Bageshwar Dham Sarkar Shri Dhirendra Shastri was scheduled to hold a spiritual camp from May 13 to 17 in Bihar’s Patna. However, Hinduphobic parties and their minority appeasing leaders were up in arms as is their wont. Undeterred by the strong opposition to his visit, the Mahant of Bageshwar Dham, Shri Dhirendra Shastri arrived in Patna on Saturday.
Bageshwar Dham Sarkar visits Bihar
Interacting with the media, he said that he was there to speak about Hindus and did not believe in discrimination on the basis of religion. Shri Shastri, who landed at Patna airport around 8 AM, was accompanied by Delhi BJP MP Manoj Tiwari. He was accorded a grand welcome by a large number of supporters including union minister Giriraj Singh.
“Bihar lives in my heart. The people of the state are large-hearted and deserve the best. We will not do Hindu-Muslim politics. We believe only in Hindu Dharma. We are not political leaders hence are just making people aware of Bhagwan Hanuman and Sanatan Dharma”, the Bageshwar Dham chief told in his media interaction. Bageshwar Dham Sarkar struck a chord with the people by conversing in local Bhojpuri. He will stay in Bihar and hold a spiritual event in the Naubatpur locality till May 17.
Hinduphobic leaders oppose Shri Dhirendra Shastri
Ahead of Bageshwar Dham chief Shri Dhirendra Shastri’s five-day Patna visit, senior RJD leader and former minister Vrisan Patel on Monday asserted that he will not allow Bharat to become a ‘Hindu’ country at any cost.
While interacting with media persons in Muzaffarpur, Patel said: “India will walk on the footprints of Baba Saheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar. Today, BJP-RSS are claiming to be actual patriots. But the real patriots were those who sacrificed their lives during the freedom struggle. The leaders of RSS worked as agents of British rulers. They are indulging in propaganda and setting narratives in the country through people like Dhirendra Shastri. In the next two years, we will have Lok Sabha and Bihar Assembly elections. People are watching and they will throw them out of the country,” Patel said displaying his obvious contempt for Hindus.
Surendra Ram, a cabinet minister in the Nitish Kumar government, while interacting with media in Kaimur said: “Dhirendra Shastri is a fraud saint. Our Sanatan Dharma and Hindu community are getting defamed due to people like him. We need to protest against people like him. They are making efforts to provoke communalism in society”.
The extent of misinformation that casteist leaders like Ram spread should be an eye-opener for Hindus. MLAs like him and parties like his acquire Hindu votes by dividing Hindus into caste lines and then indulge in blatant minority appeasement. Earlier, RJD state president Jagadanand Singh and Bihar environment minister Tej Pratap Yadav strongly objected to Bageshwar Dham Mahant’s visit to Patna.
RJD’s state unit chief Jagadanand Singh said that people like Shastri should be put behind bars. “It is extremely unfortunate that he (Shastri) is not in jail. The BJP is lining up communal hooligans in Bihar. The people of this country have great faith in saints, but the BJP is destroying that. How can a hooligan turn into a saint? It has never happened in our country before,” Singh said.
“Dhirendra Shastri advocates turning India into a Hindu nation. I firmly believe that people’s comments should be within the purview of the Constitution. Such saints are dangerous for the society,” Singh added.
State minister and RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav said: “If Dhirendra Shastri is coming here to stoke communal tension, I will stage a protest at the airport. He can enter Bihar only if he sends across the message of Hindu-Muslim-Sikh-Christian brotherhood.”
A lawyer also filed a case against the chief of Bageshwar Dham, a pilgrimage site in Madhya Pradesh’s Chhatarpur district, in Muzaffarpur civil court on Monday. Suraj Kumar, a lawyer in Muzaffarpur court, claimed that Shri Shastri has hurt religious sentiments besides spreading ‘superstition’ in society. The case was filed in the court of the additional chief judicial magistrate of Muzaffarpur.
