Why government control over only Hindu temples ? : Shankaracharya

While addressing media persons Shankaracharya Swami Nityanand, strongly condemned government’s control over Hindu temples and ‘Maths’ as well as their income collected towards donations received in these religious places being misused, which according to him is unjustified as condition of most of these religious places and their economic condition is turning bad to worst and at times even these religious places are unable to purchase material to perform prayers and distribute ‘Pershad’ to visitors. He said, voice is being raised since past over 13 months to free all Hindu religious temples immediately. Shankaracharya Swami told that the amount collected towards donations at famous Tirupati Bala temple is being misused and spent over religious organizations other than Hindu temples by political leaders allegedly by Chief Minister Y.S. Jaganmohan to attract voters which is disappointing.

Swami Shankaracharya raised a question, when there is no government control over religious places including Mosq, church and Gurudwara why and under which condition government is having control over Hindu temples and ‘Maths’ which is unjustified and should be withdrawn by the government immediately. He said question arises why government is having dual policy and control over religious places belonging to other communities. He said, there are church, mosq and Gurudwaara all over in the country being controlled by particular communities themselves then why government interference only in case of Hindu temples.

In reply to a media question that when India would become a Hindu nation Shankacharya Swami said that when we talk about Hindu nation do not speak of religion since there are nearly 204 countries across the world having Hindu population in over 54 countries and we talk about Hindu, Muslim, Christian and Communist population. Shankaracharya Swami said, ancient history reveals that ancestors of large number of communities including Hindu, Muslim and Christian were basically ‘Sanatan Arya’.


Information reveals, then Human Resources Minister Murli Manohar Joshi had a plan to include Valmiki Ramayan, Ved Vyas, Mahabharat and study of Kautalya Philosophy in educational syllabus but Congress leader Arjun Singh indicating same as communalism dropped the idea to avoid controversy. Meanwhile, Shankaracharya Swami had written three religious journals: Neeti Chalisa, Neeti Savitri and Neeti Nidhi in order to provide religious education to young generation.