July 30, 2005

Sex code of conduct for sadhus

Express India

Janyala Sreenivas

Ahmedabad, July 29: When holy men are involved in unholy acts, what does the sect do?

Facing embarassment over their sadhus’ involvement in sex scandals and questions galore from angry devotees, various Swaminarayan sects in Gujarat have devised a way out: a code of conduct.

While the Vadtal Lakshminarayan Gadi Sansthan sect has decided to minimise interaction between sadhus and disciples at hostels, the Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan, Maninagar, will hold meetings of priests and disciples to ‘purify’ their thoughts twice a week and do away with rooms alloted to separate priests or disciples.

Posted by kshaw at July 30, 2005 09:24 AM