Will you stop worshipping the Shirdi Sai Baba after Dwarka Peeth passes resolution
A Big No
A two day long Dharma Sansad convened by the Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati of Dwarka Peeth on Tuesday 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 said.
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 Raipur, 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.
The Shankaracharya of Dwarka Peeth, Swami Swaroopnanand Saraswati, who has been having a running feud with the followers of the saint of Shirdi, Sai Baba, has taken his opposition to the seer a step ahead.
A Dharma Sansad organised by the shankaracharya has passed a resolution that the Shirdi Sai Baba should not be worshipped by followers of Sanatan Dharma, that is Hinduism.
The resolution flies in the face of the incredible devotion on display at the shrine in Shirdi, where worshippers throng at all hours of the day, seeking the Baba's blessings.
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We all Love Sai Baba
Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati of Dwarka Peeth on Tuesday passed a resolution, Kashi Vidvat Parishad has taken a decision that Sai Baba was neither a god nor a guru, stop worshipping the Shirdi Sai Baba as said by Dwarka Peeth resolution, devotees of Sai Baba from Delhi and Ahmedabad participated in the conclave,
Mohini Porwal [ B Sc]
Trainee News Editor
We all Love Sai Baba