Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hindu Saint Apex Body Bows Down @ Shirdi - Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan News

On Friday 18th July`2014, following Swaroopanand's statement to ban Sai worship,a delegation from the
apex body of Hindu Saints including saints from Akhil Bhartiya Akhara Parishad & Akhil Bhartiya Sant Samiti visited Sai Baba temple at Shirdi to closely inspect the procedures followed at the temple.

The 7-member delegation led by National Spokesman of the Aakhada Parishad Baba Hathyogi (Ramdal)and comprised of Durga Das, Narayan Das, Swami Chinmyanand, Swami Kalyan Dev,Swami Pramod Krishna and Narayan Giri visited Shirdi. They also have planned to meet disciples of Sai Baba across India, as well as from other countries and would know their views on this controversial issues.

The group witnessed the 'Dhup Arati' at the temple and visited other nearby temples in the vicinity inclding Dwarkamai and Chavadi, before declaring that there is nothing wrong with people worshiping Baba.

All India Akhada Parishad said that remarks of Dwarka Peeth Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati against Sai Baba are "baseless" and that he was only misleading people by his statements.

Urging the followers of Sai Baba to ignore the comments made by the Shankaracharya, Baba Hathyogi, national spokesperson of the Parishad said, "The statements (of Swami Swaroopanand) are baseless and confusing. He is not an authority on the entire Hindu religion and at the age of 90, Swami Swaroopanand,as adage goes, becomes 'naughty' hence his comments should not be taken seriously.

Former chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shri.Jayant Sasane had organised a tour of sadhus, mahants of Haridwar and New Delhi to Shirdi.

"All of us will meet the Shankaracharya soon and request him to withdraw his statements about Sai Baba. We will also invite him to Shirdi," Pradip Krishnam of New Delhi's Kalki Peeth said.

The Peethadheeshwar of Sri Kalki Dham Acharya Pramod Krishnam, said that "It is good that Muslims too visit the Shirdi temple to pay homage adding that Sai worship is not against Sanatana Dharma."

Credits: Article By - Rohit Behal

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