nashik : A scandal broke out between saints and mahants at a scientific meeting to discuss the controversy over Anjaneri, the birthplace of Hanuman and Kishkinda in Karnataka. After the mahant raised the media representative’s loudspeaker, Kishkinda Mathadhipati was also wearing a raincoat and finally the police had to intervene. The meeting adjourned without any decision.
) It was decided to discuss this issue at a scientific meeting held on Nashik Road. Mahant Sudhirdas, Satish Shukla of Purohit Sangh, Godapremi Dewang Jani, Bhakticharan Das, etc. they were present to talk with Swami Govindanand at the beginning of the meeting. Nashik’s sadhus and mahants insisted that Govindanand sit on the sofa and talk. So the atmosphere heated up. The discussion started when Govindanand finally sat down on the sofa.
When Swami Gowdananda mentioned Guru Shankaracharya while giving his information, Mahant Sudhirdas mentioned that many Congress leaders flocked to him. On that, Swami using Raudravatar said that this was an insult to Shankaracharya. He too demanded that the mahants apologize. As the discussion intensified, Mahant Sudhirdas raised the loudspeaker of a news channel in front of Govindanand. This caused confusion and forced the police to intervene. The police marginalized both groups. The meeting adjourned without any decision. Meanwhile, after all these arguments, Godapremi Dewang Jani mentioned that we have apologized to Swami Govindananda for what happened.
The controversy erupted after Swami Govindananda Saraswati, the abbot of Kishkinda in Karnataka, who had been visiting Trimbakeshwar for a few days, claimed that Hanuman’s birthplace was not Anjaneri but Kishkinda. Sadhus, mahants and villagers of Nashik along with Trimbak banded together to convince them that Anjaneri is the birthplace of Hanuman, refuting Govindananda’s claim.
Claims and counterclaims.
Govindanand claimed that Hanuman’s birthplace was Anjaneri based on Padmapuran, Ramayana, Brahmapuran and Kishkinda was Hanuman’s birthplace based on Valmiki Ramayana. Dewang Jani, based on government documents, stated that Hanumana was born in Anjaneri. He also raised the question on which mountain Kishkinda Hanuman was born.