BANGALORE: Two days after god man Nithyananda’s potency test at Victoria Hospital and the scrutiny that followed from the media, Nithyananda is taking all precautions to keep unwanted visitors out.
His ashram at Bidadi wears a deserted look with only a few policemen stationed outside the gates to ensure no unwanted incidents take place.
From Tuesday, all through the next week, visitors are not allowed in the ashram unless they are accompanied by someone known in the ashram or have an ID proof to show they are part of the ashram’s activities. Visitors are asked to either wait for confirmation of an appointment or visit after this week.
Nithyananda, while preparing to shift base to Thiruvannamalai, continued with his daily activities and began his day with a public discourse , followed by a brief meet with his devotees. This was followed by a full day of classes on ‘Inner Awakening’.
“Nobody is being let inside the ashram unless they are regular visitors or they are accompanied by someone who works at the ashram,” said Bhagya, an ashram worker.
Devotees, however, continue to throng the ashram despite the controversies surrounding the god man.
“Everyone thinks the swamy is a small god man. They neither realise his powers nor the depth of his spirituality. They simply write things without understanding the person,” said a devotee.
Meanwhile the report of the potency tests undertaken by Nithyananda at Victoria Hospital on Monday, is yet to be submitted to the Criminal Investigation Department and is likely to be submitted on Thursday, said officials.