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Adhokshajananda is 'bogus' seer: Sadhus

Sadhus have warned that they would not allow the entry of 'bogus' Puri Shankaracharya Adhokshajananda into the Kumbh.
PTI | By Press Trust of India, Nasik
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2003 07:07 PM IST

Alleging that Shankaracharya of Puri Swami Adhokshajananda was a 'bogus' Shankaracharya, mahants and sadhus belonging to 10 Akhadas here have warned that they would not allow the entry of the seer into Trimbakeshwar, the site of the first Kumbh of the century.

Sagaranand Saraswati, president of Akhada Parishad told reporters on Thursday, "we are respecting only four Shankaracharya of four different peethas and not Adhokshajananda."

Parmananda Saraswati, national president of Juna Akhadas said that in Allahabad Kumbh Mela the said Shankaracharya was "ousted" by sadhus at midnight.

Mahants of different Akhadas informed district Superintendent of Police, Ravindrakumar Singhal, Special Inspector General KS Shinde and other concerned officials about their decision.

Meanwhile, when contacted here Adhokshajananda refused to comment on the decision of the mahants.

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