000 Bal Sanskar Kendras.



Asaram Bapu’s trust is said to have turnover Rs 350 crore according to official announcement (figures may vary) which includes the multicrore controversial ashram in Delhi’s Ridge area.



 



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Reader's comments(15)
1: These fake sadhus/saints are not only the problems in India, but throughout the WHOLE world. Churches in Europe & western nations too have false and super-rich preachers, priests, bishops, etc. Most of them are involved in genuine child abuse & sex cases too. This is simply because of the current Kalyug (dark age). So normal. And these are going to end soon too. Wait & watch with patience. Try google-ing with keywords like "coming world messiah", "second coming of Christ", "purpose of Kalki Avatar" etc., and you will come to know a lot interesting (provided you have faith in God and God related concepts).
BTW, Ramdev is not a siddha-guru or a true Sanyashi (like Swami Vivekananda) or not a God-intoxicated person like (Sri Ramakrishna, Shankarayacharya, Shirdi Saibaba, etc). He is just a modern day Yoga-guru (with vast knowledge of Ayurveda). That's it.
Posted by:King - 22 Dec, 2013
2: It is incorrect to say that Sathya Sai Baba has so much wealth. Unlike other gurus, he did not travel around the world and was mostly travelling to his residences around India. The properties belong to the organisation and I would say ultimately the devotees are the "shareholders" of this big organisation.
Posted by:darren - 05 Apr, 2012
3:
are also a share holder
drashokn Replied to: darren - 03 Jun, 2013
4:
are yhou also a share holder
drashokn Replied to: drashokn - 03 Jun, 2013
5: Dear Guruji,

My name is R.Balachander staying in Bangalore working for a construction company as an office assistant. I depend on your kindness and generosity. My mother gave me a chit fund of Rs.395000/- to deposit in the bank for the construction of house. One fine day one of my colleague told me please give this money to our friends who are in trouble. As per his instructions i have given to 5 persons as a friendly.

First, two EMI they paid. After that they vanished away without informing. I am not able to trace them. Please kinldy contribute some little amount of money.

I will ever remain grateful to you for your help and support.

I DO HEREBY DECLARE THAT THE ABOVE INFORMATION FURNISHED BY ME IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF.

I FURTHER DECLARE THAT THE AMOUNT CONTRIBUTED SHALL BE GIVEN TO MY MOTHER FOR CONSTRUCTION OF HOUSE.

I SHALL BE LIABLE FOR CRIMINAL ACTION IF THE CONTRIBUTION IS MISUSED.

Thanks & regards
R.Balachander
9880946094
Posted by:Balachander - 02 Apr, 2012
6: The declared assets by the so called saints are just a tip of the iceberg. The fees and capitation fees they charge are exorbitant.
God save us.
Posted by:vinod - 01 Apr, 2012
7: Yog teaches you to live a simple life and not lavishly as this gentleman who wants to enter in all spheres of life.
Posted by:Sandeep Kandhari - 01 Apr, 2012
8:
wrong!Do you know Yoga?A lavishly living person may also practise Yoga.Baba Ramdev has the courage to take on the corrupt of this country.We have found a voice...Nothing wrong if his talents and management skills brought him money!
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Posted by:chilaiwodeua - 28 Mar, 2012
10: Sir request you to show if they enjoyed with wealth and misused it did they spoil the lives of any people or did they preach and teach good and led very simple public all the time in front of public. The politicians are supposed to look after constituency this concept is almost forgotten today. They are like badicoots in my backyard come with 5 year plan to loot country why should we pay tax our colony is BDA approved Govt joined hands with goondas and gave approval we believed Govt and took a site now there is not water no electricity no sewerage etc govt gave them BDA stamp to fool people our life since we beleived Govt are pathetic and the life of developer is great he goes on international trips and uses only imported cars and govt servants who helped in get BDA approval are also enjoying in nice cars and bungalows. they have given him more approvals and he is a sesoned looter beware of these crooks.
Posted by:Dennis - 28 Mar, 2012
11: With all the generous donations they are seeded with, these Gurus for sure turn out to be millionaires beyond any shadows of doubts.
Posted by:Niha Mallik - 27 Mar, 2012
12:
hmm ..all muslim community will be happy now ...no wonder
naks Replied to: Niha Mallik - 28 Mar, 2012
13:
All the money is not from donation. The BJP is the most corrupt party and they have kept all the money with the trust being run by these Babas, Gurus and Maths.
kulwant Replied to: naks - 03 Apr, 2012
14:
Why there is no name of any Christian, Muslim, Jew, Parsi religious leader? This list can go upto 10 and some of the said religious leaders might come. Or do they have their assets hidden unlike Hindu Gurus. Where all the money goes coming from Middle East to Mosques and Islamic institutions? Where all money goes coming from Vetican to Churches and Christian organizations? Is it a West sponsored article to defame Hindu Gurus?
Rakesh Replied to: naks - 01 Apr, 2012
15:
Bravo!!! let them loot your house also! pakhand everywhere! so called babas also in other sects also! shia sect dawoodi bohra's leader is also millionaire & open looter too! when we teaches our children that miracles happens instead of human efforts & their collective will means miraculous results, this society will continue to be robbed! May our creator save our blind peoples!
lapaaz Replied to: Rakesh - 18 Apr, 2012
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