“During his speech in Udaipur, Dhirendra Shastri claimed that he is an ‘avatar’ of Lord Hanuman. Such claims hurt the sentiments of crores of Hindus. Hence, I have filed a case against him under IPC Sections 295A, 298 and 505 in the Muzaffarpur ACJM court. The court has admitted my case which will be heard on May 10,” Kumar said. Kumar has blatantly lied because the Mahant always refers to himself as a Hanuman bhakt and one who has received the grace of Bhagwan Hanuman.
Earlier this month, Shri Shastri had drawn the ire of Maharashtra Revenue Minister Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil for his “I don’t consider Saibaba as God…He may be called a saint or fakir” remark. “A criminal complaint should be filed and action should be taken against him for his irresponsible statement,” Patil had said. Yuva Sena (Uddhav faction) leader Rahul Narain Kanal had filed a complaint in Mumbai’s Bandra police station for allegedly ‘spreading hate’.
A day after its cancellation, the Baba Bageshwar Bihar Foundation finally held the Divya Darbar at Taret Pali Math in Patna. In the wake of the Baba Bageshwar Dham Sarkar’sreligious programme, a large turnout of above 10 lakh people led to chaos at the venue. Several women faced unease due to high temperatures and dust leading to breathing problems.
Therefore the Mahant rescheduled his programme and held Divya Darbar on Monday from 3 to 4 PM. During this time, he also interacted with individual followers and solved their problems. Following the Divya Darbar, he also recited the Hanumant Katha. This was the third day of his event in Taret Pali village in Patna’s Naubatpur area and people turned out in large numbers from across the state.
The Nitish Kumar-led Bihar state government’s inefficiency came to the fore as the traffic management completely collapsed in the area surrounding 25 km from the venue. All roads heading towards Naubatpur were occupied by religious followers and local residents faced great difficulties to reach their homes and offices. Meanwhile, Baba Bageshwar and his foundation members are appealing to people not to come to the venue physically and watch his event on their phones and television.
The main reason for the Hinduphobic cabal opposing the Bageshwar Dham chief is he has been advocating for making Bharat a Hindu nation. Moreover, his ghar wapsi events are causing unease to the minority appeasers who never leave an opportunity to display their Hindudvesh (Hindu hate/Hinduphobia). RJD and other Bihar politicians, who want to keep Hindus divided, can learn a thing or two from RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav’s daughter Rohini Acharya who put a chit (parcha) in Bageshwar Dham Sarkar Shir Dhirendra Shastri’s Divya Darbar.
Who is Bageshwar Dham Sarkar Shri Dhirendra Shastri?
“The Bageshwar Dham Temple is situated in the Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh. The temple is devoted to Lord Hanuman. 26-year-old Dhirendra Krishna Shastri originally was Dhirendra Krishna Garg. Shastri is the Mahant (head priest) of the temple and is popularly called Bageshwar Dham Sarkar”, notes OpIndia.
It is amply clear that Acharya Dhirendra Shastri is being deliberately targeted repeatedly. And the reason for the entire cabal attacking him isn’t hard to fathom. Acharya Dhirendra Shastri is one of those rare Hindu spiritual leaders who have a clear vision and doesn’t mince words before calling out the conversion (both Christian & Islamic) and the love jihad mafia.
Acharya highlighted that he is being targeted because his Ghar Wapsi programs have irked the conversion mafia. “From the time I’ve taken up the Ghar Wapsi issue for Sanatan Dharma, I’ve been facing attacks and conspiracies are being hatched against me. However, I won’t give up and I appeal to you all to continue the fight for Sanatan Dharma”, he said when Maharashtra Andhshraddha Nirmulan Samiti’s Shyam Manav targeted him.
The Mahant is credited with bringing back 300 converted Hindus to Hindu Dharma during a Ramkatha program on Christmas last year. No wonder, he has upset the Christian missionary mafia that appears to now be using its foot soldiers like the Andhshraddha Nirmulan Samiti, minority appeasing political parties and pliable Hinduphobic Indian media elements.
Acharya Dhirendra Shastri is immensely popular across social media platforms and has repeatedly asked Hindus to refrain from visiting Dargahs and Churches and stay true to Sanatan Dharma.
(With IANS inputs)