Mahesh Yogi’s sandals to be auctioned in London

November 14th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Nov 14 (IANS) A pair of sandals once worn by spiritual leader Maharishi Mahesh Yogi are expected to fetch 80,000 pounds in an auction to be held later this month.

Yogi shot to fame worldwide as a guru to The Beatles who he first met while he was in London. He wore the wooden sandals during the height of his fame in the late 1960s and 1970s, the Daily Mail reported.

These sandals have elastic straps and were specially-moulded for his feet. They were saved by his personal assistant after he threw them away because they were broken.

The spiritual leader, who died three years ago, started in the late 1970s his transcendental meditation programme that claimed to offer practitioners the ability to levitate and to create world peace.

In 2008, he announced his retirement from all administrative activities and went into spiritual silence until his death three weeks later.

The sandals will be auctioned by the Fame Bureau, London, Nov 26.

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