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Mutt head resumes fast seeking apology from Vairamuthu over

Press Trust of India  |  Srivilliputhur(TN) 

The of Manavala Mamuni Mutt here today resumed his indefinite fast demanding an unconditional apology from popular for his alleged remarks against Goddess

Sri Ramunuja Jeer (mutt head) of Sri Manavalamauni Mutt withdrew his fast last month stating that he would wait till February 3 and then resume it if did not apologise.

As there was no response from the till today the decided to resume his fast.

A large number of people from different sub-sects of Hindu religion had staged protests in parts of demanding unconditional apology from the

Cases have also been filed against the in Chennai and Rajapalayam.

In his address at a literary event at Rajapalayam in

district, had last month spoken about Goddess and it was also published in a Tamil daily.

It led to outrage among devotees, who alleged that the had offended the Goddess and them conversely by making inappropriate and objectionable references to her.

Andal, the only woman among the 12 revered Vaishnavite saints hailed as 'Alwars' in Tamil, is also venerated as a Goddess and a gifted in view of her classic Tamil work 'Thiruppavai,' in praise of Lord

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First Published: Thu, February 08 2018. 13:00 IST