Sharpening his attack on Sai Baba, Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati in Bhopal on Friday released a poster in which Lord Hanuman is shown ‘driving out’ the revered spiritual master with a tree trunk.
In what is being built as the most virulent attack on Sai Baba, Swami Swarupanand Saraswati and his disciples, who are currently in Bhopal said “Sai Baba will be driven out of India to Pakistan in the next three years by the grace of lord Hanuman,” said Ramanand, a disciple of Swami Swaroopanand.
Talking to HT, Swami Swarupanand said the trust formed on the name of Sai was responsible to spoil Hindu dharma in the country. He said Sai Baba was projected superior to lord Hanuman and other Hindu Gods by the trust, which was unacceptable.
“Sai Baba’s real name was Chand Miya who is dead and we treat him as a ghost and not God,” said Swami Swaroopanand.
He also claimed that there were no followers of Sai Baba in the country. People visit Shirdi as they are mean, selfish and only want their wishes to come true.
“I visited several places in the past two months. During this period, not a single follower of Sai came to me to raise objections about my perception about Sai,” he added.
Ramanand said the poster was made on the basis of a dream of a disciple in Nanded district. The disciple dreamt that Lord Hanuman was ‘driving out’ Sai Baba with the help of a tree trunk, he added.
He added that Lord Hanuman has also instructed to build temples near every temple of Sai Baba in India, so that the spirit of Sai Baba can be ‘driven out’ from the country.