Swami Achyutananda expelled from seers' body

  • | Saturday | 4th March, 2017

HARIDWAR: The Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP), an organisation of seers, has expelled Swami Achyutananda , who anointed himself as shankaracharya of Dwarka Sharda peeth recently, from the community. The seers also warned that no one should ever try to flout the norms laid down for appointment of a shankaracharya. In a resolution con demning Achyutanand, the body of seers and scholars alleged that Achyutanand had violated vedic norms in anointing himself as shankaracharya. "The sadhus from Varanasi who turned up at the anointment ceremony have also been ostracised," Giri said.According to sources, Kashi Vidwatparishad, in its meeting held at Varanasi on Thursday , did not sanction Achyutananda's appointment as shankaracharya . All 13 akharas of Haridwar boycotted the Achyutanand's public reception ceremony whichwas held at the Adbhut Mandir in the Bhooma Niketn Ashram of the seer a day after he was anointed as shankaracharya.

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