Holi '83 - The Festival of Light
In 1979 Maharaji's minions actually believed that if a major media publication did a story on Divine Light Mission they would find it had matured into a responsible organisation with a brilliant leader and were both worthy of the greatest respect. And so Life magazine published "Squirt-Gun Guru Sprays His Followers in Miami" which pretty well said all they thought of the guru in the title. It was later recalled that some of the administrators responsible for cosying up to the journailsts were sent to the premie equivalent of Devil's Island.
It was a shame they weren't there 4 years later when Mr Rawat the "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" guru revealed himself as Lord of the Squirt- Gun and the Light Show. The Guru of Greatness personally invented and built the squirt gun (at least some of his premies who actually had technical skills did) and inspired the Light Show - both external and internal. This 1983 Rawat Holi ritual was the closest premies came to the Nuremberg Nazi Rallies since Millenium '73. Indian rituals didn't really fit Rawat's new image and organisation so squirt-gunning became a thing of the past in the West.