Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati rakes up controversy: Allowing women in Shani Shignapur will invite rapes

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 11 April 2016, 06:46 PM

Shankaracharya of Dwaraka-Sharda Peeth Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati has raked up another controversy with his latest comment. The Shankaracharya has said that allowing of women into Shani Shignapur Temple will invite more rapes.

Shankaracharya, whose comment and actions often lead to controversies, made the remarks days after lifting of an age old ban of female entry in Shani Shignapur Temple.

“Shani is a planet of sins. Worshipping him will lead to a rise in crime against women,” he said here. Women entered Shani temple inner sanctum, due to this, incidents of rapes will increase further, Shankaracharya Swaroopanand was quoted as saying by ANI.

The Shankracharya also said that the drought in Maharashtra is a result of worshiping the unworthy ‘Sai Baba’.  The Dwaraka-Sharda Peeth Shankaracharya is known for his bitter opposition to Hindus worshipping Shirdi’s Sai Baba.

The Hindu Seer made these remarks during a fortnight long visit to Haridwar.

First Published: Monday, April 11, 2016 04:21 PM
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