Posted on 12/08/2022
License: CC BY 4.0
The paper is on Sri Sri Ramakrishna Mission’s celebration of virgin worship. This particular event is also linked with money-laundering. The ambivalent nature of Hindu high-caste Male is revealed here with reference to ‘kumari puja’, where the mission’s ascetics are worshiping a goddess incarnated in a virgin. Simultaneously, the ascetics are banning the entry of women in their order. The psychoanalysis of the simulated spectacle of this event has been attempted in the course of this paper with the sages’ unholy nexus with the Hindu extremist ruling party.