More Evidence Surfaces on Rape Case and Sex Video of Nithyananda Swami

I received this email from author Ola von Koskull who wrote, Things to do in Samadhi: a traveler’s Guide.

The book, which is “a guide how to navigate amongst criminal gurus and hellish ideologies,” has an interesting chapter on Nithyananda Swami, an Indian man, who purports to be a monk [swami], a divine guru, an incarnation of the Indian national god, Shiva, and has been criminally charged with raping a woman over a five year period when she would visit him at his ashram.

Ola vin Koskull wrote to me in response to an article published on Frank Report, Rape Victim Thought She Was ‘Having Sex With God’ — More on Nithyananda Rape Case.

Author Ola von Koskull writes about Nithyananda in his book.

In that article I wrote that Nithyananda has released a testosterone levels test which purports to show he is incapable of having sex [hence he could not have raped a woman] because he has a testosterone level of baby:

Nithyananda “underwent an examination at the Bangalore Medical College and it was determined he is impotent and has an extremely low testosterone count. and the hormonal level of a child. The report shows testosterone levels at 12.50 ng/dl, whereas the normal male should record 249 ng/dl.  It also stated that Nithyananda suffers from hypogonadism (reduction or absence of hormone secretion or other physiological activity of the gonads).

“However, reportedly, Nithyananda refused to take an intracavernosal injection while undergoing the penile Doppler study, stating that he would suffer a cardiac arrest.  The intracavernosal injection would determine if he could have an erection.  Nithyananda claimed he had been promised that injecting of drugs to facilitate arousal would not be conducted, since he is a monk.”
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Nithyananda has an ample beard, which some claim is incompatible with a man with very low testosterone levels.

von Koskull wrote to clarify the testosterone test: “Nithyananda was subject to two tests, one initiated by himself that was not accepted by the courts and then a second one, which you quote. I wrote about this in my book with some additional comments about the medication found in his system that lowers testosterone levels, and the medical opinions about him having a male body with beard, which is impossible at low levels. The examination concluded that he had a normal male body capable of having an erection and having sex.

“You might also find it interesting that he has changed his original plea of not guilty of rape, to now claiming that they [the alleged rape victim and he] had consensual sex.

“You are welcome to look into the chapters about Nithyananda in my book to see if I inadvertently misunderstood some of the facts. I will attach an excerpt with this email. You can find the book on Amazon: Things to do in Samadhi. A traveler’s guide.'”

Nithyananda with his rape accuser Aarthi Rao, who was also his disciple.

What began Nithyananda’s long ordeal that led to rape charges seems to have been the TV broadcast of a secretly filmed sex video made in 2009 and broadcast in 2010.

Nithyananda was, at the time, one of the leading young religious figures in India.  He had many followers – although the exact number is unknown. He claimed it is in the millions.

He also claimed he could perform miracles, which is something expected of holy men in India which has a long tradition of belief in celibate yogis being able to control mind and matter. In fact, many Hindus believe that if a yogi cannot control nature he is not a truly advanced yogi.

Niithyananda was not to be second to any yogi.  He said he could suspend the earth from spinning on its axis for 40 minutes thus preventing the sun from rising for that length of time.

He claimed he gave sight to 82 blind children. And he had the ability himself to see through walls and could teach others to do so by opening their third eye.

He said he taught cows to speak in Sanskrit and Tamil and did many other wondrous miracles, most of which have to be accepted on faith for I know of no instance where he demonstrated any miracle under strict scientific observation.

He has devotees all over the world, who worship him and contribute financially to his works, many of them used to visit his ashrams to be in his presence and work for him for periods of time.

He has developed several schools and ashrams in India and abroad.

Then came the secret sex tape and disrupted his life and teachings.  It made national Indian news. The sex video was not only of the famous young swami but his sex partner in the video was a famous actress, Rajnita, who is also his disciple.

This was arguably one of the biggest scandals in India, akin to the scandals of Jimmy Swaggert or Jim Bakker, famous US TV evangelists who were caught with their pants down,  Swaggert with a hooker and Bakker with one of his church helpers.

