Bangalore, Jun 13: Nityananda, the controversial godman returned to his ashram in Bidadi from the Ramanagaram prison, after over 52 days of police and judicial custody on Saturday, Jun 12.
Nityananda was released after he provided a personal bond of one lakh rupees besides two sureties of Rs 1 lakh each as directed by the Karnataka High court.
High Court had allowed him the bail and Swami has been asked to surrender his Passport, on Friday, Jun 11.
Shyam Sundar, Nityananda's advocate had settled the papers related to the bond and the sureties before the Ramanagaram officials set Swami free, according to Ramanagaram Magistrate Pushpavati's order.
A large crowd assembled before the Ramanagaram prison to have a sight of the godman getting out of the prison. Nityananda was escorted to the car which brought him to Bidadi ashram, as soon as he came out of the prison. He was surrounded by police officials and lawyers.
Swami Bhaktananda, a senior swami in Dhyanapeetam ashram informed that Nityananda was going to perform an intense type of meditation called Panchatapas from Sunday, Jun 13. He added that the ashramites will celebrate Nityananda's arrival by doing special pujas and meditations.