Congressman Digvijaya Singh said on Wednesday that the “mysterious” death of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad President Mahant Narendra Giri showed the misuse of temple offerings.
The seer, who was the president of India’s largest sadhus organization, was found hanged in Baghambari Math in Uttar Pradesh by his followers on Monday.
The disciple of the late seer, Anand Giri, was detained in Haridwar after the discovery of an alleged suicide note, in which the seer wrote that Anand Giri was attempting to blackmail him using a metamorphosed image of a woman. A case of complicity in suicide has been filed against Anand Giri.
“Narendra Giri is said to have taken an extreme step by leaving behind a suicide note which the UP police are investigating. … How corruption interferes with the buying and selling of (temple) goods, “Singh told reporters in Sehore, about 40 km from Bhopal.
Mr Singh said that some of Anand Giri’s recently appeared photos showed he wanted to become a movie star, not a psychic.
“A person has to sacrifice everything when he becomes a seer. Our religion advances with sacrifice. Salvation is achieved by sacrifice. But, he (Anand Giri) appreciated good vehicles. Even women complained when he had gone in. Australia, ”said MP Rajya Sabha.
Mr Singh said Anand Giri even made a “fake video of his guru with women”.
“Is this Hindutva? We are concerned about the way religion is misused. Corruption is also present in the purchase of land for the Ram temple (in Ayodhya),” he said.
Mr Singh claimed that Narendra Giri himself wrote (in the suicide note) that Anand Giri used to take money out of “math” offerings.
“It’s not good for religion,” he said.
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