|Controversies||• In 1959, his name was surfaced in a murder case, which he allegedly did under the influence of alcohol but was bailed due to lack of evidence.
• In 2000, locals at Bhairavi village of Navsari district filed a complaint against him for encroaching 6 acres (2 ha) land in addition to 10 acres (4 ha) of the area allocated by Gujarat Government.
• In 2001, After a Satsang (spiritual discourse), the Yoga Vedanta Samiti of his Ashram didn't vacate the premises (100 acres, valued at over R7 billion) of the Mangalya temple, Madhya Pradesh.
• In 2002, his followers forged all the land of a Rajokri-based devotee Bhagwani Devi, after convincing her to donate some part of her property to the Asharam's trust.
• In 2008, after the mysterious death of four boys at Motera Ashram (Ahmedabad), local public filed an allegation against him for practicing black magic there and protested him strongly.
• In Bhilwara (Mewar, Rajasthan), the Nashik Municipal Corporation destroyed some part of his ashram for illegal possession of Government land.
• The Bihar State Religious Trust in Patna filed a court case against his Asharam for grabbing a piece of land.
• on 8 January 2010, his illegal possession of 67,059 m2 of land in the Ahmedabad ashram was taken over by the State Government.
• His disciples Satya Narayan Dhoot and Bhanwar Lal Soni filed a court case against him for encroaching their lands in Rajasthan.
• In September 2012, he slapped a video journalist during his discourse in Ghaziabad.
• In May 2013, the Municipal Corporation of Cuttack demolished his ashram which was illegally built there.
• On 1 September 2013, he was arrested by the Jodhpur police for sexually assaulting a 16 years old girl.
• In December 2013, his son Narayan Sai was also arrested on the allegation of raping two sisters from Surat.
• In September 2013, the father of the sexually assaulted girl by Asaram; submitted the audio clippings of the death threats made by his followers against him, to the court.
• On 14 September 2014, one of his followers threatened to distract the flight operations if Asharam would not be released within two weeks and was arrested in Uttar Pradesh.
• On 11 January 2015, Akhil Gupta who was the prime witness of the Surat rape case was murdered.
• On 25 April 2018, a Jodhpur Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Court sentenced Asaram to life imprisonment, and other 2 accused (Shilpi and Sharad) were sentenced to 20-years for raping a 16-year-old girl from Shahajahanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Judge Madhusudan Sharma pronounced the verdict inside the Jodhpur Central Jail.