Kamaraj Kalyanasundaram, 41, is a member of the High Council of the Society of Protectors. As a member of SOP, he provides critical support for Keith Raniere, who still prefers to be called by his childhood made-up superhero name: Vanguard. .
Kamaraj was born in India. He lives at 214 Victory Way, in Clifton Park, having recently relocated there from New York City. He also appears to have lived in Jersey City and Staten Island at one time.
His names are meaningful.
Kamaraj means “Pleasure King”.
Kalyanasundaram in Tamil means: “Kalyanam” = wedding; “Sundaram” = “bliss”.
In Hindu Mythology Kalyanasundaram represents Shiva at his wedding to Parvati, the Goddess of Love and Beauty.
In the myth, Parvarti worked hard through penance, and austerities, [tapas] to win the notice of Shiva [Kalyanasundaram.]
SOP leader Kamaraj Kalyanasundaram follows Raniere, who encourages women to undergo penances such as cold showers, readiness drills, restricted diets, sleep deprivation, giving “collateral”, and being branded on their pubic region to win his notice.
In the Hindu myth, at the wedding hall, Kalyanasundaram [Shiva] danced in front of the assembly in a frenetic dance of life and for the destruction of evil.
While Raniere does not dance, he forces other people to dance and run half marathons and jump about and thrash oftentimes, sometimes most unhappily and not infrequently to the destruction of their well being.
After marrying, Parvati, Shiva and she lived on Mount Kailash. He taught her yoga and she was the first student of yoga. Many people practice yoga today.
Kamaraj follows Keith Raniere who taught Nancy Salzman Rational Inquiry – and they all live in Clifton Park.
The temple Thirumanancheri is near Kuttalam in South India. It is among the most popular temples of Shiva, where Shiva is worshiped as Kalyanasundareswarar and Parvati as Kokilaambal.
Espians flock to Apropos in Clifton Park – or the ESP Center on New Karner Road in Albany – and seem to worship Keith Raniere as Vanguard and Nancy Salzman as Prefect.
According to legend, Thirumanancherit Temple overcomes the obstacles of marriage.
Vanguard has promised many women he would marry them and has successfully avoided that while keeping a harem. The women overcame the fact that he lied to them at first about being in a monogamous relationship.
The idols of Kalyanasundara and Parvathi are worshiped by unmarried men and women for early marriage.
Several women said Vanguard statutorily raped them when they were teenage girls.
India’s age of consent for sex is 18. New York State’s age of consent is 17.
The youngest known age of a woman who claims Keith Raniere had sex with her is 12.
Sources say that SOP leader Kamaraj has, like many Hindus, an altar in his home. Kamaraj is said to have two idols: a statue of Shiva and a photograph of Keith Raniere.
Does Kamaraj worship both Shiva and Vanguard? Does he think Vanguard may, in fact, be the incarnation of Shiva?
Devotees of Shiva mark their foreheads with sandalwood paste during devotional periods. There are no known reports of followers of Shiva branded women with his initials.
Here are a few photos of Kamaraj…. who has hitched his wagon to Vanguard’s star.