Opposed legal cases against Kanchi acharya: Amit Shah

BJP leader Amit Shah attends Jayendra Saraswathi's 81st birthday celebrations.

Chennai: BJP national chief Amit Shah who showered encomiums on Kanchi mutt head Sri Jayendra Saraswathi for leading an exemplary life propagating Sanatana Dharma, said he had opposed the “politically motivated” case foisted against the acharya.

“The acharya who has devoted his life for Sanatana Dharma had to face legal troubles for political reason. It is unfortunate that the acharya and also the institution, the Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt had to face legal troubles due to politically motivated case. I was home minister in Gujarat then and I had opposed it,” said Shah who was in the city on Wednesday evening to felicitate the Kanchi Peetathipathi during the latter’s 81st birthday celebrations here.

He overcame the hurdles due to his faith in Sanatana Dharma, he said and added that “truth cannot be suppressed.” “Not many in Tamil Nadu know that the Swamyji had taken a padayatra in Gujarat and when there was a conflict between two communities, he had resolved them through talks. “I appeal to him and his mutt, which is over 2,500-year-old to continue to guide the people on Sanatana Dharma,” said Shah, whose speech in Hindi was translated into Tamil by BJP national secretary H. Raja.

Pointing out that the role of temples existed beyond religion, Sri Jayendra Saraswati called for the establishment of Goshalas at all temples to take care of the cows besides set up sat sangh to propagate Sanatana Dharma. “We should strive to be good and indulge in good deeds and charitable activities. Being in the company of good people and reforming those deviating from normal path would make life harmonious,” he advised and reminded that Dharmo rakshati rakshitaha (Dharma protects those who protect it).

He praised PM Narendra Modi for his good activities and said Modi rose to the highest post of Prime Minister by his sincere efforts and good work. The Kanchi mutt head was felicitated by various dignitaries at the function held under the joint auspices of the the Sri Chandramouleeshwar Charitable Trust,
Janakalyan and the Sri Chandrasekhara Rural Development Trust at the Kamaraj memorial hall here.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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