The Shankaracharya of Dwaraka-Sharda Peeth, Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati, on Monday made yet another controversial comment, saying that worshipping the 'unworthy' Sai Baba is the reason for the present drought-like situation in Maharashtra.
"Sai is not worthy of worshipping. People are putting the idols of Hanuman and Ganesh on the legs of Sai and this is happening extensively in Maharashtra. Wherever these kinds of things take place, such calamities take place," said Swaroopanand Saraswati.
"The result of this has caused this havoc in Maharashtra. Sai Baba is revered in Maharashtra especially Shirdi. That's why drought has occurred. Worshipping Sai would not give relief to situations like this. Sai worshipping should be stopped and instead Ganesh should be worshipped," he added.
Shankaracharya had earlier in 2014 disapproved Sai Baba's worship and asked the Hindus to remove his photographs and idols from temples.