SRI SHRINGERI SANKARACHARYA (SR) REFUSING TO BLESS RAHUL GANDHI AND SIDDHARAMAYYA WHEN THEY VISITED HIM AT SHRINGERI
Shringeri. He told that if you are intolerant towards Sanatana dharmam it is alright, be away from it, but don‘t sully it. The Govt. has taken over the control of places of worship of only Hindhu Dharma and not of the other faiths. Not only that you take the collections from the temples and talk of spending on the causes of other faiths. You have come to Shringeri Mutt, it is alright; but with your attitude, we cannot give blessings to you.
Both the leaders were not expecting this from the Acharya and started already thinking about how to prevent this news leaking to media. The people in the Mutt were pleasantly surprised and happy on this.