A priest of Gujarat’s Swaminarayan sect opened his mouth against Sanatan Dharma

Debjit Mukherjee: Acharya Dinesh Prasad Swami, the religious guru of the Swaminarayan sect of Gujarat, has opened his mouth against Sanatan Dharma. On August 28, he said, “Idols of gods and goddesses must be removed from temples. We must create a new religion.”

His comments angered the ‘Sanatan’ group of Gujarat. It was then that the Hanuman statue in front of the statue of Sahahananda Swami should be removed. According to the Santan group, Lord Hanuman cannot kneel and bow down to anyone other than Lord Rama.

The BJP leaders of the state have not yet opened their mouths on this issue. Keeping in mind the Swaminarayan community’s vote bank, saffron camp is keeping its mouth shut, according to sources. However, Gujarat chief minister Bhupendra Patel stepped up to resolve the dispute between the two sides. He held a meeting with the representatives of the Swaminarayan community and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and it is reported that the unrest has been resolved. However, it is believed that the ordinary members are still angry.