Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Baba Ramdev's $3.3 million island



Baba Ramdev owns an island off the Scottish west coast.
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The Little Cumbrae was gifted to Ramdev by Glasgow-based disciples Sam and Sunita Poddar.
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The couple bought the island for £2 million ($3.3 million) in August 2009.
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Some reports say the island has been renamed as Peace Island.
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Locally known as Wee Cumbrae, Little Cumbrae measures 313 hectares (3.13 square kilometres) in area.
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Little Cumbrae is the home of Patanjali Yog Peeth Trust's first five star Pranayam Yog and Ayurveda medicine retreat outside of India.


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The five-star yoga centre is called Wee Cumbrae Island International Yog Center.
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The island is also on Twitter as @TheWeeCumbrae and has 30 followers.
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The island is also home to the remnants of a 17th century castle.
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Ramdev, when he first visited the island in September 2009, said he wanted the island to become "a centre of great pilgrimage."
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Ramdev said that the island reminded him of Haridwar, "It is like the Himalayas and the banks of the Ganga

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