Responding to lawyer Falguni Brahmbhatt’s allegations that Radhe Maa would be intimate with her devotees, hug them, grope the breasts of her female devotees and would also kiss them if she wanted, Bhojpuri and Marathi actress Nisha Yadav who attended a couple of Radhe Maa’s satsangs in Mumbai in an exclusive interview to IndyaWire.com, revealed, “I had gone to one of her satsangs or congregations also known as chowkis. In fact, I was not willing to attend the programme, but a friend from the film industry who is a follower of Radhe Maa insisted that I should go and experience the programme. So I reluctantly went. There was darkness in the room, while Hindi film music played in the background,” Nisha explained.
“As Radhe Maa entered, the music got louder and about 15 to 20 female devotees right in the front started swaying and dancing with their hands in the air. Mid-way during the program, I noticed that her close aides or the devotees who were closest to her suddenly starting singing and dancing loudly and then three female devotees lifted her and started carrying her.”
“I also noticed that Radhe Maa began touching the female devotees in very strange ways. She would kiss them and touch them on their faces and on the entire upper half of their bodies where ever her hands could reach – as she was being carried. She even fondled their breasts and kissed them on the cheeks and neck. Then, I also saw male devotees dancing with her and she was speaking in their ears and kissing some of them. This was very new to me and I was shocked. I have attended many religious programmes of different religions, but this was totally different and new. I had forgotten about this incident, but reading about media reports regarding an obscenity case filed by a woman advocate, I decided to speak up.”
I was told that if I attended nine chowkis of Maa Durga (Radhe Maa) and take darshan of Radhe Maa, I would get all my wishes fulfilled by Lord Shiva, Nisha Yadav said, adding that this was my last visit to Radhe Maa’s satsangs.
According to lawyer Falguni Brahmbhatt as quoted in Mail Today, “What I witnessed was disturbing and nauseating. On cue from Radhe Maa, her devotees would lift her with bodies pressed very close. She would be intimate with her devotees, hug them, grope the breasts of her female devotees and would also kiss them if she wanted to,” advocate Falguni Brahmbhatt said. This tallies with Nisha Yadav’s account of a similar incident.