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Rajnita with her guru Nithyananda.

The sex video shows Nithyananda in his bed watching TV and, as Ola von Koskull described it in his book, Nithyananda is “being waited on hand and foot by the willing and beautiful Bollywood and TV actress Ranjitha. She was serving him some medicine and gave some foot massage. Her definition of the region of the feet somehow got extended upwards along the side of his legs, and then further some. Hands transformed to mouth. You get the picture. She gave him a blowjob.”

The video shows Rajnita performing what appears to be oral sex.

But, as Ola explains, Nithyananda “showed a strange behavior during this seduction. He was watching TV and only occasionally paid attention to the other carnal pleasures provided. He reminded me of a teenager secretly counting his blessing while keeping up appearances of normality….. Then there was another scene where the still laying man, wearing underwear, took the initiative and massaged the standing woman. This resulted in a prolonged pulsating movement of his private parts…. The recording of this particular pulsating scene is cut short after a minute…. the final scenes showed moving shadows in the night captured by ambient light, really not revealing anything other than two persons sharing a bed.”

Nithyananda has denied the film is authentic. He claims the video was morphed and presents evidence to support his contention. He never got a blow job from Rajnita. He is, he said, a life long celibate monk.

Rajnita also denied having sex with Nithyananda supporting her guru’s claim that the video is a fake.

Former actress, now turned nun, Rajnita, claims the sex tape of her giving oral sex to Nithyananda is a fake.

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Supporters of Nithyananda, denying the authenticity of the video, wrote, “On March 2nd, 2010, a fake and morphed video of His Divine Holiness Paramahamsa Nithyananda was released on a Tamil TV channel called SunTV. The video was fabricated with the purpose of destroying Paramahamsa Nithyananda’s lifelong efforts into reviving Sanatana Hindu Dharma. His very life was under threat more than 50 times.”

They offer a “documentary” which they say “is an insider’s view into the surgical accuracy with which this conspiracy [of the morphed video] was planned.”

In the video, Nithyananda is seen saying, “The only crime that happened regarding this video is creating and broadcasting the morphed video.

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In the documentary Nithyananda’s supporters present evidence that the video is a fake.

As Ola mentioned, Nithyananda “showed a strange behavior during this seduction. He was watching TV and only occasionally paid attention to the other carnal pleasures provided.”

That may be because he was actually watching TV and Rajnita’s head was morphed onto his body, Nithyananda supporters say.

 

The video Nithyananda’s supporters show, shows a split screen where Nithyananda is watching TV and there is no woman giving him oral sex and then below it is the same scene with a woman giving him oral sex. If it proves anything at all, it shows that videos can be faked. The difficulty here is which video was faked – the top video or the bottom video?

Nithyananda has told the media that the use of morphing should be investigated. He and Rajnita also claim they were the victims of blackmail attempts concerning the “fake” video, claiming that SunTV wanted money not to air the fake video.

The video, it has been claimed, came from two of his former disciples —the alleged rape victim herself, Aarthi Rao, and Nithyananda’s former driver, Lenin Karuppan, who claim they placed a hidden camera inside an air purifier in Nithyananda’s bedroom.

The Forensic Sciences Laboratory in Bengaluru has stated the video is authentic, but Nithyananda’s followers say that the Forensic Sciences Laboratory in Bengaluru is corrupt and incompetent and under the control of the police who want to prosecute Nithyananda.

Whether the sex video is authentic or not, it led to rape charges against Nithyananda. Aarthi Rao, who claims to have hidden the camera in his room, claimed after the video was released that  Nithyananda raped her.

He was arrested in 2010 on the charge of raping Aarthi Rao, who claims she was raped some 40 times over 5 years. He was released and on his own recognizance, his disciple Akhil Kodali said.

The alleged victim’s critics claims that it is strange that she came and left and came back again to be raped. She was married and kept the rapes [or sexual relationship] from her husband in Michigan and, as her purported emails suggest, often had to fight with her husband to get permission to leave home and travel to India – where she claimed she was raped.

According to Ola, in his book, the charges against Nithyananda have been expanded to, in addition to rape, “unnatural sex, cheating, criminal abetment, disappearance of evidence, giving false information, criminal conspiracy and other charges.”

