Sangam turns into spiritual battleground as Shankaracharyas fight over whether Sai Baba is Muslim or Hindu

Written by | January 23, 2015 | 0

It seems Sangam in Allahabad has turned into a battlefield of the two Shankaracharyas over the issue of whether Sai Baba was a Hindu or a Muslim.

While Shankaracharya of Dwarkapeeth Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati said that Sai Baba was a Muslim, Shankaracharya of Jyotishpeeth Swami Vasudevanand Saraswati has now said that Sai Baba was a Hindu.

Vasudevanand has also said that he will oppose Swaroopanand’s call to remove Sai Baba idol from the temples.

Vasudevanand said that his followers wouldn’t let that happen at any cost. Swaroopanand had announced that his followers will remove the idol of Sai Baba from a temple at Connaught Place in New Delhi on Basant Panchmi (January 24).

Currently, both the Shankaracharyas are camping at the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati (Sangam) rivers in Allahabad, where the Magh Mela is held every year.

 

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