Shankaracharya

  • Devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba and Swaroopananda clash in Chhattisgarh 6 days ago

    Raipur: The dispute between followers of Shankaracharya Swaroopananda Saraswati and the Shirdi Sai Baba turned into an open scuffle during a religious meet in Chhattisgarh on Monday. This happened during a Dharma Sansad in Kawardha. The Swaroopanand Saraswati had earlier sparked off a controversy by rejecting Sai Baba and criticising...
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  • Chhattisgarh: Scuffle breaks out between devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba, Shankaracharya Swaroopananda 1 week ago

    Raipur: A scuffle broke out between devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba and followers of Shankaracharya Swaroopananda Saraswati in Kawardha in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday. The incident happened in Kawardha while a religious meet was on. The Shankaracharya had earlier sparked controversy by criticising the worship of Sai Baba. The Shankaracharya had said that...
  • Hearing against Shankaracharya for remarks against Saibaba in Bihar court July 9, 2014

    Muzaffarpur: Hearing against Dwarka seer Shankaracharya Swaroopananda Saraswati for his remarks against Saibaba is scheduled to come up in a Bihar court on Wednesday. After Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati had said that Hindus should not worship Shirdi Sai Baba along with other Hindu gods, the Sai temple in Lucknow filed a...
  • Shankaracharya Swaroopanand takes on Sai Baba: Is it a battle for religious supremacy? July 4, 2014

    Questioning Shirdi Sai baba for being worshiped as a Hindu god, Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati has said that Sai baba was someone "who used to eat meat and worship Allah, a man like that can never be a Hindu god." ...
  • Sai baba used to eat meat, how can he be called a Hindu god: Shankaracharya July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Questioning Shirdi Sai Baba's status as a Hindu god, Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati said that Sai Baba was someone "who used to eat meat and worshipped Allah, (and) a man like that can never be a Hindu god." He also claimed that the devotees of Sai Baba use pictures of...
  • Spat between Shankaracharya, Sai devotees gets ugly, reaches court July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The spat between Shirdi Sai devotees and Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati has turned uglier and reached the court. The Naga seers have now sided with Shankaracharya. The Nagas have said that if Shankaracharya is insulted, they will take to the streets in protest. The Naga sadhus have called this...
  • Shankaracharya's comment on Sai Baba is his personal view: BJP June 30, 2014

    BJP on Sunday refused to be dragged into the reported exchange of words between Dwarkapeeth Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati and Union Minister Uma Bharti over the alleged comments made by the seer on the Sai Baba of Shirdi. "This is the matter among the seers, and BJP is a political party. Whatever...
  • Sai Baba was a Muslim, should not be worshipped like a Hindu deity: Shankaracharya June 30, 2014

    Refusing to budge from his stand on Shirdi Sai Baba, Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand on Sunday described him as a Muslim ascetic who could not be worshipped like a Hindu deity and said his campaign to protect the Hindu religion will continue even if he is sent to jail. "They may burn...
  • Case filed against Dwaraka Peeth Shankaracharya for remarks against Sai baba June 28, 2014

    A case was filed in a local court on Saturday against the Shankaracharya of Dwarka Peeth, Swaroopananda Saraswati, for his alleged remarks against Sai baba of Shirdi. The first hearing of the case, filed by local lawyer Sudhir Kumar Ojha, would be held in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate S...
  • Dwaraka Peeth seer supports Shankaracharya's Sai Baba remarks June 28, 2014

    The controversy surrounding Swami Swaroopanand's remarks against Sai Baba refused to die down on Saturday with a potential successor to the Shankaracharya of Dwaraka Peeth supporting his guru's view by saying that the ability to perform miracles can't be mistaken for religion. "When the Shankaracharya began purifying the society, there were...
  • Another complaint filed against Shankaracharya of Dwaraka Peeth Swaroopananda Saraswati June 26, 2014

    A complaint was filed against Shankaracharya of Dwaraka Peeth Swaroopananda Saraswati on Thursday in a court accusing him of hurting religious sentiments with his reported remarks about eating habits of Saibaba. Chandrakant Kunjir, a trustee of a Saibaba temple in Sukhaliya area, moved the Magistrate's Court seeking registration of case against...
  • Two Shankaracharyas to work against Narendra Modi in Varanasi May 1, 2014

