New Delhi, June 8, 2018:
Member of Parliament and BJP leader Subramanian Swamy discussed Puri Jagannath temple matters with Jagadguru Shankaracharya Nischalanand Saraswati here yesterday. He urged to free the temple administration from Government control.
The former union minister spent one hour with Shankaracharya during the Hindu Guru’s stay at Goutam Buddh Nagar in Noida. He said he would take up steps to free the Puri temple from Odisha Government’s clutch.
Swamy discussed various religious issues ranging from Ram Temple to Jagannath Temple. Shankaracharya blessed Swamy to complete the Ayodhya Temple issue before Deepavali this year.
After the meeting Swamy twitted,
I spent an hour with Pujya Jagadguru Shankaracharya of Puri and got his blessing to complete the Ram Temple case successfully before Deepavali. After freeing the Tirumala Balaji temple from CBN clutches I told him I take up freeing Jagannath Puri temple from Govt control
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) June 7, 2018
Three days back, Shankaracharya said in a public gathering in Bhubaneswar that temples must be free of Government control to serve their purpose.