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Shankaracharyas' meet to counter VHP moves

on 2001/1/19 8:49:02 ( 1556 reads )


NEW DELHI, INDIA, January, 16, 2001: Four Shankaracharyas are planning to announce their own sant sansad (meeting of saints) ahead of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad's dharam sansad scheduled to start on January 19 at the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad. Reports suggest that VHP leaders have become frantic for if they were to take the Shankaracharyas head-on, their claim to speak on behalf of the Hindus or their religious leaders will be compromised. The credibility of the dharam sansad will be in grave danger. At a meeting to be held January 17, a decision is expected to be taken to call a sant sansad some time later this month, said Swami Govindanand, information minister of the Akhara Parishad. Efforts were being made to ensure the participation of all the four Shankaracharyas in the sant sansad and the date is to be fixed to suit their convenience.

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