Nithyanananda’s supporters say that the authorities are determined to get him and have expanded the charges in the event that the “arguably preposterous” charge of rape is not proven.

The concept that it is arguably a preposterous charge of rape, centers around the fact that the married woman kept coming back for more, for five years, even lying to her husband in order to get back to her rapist. Her husband reportedly has since left her.

Which brings us back to the potency tests.

This has been Nithyananda’s foremost defense.

Here is what Ola wrote in his book, Nithyananda, who he calls Nitty, “had an investigation done at a private hospital that proved him to be impotent and unable to have sex. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court viewed this as false and fabricated, and ordered a test by the Criminal Investigation Department. Oops, this was bad news for Nitty.

“The result of this new investigation was that Nitty is potent, has all the physical features of a man, and the growth of his organs and hairs are as per his age. In other words, he is a normal man capable of having sex. Nothing unexpected there, but the interesting thing is how Nitty tried to manipulate the test.”

Nithyananda’s supporters claim that they have additional testing and evidence that the swami could not have had sex, even if he had wanted to and provide charts and links.

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Olan von Koskull is not convinced. In part because Nithyananda, he believes, tried to cheat the tests and failing has apparently fled India.

He wrote “He fled to another part of the country and succeeded to delay this [potency] test for 4 years. He allegedly tried to change his voice to a higher pitch by taking some substances. He allegedly tried to interfere during the [potency test] procedures by going in to trance and by chanting. However, his blood test showed unexpectedly extremely low levels of testosterone. This was assumed to be an effect of the medicines Metformin and Hydrochlorthiazides that was present. The measured levels of testosterone, the same as a 6 year old boy, were deemed impossible when taken into account that the man had a beard and other physical attributes. And he refused some of the test procedures stating that he would have a heart attack…..

“It was revealed by a Vikatan newspaper journalist that Nitty paid for a false passport in Venezuela and left India via Nepal…. He fled the country and is now only found on Facebook and YouTube…..  Nitty …. has ignored summons to be present in court during the last 43 hearings.”

His supporter, Akhil Kodali told Frank Report that Nithyananda has been excused from appearing in court and is prepared to be tried in absentia. He is not a fugitive from justice.

However, his present whereabouts are unknown. His disciples cannot see him in person. However, Nithyananda makes live YouTube appearances and Facebook posts.

According to Ola von Koskull,”Nitty …. has bought a private island from Ecuador (who denied him refugee status in August 2019), and renamed it Kailaasa. It is close to Trinidad and Tobago. He has filed a requisition to the UN for recognizing his island as a country, but at the same time he has applied for citizenship of the Central American country Belize…. He is also being investigated by French authorities for an alleged fraud of $400,000.

“He also said ‘Now nobody can touch me, I can tell you the truth – I am Param Shiva. Understand? No stupid court can prosecute me for revealing the truth. I am Param Shiva.” in one of his latest YouTube appearances.”

 

 

 

 

 

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  • This guy’s medical tests are almost as good as J.Z. Knight’s, when she proved, through tests done by her own health practitioner, that her DNA mutates into that of a Viking/Native American male during her Ramtha trances. If she is physically manifesting male DNA, then you would expect her to shape-shift into the good-looking man we are assured Ramtha is. However she stomps around the stage, I do not think she has actually grown a pair while channeling.

    I mentioned elsewhere that chanting is known to affect hormones and kundalini energy — this is well known among monks. There’s an Italian saying, “Si non copulare, cantito” — those who are not doing it, must sing. The fact that our bearded guru here was trying to chant to affect his testosterone level, shows that he does know a thing or two. There’s a sound healer in Spain, Nestor Kornblum, who does deep voice chanting, and says it completely reversed his hair loss, as confirmed by his wife, who was completely astonished:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpXFzhjBUUo

    If you sing in a very high “castrato” falsetto, you can probably lower your testosterone levels significantly. However: how dodgy can this *possibly* get? A guru claiming he’s Shiva, the God of Destruction Himself, trying to fake a hormone test? Surely Shiva Himself should be pretty damn potent? It all just screams guilty, guilty, guilty. And yet this is allowed to play itself out in the Indian courts, so strong is the hold of the gurus over the whole system.

