After Shankaracharya, Ramdev stokes controversy, says Sai Baba was no God
According to an IBN7 report, "Supporting Dwarkapeeth seer Sankaracharya Swaroopan and Saraswati's ideology that Sai Baba should not be worshipped as God, Ramdev said that he was a great saint but not God."
Earlier, Dwarkapeeth seer Sankaracharya Swaroopan and Saraswati had said that Sai Baba should not be worshipped as God.
Talking about the issue RSS recently said that Sai Baba of Shirdi never claimed he was God and that "no issue" should be made over whether he should be worshipped.
"Even Sai Baba never said he was a God. Sai Baba served the society. This should not be made an issue," RSS general secretary Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi said.
RSS spokesman Manmohan Vaidya said in Hindu society every individual has the right to decide whom to worship.
"Every individual in Hindu society has freedom to decide and worship God. There are many swayamsevaks in RSS who are Sai devotees," he said.
Puja is offered to even trees and mountains, he said.
The RSS leaders were responding to the statement made by Dwarkapeeth seer Sankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati made some time ago that Sai Baba of Shirdi should not be worshipped as God.