HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
SINDHULIMADHI: Twenty four days after Ram Bahadur Bamjan nicknamed as the Buddha Boy left Bara's Ratanpur-based Halkhoriya forest along with his followers, he has been found living at the Hwaredanda of Janakalyan Community Forest of Kamalamai Municipality in Sindhuli.
Darsan Limbu, Bamjan's disciple, said the Buddha Boy wanted to bring recognition to Nepal through Bodhi religion in the world. "Our guru is writing the Bodhi Religion he earned during his penance," he said. However, when journalists approached they were not welcomed at Bamjan's place today.
According to Limbu, Bamjan is scheduled to speak in a public prabachan programme in two months' time and at that time he would answer to all the questions.
Limbu went to say that Bamjan sat for penance from May 16, 2005 to May 16, 2011 without food. He complained that forest officials, contractors and timber smugglers had spread rumours about Bamjan in Bara. He dismissed the claims that the government had issued any arrest warrant to Bamjan.
In the past, Bamjan was drawn into many controversies for keeping two women captive, abducting his own family members and thrashing up neighbours among others.
Limbu urged journalists to take stock of the Bara jungle, where Bamjan used to live and bring out the reality. He said Bamjan's family had spread rumours against him after they failed to have the monopoly over the funds collected in Bamjan's name.
Bamjan has a white mare, one dog and one he-goat. "We do not know where the horse came from. But a foreigner gifted a he-goat to him,” Limbu said.
He said Bamjan is writing Bodhi religion in sambhota script and that would be translated into 17 languages including Nepali and English later.
When asked about holding a Slovak Marichi into captivity, Limbu said that she was a mentally disturbed woman. According to him, Marichi was kept in a room after she expressed her interest to sit for penance. "But, she attacked Bamjan later," he added.
Chairman Chhatra Ghising of Bodhi Shrawan Sangh, responsible for Bamjan's protection, urged the mediapersons not to give any negative press coverage.