Puri, Jan 4: Shankaracharya of the Govardhan Mutt in Odisha’s Puri Swami Nishchalananda Saraswati on Thursday questioned on the way in which the consecration ceremony (Pran Pratishtha rituals) of Lord Ram is going to be performed in the Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya Ram Temple.
During an interaction with reporters, surfaced on social media, the seer said, the consecration of the idol in the Ram Temple should follow the ways of scriptures. Accordingly the establishment of the Ram Temple and relating rituals should be done in a certain way, complying with the sacred directives, laid down in them.
“Why should I participate in such an event if I will be accorded invitation from the Ram Temple Trust?” the sheer added.
It is yet to be ascertained whether the Shankaracharya of the Shrikhetra Puri will receive the invitation or rebuff it as the sheer is now out of station.