God Turns his Back on Tamil Godman

Commander Selvam in Legal Trouble(Photo courtesy: Commander Selvam’s law web site)

For several years, Tamil Samiar (godman) Annamalai Annamalai, a.k.a. Dr. Commander Selvam, a.k.a. Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar made a lucrative career out of helping fellow Indian-Americans tackle various obstacles – business, personal, legal, family, marriage, lottery numbers etc – by interceding with God (via pujas) for a fee.

Now it looks like 48-year-old Commander Selvam himself might need divine intervention to overcome his legal troubles.

Serious Charges

Earlier this month, Commander Selvam was indicted in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (Atlanta Division) on charges of bank fraud (credit card fraud), filing false federal income tax returns, bankruptcy fraud, making false statements, obstruction of justice and money laundering.

Commander Selvam has been arrested and is currently a resident of the Robert A.Deyton Detention Center in Lovejoy, Georgia.

Since Selvam is considered a flight-risk, he has been denied release on bond.

Besides the U.S. Attorney’s office in Atlanta, Special Agents of the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation team are also involved in Commander Selvam’s case.

Here’s an excerpt from U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates’s press statement announcing the 32-count indictment:

Annamalai generated income through the Hindu Temple of Georgia (β€œthe Hindu Temple”) by charging fees to his followers in exchange for providing spiritual or related services. In a typical transaction, a follower agreed to purchase a particular service for a communicated price, and provided a credit card number by telephone to guarantee payment. Annamalai allegedly caused the followers’ credit card numbers to be charged on multiple occasions, in excess of the agreed amount and without authorization. If the followers disputed the charges with their respective credit card companies, Annamalai allegedly submitted false documentation to the credit card companies in support of the unauthorized charges.

Commander Selvam is presumed innocent unless and until he is proven guilty.

Ha Ha Ha

Commander Selvam was no ordinary Swamiji.

A self-styled expert in Atharva Veda, Commander Selvam’s advertised services encompassed a wide spectrum of ‘spiritual’ offerings for:

Court Cases, Love Affairs, Boy Friend, Girl Friend, Love Spells, Job, Immigration, DUI, Husband/Wife Illicit Relations, Bad Dreams, Black Magic, Divorce, Separation, Business, Partnership, Drinks & Drug Addiction, Mental Stress and Much More.

Hmm, the man who offered court case and immigration spiritual services to others couldn’t fix his own legal and immigration woes.

If you’re wondering how Commander Selvam got the ‘Commander’ title, the man was an ex-member of the Indian Home Guards, where he was supposedly the first youngest Area Commander for Home Guards in Chennai in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Commander Selvam Related Documents:
Commander Selvam Court Indictment Copy
Fox 5 Screws Atlanta Hindu Swami from Tamil Nadu

8 Responses to "God Turns his Back on Tamil Godman"

  1. msveda   February 17, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    USA will start to worry about having close ties with India.

    Indians (Some) perform all kind of Criminal activities in general. And it is difficult to apprehend them because of the ability to run away from Justice exists in their genes.

    I am worried about future generations of India will lose their hope completely in Justice and resort to Criminal activities forever. India Sucks big time.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. India has already fallen off the U.S. radar!

    2. You write: I am worried about future generations of India will lose their hope completely in Justice and resort to Criminal activities forever.

    Lasting change can only be wrought by violence.

    Look at the examples of China, U.S. (fight against British in 18th century), Russia (early 20th century), Cuba (mid-20th century) etc.

    You can’t expect the beneficiaries of the existing system to easily relinquish their privileges.

    That said, I’m not sure even violence can bring lasting change. Violence can occasionally overthrow a rotten system but Human nature is inherently so base that even the new systems get corrupted (look at Russia under Stalin). Stalin’s Russia was probably much worse than the Tsarist system that was overthrown.

  2. sam   February 18, 2014 at 12:50 am



    Ha, Ha, Ha

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Unbelievable! And we think we’re the masters of the world!

    Worse, over 50% of my countrymen don’t believe in Evolution. So where did we all come from? Virgin Mary???? πŸ™

    Don’t these Chutiyas read at all?

    BTW, First interesting link you’ve posted in several weeks. πŸ˜‰

    Thank You!

  3. boopalanj   February 18, 2014 at 3:15 am

    A Tamil and just a banking fraud?

