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April 25th, 2008
Founder of Barsana Dham Center arrested for indecency

According to the Hays County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 3:00 PM on Thursday, the US Marshalls Service, working in cooperation with the Hays County Sheriff’s Office, arrested Prakashanand Saraswati, DOB 01-15-29, known to his followers as Shree Swamiji, at Dulles Airport in Washington, DC. He was transported to Alexandria, Virginia where he is in custody at this time.

Saraswati was arrested on indictments alleging twenty counts of Indecency With a Child/Sexual Contact.

The indictments stem from an investigation that began in August, 2007 by the Hays County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and the Hays County District Attorney’s Office. The indictments were issued in April, 2008.

Saraswati has waited extradition and arrangements will be made for transport back to Hays County.

Saraswati is the founder the Barsana Dham Center, located on FM 1826 in Hays County.

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0 thoughts on “Founder of Barsana Dham Center arrested for indecency

  1. And tomorrow is the fair.


    I’ll probably still go, as the vendors and entertainers and everyone else almost certainly had nothing to do with this.

    This is very disturbing, to say the least.

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