    The sad thing is that there really are a few holy men in India, but as the Tao Te Ching says, those who know don’t talk, and those who talk don’t know.

    • This was me, just for the record, I posted as Fred, but the system went a bit haywire. Just clarifying because I refer to other posts.

  • Nithy’s lawyers lied to the Court that he is in North India doing some austerities, they did not tell the court that he fled India and get an exemption to appear.

  • L. Ron Hubbard, born March 13, 1911.
    Nithyananda, born March 13, 1977.

    (And another one, Danny “Donkeypunch” Masterson, Scientologist, born March 13, 1976.)

    Yada yada yada. Nothing to see here beyond heaps of delusionary self-deception, “godliness” chicanery and people satisfied to be dependent upon false idols and to misrepresent, both consciously and “unconsciously,” their own hallucinated religiosity. Windbags. Windbags who cannot even handle a simple experience of sexuality being part of nature, because of all of the borrowed guilt and confusion jostling their opinionated minds with unnecessary conflicts over sex and spirituality. Just look how these gurus gum up their own sexuality. They have to pose as celibates while jerking off and gathering their profitable ships of fools.

    Nithyananda is uncomfortable beneath his own skin, foreskin and all. His pathetic little ejaculations have no more to do with tantra than standing upon one’s head has to do with meditation. Misinterpret away and avoid encountering silence as if it were the plague’s tumbrel driver. Anything seems to do the trick, so as not to pay attention. Keep it superficial and call it deep, strut around dreaming that this unobservancy is anything new and pretending to expand one’s consciousness.

    Who wants some make-believe religious chattering monkeys snooping through one’s sex life and pontificating about it? I do not choose to have any officious referees tonguing their whistles. Keep your rules. Go fuck yourselves and get busy about it. Then you won’t need to live vicariously or to be so damned terrified. Much ado about everything and nothing.

    See what is temporary. See what is not temporary. Cut the congealed fat from “who am I.” That alone could be more than a lifetime’s efforts will have the guts to encounter. There is always some “new” old bullshit to cling onto for more distraction. Come on. Let the weight go, not once but relentlessly.

    W hat is now? Who is watching? Only “you” can avoid or face your own witness. When the last breath has come, who will be sharp enough, who will have studied consciousness with a true heart, with receptive awareness, with all of one’s strength, energy and concentration?

    Who?

    Stop wasting what is inside looking for some Santa Claus to “do” your own work for you. These illusions too will pass. It’s inevitable, so be ready. There is no substitute for building one’s own concentration, perception. You will find that there is no option left beyond being able to trust the self. This cannot be faked. Whoever wants to try fooling the self is going to find how painfully easy it is to remain unadventurous, to be as if dipped in amber unawares, stultified from being afraid to risk.

    Once upon a time a man named Daniel Kennedy befriended me up in Vermont, where I was still a schoolgirl. He was a wild man with a sizable dog named Yusef whose life was dedicated to Daniel, who was an intense fellow, tall, skinny and loved to talk, talk, talk. His stream of consciousness was genuinely entertaining. Yusef ususally looked at his human devoutly, but Yusef was puzzled, always very puzzled. He seemed to try with all of his might to try to understand what the hell Daniel was saying. As Yusef stared, cocked his sizable, bony head and stared some more, Daniel would urge him along. “Climb out of that suit, Yusef,” Daniel would suggest.

    Nithyananda, climb out of that suit. Now get along, little dogie. Get some exercise.

  • It’s great to hear from someone who is something of a specialist in India’s “criminal gurus and hellish ideologies.”

    I think it’s worth noting that, all the technical back-and-forth about his ability to have an erection aside, it’s still possible for Nithyananda to have committed some forms of rape regardless.

    Also, some of what he apparently practices is Tantric sex, which does not necessarily involve penetration – that’s a whole other complex topic, and a reminder that important cultural aspects of this case are indeed foreign to many Westerners.

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