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Brahmrishi Kumar Swami wants 1 Trillion Dollar for Temple in Vrindavan - 22 Feb 11

22 Feb 2011  Vrindavan, India

Category: Fake

Brahmrishi Kumar Swami building Temple in Vrindavan

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In the last week I was writing much about literacy in India and mentioned that there are more temples than schools in India. Unfortunately there are still people who like to take advantage of the religiosity of Indian people and who build more and more temples. Some weeks ago there was a big advertisement in our newspaper which attracted my attention because it had something to do with this topic and I saved it to show it to you.

It is a full page with advertisement printed on the front and on the back. It is obviously in Hindi, so I will point out the most important parts for you.

It is a two-page invitation to an event with the man in the middle, ‘Brahmrishi Kumar Swami’. The text starts by reading ’31 crore (310 Million) people are proved to have got rid of their sorrows and pain.’ And the article goes on with testimonials of different people with their pictures printed beside them.

‘I got great results in my studies’ a girl tells while another student writes ‘I was finally admitted to the institute I always wanted to go to’. ‘I was cured from cancer’ and ‘My father was very ill and was healed’ are only examples for the long list of diseases that were allegedly cured by the Swami: prostate cancer, bleeding problems of women, acne, depression, diabetes, swelling of legs, cancer that doctors had diagnosed as incurable and more, with the climax being a brain tumor that was fixed by a Mantra just before the woman died and a person who was blind and was finally healed after 4 futile surgeries.
Brahmrishi Kumar Swami claims to have healed all of them with one of his Mantras and his blessing.

On one side of the paper there are Indian people telling how he helped them, on the other side there are people of Indian origin who live overseas. With these people they printed another short article which praises his accomplishments abroad. There they say that he was even honoured by the Canadian as well as American government for his work. The American Senate and the General Assembly allegedly handed him an official certificate to honour him which was signed by the speaker of that occasion and the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama. Obama’s representative is mentioned to have given him the certificate in New Jersey.

In that certificate, which they have printed a very small picture of, it is said to be written that he is the world’s most respectable Saint, the leader of the most popular spiritual organization of the world. Billions of people got together, got healed from pain and sorrow, established a brotherhood in between them and got success in life.

Further the clipping tells that the Canadian Parliament, seeing his growing popularity all over the world, invited him to a meeting with parliament members, journalists and intellectuals. The chairman of the economic cell of Canadian government gave a certificate of honour as a representative of the Canadian government, similar to the American one he already had. They organized a special event for him and said the Canadian government felt proud to honour him for giving guidance and enlightenment to people all over the world.

Now I have been searching all over the internet to find something about all those official honours by the US and Canada government and parliament but could not find anything. Don’t you think that should be mentioned somewhere? I know there are many readers of this diary who live in America and Canada. If you have ever heard anything about this happening in your assembly or if you got to know that he gave a lecture in your senate, please let me know. I really believe the General Assembly and the Parliaments of Canada and the US have more important things to do than honouring an Indian preacher that most people of the country never heard nor cared about.

There are more pictures on that paper of different Indian politicians who take his blessings and TV artists and actors of TV series that were broadcast in the late 80s here. All these people have at some point performed in religious movies, about 15 years ago and were supposed to come to the event they invited for. I happen to know that Hema Malini, a former Bollywood heroine, now 62 years old and announced for the program brings a big group of artists and with all the setup and everything it will cost millions of rupees to invite her and other artists.

Of course people here know all those actors and they also know Kumar Swami, even if you have never heard of him. He has been on Indian TV, making his advertisement by paying spiritual TV channels to broadcast his programs. This is his and the TV channels’ way of selling spirituality.

Building Temples in Vrindavan
1 Trillion Dollars for a Temple on 108 Acres

You will be asking yourself what this all advertisement is for. They invite people to come and meet him and at this occasion donate for a temple he wants to build. On 108 acres land, he wants to create a ‘Radha Krishna Golden Temple’, a big temple out of gold which will cost 50 Trillion Rupees, about 1 Trillion US-Dollar.

I already wrote about Kripalu who has actually built a big temple in Vrindavan and has spent millions of Rupees for that. Now Kumar Swami is planning to build another temple and we read in the local newspaper that some people of Vrindavan are protesting against this plan. They don’t want another such temple to be built.

Anyway, they tell that they plan to build this temple and write an enourmous figure as a cost. Who knows if they will get all this money together anytime to build a temple like this? This advertisement however is directed especially towards poor people who don’t even know how many zeros are in this figure. People, who don’t have much and don’t know much but who have a wish for themselves. They may be ill and not have money to go to hospital but they go there, pray and give a donation with the hope to get better. Others read how famous this man is, with even Obama honouring him, and they want to see him, meet him and get his blessings. They go and give a donation.

