Dear Matthew Loh,
Thank you for your inquiry about the United States of Kailasa. We appreciate your interest in learning more about the United States of Kailasa – The Ancient Enlightened Hindu Civilisational Nation and are happy to answer your questions. Please find below the answers to the questions that you had asked in your previous email.
Q: Your team claims that Kailasa has not deceived anyone and is “not fake.” What does Kailasa claim to be in conventional terms? Is it a sovereign state, or an organisation perhaps?
A: We are a revival of the ancient enlightened Hindu civilizational nation, operating through a group of NGOs in multiple countries across the world. It was established much in the spirit of a country like the Sovereign Order of Malta, a borderless service oriented nation.
Its vision is “Living Enlightenment for all” leading to global peace irrespective of any external differences including gender, race, nationality, color, caste, creed, etc. It is established on the principle of “Oneness” (“Advaita” in Sanskrit).
Q: Your team also claims there have been “instances of Hinduphobia and racism” in the media. Can you identify these instances and explain your reasoning for them?
A: I would respectfully point you to independent reports such as Anti-Hindu Disinformation: A Case Study of Hinduphobia on Social Media from Rutgers University. The Hindu American Foundation has a collection of references to usage of Hinduphobic and anti-Hindu words: https://www.hinduamerican.org/hindu-hate-glossary
Here is another article that shows evidence for how mainstream narratives erase Hindu voices.
Much of the narrative about the SPH comes from Indian media which has been called out for its corruption and false reporting.
Q: Is there any documentary evidence you can provide to show the legitimacy of Kailasa?
A: Kailasa is the revival of the ancient enlightened Hindu civilizational nation with presence in many countries around the world. It was established much in the spirit of a country like the Sovereign Order of Malta, a borderless service oriented nation. We operate in multiple countries, through NGOs around the world where we offer free food, yoga & meditation and self-empowerment classes, apart from religious services.
Q: Nithyananda also says he owns an island off the coast of Ecuador. Can Kailasa prove this claim?
A: SPH has never claimed he owns an island.
Q: Nithyananda has been accused of rape in India. How does he respond to such charges, and why did he move overseas in 2019?
A: This case is absolutely false. Many prominent human rights advocates have given independent reports and legal opinions attesting this. Among them is world renowned Queen’s Council from UK Mr. Geoffrey Robertson who says in this report about the persecution: “It arises more generally from the demonisation of their leader and guru by the media and state government officials as a result of false sexual abuse charges first levelled against him in 2010 and pursued in a manner that amounts to an abuse of process.”. He further adds that “… the state of the prosecution evidence in both cases is weak and it is reasonably likely that he will eventually be acquitted. It is particularly concerning that the central government is urging states to encourage police action against him, which smacks of persecution and reprisal for his complaints to the UN.”. Finally, “For the reasons explained above, I consider that the leader of the ASMT and his followers have suffered and most likely are still suffering, persecution on the grounds of religious belief, contrary to Article 18 of the ICCPR”.
The Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism was proven innocent by the California (USA) Court on April 4, 2013. The court ruled in favor of the SPH and fined the false victim nearly half a million dollars in fines. This is also recognized by Mr. Robertson, QC stating: “Both A and B’s claims against PN were dismissed in US cases, with costs and, in A’s case, with damages. Further evidence emerged in the US proceedings to show that the allegations were false.”
Mr. Robertson says in his report that “He did not “jump bail” but was out on bail when he left India as he was entitled to do, and has remained abroad in order to seek asylum because he claims a well-founded fear of persecution.” The SPH is not a fugitive but a persecuted individual whose basic rights were denied. The passport authorities did not renew His passport even after the Indian court ordered them to do so. Further, innumerable attempts were made on the life of the SPH. For all these reasons he was moved to a safe place by His disciples and followers.
Q: Nithyananda has been described in the media as a con artist. How does he respond to this?
A: The description is a pejorative and defamatory, used without evidence by some in the media to delegitimize the contribution of the Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism (SPH) in preserving and promoting the science of enlightenment as per Hinduism, and his work in gender equality in religion. His teachings in self-empowerment via yoga & meditation has inspired many to spread these teachings in multiple countries.
The SPH Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam was formally initiated, trained, anointed by competent traditional Hindu authorities who have come in established Hindu lineages. He was recognized at a young age as an incarnation as per Hinduism, much like how the Dalai Lama was recognized as an incarnation as per Tibetan Buddhism. His teachings are based on core ancient Hindu scriptures.
We hope that our previous responses have clarified your questions.
Please let us know if you have any further inquiries, and we will be happy to answer them for you.
Press Office of the Holy See of Hinduism