Jailed Guru's Med Center Plans Fade
File under: Gurus Doin' Time
The Shankaracharya of Kanchi, Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, has been dealt another blow to his already battered standing among gurus in India. On bail awaiting trial on murder charges, it's looking like Saraswathi's deal to establish a medical center in his own name is kaput.
It seems that establishing a hospital, preferably in one's own name, is good PR for a bigtime guru in India. Ammachi, Sai Baba and now Swami Ramdevji Maharaj are all big on hospitals. What they are not is out on bail on murder charges.
We expect this means that they'll all have to duke it out with the lightning bolts that fly from their eyes for Saraswathi's devotees. If that happens, my money is on Ammachi. One should never underestimate the powers of breasts in a room full of men.