    Must be the Idli and Pongal πŸ˜‰

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: A Tamil and just a banking fraud?

    Not a drop of blood! Makes for boring reading, right? πŸ˜‰

    But there’s so much more to this guy Annamalai Annamalai than just banking fraud. He used to provide spiritual services for husband/wife illicit relations, court problems, drunk driving cases….


    Prosecutors have taped his conversations from jail with his wife. I have the court copies of those and they make for very interesting reading.

    I think he’s from Coimbatore.

    2. Idli and Pongal just don’t have the same sex appeal as Dum Biryani. πŸ˜‰ In the last few years, over 50 Dum Biryani restaurants must have opened in the U.S. vs zero for Idli/Pongal joints.

    On Telugu online forums, the favorite abusive term for Tamils and SI is Sambar.

    The hatred against Tamils is quite intense on these Telugu forums.

    • saravanank   February 20, 2014 at 7:45 am

      “On Telugu online forums, the favorite abusive term for Tamils and SI is Sambar.”

      Sambar is “consumed” by all South Indians, I wonder why this is used as abusive term for Tamils. Funny though πŸ™‚

      “The hatred against Tamils is quite intense on these Telugu forums.”

      Why do they hate Tamils. Do you think of any possible reason for their hatred against Tamils.

      Doesn’t make sense. Is it individual grudge? Wonder why.

      There are so many “Telugu biddas” in Chennai and other parts of Tamilnadu.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      You write: Why do they hate Tamils. Do you think of any possible reason for their hatred against Tamils

      All racial and ethnic groups are to a degree enamored of themselves.

      But Telugus, at least the ones I see in U.S., seem more ghettoist than other South Indian groups in their Weltanschauung. One reason for their highly ghettoist tendency of seeking incestuous solace in the warm bosom of fellow Telugus in all domains (work, outside-work, online, entertainment, food, reading etc) could be the limited grasp of English for many, a handicap they make little attempt to fix. The result is a Dum Biryani centric view of the universe. πŸ˜‰

      Since Tamils are the only other prominent South Indian group in the U.S., Telugu angst is directed against them when confronted with any slight/criticism (real or imaginary) from another Indian. Ergo, they are quick to see the devil in the Sambar people (to use the Telugus’ favorite disdainful sneer against Tamils).

      It’s not individual grudge, they shower their contempt against the entire Tamil universe (people, movies, politicians etc) on Telugu online forums.

      There could be other factors at play as well, both cultural and economic that I may not have considered.

      • saravanank   February 21, 2014 at 1:01 am

        “Since Tamils are the only other prominent South Indian group in the U.S., Telugu angst is directed against them when confronted with any slight/criticism (real or imaginary) from another Indian”.

        Telugu biddas are blaming someone else for their failure, problems and shortcomings. May be, that makes them feel better and excuse themselves.

        They strongly believe their life is ruined because of all the things done to them by someone else especially by Tamils.

        With this mindset, they might see a Tamil conspiracy angle behind Telangana issue and soon start blaming Tamils for the Telangana state formation πŸ™‚

  4. msveda   February 18, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Even Telugu people like Vijaykanth, Vaiko are chief leaders in political arena of Tamil Nadu.

    What one can say more about Telugu abusing Tamils?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    So Telugus & Kannadigas (Jayalalithaa) are ruling Tamils! πŸ˜‰

  5. msveda   February 19, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Jayalalitha, who refused to help three prime accused in Rajiv gandhi death case few months back, now has offered to release them after their death sentence were reduced to life sentence, as they had already spend 23 years in Prison.

    Jayalalitha is much more opportunistic than Kalaingar, as Tamilnadu has fared miserably in her last two years of government. Seeing this pathetic political drama makes me crazy and seriously thinking about spending life at Kasi or some other place of worship. As I told already, India Sucks big time.

    India is ruled by liars, of liars and for the liars. You can also replace “liars” with crooks, bullies, etc.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    I too was surprised to see the news item about their release.

    Obviously, there’s more to it.

    Jayalalitha/AIADMK government’s announcement of the release of Rajiv’s killers is a political move targeted at Sonia Gandhi (for whom this can’t but be an extremely distressing move).

  6. sam   February 19, 2014 at 9:00 pm



    Amma trying her best to come to the center, but alas…

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Old News!

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