What is the role of the Shankaracharyas in contemporary Hindu society?
Of course you know that all the four Shankaracharyas have NOT dissociated from the 22 January event in Ayodhya.
In fact, the Shankaracharyas of Sringeri and Kanchi have actively encouraged devotees to undertake various activities in preparation for the day. The article I want to share today does not get into restating the obvious.
What it does, instead, is to briefly discuss two issues:
What is the role and place of the Shankaracharyas in contemporary Hindu society and the choices it makes?
What is to be made of the view of two Shankaracharyas who say that Narendra Modi is not the right person for the prana-pratishtha ceremony?
Aravindan Neelakandan has a passionate discussion on the first question, and an emphatic answer for the second in this piece: https://swarajyamag.com/commentary/shankaracharyas-hindu-unity-and-the-ayodhya-triumph-of-ram-bhaktas-a-closer-look
Until next time,
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