In short, this advertisement is for collecting donations. They may never actually build the temple but they can do this all over the country and get richer and richer! How they make a fool out of poor people! From the little money that they can give, they make their business and all of this by saying that they will build a temple! If this money could be given and used for education, for building schools and paying teachers, how many children could learn and change their lives?

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Reply By ashutosh on October 23, 2012 10:25


Hi All I would like to share my experience abt “swamiji” that you will hopefully find useful. Full disclosure, my mother is very religious and a big believer in Swamiji and the potential miraculous powers of his “beej mantras” so much so she’d rather spend hours doing that every day, than spend time on herself like go out for a walk or even play around with the grandkids.. Anyhow, she requested me to take her to swamiji’s ceremony in NJ this past weekend as he was visiting and there has been a big buildup for months.. this whole thing is a marketing machinery as I am realising.. In any case, will try to make it brief as I can go on forever with the eye opening treacherous experience I had and thinking about it makes me seethe with anger for my mom and myself, and equally importantly for the potentially millions of other gullible poor souls all around. The event was on Saturday (Aug 11 2011) and supposed to start at 4pm.. so we got there at 3:30pm to make sure we have a seat and get to see swamiji from up front and center… anyway, we get there and are asked to fill out this form as we will get “customized” beej mantra with swamiji reading everyone’s name, dob, gotra, problem and provide a custome-mantra.. I should have known there and then.. yeah – right. My a**e that swamiji will read 2-300 forms! Anyway, we get inside and seated.. and stay seated for 2 hrs.. no sign of swamiji.. in between some nice religious hymns playing (in retrospect, the ONLY saving grace of the entire evening wasted, was that the chaps, one of them from Queens, NY, had a really nice soothing voice which was nice to listen to).. countless ladies getting in front of the stage dancing like some clueless fanatics in an uprising.. in between “Vermaji” playing the same old movie (as it appears from reading other posts) that is played in every single location.. i.e. devotees who have been cured asked to line up and regale their stories or shall I say “anubhavs”.. listening to some of the dodge frivolous stories, it was bleedingly obvious what a scam the whole thing is.. In any case, not wanting to upset my mom’s beliefs, I stayed quite.. this entire drams goes on for the best part of 6 (yes SIX Freakin’ hours)!!! laced with the dumb-wit “Verma ji” interrupting the nice music at regular intervals to make important announcements about this “ati-vashisht-seva” and “bhaav” “param poojniya bramrishi kumar swamijee” (frankly lost count of how many times these words were used that evening after the first 5000 times!).. and really sad to see countless hapless clueless poor souls hanging on his every word and non-sensical contradicting instructions.. “from filing out the ati-vishisht-seva form only offered on the occasion of ‘guru purnima’ but keeping it with themselves and not letting Anyone even TOUCH them”, To realizing most of the ppl have already been made to give them back at the time of entry, to not needing to fill them and keeping with themselves any more.. it was beyond annoying, beyond ridiculous, or chaotic, it was sickening to the extent, I wish I could grab the mike and shout to all these poor ppl (apparently from CA, Wisconsin, Toronto, VA and goodness knows where.. don’t believe anyone would travel to meet this shameless gang of sham!!) that ppl PLEASE RUN.. don’t give a penny of your hard earned money to this BS OTT (over the top) bleedingly obviously scaming fraudsters.. fraudsters like this you get dime a dozen in India.. In any event, Guruji finally turns up 6 hrs after he is supposed to.. after countless “vishesh soochnas” from Vermaji announcing his arrival and flower petals being handed out in advance to shower the swamiji.. to almost a small stampede with ppl rushing to catch a glimpse up close and personal.. with a human chain arnd him to protect him.. to some kids getting run over.. just surreal on how blatantly scandalous it all is.. apparently Guruji is late because he has been performing “an ati-vishesh-seva” for the masses that had gathered.. pray tell, why couldn’t that be done earlier in the day for him to show up at 4pm when he was supposed to.. or wondering if anyone checked the swimming pool at the hotel he was staying at. Anyway, I get off track, after he arrives, Guruji gets on the stage and performs the pooja that no one can hear and with his back towards everyone.. with all the music (and dhol) blaring for almost 30 minutes.. then there is a queue of (literally) 200 ppl who are representatives of this scam organization from each location to offer personal garlands.. this drama goes on for a good 40 min before, on this “ati-vishesh-din of guru purnima”, guruji has done “ati-vishesh-seva” only in NJ for the first time ever!!!! To allow everyone to get up to the stage.. resulting in 2000 ppl queuing up next to the stage.. threatening another stampede… only for the plan to be scratched 20 min later as the organizers have instructed “no more than 30 ppl can be on the stage” at any given time.. mini chaos for 15-20 min.. then change in plans and Guruji will come to each and everyone in the hall… Guruji offers prayers, and “prawachan” “Kunjee mantra” (the script is followed to a T as with other locations as mentioned by fellow mortified souls on this blog).. Anyway another half an hr of madness ensues.. as ppl make beeline to create space and make room for swamiji to come each and everyone as an ati-vashisht-seva… swamiji gets to the floor with all the sewadaars.. detailed instructions are blared half a dozen times.. (men to only get it from male sevadar and same for women, no touching!).. sevadars will walk in front to collect “bhaav” (offerings in grrenbacks/US dollars).. and there is no shame in asking for “jo jiska bhaav ho who sevadaar ko de-de” “guru purnima ke awsar per guru ko dakhsina dene ka pradhaan he” agar 5 doge to 50 ban jaayega”.. I can go on and on but was sick to my stomach to how shamelessly greedy this entire scam circle is.. and how clueless ppl are! Anyway, sevadar for collecting Bhaav, sevadar to offer flower petals as blessings.. separate sevadaars for offering books.. After 45 min of this and I would have counted atleast 15 bags myself being fulled to the brim with $$ of all denominations.. $1, $5, $20, $100 etc etc.. and countless offerings by way of pledges and checks… rough conservative estimate, the gang must have raked in atleast $100k!!! yep, folks more than 3 times the per capital income of a country like the US.. what an average hard working person doing 3 shifts in the US makes in 3 years!!! My mom made us part with $200 that evening – still can’t get over it.. fortunately, not money I can’t afford but just makes me seethe to P*ss away my hard earned money at a*she*les like these.. as good as throwing it in the Hudson river.. would have felt million times better if I had given it to a homeless or to salvation army… oh well, I will think my pocket was picked on the subway! Anyway, it is past midnight at this point.. having been there for almost 9 hrs and witnessing all this, my patience is naturally running thin.. but hang on there is more, there was another ‘vishesh-kripa-pravadhan’ especially for ppl in immense misfortune or trouble.. was in a separate hall in the doubletree hotel (at the back of the convention hall) where the entourage was staying at… so my mom (can’t fault her entirely as she is 70 years old even though have tried to bring a dose of reality to her thinking) wanted to see Guruji in this personal “ati-vishesh_kripa”!.. so we scrambled to get to the hotel.. to ensure we were early and get to see Guruji.. as mentioned by one of the fellas above, Guruji arrived in his Merc SUV.. we get in, and there is already a line of abt 50ppl… who are desparate to get personal beej mantras and get their personal “cancer cured” by this sakshaat bhagwanji ka avatar param poojniya guruji… anyway, similar to the UK experience, the cost of the form is $108!!!! At this point, some good sense prevails with my mom and given its approaching 1am and having parted with $200 of our good money, we decided to bolt and leave the circus to itself! In hindsight, apart from p*ssing away out personal money on these crooks (which makes me cringe), I am most upset about having wasted an entire Saturday that could have been spend with the family.. oh well, as they say you live and learn.. Sorry for the long winded account but investing this much of my personal time, in the hope that reading this, even if it dissuades one person who had any intention of becoming a disciple or attending any of these conventions, the 30 min of life that are gone away that I will never get back writing this, are well invested for mankind! Peace to all!

