Hurting the sentiments of lakhs of devotees of Sai Baba, Dwaraka-Sharda Peeth Shankaracharya Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopananda Saraswati made yet another controversial comment against Shirdi Sai Baba in Hyderabad.
At Guruvandanam practice organized by Swaroopananda followers in Lalitha Kala Thoranam in Hyderabad, this swami dared to call Sai Baba – a Demon. He said, In many households of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, People are worshiping Demon, which is called Sai Puja.
This has ignited anger in the Sai Baba devotees who started protesting by raising slogans. Police have obstructed Sai devotees and sent them out.
Before the starting of the event, Tension environment was created at the premises of Lalitha Kala Thoranam . There was a clash between Sai devotees and Swaroopananda Swamy followers. Sai Devotees have been arrested who have been staging a protest outside the Lalitha Kala Thoranam in Hyderabad. Police have not allowed Sai Baba devotees to enter premises.