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Sadhguru supports Kashi Vishwanath but wants Hindus to stop demanding usurped places of worship after Mathura

Media may seek Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev for views on all subjects under the sky, but he has no qualification of a theologian, spiritual guide or sectarian guru

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Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev has once again made a statement not all Hindus will like. The founder of Isha Foundation, while supporting the Hindu claim to conduct surveys of several deities, including Shringar Gauri, located in Varanasi’s Kashi Vishwanath temple premises and the Gyanvapi Masjid complex, said that the majority community must ask for no more than the restoration of the original Mathura temple violated by Muslims. Both Kashi and Mathura temples were violated by Muslim invaders time and again in the mediaeval era and restored in between by Hindu kings.

Sadhguru told Times Now that a line must be drawn after reaching a conclusion on Kashi and Mathura.

Sadhguru had earlier courted controversy by supporting the questionable Aryan invasion/migration theory, supporting the -communist idea that Rama was an Aryan who gave Dravidian Ravana a raw deal, postulating a theory that Krishna’s mother Yashoda had fallen in with her son, etc.

Credentials of Sadhguru

Sadhguru was born as Jaggi Vasudev to Susheela Vasudev, a homemaker, and BV Vasudev, a physician at the Mysuru Railway Hospital. At the age of 13, he claims he took lessons from Malladihalli Raghavendra every day throughout his youth but admits he had no spiritual aspirations.

Vasudev studied at Demonstration School, Mysore and Mahajana Pre-University College. He graduated from the University of Mysore with a bachelor’s degree in English.

Vasudev’s first business was a poultry farm in a remote part of Mysore that he set up with borrowed money. While in the process of constructing his farm, he also got into the construction business with a company named Buildaids.

At the age of 25, he rented his business to his friend and travelled for about a year. According to Vasudev, his main motive for starting a business was to fund his urge to travel and explore.

In 1983, he taught his first class in Mysore. Over time, he began conducting yoga classes across Karnataka and Hyderabad, travelling on his motorcycle, subsisting on the produce of his poultry farm rental and donating the collections received from his students.

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev may be sought after for views on all subjects under the sky but he has no qualification of a theologian. He does not identify as a Vaishnava, Shaiva, Shakta, Smartha, Advaitavadi, Vishishtaadvaitavadi, Mimamsavadi, Vedanti or say he is affiliated with some other sect. But it is somehow assumed if he expresses his view on a matter of religion, Hindus by and large will adhere to his stated standards.

Kashi, Mathura

In Varanasi, Muslims erupted in protest after petitions filed claiming the existence of an image of the Goddess Shringar Gauri on the western wall of the Gyanvapi Masjid situated adjacent to the Kashi Vishwanath temple led to a favourable order from the local court that asked for a survey of the place.

Today, a local court in the temple town rejected a plea to replace the advocate commissioner Ajay Kumar Mishra it had appointed for conducting a videography survey of the Gyanvapi-Shringar Gauri complex and ordered the completion of the task by 17 May.

The district court appointed two more lawyers to help the advocate commissioner carry out the survey at the mosque. This comes after Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee had opposed filming inside the mosque and also accused the court-appointed commissioner of partiality.

“We filed an application against the (court) commissioner as he is biased and should be removed. The court will hear the application and its orders will be followed,” Advocate Rayeed Ahmed, Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee had told media persons.

Muslims are objecting to the survey, which stalled it for a while, but the court refused to revise its order.

Meanwhile, this very day, the Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court ordered the Mathura court to dispose of all the cases of the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi-Shahi Idgah Masjid dispute in four months.

Hearing the petitions for early disposal of the cases of Mathura’s Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi and Shahi Idgah Masjid dispute, the court said that if the Sunni Waqf Board and other parties are not involved in the hearing or attempts are made to hang the matter, then the court can issue ex-parte orders.

Clarification issued on 13 May 2022

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