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Vijayapriya Nithyananda: What we know about Kailasa’s UN representative

Vijayapriya Nithyananda represented ‘United States of Kailasa’ at the United Nations.

Vijayapriya Nithyananda made headlines after a video of her speaking at the United Nations.Premium
Vijayapriya Nithyananda made headlines after a video of her speaking at the United Nations.

A woman named Vijayapriya Nithyananda is making headlines after a video of her speaking at a United Nations meeting in Geneva went viral. The video, shared by fugitive godman Nithyananda, who claims to have founded the "United States of Kailasa," shows Vijayapriya dressed in a saffron saree with a rudraksha necklace and maang-teeka on her forehead.

Nithyananda is a self-styled godman from Tamil Nadu who fled India in 2018 after two of his disciples were arrested for kidnapping. He has been accused of rape. Where Nithyananda's Kailasa is located is unknown. 

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The exiled godman allegedly purchased an island off the coast of Ecuador in South America. There aren't many images of Kailasa in existence.

Vijayapriya's statement at UN

In her statement at the UN, Vijayapriya claimed that her guru, Nithyananda, has been persecuted by India. However, she later issued a clarification, stating that the "United States of Kailasa" holds India in high regard and urging the Indian government to take action against those who attack and incite violence against Nithyananda and Kailasa.

“Our concern is solely directed towards those anti-Hindu elements. We urge the Indian government to take action against such elements who continue to incite violence against the Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism and Kailasa," she said.

UN response

The UN human rights office clarified that any submissions made by representatives of the "United States of Kailasa" at the public meetings in Geneva last week were "irrelevant" and would not be considered in the final outcome drafts. The delegation joined the event as an NGO, it said.

Who is Vijayapriya Nithyananda?

Vijayapriya Nithyananda is the permanent ambassador of the "United States of Kailasa" at the United Nations. She lives in the US. She studied Microbiology at Canada's University of Manitoba in 2014. According to her LinkedIn profile, she is fluent in English, French, Creole and Pidgins.

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In Kailasa, which is Nithyananda's virtual Hindu country, Vijayapriya enjoys the status of a diplomat. She also has a tattoo of Nithyananda on her right arm, as seen in the photos and videos.

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Sounak Mukhopadhyay
Sounak Mukhopadhyay, who also goes by the name Sounak Mukherjee, has been producing digital news since 2012. He's worked for the International Business Times, The Inquisitr, and Moneycontrol in the past. He's also contributed to Free Press Journal and TheRichest with feature articles. He covers news for a wide range of subjects including business, finance, economy, politics and sports. Before working with digital news publications, he worked as a freelance content writer.
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Published: 03 Mar 2023, 09:12 AM IST
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