Shirdi Sai Baba should not be worshipped as deity: Dwarka Peeth passes resolution

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

By: Press Trust of India | Raipur | Updated: August 26, 2014 12:23 pm
Kashi Vidvat Parishad has taken a decision that Sai Baba was neither a god nor a guru, therefore he cannot be worshipped. Kashi Vidvat Parishad has taken a decision that Sai Baba was neither a god nor a guru, therefore he cannot be worshipped.

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.

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    Steve Bakewell
    Jan 8, 2015 at 8:49 am
    33 crore Gods are all Vedic Gods.. Sai baba is A HUMAN BEING.
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    Steve Bakewell
    Jan 8, 2015 at 9:05 am
    At least South Indian Hindus don't believe in this "baba" thank God for that!
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    Steve Bakewell
    Jan 8, 2015 at 9:08 am
    There are only 10 Avatars of Lord Vishnu.
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    Steve Bakewell
    Jan 8, 2015 at 8:48 am
    Who the are you people to Hijack Hinduism? calling Sai baba a Hindu God is a blasphemy. Plain&simple.. if you want to create a new religion be my guest!
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    Bindo
    Aug 26, 2014 at 7:21 am
    Verse 7.21 Vijnana Yoga (Having lesser goals)yo yo yam yam tanum bhaktah sraddhayarcitum icchati tasya tasyacalam sraddham tam eva vidadhamy ahamWhatsoever divine form any devotee desires to worship with faith, I make that faith firm and unflinching.
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    Bindo
    Aug 26, 2014 at 4:44 pm
    Where is those ideals for which Adi Shankara established these centres and gave authority to those who are supposed to uphold "Sarvam khalu edam Brahma"? It is these actions once upon a time gave birth to offshoots of Hinduism. History will repeat. There will be a new sect like the Buddhism or Jainism or Sikh named after Sai.
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    ajay
    Aug 26, 2014 at 10:46 am
    thanks for the gyan (enlightening us) manoj ji
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    Akhi
    Aug 26, 2014 at 7:14 am
    Rather worship a saint than actors, music stars or sports stars!
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