Reply By SG on August 13, 2012 04:43


gud sir grt keep it up!!!

Reply By richa saini on May 02, 2012 03:20


again i am saying i am also follower of kumar swami ji. as above SANDHYA said bslnd employee himself created fake id of kumar swami ji. it is brought to your notice TO SUSHIL VERMA JI AND OTHER TRUST MEMBERS THAT HE (SINGH CAMERAMAN RINKU )IS STILL running THE SHOW . RATHER HE IS VERY THANKFUL TO SWAMI BALENDU OR THIS PAGE. HOW ? FIRSTLY HE CHANGED THE NAME OF PAGE BSLND LIVE SMAGAM TO Bsln Dham (Bslnd) and second he removed his name from info and he placed the name of GUDDU CHAUDHARY who is his partner . AND BSLND (BHAGWAN SHREE LAKSHMI NARAYAN DHAM ) TRUSTEE SUSHIL VERMA HIMSELF A MEMBER OF IT.WHAT HAPPENED TO OTHER TRUST MEMBERS IF SUHSIL VERMA IS SLEEPING? AND EVERY ONE IS STILL RUNNING THE SHOW. THE EFFECT OF THIS PAGE IS THAT it changed its name BSLND LIVE SMAGAM to Bsln Dham (Bslnd) because it is true.AND OTHER TRUST MEMBERS MUST CHECK IT SUSHIL VERMA JI IS HIMSELF PART OF IT. ON THE OTHER HAND HE SAYS NOT TO OPEN PAGES ON FACEBOOK.RATHER I WOULD LIKE TO SAY SUSHIL VERMA SHOULD THANKS SWAMI BALENDU WHO MADE U SO POPULAR.and i thanks this page who made people to express themselves on net and made to feel people that they are one and changed the behaviour of those bslnd sewadaar who think themselves a saint like kumar swami ji.

Reply By PARVEEN VIJ on September 11, 2011 01:00


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