There are millions of devotees of Sai Baba in India; one of major religious gurus Shankaracharya Swarupananda Saraswati made a huge controversy saying they should not place Sai Baba in their temples.
Shankaracharya said in interviews on various TV channels; Shirdi’s Sai Baba was a worshiper of Allah, and he used to eat goat meat, so Hindus cannot do worship of him.
Devotees of Sai Baba are out on a demonstration across the country against this comment. There is a hearing on Friday at Allahabad High Court on the question why FIR will not do against Shanracharya.
One of the most memorable films made on communal harmony of Bollywood is Amar Akbar Anthony, in this film, there was a famous song ‘shirdi wale sai baba’ singer was Mohammad Rafi.
And on who this song was sang, he is most worshiped saints of India- Sai Baba of Shirdi’s Maharashtra. Who have millions of devotees across the country, they are from various religions? And there are numerous of Sai Baba across India.
But Hindus should never worship Sai Baba, said one of the religious gurus of Hindu Shankaracharya Swarupananda Saraswati directly.
His logic is, “Who never used to call anyone’s name except Allah, who doesn’t comply Ganga and ate goat meat. How can Hindus do worship of him?
Billion money’s business is running by the name of Sea Baba. But Shankaracharya alleges that behind that there is a foreign conspiracy to weaken the unity of Hindus.
90 years old this religious Guru said, “Countries like Britain doing all these, they want India is no longer a Hindu country and Hindus divided into so many groups. All these thinks have done to make Hindus divided into many groups and couldn’t do anything Organized.”
Devotees of Sai Baba across the country came out on the street after this statement was telecasted. Of course on Shirdi but also in Varanasi-Lucknow-Jaipur-Delhi everywhere devotees showing fierce procession and said their devotion to Sai Baba will not reduce anyway.
Some of them are saying, all these are complete nonsense. The respect towards Sae god will remain same. Someone said, Sai Baba full fills all wishes, he got hi evidence. Someone claimed that Sai Baba was a God, and he has a feeling about it in himself.
Argument gone to the court; two cases have filed in Lucknow and Jaipur rising the question, Why Shankaracharya will not be charged for hurting religious sentiment.
Meanwhile, the powerful Naga monks are standing by Shankaracharya. They said, if someone insults him, the road will be turned to firing.
But the controversy about the tolerant behaviour of Shirdi’s Sai Baba this is not rare among India’s Hindu religious Gurus said religious historian Dr. Nrisingha Prasad Bhaduri.
Dr. Bhaduri informs, “Yaban Haridas was always at first in Sri Chaitanya kirtan team. Sri Ramakrishna did pursuit according to it Islam’s religion, said how many options that many ways!”
”But since they cannot show such kindness or tolerance, so there is a try to identify well or bad and disputed started between various communities,” said Dr. Bhaduri.
Shankracharya Swarupananda Saraswati is known as hard-line anti of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and close to Congress. So inevitably the debate got a color of politics.
So he denied the allegations that there is instigation on forbidding people to do worship of Sai Baba.