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The paradox in Tamil Nadu

Print edition : October 13, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev during the unveiling of the 112-foot iconic statue of Adiyogi Siva at the Isha Foundation in Coimbatore on February 24. Photo: PTI

Controversial godman Nithyananda after appearing for his bail plea at the judicial magistrate’s court in Ramanagar district, some 50 kilometres from Bengaluru, in Karnataka, in June 2012. (Right) Premananda. Photo: AFP

Premananda.

Sankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt Sri Jayendra Saraswathi. Photo: The Hindu

The State, where the self-respect movement was strong, is also home to godmen who run the business of spirituality.
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