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Resolution Passed Against Worshipping Sai Baba As Deity

A two-day-long 'Dharma Sansad' convened by the Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati of Dwarka Peeth today passed a resolution that Sai Baba, the 19th century saint from Shirdi, should not be worshipped as a deity by the followers of 'Sanatan Dharma'.

'Kashi Vidvat Parishad' has taken a decision that Sai Baba was neither a god nor a guru, therefore he cannot be worshipped, Rajesh Joshi, the media in-charge for the Dharma Sansad (religious conclave), which was held in Chhattisgarh's Kabirdham district, told PTI.

After Shankaracharya Swaroopanand raked up a controversy by opposing the worship of Sai Baba, Divya Chaturmas Mahotsav Samiti organised the conclave at Kawardha, 150km from here, to debate the issue.

Representatives of 13 Akharas and other religious leaders discussed the issue.

Resolutions on other issues, including introduction of Hindu scriptures in school curriculum, making the country free of addiction, safety of women, construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, protection of cows, etc. Were also passed, Joshi said.

Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, which runs the Shirdi Sai temple, did not respond to the invitation by the Shankaracharya to attend the Dharma Sansad.

However, devotees of Sai Baba from Delhi and Ahmedabad participated in the conclave.

A minor row erupted when a sadhu on the dais interrupted Manushya Mitra, a Sai Baba follower, while speaking, said Superintendent of Police, RS Nayak. Both were pacified by others present on the dais.

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7/D-21
Aug 27, 2014
09:23 AM

This charlatan of a swamiji would do better if he campaigns against building of temples and worship of filmstars and politicians like MG Ramachandran, Khushboo, Amitab Bachan, Rajnikant, Mayawati, etc.

Ramesh Ramachandra, Bangalore
6/D-64
Aug 26, 2014
04:53 PM

The nicest thing that can be said about Swaroopanand is that he is an idiot.

Akash Verma, Chennai
5/D-60
Aug 26, 2014
04:48 PM

The fake Shankaracharya needs to be reminded of this shloka:

Akashaat patitam toyam yatha gachchhati saagaram

Sarva Deva namaskara Keshavam pratigachchhati

Just as every drop falling from the sky reaches the ocean,

Every prayer offered to any diety reaches the Supreme One.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
4/D-57
Aug 26, 2014
04:36 PM

Today Swaroopanand Saraswati of Dwarka has taken a decision not to worship Sai Baba. From Tomorrow onwards he will start issuing fatwas about do's  and dont's of Hinduism. Problem is not Swaroopanand, bigger problem are the people who follow such person. 

Mohan, Adiipur
3/D-56
Aug 26, 2014
04:24 PM

In Geeta, Lord Krishna told Arjuna that you can worship anybody or anything.  Whoever you worship, that is who you will acquire (Use Pamoge).  If you worship Dev, you will get (Pamoge) Dev and if you worship me, you will get(Pamoge) me. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
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