Indian gurus are no strangers to controversy. But the rumours around Guru Ashutosh Maharaj, said to be in his 70s, are particularly unusual: is he dead, or just meditating?
Those who have seen him, including the doctors who declared him clinically dead on 29 January this year, are in no doubt. But members of his “socio-spiritual-cultural, not-for-profit organisation”, Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan (DJJS), believe he will return from the deep meditative state of ‘samadhi’ when he chooses.
He currently resides in a freezer in his ashram (spiritual retreat) in the Punjab village of Nurmahal, says Timothy McGrath on NBC News [...]
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