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Beautiful women provided 'palanka seva' to Sarathi

Bhubaneswar,August 11: The latest such revelation is that the Odisha godman Sarati Baba had engaged beautiful women for his palanka seva.

The investigation has revealed that the pahuda lagi (sleeping ritual) of the Baba was scheduled at 11 PM everyday. As the Baba slept on the Ananta Naga Palanka,young and beautiful women offered
him palanka seva while others performed Devadasi dance.

The women for the palanka seva were handpicked by the Baba and took turns in offering this special seva.

This unique ritual of the Baba used to take place in an exclusive two-storey building behind the Shrimad Sarathi temple inside the ashram premises. The building has two bedrooms one each on the ground and first floor.

While only the closest aides and women servitors were allowed to enter the bedroom on the ground floor, special invitees had access to the bedroom on the first floor where the pahuda lagi of the Baba was held,sources said.


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