Legal battle against Nithyananda to go on

MADURAI:  The recently-formed ‘Madurai Aadheenam Retrieval committee’ has decided to continue its legal battle against the anointment of Nithyananda as the 293rd pontiff of the Madurai mu

Published: 13th May 2012 04:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd June 2012 10:22 PM   |  A+A-

MADURAI:  The recently-formed ‘Madurai Aadheenam Retrieval committee’ has decided to continue its legal battle against the anointment of Nithyananda as the 293rd pontiff of the Madurai mutt, said Nellai Kannan, the former general secretary of Tamil Nadu Congress Committee.

Talking to reporters here on Saturday he said that the committee would file a case with relevant evidences against the anointment of Nithyananda. He alleged that the anointment of a person from a community other than Saiva Vellalar community was itself a transgression of the tradition of the Saivite Mutts.

“When I contacted Arunagirinatha Desigar, the 292nd pontiff, over phone he told the head of Dharumapura Aadheenam did not depute any thambiran (junior pontiff) to Madurai mutt even after his request” Nellai Kannan said adding that on an earlier occasion when a thambiran was deputed he was sent back by Arunagirinatha Desigar after a while.

He flayed the statements made by Nithyananda that the administration of Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple would be taken over by the Madurai Mutt.

Charging that Nithyananda was riding two horses, by heading the Bidathy Thyana Peetam and aspiring to be the head of the Madurai Mutt, Nellai Kannan said the godman was not well versed with Sivagnana Botham, Sivagnana Sithiyar and Thirumurai, the sacred saivite texts.

Appealing to Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to retrieve the mutt he urged the government to safeguard the life of the 292nd Pontiff of Madurai mutt Arunagirinatha Desigar.

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