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Sexual advances from the two spiritual gurus of the Barsana Dham temple were a part of life for some women who lived on, or frequently visited, the ashram south of Austin, according to the recollections of five women who spent a collective 60 years living, working and worshipping at the Hindu temple. The intimate contact between the gurus - Prakashanand Saraswati, known as Shree Swamiji, and his spiritual master, Maharajji Kripalu, also called Kripalu - and some women on the ashram was known and accepted among other devotees, added the women, who all said they experienced the advances firsthand. Many of the incidents they recounted occurred years before: The latest with Prakashanand was a decade ago; with Kripalu, in
Prakashanand Saraswati, known to his devotees as Shree Swamiji and head of the acre Hindu ashram in Texas, was sentenced by a Hays County jury after he failed to appear before it for the punishment phase of his trial. District Judge Charles Ramsay will decide later whether year-old the swami's prison sentences are to be served concurrently. Last week, the jury found the swami guilty of indecency with a child by sexual contact, based on his repeated groping of two teenagers whose families lived at the ashram he founded southwest of Austin. Now, 27 and 30 years old, the women brought charges against the Saraswati three years ago, saying he molested them on the Barsana Dham ashram in Driftwood in the mids while they were in their teens.
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Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. Respected guru Prakashanand Saraswati is going to trial today in a San Marcos courtroom after being slapped with 20 counts of sexual indecency with a child.
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This article analyzes how the religious desire proximity to that which is believed to be a source of or a conduit for the sacred. The author suggests that this desire to be close to sources of religious power coupled with the authoritarian power relationship between guru and disciple create social situations that are readied forums for sexual abuse. Following the social constructivist analyses of charisma, I suggest that it is social relationships that produce and maintain charisma.
Swami wanted in US escapes to India. An year-old wheel-chair bound Indian spiritual guru, a fugitive after being convicted of groping two young girls, may have sneaked clandestinely into India, a US court has been told. US Marshals, still looking for him, suspect that Prakashanand Saraswati, known to his devotees as Swamiji, may have fled America in connivance with his close associ US: Hindu guru gets year jail in sexual molestation case.