His comments on popular talk show, Newsroom, came a week after hundreds – and potentially thousands – of woman and girls were molested and robbed in Bangalore on New Year’s Eve.
He also last week urinated in a mug and threw it over two fellow contestants on India’s version of Big Brother, Bigg Boss, prompting them to kick and slap him.
He said: “Many Bollywood actresses have come completely nude in front of me and even tried to seduce me.
“I am a ‘sanyasi’ who has control over my senses and desires, but not all men can do that.”
Three strong Indian women took to the Newsroom panel to condemn Swami Omji Maharaj
He added women in burkas are safer because they are fully-clothed and covered, despite the Hindu Mahasabha party being known for its strong anti-Muslim rhetoric.
Female lawyer Nupur Sharma pointed out there is no written law in India or in the Constitution which dictates how women – or men – should dress or live their lives, as she asked Swami Omji to be more responsible with his words.
Supreme Court lawyer Karuna Nundy asked the Swami if he thought he has the right to touch women
Hundreds of women were assaulted in Bangalore on New Year’s Eve
Mr Omji’s comments come after Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi said men cannot be blamed for attacking Indian women who mimic Western culture by wearing revealing clothes.
“In these modern times, the more skin women show, the more they are considered fashionable.
And Karnataka state’s home minister G Parameshwara said short dresses were responsible for the New Year’s Eve sex attacks.