U’khand: Sanyasi akharas refuse to accept Avimukteshwaranand’s appointment as new Shankaracharya
Niranjani Akhara secretary and president of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad Mahant Ravindra Puri claimed the appointment of Avimukteshwaranand as the Shankaracharya is against the rules.
A meeting of all seven sanyasi akharas will soon be convened to decide the strategy for the appointment of the new Shankaracharya, Puri added.
There is a procedure for the appointment of the Shankaracharya which was not followed in the case of Avimukteshwaranand, he said.
Avimukteshwaranand was declared as the new Shankaracharya allegedly on the basis of a will prepared by Swami Swaroopanand by another disciple of his, Subuddhanand.
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