Spiritual gurus are the ones who are said to be guide to one’s spiritual self and they are the ones who help people develop spiritually, some of these gurus tainted this holy place in people’s hearts and some had many radical views which later became controversies, let’s discuss about some popular ones of them

1. Swami Nithyanandamaxresdefault

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In 2010, he was tainted by Sun TV (news channel) as they saw a hot full body massage which was done by a popular actress which tainted his place in people’s minds, Later, he gave interview in which he stated that he was in a state of ‘Samadhi” which is a trance, but to prove himself innocent he also made a claim of being impotent, later police raided his ashram and found heaps of drugs and condom there while he ran away from the police

2. Asharam Bapu

This photograph taken on August 11, 2013, shows self-styled Indian 'godman' Asaram Bapu as he gestures during a ceremony in Jodhpur. The popular Indian guru remained defiant over allegations that he sexually assaulted a schoolgirl, angrily saying he was "ready to go to prison" over the affair. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)

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One of the most famous of the spiritual gurus, Asharam Bapu came into controversy when he made a remark that the girl raped in Delhi 2012 gangrape was also to be blamed for it, he even stated that if the girl had called the culprits brothers and begged them, they should have saved her, his obnoxiousness reached a limit when he also commented that “Can one hand clap? I don’t think so”. Later he was arrested for pedophilic behaviour which people said as “Tit for Tat”

3. Kripalu Maharaj03-03-15-07-40-59-0

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An American follower Karen Johnson exposed him using her book “Sex, Lies, and Two Hindu Gurus: How I Was Conned by a Dangerous Cult” And Why I Will Not Keep Their Secrets.” This book featured some of the said Kripalu Maharaj’s bed room rituals, he claimed to be an avatar of Lord Krishna, so he used this deception for his own good, she said that she had very bad experience as she spent 15 years in his ashram

4. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singho-GURMEET-RAM-RAHIM-SINGH-facebook

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An anonymous letter addressed to prime minister reached him which accused Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh of rape and mass-scale sexual exploitation, in the letter a woman wrote that 35 to 40 girls appeared in front of crowd as devis while were treated as prostitutes, since that letter he became in controversy in many criminal cases, which included murder of a journalist, as of now he is trying to get popularity by producing, acting in his own movies

5. Sathya Sai BabaSathya-Sai-Baba-4

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After his death Late Sathya Sai Baba came into controversy as Denmarks Radio (DR) produced a documentary in which they presented interview of some women who were allegedly sexually abused by Sathya Sai Baba, again in another documentary by BBC titles The Secret Swami one of the ex-devotee also commented on Swami’s sexual behaviour

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Here comes a guru who came in controversy due to his thinking, when supreme court of India overturned the 2009 landmark adjuctaion of decriminalizing homosexuality, Swami Ravishankar tweeted that homosexuality had never been a crime or considered as a crime in Hindu culture he even said that Lord Ayyappa was born of Hari-Hara ( Lorrd Vishnu and Shiva), even in 2012 Delhi gang rape he protested against the comments of other Swamis

7. Osho Rajneeshosho-photo

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One of the internationally acclaimed Guru, popularly known and referred as Osho, he gave some of his radical views on sex and some people even abused of being sex guru, he claimed that these feelings should not be supressed as they can take another guise as they start growing like infestation, he is one of the two gurus who is not in controversy due to his acts but due to his radical views, he got against traditional views and using his radical views he came into controversy which gave him the last place in the list