Union Minister Narayan Rane has stirred outrage with his recent remarks against the Shankaracharyas and the Ram Temple development. Rane believes that instead of criticizing some parts of the temple, the Shankaracharyas should bestow their blessings on it.
Rane Speaks About PM Modi’s Contribution On Ram Temple
He charged them with viewing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) through a “political prism,” implying that their viewpoint is not solely religious. “No one had ever done it before. Modi and the BJP took up the cause, and a temple is now being erected. Should they bless or criticize the temple?” Rane inquired.
Rane Criticises Uddhav Thackeray About his remarks on Ram Mandir
Rane emphasized the importance of the temple’s building and the role of PM Modi and the BJP in taking up this cause. He questioned the Shankaracharyas’ contributions to Hinduism and challenged them to consider their impact on the faith. Furthermore, Rane criticized Uddhav Thackeray’s remarks about the temple’s inauguration, claiming he would not comment on someone “who has no job and sits at home.”
Furthermore, Rane criticized Uddhav Thackeray’s remarks about the temple’s inauguration, claiming he would not comment on someone “who has no job and sits at home.” The internal dynamics of the Shiv Sena were also highlighted, with Rane alleging that a considerable number of MLAs from Thackeray’s party are considering joining the BJP-led government alliance in the state. This event follows the Shiv Sena split in June 2022, which culminated in Eknath Shinde becoming chief minister in coalition with the BJP.
Atul Londhe gives a response to Narayan Rane on His allegations
Maharashtra Congress spokesperson Atul Londhe responded to Rane’s remarks by accusing him of disrespecting Hinduism and its spiritual gurus. Londhe demanded that the BJP respond to Rane’s remarks, claiming that the minister lacked sufficient knowledge of Hinduism.
Meanwhile, VHP working president Alok Kumar disclosed that two of the four Shankaracharyas had voiced support for the impending Ram Temple consecration ceremony but will not attend on January 22. The choice of the remaining Shankaracharyas not to attend the ceremony has sparked criticism from opposition parties, who have targeted the BJP.
Jyotirpeeth Sankaracharya is a Hindu astrologer. Swami Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati indicated that a consecration ceremony at this time, when the work is still ongoing, would be inappropriate. The absence from the occasion of the respective Shankaracharyas of Shri Shringeri Sharda Peeth Karnataka, Dwarka Sharda Peeth Gujarat, Jyotir Peeth Uttarakhand, and Govardhan Peeth Odisha has aroused debate and raised doubts about their attitude on the temple’s construction.