Who is Ma Vijayapriya, the woman who represented sexual assault accused Nithyananda’s country Kailasa at United Nations meeting? 

On February 22, a woman called Ma Vijayapriya Nithyananda represented the ‘United States of Kailasa’ at the 19th United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESR) meeting. The self-declared state has its ties to self-styled godman Nithyananda who has been on a run since 2019 after being charged of rape and abduction

Vijayapriya Nithyananda -
led USK delegation at UN

Vijayapriya named as ‘permanent ambassador from Kailasa’, made a vague link between Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Hinduism, and then went on to claim that the founder of her ‘nation’, Ntihyananda, was being ‘persecuted’ by India

Ma Vijayapriya
Nithyananda at UN

Vijayapriya said, “Kailasa was established by Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism Nithyananda Paramashivam, who is reviving the enlightened Hindu civilisation and its 10,000 traditions of Hinduism, including the Adi Shaivite indigenous agricultural tribes.” 

Ma Vijayapriya on
Nithyananda’s country

A citizen of the US, Vijaypriya stays in Washington DC and has earned the status of diplomat of the ‘United States of Kailasa’. She was accompanied by several other representatives of the state who were clad in saffron and white clothes paired with rudraksha mala, traditional gold jewellery and ‘tika’, religious markers of the Hindu religion

Ma Vijayapriya and her
team at UN 

Vijaypriya’s UN delegation included Kailasa Los Angeles’ Ma Muktika Ananda, Kailasa St Louis’ Ma Sona Kamat, Kailasa UK’s Ma Nithya Atmadayananda, Kailasa France’s Nithya Venkatesananda, and Kailasa Slovenia’s Priyampara Nithtananda 

Members of Kailasa

The UN had taken a break from discussing its regular reports to have a general discussion on sustainable development, legal matters, indigenous people, poverty and labour standards speaking about how the covenant applied to these issues. The United States of Kailasa delegation talked about sustainable development among other issues

UN CESR meeting 2023

Vijayapriya’s LinkedIn profile suggests that she has studied at the University of Cambridge and holds a BSc degree in Microbiology and a minor in Chemistry. Not much is known about her pivot to the self-made group and her alliance with Swami Nithyananda

Who is Ma Vijayapriya?

Nithyananda is a self-styled godman who used to deliver sermons and enjoyed a large followership. In 2010, Sun TV telecasted video recordings claiming Nithyananda to be in a compromising position with an actress named Ranjitha. The same year, a US citizen accused Nithyananda of rape 

Swami Nithyananda

In 2019, a Tamil Nadu-based couple accused Nithyananda of abducting their three children. He later fled from India and was reportedly shuffling between Ecuador and Trinidad and Tobago

Charges against Swami

Nithyananda later declared a new ‘Hindu nation’ Kailasa (also known as Shrikailasa), introduced the official gold currency, Kailashian dollar, Reserve Bank of Kailasa and also started issuing three-day-long visas to tourists

Nithyananda’s new
nation Kailasa

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