    Two Shankaracharyas have come out openly against Narendra Modi and decided to work for his defeat in Varanasi as they believe he is a "sinner" in the 2002 Gujarat riots. Puri Shankaracharya Swami Adhokshjanand Devtirath on Thursday said he will go to Varanasi and campaign against the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate...
  • Shankaracharya criticises Ramdev's 'honeymoon ~~amp;amp; picnic' remark April 28, 2014

    Taking exception to yoga guru Ramdev's "honeymoon and picnic" remark, Puri Govardhan Peeth Shankaracharya Swami Adhokchajanand on Monday said saints are expected to utter sacred words and not obscenities. "Baba has already brought considerable disrepute to saints by wearing a ghaghri. It would be better if he keeps his mouth shut...
  • Construction on restoring Shankaracharya's samadhi to begin in June April 11, 2014

    Work on restoration of Adi Guru Shankaracharya's Samadhi near Kedarnath shrine, which had witnessed a massive devastation in flash floods last year, will begin on June 15 this year. Soil from different places visited by Shankaracharya in his lifetime will be used in the restoration work, an official statement said, on...
  • Senior priest slaps journalist on being asked about Narendra Modi January 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior priest of the Dwarka Shradha Peeth Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati is caught in a controversy after he slapped a media person. The senior priest was caught on camera slapping the journalist angry over a question regarding Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi's candidature. Swaroopanand Saraswati...
  • Sankararaman murder: Kanchi Shankaracharya acquitted November 27, 2013

    Pondicherry: In a major relief for Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati and his followers, all 23 accused in the Shankararaman murder case have been acquitted by a court in Pondicherry. The judge said that the complainant had failed to support the prosecution. The murdered Sankararaman's wife and daughter did not recognise the...
  • AAP does damage control after BJP slams Kejriwal for meeting Tauquir November 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal's meeting with controversial cleric Tauquir Raza has attracted fierce criticism and put the party on the back foot. In a damage control mode on Tuesday, Kejriwal released a video which showed Tauquir with a Shankaracharya and preaching communal harmony. "We have to...
  • Allegation against religious leaders like Asaram part of attack on Hindu culture: VHP September 2, 2013

    Allegations of sexual assault against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu is part of attack on "Hindu culture" which started with the arrest of Kanchi Shankaracharya in 2004, Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Ashok Singhal claimed in Hyderabad on Sunday. "The latest instance of insult that has come up is one involving Asaram Bapu....
  • Prayers to resume at Kedarnath soon; authorities review preparations August 27, 2013

    A meeting to review preparations for resuming regular prayers at the revered Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath will be held on September one, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said on Tuesday. The meeting between the Kedarnath-Badrinath Mandir Samiti will be held in the presence of Shankaracharya, he told reporters in Dehradun. Besides...
  • VHP's Ayodhya yatra a 'farce', says Shankaracharya August 23, 2013

    Terming VHP's proposed 84 Kosi Parikrama as detrimental to communal amity, Govardhanpeeth Puri Shankaracharya Swami Adhokchajanand on Friday demanded adequate steps before it disturbs peace. He said he had written to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav apprising him of the need for punitive measures against those conspiring to disrupt peace...
  • Chiranjeevi lends his voice for 'Aadhi Shankaracharya' February 26, 2013

    Telugu actor Chiranjeevi still enjoys attention from his fans even when he has joined politics. Though it is buzzed that the ground work for his 150th film is being done, no official news has been revealed about it. The latest news is that he is going to render his voice for...
  • Maha Kumbh: The biggest religious gathering January 14, 2013

    The Maha Kumbh Mela, held every 12 years, will go on for next two months and will conclude on Maha Shivaratri on March 10. ...
  • Allahabad: Shankaracharyas boycott Maha Kumbh January 14, 2013

    Allahabad: Maha Kumbh 2013 started in Allahabad on Monday and around 1crore devotees are expected to take the holy bath at the confluence or Sangam of Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati on Makar Sankranti. Even as the Maha Kumbh began, a controversy has erupted. The four Shankaracharyas have decided to...
  • Shankaracharya demands probe into Baba's assets June 12, 2011

    Dehradun: Accusing Ramdev of acquiring illegal assets, Shankaracharya of Govardhanpeeth Swami Adhokshjanand on Sunday demanded a probe into the wealth of the yoga guru. "He (Ramdev) takes the names of revolutionaries but his deeds are shameful especially when he wore the clothes of a woman," he told reporters on Sunday. The swami...
  • Faith across frontiers in Srinagar June 20, 2007

    It's festival time again and devotees across countries are flocking to the Shankaracharya temple in Srinagar. ...