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Nashik Kumbh Mela: Controversial Godwoman Radhe Maa, others banned, here's why

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Mumbai, Aug 5: Self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa and 'Builder Baba' Sachidanand have been banned from visiting Nashik during upcoming Kumbh Mela.

While Radhe Maa has been booked under dowry harassment case, builder 'baba' Sachidanand Giri has been restrained from visiting the mela as his name was mired in controversy regarding liquor trade and other criminal activities.

[Asaram, Nithyananda... Indian Godmen who gave sleepless nights to police]

Self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa

According to reports, Sachchidananda's original name was Sachin Dutta. He allegedly owned a beer bar in the NCR region. His name also has appeared in many FIRs lodged in different places across Punjab.

On the other hand Radhe Maa has been accused of instigating one family members to torture their daughter-in-law in order to get more dowry.

[New Controversy: After Asaram, Nithyananda, now godwoman Radhe Maa in trouble]

Meanwhile, one of the followers of Radhe Maa filed a complaint against her saying that she performed vulgar dance steps on Bollywood songs during satsangs.

Citing such complaints, President of the Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad, Narendra Giri claimed that both Radhe Maa and 'Builder' baba will be barred from visiting Nashik Kumbh untill unless they are given a clean chit by the Parishad.

Nashik Kumbh Mela:

Nashik-Trimbakeshwar host Kumbh Mela when the Sun and Jupiter come together in Leo ('Simha') zodiac sign in the month of Magh as per the Hindu calender.

Kumbh Mela is held at Haridwar, Allahabad (Prayag), Nashik and Ujjain.

According to the Hindu mythology, the drops of nectar fell from the 'kumbha' (pitcher) carried by gods (after the sea was churned) at these four places, and bathing in the river in these places during this period is considered to 'cleanse' all the sins.

OneIndia News

(With agency inputs)

Mumbai North Fact Check
Year
Candidate's Name Party Result Vote Vote Share Margin
2019
Gopal Shetty BJP Winner 7,06,678 71% 4,65,247
Urmila Matondkar INC Runner Up 2,41,431 24% 4,65,247
2014
Gopal Chinayya Shetty BJP Winner 6,64,004 71% 4,46,582
Sanjay Brijkishorlal Nirupam INC Runner Up 2,17,422 23% 0
2009
Sanjay Brijkishorlal Nirupam INC Winner 2,55,157 37% 5,779
Ram Naik BJP Runner Up 2,49,378 36% 0
2004
Govinda INC Winner 5,59,763 50% 48,271
Ram Naik BJP Runner Up 5,11,492 46% 0
1999
Ram Naik BJP Winner 5,17,941 56% 1,54,136
Chandrakant Gosalia INC Runner Up 3,63,805 40% 0
1998
Ram Naik BJP Winner 5,31,417 52% 75,017
Ram Pandagle Jankiram INC Runner Up 4,56,400 45% 0
1996
Ram Naik BJP Winner 5,02,738 58% 2,56,260
Anupchand Khimchand Shah INC Runner Up 2,46,478 29% 0

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