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Demystifying Nithyananda's self-proclaimed country United States of Kailasa

The 'nation' made it to headlines again in February this year when its 'representatives' attended a discussion conducted by the United Nations in Geneva

A Rajasekaran, better known as the ‘godman’ Nithyananda
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Raghav Aggarwal New Delhi
"Supreme pontiff of Hinduism", "reviver of Kailasa", and "Bhagavan", the controversial godman Nithyananda is known by different names in a country he founded, the United States of Kailasa. According to Kailasapedia, a shabbily-built copy of Wikipedia, he was elected the "supreme pontiff of Hinduism" in 2016.

Months after fleeing India in 2019 after being charged with accusations of rape, A Rajasekaran, better called Nithyananda, announced the creation of this nation, also called Shrikailasa.

The "nation" made it to headlines again in February this year when its "representatives" attended a discussion conducted by the United Nations in Geneva. A saffron-clad woman with

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First Published: Mar 22 2023 | 1:36 PM IST

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