Ashutosh Maharaj: Followers win fight to keep guru in freezer

Source: BBC News

An Indian court has granted permission for the followers of a long-dead spiritual guru to preserve his body in a freezer.

Ashutosh Maharaj, founder of the sect Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan (Divine Light Awakening Mission), died of a suspected heart attack in January 2014.

But his followers insist he is only meditating deeply, and will one day return to life.

They have kept his body in a commercial freezer at his vast ashram in Punjab.

The judgement by Punjab and Haryana High Court ends a three-year-old dispute between the guru’s disciples and Dalip Kumar Jha, who claims to be his son.

Read more

Categories: Asia, Faith, India, The Muslim Times

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.