Bhopal, March 19: Dwarka Peeth Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati made a controversial remark over the long existing case over Ayodhya, saying that a mosque never existed at Lord Ram’s birthplace.
Shankaracharya further stated that the structure demolished by right-wing activists in 1992 was a temple.
“A masjid never existed at Lord Ram’s birthplace in Ayodhya. Kar Sevaks demolished the temple, not a Masjid,” ANI quoted Shankaracharya as saying.
Shankaracharya further noted that a grand Ram Temple can be reconstructed once a stay order given by the top court is vacated.
“I am a Shankaracharya. My duty is to protect the Sanatan Dharm,” he said.
The Supreme Court is presently hearing the petitions in the sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case.