Nashik Kumbh Mela: Controversial Godwoman Radhe Maa, others banned, here's why
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.
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.
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.
(With agency inputs)