Puri, May 17: The locals here opposed the visit of Adhakhyananda Debatirtha, who claims him-self to be the Shankaracharya of Gobardhana Pitha, to Puri.
As per reports, members of Aditya Bahini, a local outfit, and the workers of Gobardhana Pitha staged a protest and raised slogans as soon as he arrived at the Puri Railway Station in Howrah–Puri Superfast Express.
They protesters stated that Debatirtha claimed himself to be the Shankaracharya of Gobardhana Pitha and availed the benefits of the railways along with Government Railway Police (GRP) security. He is playing with the religious sentiments of Hindus for which he will not be allowed to enter Puri.
The protesters detained Debatirtha for around half an hour at the Puri Railway Station. Later, the police along with GRP and Railway Protection Force (RPF) took him to Balasore Ashram outside Puri town.
On the other hand, workers of Aditya Bahini and Gobardhana Matha have lodged a complaint before the district administration in this regard.