Dead Indian Guru Kept in Freezer, Followers Claim He’s Meditating
Followers of Maharaj believe the guru to be in a suspended meditative state rather than dead and are adamant that Maharaj will reawaken to lead them once again when the time is appropriate. At the time, his spokesman Swami Vishalanand told the BBC that the guru’s death was somewhat of a miracle:
He is not dead. Medical science does not understand things like yogic science. We will wait and watch. We are confident that he will come back. The body did not decompose before we put it in the freezer. It was a spiritual experience. We thought of embalming it, but somebody told us that his chances of revival were less if we did it.