• Tuesday, December 06, 2022

ASIA

Indian guru’s body to stay in freezer, says court

His followers believe he is in a deep state of meditation and will return to life.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

An Indian court Wednesday (5) allowed disciples of a spiritual guru to preserve his body in a freezer, as they believe he is in a deep state of meditation and will return to life. Ashutosh Maharaj, founder of the multi-million dollar sect, Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan (Divine Light Awakening Mission), apparently died of a cardiac arrest in January 2014. But his followers insist he is in a deep spiritual state called samadhi and have controversially kept his body in a commercial freezer at his heavily guarded 100 acre ashram in the northern state of Punjab. On Wednesday the Punjab and Haryana High Court dismissed a three year old petition by Dalip Kumar Jha,…

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