|Ashutosh Maharaj, seen here on a billboard in Punjab, has been in deep freeze for six weeks|
Ashutosh Maharaj, the leader of the Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan (Divine Light Awakening Mission), is in a state of samadhi - the deepest form of meditation, according to his believers, and is sending them messages.
Mission spokesman Swami Vishalanand said followers were now waiting for him to end his meditation and expect him to step out of the freezer in the town of Nurmahal, in the state of Punjab, northern India. Until then they would perform their own meditation and spiritual sessions.
'Mahara-ji (a Hindi term of respect) is still sending messages through followers in their meditative stage to protect his body until he returns,' Mr Vishalanand said.
The decision to place Maharaj in a freezer was challenged in court by a man claiming to be his former driver, who alleged several followers were not releasing the body because they wanted a share of the guru's properties.
But the court rejected the man's claim after receiving information from authorities confirming his death, reportedly from a heart attack.